समर-यात्रा -प्रेमचंद  हिन्दी देवनागरी में पढ़ें।

Icon-edit.gif is lekh ka punarikshan evn sampadan hona avashyak hai. ap isamen sahayata kar sakate hain. "sujhav"

aj savere hi se ganv men halachal machi huee thi. kachchi jhonpadiyan hnsati huee jan padati thin. aj satyagrahiyon ka jattha ganv men ayega. kodee chaudhari ke dvar par chndova tana hua hai. ata, ghi, tarakari, doodh aur dahi jama kiya ja raha hai. sabake cheharon par umng hai, hausala hai, anand hai. vahi binda ahir, jo daure ke hakimon ke padav par pav-pav bhar doodh ke lie munh chhipata phirata tha, aj doodh aur dahi ke do matake ahirane se bator kar rakh gaya hai. kumhar, jo ghar chhodakar bhag jaya karata tha, mitti ke bartanon ka atam laga gaya hai. ganv ke naee-kahar sab ap hi ap daude chale a rahe hain. agar koee prani dukhi hai, to vah nohari budhiya hai. vah apani jhonpadi ke dvar par baithi huee apani pachahattar sal ki boodhi sikudi huee ankhon se yah samaroh dekh rahi hai aur pachhata rahi hai. usake pas kya hai, jise le kar kodee ke dvar par jay aur kahe-main yah layi hoon. vah to danon ko muhataj hai.

magar nohari ne achchhe din bhi dekhe hain. ek din usake pas dhan, jan sab kuchh tha. ganv par usi ka rajy tha. kodee ko usane hamesha niche dabaye rakha. vah stri hokar bhi purush thi. usaka pati ghar men sota tha, vah khet men sone jati thi. mamale-mukadame ki pairavi khud hi karati thi. lena-dena sab usi ke hathon men tha lekin vah sab kuchh vidhata ne har liya; n dhan raha, n jan rahe-ab unake namon ko rone ke lie vahi baki thi. ankhon se soojhata n tha, kanon se sunayi n deta tha, jagah se hilana mushkil tha. kisi tarah zindagi ke din poore kar rahi thi aur udhar kodee ke bhag uday ho gaye the. ab charon or se kodee ki poochh thi-pahunch thi. aj jalasa bhi kodee ke dvar par ho raha hai. nohari ko ab kaun poochhega. yah sochakar usaka manasvi hriday mano kisi patthar se kuchal utha. hay ! magar bhagavan ne use itana apng n kar diya hota, to aj jhopade ko lipati, dvar par baje bajavati, kadhav chadha deti, poodiyan banavati aur jab vah log kha chukate; to anjuli bhar rupaye unaki bhent kar deti.

use vah din yad aya, jab vah apane boodhe pati ko le kar yahan se bis kos mahatma ji ke darshan karane gayi thi. vah utsah, vah satvik prem, vah shraddha, aj usake hriday men akash ke matiyale meghon ki bhanti umadane lagi.

kodee ne akar popale munh se kaha-bhabhi, aj mahatma ji ka jattha a raha hai, tumhen bhi kuchh dena hai.

nohari ne chaudhari ko katar bhari huee ankhon se dekha. nirdayi mujhe jalane aya hai. mujhe nicha dikhana chahata hai. jaise akash par chadh kar boli-mujhe jo kuchh dena hai, vah unhin logon ko doongi. tumhen kyon dikhaoon !

kodee ne muskara kar kaha-ham kisi se kahenge nahin, sach kahate hain bhabhi, nikalo vah purani handi ! ab kis din ke lie rakhe hue ho. kisi ne kuchh nahin diya. ganv ki laj kaise rahegi ?

nohari ne kathor dinata ke bhav se kaha-jale par namak n chhidako, devar ji ! bhagavan ne diya hota, to tumhen kahana n padata. isi dvar par ek din sadhu-snt, jogi-jati, hakim-soova sabhi ate the; magar sab din barabar nahin jate !

kodee lajjit ho gaya. usake mukh ki jhurriyan mano rengane lagin. bola-tum to hnsi-hnsi men bigad jati ho bhabhi ! mainne to isalie kaha tha ki pichhe se tum yah n kahane lago-mujhase to kisi ne kuchh kaha hi nahin.

yah kahata hua vah chala gaya. nohari vahin baithi usaki or takati rahi. usaka vah vyngy sarp ki bhanti usake samane baitha hua maloom hota tha.

