लाग-डाट- प्रेमचंद  हिन्दी देवनागरी में पढ़ें।

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jokhoo bhagat aur bechan chaudhari men tin pidhiyon se adavat chali ati thi. kuchh dand-mend ka jhagada tha. unake paradadon men kee bar khoon-khachchar hua. bapon ke samay se mukadamebaji shuroo huee. donon kee bar haeekort tak gaye. ladakon ke samay men sngram ki bhishanata aur bhi badhi yahan tak ki donon hi ashakt ho gaye. pahale donon isi ganv men adhe-adhe ke hissedar the. ab unake pas us jhagadanevale khet ko chhod kar ek angul zamin n thi. bhoomi gayi dhan gaya man-maryada gayi lekin vah vivad jyon ka tyon bana raha. haeekort ke dhurndhar nitigy ek mamooli-sa jhagada tay n kar sake.

in donon sajjanon ne ganv ko do virodhi dalon men vibhakt kar diya tha. ek dal ki bhng-booti chaudhari ke dvar par chhanati to doosare dal ke charas-ganje ke dam bhagat ke dvar par lagate the. striyon aur balakon ke bhi do dal ho gaye the. yahan tak ki donon sajjanon ke samajik aur dharmik vicharon men bhi vibhajak rekha khinchi huee thi. chaudhari kapade pahane sattoo kha lete aur bhagat ko dhongi kahate. bhagat bina kapade utare pani bhi n pite aur chaudhari ko bhrasht batalate. bhagat sanatanadharmi bane to chaudhari ne aryasamaj ka ashray liya. jis bajaj pansari ya kunjade se chaudhari saude lete usaki or bhagataji takana bhi pap samajhate the. aur bhagat ji ki halavaee ki mithaiyan unake gvale ka doodh aur teli ka tel chaudhari ke lie tyajy the. yahan tak ki unake arogyata ke siddhanton men bhi bhinnata thi. bhagat ji vaidyak ke kayal the chaudhari yoonani pratha ke mananevale. donon chahe rog se mar jate par apane siddhanton ko n todate.

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jab desh men rajanitik andolan shuroo hua to usaki bhanak us ganv men a pahunchi. chaudhari ne andolan ka paksh liya bhagat unake vipakshi ho gaye. ek sajjan ne a kar ganv men kisan-sabha kholi. chaudhari usamen sharik hue bhagat alag rahe. jagriti aur badhi svarajy ki charcha hone lagi. chaudhari svarajyavadi ho gaye bhagat ne rajabhakti ka paksh liya. chaudhari ka ghar svarajyavadiyon ka adda ho gaya bhagat ka ghar rajabhakton ka klab ban gaya.

chaudhari janata men svarajyavad ka prachar karane lage:

mitro svarajy ka arth hai apana raj. apane desh men apana raj ho vah achchha hai ki kisi doosare ka raj ho vah

janata ne kaha-apana raj ho vah achchha hai.

chaudhari-to yah svarajy kaise milega atmabal se purusharth se mel se ek-doosare se dvesh karana chhod do. apane jhagade ap mil kar nipata lo.

ek shnka-ap to nity adalat men khade rahate hain.

chaudhari-han par aj se adalat jaoon to mujhe goohatya ka pap lage. tumhen chahie ki tum apani gadhi kamaee apane bal-bachchon ko khilao aur bache to paropakar men lagao vakil-mukhataron ki jeb kyon bharate ho thanedar ko ghoos kyon dete ho amalon ki chirauri kyon karate ho pahale hamare ladake apane dharm ki shiksha pate the vah sadachari tyagi purusharthi banate the. ab vah videshi madarason men padh kar chakari karate hain ghoos khate hain shauq karate hain apane devataon aur pitaron ki ninda karate hain sigaret pite hain sal banate hain aur hakimon ki godadhariya karate hain. kya yah hamara karttavy nahin hai ki ham apane balakon ko dharmanusar shiksha den

janata-chnda karake pathashala kholani chahie.

chaudhari-ham pahale madira ka chhoona pap samajhate the. ab ganv-ganv aur gali-gali men madira ki dookanen hain. ham apani gadhi kamaee ke karodon rupaye ganje-sharab men uda dete hain.

janata-jo daroo-bhang piye use dand lagana chahie !

chaudhari-hamare dada-baba chhote-bade sab gadha-gaji pahanate the. hamari dadiyan-naniyan charakha kata karati thin. sab dhan desh men rahata tha hamare julahe bhaee chain ki vnshi bajate the. ab ham videsh ke bane hue mahin rngin kapadon par jan dete hain. is tarah doosare desh vale hamara dhan dho le jate hain bechare julahe kngal ho gaye. kya hamara yahi dharm hai ki apane bhaiyon ki thali chhin kar doosaron ke samane rakh den

janata-gadha kahin milata hi nahin.

chaudhari-apane ghar ka bana hua gadha pahano adalaton ko tyago nashebaji chhodo apane ladakon ko dharm-karm sikhao mel se raho-bas yahi svarajy hai. jo log kahate hain ki svarajy ke lie khoon ki nadi bahegi ve pagal hain-unaki baton par dhyan mat do.

janata yah baten chav se sunati thi. dinondin shrotaon ki snkhya badhati jati thi. chaudhari ke sab shraddhabhajan ban gaye.