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nohari abhi baithi huee thi ki shor macha-jattha a gaya. pashchim men gard udati huee najar a rahi thi, mano prithvi un yatriyon ke svagat men apane raj-ratnon ki varsha kar rahi ho. ganv ke sab stri-purush sab kam chhod-chhodakar unaka abhivadan karane chale. ek kshan men tirngi pataka hava men phaharati dikhayi di, mano svarajy oonche asan par baitha hua sabako ashirvad de raha hai.

striyan mngal-gan karane lagin. jara der men yatriyon ka dal saf najar ane laga. do-do adamiyon ki kataren thin. har ek ki deh par khaddar ka kurtta tha, sir par gandhi topi, bagal men thaila latakata hua, donon hath khali, mano svarajy ka alingan karane ko taiyar hon. phir unaka kanth-svar sunayi dene laga. unake maradane galon se ek kaumi tarana nikal raha tha, garm, gahara, dilon men sphoorti dalanevala-

ek din vah tha ki ham sare jahan men phard the,

ek din yah hai ki ham-sa behaya koee nahin.

ek din vah tha ki apani shan par dete the jan,

ek din yah hai ki ham-sa behaya koee nahin.

ganvavalon ne kee qadam age badhakar yatriyon ka svagat kiya. becharon ke siron par dhool jami huee thi, onth sookhe hue, chehare snvalaye; par ankhon men jaise azadi ki jyoti chamak rahi thi.

striyan ga rahi thin, balak uchhal rahe the aur purush apane angochhon se yatriyon ko hava kar rahe the. is samaroh men nohari ki or kisi ka dhyan n gaya, vah apani lathiya pakade sabake pichhe sajiv ashirvad bani khadi thi. usaki ankhen dabadabayi huee thin, mukh se gaurav ki aisi jhalak a rahi thi mano vah koee rani hai, mano yah sara ganv usaka hai, ve sabhi yuvak usake balak hain. apane man men usane aisi shakti, aise vikas, aise utthan ka anubhav kabhi n kiya tha.

sahasa usane lathi phenk di aur bhid ko chirati huee yatriyon ke samane a khadi huee, jaise lathi ke sath hi usane budhape aur duahkh ke bojh ko phenk diya ho ! vah ek pal anurakt ankhon se azadi ke sainikon ki or takati rahi, mano unaki shakti ko apane andar bhar rahi ho, tab vah nachane lagi, is tarah nachane lagi, jaise koee sundari navayauvana prem aur ullas ke mad se vihval ho kar nache. log do-do, char-char qadam pichhe hat gaye, chhota-sa angan ban gaya aur us angan men vah budhiya apana atit nrity kaushal dikhane lagi. is alaukik annd ke rele men vah apana sara duahkh aur sntap bhool gayi. usake jirn angon men jahan sada vayu ka prakop rahata tha, vahan n jane itani chapalata, itani lachak, itani phurati kahan se a gayi thi ! pahale kuchh der to log majak se usaki or takate rahe jaise balak bndar ka nach dekhate hain, phir anurag ke is pavan pravah ne sabhi ko matavala kar diya. unhen aisa jan pada ki sari prakriti ek virat vyapak nrity ki god men khel rahi hai.

kodee ne kaha-bas karo bhabhi, bas karo.

nohari ne thirakate hue kaha-khade kyon ho, ao n jara dekhoon kaisa nachate ho!

kodee bole-ab budhape men kya nachoon ?

nohari ne ruk kar kaha-kya tum aj bhi boodhe ho ? mera budhapa to jaise bhag gaya. in viron ko dekh kar bhi tumhari chhati nahin phoolati ? hamara hi duahkh-dard harane ke lie to inhonne yah paran thana hai. inhin hathon se hakimon ki begar bajayi hai, inhin kanon se unaki galiyan aur ghudakiyan suni hain. ab to us jor-julum ka nash hoga-ham aur tum kya abhi boodhe hone jog the ? hamen pet ki ag ne jalaya hai. bolo eeman se, yahan itane adami hain, kisi ne idhar chhah mahine se pet-bhar roti khayi hai ? ghi kisi ko soonghane ko mila hai ! kabhi nind-bhar soye ho ! jis khet ka lagan tin rupaye dete the, ab usi ke nau-das dete ho. kya dharati sona ugalegi ? kam karate-karate chhati phat gayi. hamin hain ki itana sah kar bhi jite hain. doosara hota, to ya to mar dalata, ya mar jata. dhany hain mahatma aur unake chele ki dinon ka duahkh samajhate hain, unake uddhar ka jatan karate hain. aur to sabhi hamen pisakar hamara rakt nikalana janate hain.

yatriyon ke chehare chamak uthe, hriday khil uthe. prem ki doobi huee dhvani nikali-

ek din tha ki paras thi yahan ki sarajamin,

ek din yah hai ki yon be-dastopa koee nahin.

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kodee ke dvar par mashalen jal rahi thin. kee ganvon ke adami jama ho gaye the. yatriyon ke bhajen kar lene ke bad sabha shuroo huee. dal ke nayak ne khade ho kar kaha-

bhaiyo, apane aj ham logon ka jo adar-satkar kiya, usase hamen yah asha ho rahi hai ki hamari bediyan jald hi kat jayngi. mainne poorab aur pashchim ke bahut se deshon ko dekha hai, aur main tajarabe se kahata hoon ki apamen jo saralata, jo eemanadari, jo shram aur dharmabuddhi hai, vah snsar ke aur kisi desh men nahin. main to yahi kahoonga ki ap manushy nahin, devata hain. apako bhog-vilas se matalab nahin, nasha-pani se matalab nahin, apana kam karana aur apani dasha par sntosh rakhana. yah apaka adarsh hai, lekin apaka yahi devatv, apaka yahi sidhapan apake hak men ghatak ho raha hai. bura n maniega, ap log is snsar men rahane ke yogy nahin. apako to svarg men koee sthan pana chahie tha. kheton ka lagan barasati nale ki tarah badhata jata hai, ap choon nahin karate. amale aur ahalakar apako nochate rahate hain, ap jaban nahin hilate. isaka yah natija ho raha hai ki apako log donon hathon loot rahe hain, par apako khabar nahin. apake hathon se sabhi rozagar chhinate jate hain, apaka sarvanash ho raha hai, par ap ankhen khol kar nahin dekhate. pahale lakhon bhaee soot kat kar, kapade bunakar gujar karate the. ab sab kapada videsh se ata hai. pahale lakhon adami yahin namak banate the. ab namak bahar se ata hai. yahan namak banana jurm hai. apake desh men itana namak hai ki sare snsar ka do sau sal tak usase kam chal sakata hai, par ap sat karod rupaye sirph namak ke lie dete hain. apake oosaron men, jhilon men namak bhara pada hai, ap use chhoo nahin sakate. shayad kuchh dinon men apake kuon par bhi mahasool lag jay. kya ap ab bhi yah anyay sahate rahenge ?

ek avaz ayi-ham kis layaq hain ?

nayak-yahi to apaka bhram hai. ap hi ki gardan par itana bada rajy thama hua hai. ap hi in badi-badi faujon, in bade-bade aphasaron ke malik hain; magar phir bhi ap bhookhon marate hain, anyay sahate hain. isalie ki apako apani shakti ka gyan nahin. yah samajh lijie ki snsar men jo adami apani raksha nahin kar sakata, vah sadaiv svarthi aur anyayi adamiyon ka shikar bana rahega ! aj snsar ka sabase bada adami apane pranon ki bazi khel raha hai. hajaron javan apani janen hatheli par liye apake duahkhon ka ant karane ke lie taiyar hain. jo log apako asahay samajh kar donon hathon se apako loot rahe hain, vah kab chahenge ki unaka shikar unake munh se chhin jay. ve apake in sipahiyon ke sath jitani sakhtiyan kar sakate hain, kar rahe hain; magar ham log sab kuchh sahane ko taiyar hain. ab sochie ki ap hamari kuchh madad karenge ? maradon ki tarah nikal kar apane ko anyay se bachayenge ya kayaron ki tarah baithe hue takadir ko kosate rahenge ? aisa avasar phir shayad kabhi n aye. agar is vakt chooke, to phir hamesha hath malate rahiega. ham nyay aur saty ke lie lad rahe hain; isalie nyay aur saty hi ke hathiyaron se hamen ladana hai. hamen aise viron ki zaroorat hai, jo hinsa aur krodh ko dil se nikal dalen aur eeshvar par atal vishvas rakh kar dharm ke lie sab kuchh jhel saken ! bolie ap kya madad kar sakate hain ?

koee age nahin badhata. sannata chhaya rahata hai.