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bhagat ji bhi rajabhakti ka upadesh karane lage-

bhaiyo raja ka kam raj karana aur praja ka kam usaki agya ka palan karana hai. isi ko rajabhakti kahate hain. aur hamare dharmik grnthon men hamen isi rajabhakti ki shiksha di gee hai. raja eeshvar ka pratinidhi hai usaki agya ke viruddh chalana mahanh patak hai. rajavimukh prani narak ka bhagi hota hai.

ek shnka-raja ko bhi to apane dharm ka palan karana chahie

doosari shnka-hamare raja to nam ke hain asali raja to vilayat ke baniye-mahajan hain.

tisari shnka-baniye dhan kamana janate hain raj karana kya janen.

bhagat-log tumhen shiksha dete hain ki adalaton men mat jao pnchayaton men mukadame le jao lekin aise pnch kahan hain jo sachcha nyay karen doodh ka doodh aur pani ka pani kar den ! yahan munh-dekhi baten hongi. jinaka kuchh dabav hai unaki jit hogi jinaka kuchh dabav nahin hai vah bechare mare jaynge. adalaton men sab karravaee qanoon par hoti hai vahan chhote-bade sab barabar hain sher-bakari ek ghat par pani pite hain.

doosari shnka-adalaton ka nyay kahane hi ko hai jisake pas bane hue gavah aur danv-pench khele hue vakil hote hain usi ki jit hoti hai jhoothe-sachche ki parakh kaun karata hai han hairani alabatta hoti hai.

bhagat-kaha jata hai ki videshi chijon ka vyavahar mat karo. yah garibon ke sath ghor anyay hai. hamako bazar men jo chiz sasti aur achchhi mile vah leni chahie. chahe svedashi ho ya videshi. hamara paisa sent men nahin ata hai ki use raddi-bhaddi svadeshi chijon par phenken.

ek shnka-apane desh men to rahata hai doosaron ke hath men to nahin jata.

doosari shnka-apane ghar men achchha khana n mile to kya vijatiyon ke ghar ka achchha bhojan khane lagenge

bhagat-log kahate hain ladakon ko sarakari madarason men mat bhejo. sarakari madarase men n padhate to aj hamare bhaee badi-badi naukariyan kaise pate bade-bade karakhane kaise bana lete bina nayi vidya padhe ab snsar men nibah nahin ho sakata purani vidya padh kar patr dekhane aur katha banchane ke sivay aur kya ata hai raj-kaj kya patti-pothi banchane vale log karenge

ek shnka-hamen raj-kaj n chahie. ham apani kheti-bari hi men magan hain kisi ke gulam to nahin.

doosari shnka-jo vidya ghamndi bana de usase moorakh hi achchha yahi nayi vidya padhakar to log soot-boot ghadi-chhadi hait-kait lagane lagate hain aur apane shauq ke pichhe desh ka dhan videshiyon ke jeb men bharate hain. ye desh ke drohi hain.

bhagat-ganja-sharab ki or ajakal logon ki kadi nigah hai. nasha buri lat hai ise sab janate hain. sarakar ko nashe ki dookanon se karodon rupaye sal ki amadani hoti hai. agar dookanon men n jane se logon ki nashe ki lat chhoot jay to badi achchhi bat hai. vah dookan par n jayaga to chori-chhipe kisi n kisi tarah doone-chaugune dam de kar saza katane par taiyar ho kar apani lat poori karega. to aisa kam kyon karo ki sarakar ka nukasan alag ho aur garib raiyat ka nukasan alag ho. aur phir kisi-kisi ko nasha khane se fayada hota hai. main hi ek din aphim n khaoon to ganthon men dard hone lage dam ukhad jay aur saradi pakad le.

ek avaj-sharab pine se badan men phurti a jati hai.

ek shnka-sarakar adharm se rupaya kamati hai. use yah uchit nahin. adharmi ke raj men rah kar praja ka kalyan kaise ho sakata hai

doosari shnka-pahale daroo pila kar pagal bana diya. lat padi to paise ki chat huee. itani majoori kisako milati hai ki roti-kapada bhi chale aur daroo-sharab bhi ude ya to bal-bachchon ko bhookhon maro ya chori karo jua khelo aur beeemani karo. sharab ki dookan kya hai hamari gulami ka adda hai.