ekaek shor macha-pulis ! pulis a gayi !!

pulis ka daroga kanstebalon ke ek dal ke sath a kar samane khada ho gaya. logon ne sahami huee ankhon aur dhadakate hue dilon se unaki or dekha aur chhipane ke lie bil khojane lage.

daroga ji ne hukm diya-mar kar bhaga do in badamashon ko ?

kanstebalon ne apane dnde snbhale; magar isake pahale ki ve kisi par hath chalayen, sabhi log hurr ho gaye ! koee idhar se bhaga, koee udhar se. bhagadad mach gayi. das minat men vahan ganv ka ek adami bhi n raha. han, nayak apane sthan par ab bhi khada tha aur jattha usake pichhe baitha hua tha; keval kodee chaudhari nayak ke samip baithe hue thir ankhon se bhoomi ki or tak rahe the.

daroga ne kodee ki or kathor ankhon se dekh kar kaha-kyon re kodiya, toone in badamashon ko kyon thaharaya yahan ?

kodee ne lal-lal ankhon se daroga ki or dekha aur zahar ki tarah gusse ko pi gaye. aj agar unake sir grihasthi ka bakheda n hota, lena-dena n hota to vah bhi isaka munhatod javab dete. jis grihasthi par unhonne apane jivan ke pachas sal hom kar diye the, vah is samay ek vishaile sarp ki bhanti unaki atma men lipati huee thi.

kodee ne abhi koee javab n diya tha ki nohari pichhe se a kar boli-kya lal pagadi bandh kar tumhari jibh ainth gayi hai ? kodee kya tumhare gulam hain ki kodiya-kodiya kar rahe ho ? hamara hi paisa khate ho aur hamin ko ankhen dikhate ho ? tumhen laj nahin ati ?

nohari is vakt dopahari ki dhoop ki tarah kanp rahi thi. daroga ek kshan ke lie sannate men a gaya. phir kuchh sochakar aur aurat ke munh lagana apani shan ke khilaf samajh kar kodee se bola-yah kaun shaitan ki khala hai, kodee ! khuda ka khauph n hota to isaki jaban taloo se khinch leta.

budhiya lathi tek kar daroga ki or ghoomati huee boli-kyon khuda ki duhaee de kar khuda ko badanam karate ho. tumhare khuda to tumhare aphasar hain, jinaki tum jootiyan chatate ho. tumhen to chahie tha ki doob marate chulloo bhar pani men ! janate ho, yah log jo yahan aye hain, kaun hain ? yah vah log hain, jo ham garibon ke lie apani jan tak homane ko taiyar hain. tum unhen badamash kahate ho ! tum jo ghoos ke rupaye khate ho, jua khelate ho, choriyan karavate ho, dake dalavate ho, bhale adamiyon ko phnsa kar mutthiyan garam karate ho aur apane devataon ki jootiyon par nak ragadate ho, tum inhen badamash kahate ho !

nohari ki tikshn baten sunakar bahut-se log jo idhar-udhar dabak gaye the, phir jama ho gaye. daroga ne dekha, bhid badhati jati hai, to apana hntar lekar un par pil pade. log phir titar-bitar ho gaye. ek hntar nohari par bhi pada. use aisa maloom hua ki koee chinagari sari pith par daud gayi. usaki ankhon tale andhera chha gaya, par apani bachi huee shakti ko ekatr karake oonche svar se boli-ladako, kyon bhagate ho ? kya nevata khane aye the ya koee nach-tamasha ho raha tha ? tumhare isi lendipan ne in sabon ko sher bana rakha hai. kab tak yah mar-dhad, gali-gupta sahate rahoge.

ek sipahi ne budhiya ki garadan pakad kar zor se dhakka diya. budhiya do-tin qadam par aundhe munh gira chahati thi ki kodee ne lapak kar use snbhal liya aur bola-kya ek dukhiya par gussa dikhate ho yaro ? kya gulami ne tumhen namard bhi bana diya hai ? auraton par, boodhon par, nihatthon par, var karate ho, yah maradon ka kam nahin hai.

nohari ne zamin par pade-pade kaha-mard hote, to gulam hi kyon hote ! bhagavanh ! adami itana nirdayi bhi ho sakata hai ? bhala angarej is tarah bedaradi kare to ek bat hai. usaka raj hai. tum to usake chakar ho, tumhen raj to n milega, magar rand mand men hi khush ! inhen koee talab deta jay, doosaron ki garadan bhi katane men inhen snkoch nahin !