chaudhari ke upadesh sunane ke lie janata tootati thi. logon ko khade hone ko jagah n milati. dinondin chaudhari ka man badhane laga. unake yahan nity pnchayaton ki rashtronnati ki charcha rahati janata ko in baton men bada annd aur utsah hota. unake rajanitik gyan ki vriddhi hoti. vah apana gaurav aur mahattv samajhane lage unhen apani satta ka anubhav hone laga. nirnkushata aur anyay par ab unaki tiuriyan chadhane lagin. unhen svatntrata ka svad mila. ghar ki ruee ghar ka soot ghar ka kapada ghar ka bhojan ghar ki adalat n pulis ka bhay n amala ki khushamad sukh aur shanti se jivan vyatit karane lage. kitanon hi ne nashebaji chhod di aur sadbhavon ki ek lahar-si daudane lagi.

lekin bhagat ji itane bhagyashali n the. janata ko dinondin unake upadeshon se aruchi hoti jati thi. yahan tak ki bahudha unake shrotaon men patavari chaukidar mudarris aur inhin karmachariyon ke mitron ke atirikt aur koee n hota tha. kabhi-kabhi bade hakim bhi a nikalate aur bhagat ji ka bada adar-satkar karate. jara der ke lie bhagat ji ke ansoo punchh jate lekin kshan-bhar ka samman athon pahar ke apaman ki barabari kaise karata ! jidhar nikal jate udhar hi ungaliyan uthane lagatin. koee kahata khushamadi tattoo hai koee kahata khuphiya pulis ka bhedi hai. bhagat ji apane pratidvndvi ki badaee aur apani lokaninda par dant pis-pis kar rah jate the. jivan men yah pahala hi avasar tha ki unhen sabake samane nicha dekhana pada. chirakal se jis kul-maryada ki raksha karate aye the aur jis par apana sarvasv arpan kar chuke the vah dhool men mil gayi. yah dahamay chinta unhen ek kshan ke lie chain n lene deti. nity samasya samane rahati ki apana khoya hua samman kyonkar paoon apane pratipakshi ko kyonkar padadalit karoon kaise usaka garoor todoon

ant men unhonne sinh ko usi ki mand men pachhadane ka nishchay kiya.

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sndhya ka samay tha. chaudhari ke dvar par ek badi sabha ho rahi thi. as-pas ke ganvon ke kisan bhi a gaye hajaron adamiyon ki bhid thi. chaudhari unhen svarajy-vishayak upadesh de rahe the. bar-bar bharatamata ki jayajayakar ki dhvani uthati thi. ek or striyon ka jamav tha. chaudhari ne apana upadesh samapt kiya aur apani jagah par baithe. svaynsevakon ne svarajy phnd ke lie chnda jama karana shuroo kiya ki itane men bhagat ji n jane kidhar se lapake hue aye aur shrotaon ke samane khade ho kar uchch svar se bole:

bhaiyo mujhe yahan dekhakar acharaj mat karo main svarajy ka virodhi nahin hoon. aisa patit kaun prani hoga jo svarajy ka nindak ho lekin isake prapt karane ka vah upay nahin hai jo chaudhari ne bataya hai aur jis par tum log lattoo ho rahe ho. jab apas men phoot aur rar hai pnchayaton se kya hoga jab vilasita ka bhoot sir par savar hai to nasha kaise chhootega madira ki dookanon ka bahishkar kaise hoga sigaret sabun moje baniyan addhi tnjeb se kaise pind chhootega jab rob aur hukoomat ki lalasa bani huee hai to sarakari madarase kaise chhodoge vidharmi shiksha ki bedi se kaise mukt ho sakoge svarajy lene ka keval ek hi upay hai aur vah atm-snyam hai. yahi mahaushadhi tumhare samast rogon ko samool nasht karegi. atma ko balavanh banao indriyon ko sadho man ko vash men karo tumamen bhatribhav paida hoga tabhi vaimanasy mitega tabhi eershya aur dvesh ka nash hoga tabhi bhog-vilas se man hatega tabhi nashebaji ka daman hoga. atmabal ke bina svarajy kabhi upalabdh n hoga. svaynseva sab papon ka mool hai yahi tumhen adalaton men le jata hai yah tumhen vidharmi shiksha ka das banaye hue hai. is pishach ko atmabal se maro aur tumhari kamana poori ho jayagi. sab janate hain main 40 sal se aphim ka sevan karata hoon. aj se main aphim ko goo ka rakt samajhata hoon. chaudhari se meri tin pidhiyon ki adavat hai. aj se chaudhari mere bhaee hain. aj se mujhe ya mere ghar ke kisi prani ko ghar ke kate soot se bune hue kapade ke sivay kuchh aur pahanate dekho to mujhe jo dnd chaho do. bas mujhe yahi kahana hai paramatma ham sabaki ichchha poori kare.

yah kah kar bhagat ji ghar ki or chale ki chaudhari daudakar unake gale se lipat gaye. tin pushton ki adavat ek kshan men shant ho gayi.

us din se chaudhari aur bhagat sath-sath svarajy ka upadesh karane lage. unamen gadhi mitrata ho gayi aur yah nishchay karana kathin tha ki donon men janata kisaka adhik samman karati hai.

pratidvndvita vah chinagari thi jisane donon purushon ke hriday-dipak ko prakashit kar diya tha.

tika tippani aur sndarbh


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