ab daroga ne nayak ko dantana shuroo kiya-tum kisake hukm se is ganv men aye ?

nayak ne shant bhav se kaha-khuda ke hukm se.

daroga-tum riaya ke aman men khalal dalate ho ?

nayak-agar tumhen unaki halat batana unake aman men khalal dalana hai to beshak ham unake aman men khalal dal rahe hain.

bhaganevalon ke qadam ek bar phir ruk gaye. kodee ne unaki or nirash ankhon se dekhakar kanpate hue svar men kaha-bhaiyo, is bakhat kee ganvon ke adami yahan jama hain ? daroga ne hamari jaise beabarooee ki hai, kya use sah kar tum aram ki nind so sakate ho ? isaki phariyad kaun sunega ? hakim log kya hamari phariyad sunenge ? kabhi nahin. aj agar ham log mar dale jayn, to bhi kuchh n hoga. yah hai hamari ijjat aur abaroo ? thudi hai is zindagi par !

samooh sthir bhav se khada ho gaya, jaise bahata hua pani mend se ruk jay. bhay ka dhuan jo logon ke hriday par chha gaya tha, ekaek hat gaya. unake chehare kathor ho gaye. daroga ne unake tivar dekhe, to turant ghode par savar ho gaya aur kodee ko giraphtar karane ka hukm diya. do sipahiyon ne badh kar kodee ki banh pakad li. kodee ne kaha-ghabadate kyon ho, main kahin bhagoonga nahin. chalo, kahan chalate ho ?

jyon hi kodee donon sipahiyon ke sath chala, usake donon javan bete kee adamiyon ke sath sipahiyon ki or lapake ki kodee ko unake hathon se chhin len. sabhi adami vikat avesh men a kar pulisavalon ke charon or jama ho gaye.

daroga ne kaha-tum log hat jao varana main phayar kar doonga. samooh ne is dhamaki ka javab ‘bharat mata ki jay !’ se diya aur ekaek do-do qadam aur age khisak aye.

daroga ne dekha, ab jan bachati nahin najar ati hai. namrata se bola-nayak sahab, yah log phasad par amada hain. isaka natija achchha n hoga.

nayak ne kaha-nahin, jab tak hamamen ek adami bhi yahan rahega, apake oopar koee hath n utha sakega. apase hamari koee dushmani nahin hai. ham aur ap donon ek hi pairon ke tale dabe hue hain. yah hamari badanasibi hai ki ham, ap do virodhi dalon men khade hain.

yah kahate hue nayak ne ganvavalon ko samajhaya-bhaiyo, main apase kah chuka hoon, yah nyay aur dharm ki ladaee hai aur hamen nyay aur dharm ke hathiyar se hi ladana hai. hamen apane bhaiyon se nahin ladana hai. hamen to kisi se bhi ladana nahin hai. daroga ki jagah koee angarej hota, to bhi ham usaki itani hi raksha karate. daroga ne kodee chaudhari ko giraphtar kiya hai. main ise chaudhari ka saubhagy samajhata hoon. dhany hain ve log jo azadi ki ladaee men saza payen. yah bigadane ya ghabadane ki bat nahin hai. ap log hat jayn aur pulis ko jane den.

daroga aur sipahi kodee ko le kar chale. logon ne jayadhvani ki-‘bharat mata ki jay.’

kodee ne javab diya-ram-ram bhaiyo, ram-ram. date rahana maidan men. ghabadane ki koee bat nahin hai. bhagavanh sabaka malik hai.

donon ladake ankhon men ansoo bhare aye aur katar svar men bole-hamen kya kahe jate ho dada !

kodee ne unhen badhava dete hue kaha-bhagavanh ka bharosa mat chhodana aur vah karana jo maradon ko karana chahie. bhay sari buraiyon ki jad hai. ise man se nikal dalo, phir tumhara koee kuchh nahin kar sakata. saty ki kabhi har nahin hoti.

aj pulis ke sipahiyon ke bich men kodee ko nirbhayata ka jaisa anubhav ho raha tha, vaisa pahale kabhi n hua tha. jel aur phansi usake lie aj bhay ki vastu nahin, gaurav ki vastu ho gayi thi ! saty ka pratyaksh roop aj usane pahali bar dekha mano vah kavach ki bhanti usaki raksha kar raha ho.

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ganvavalon ke lie kodee ka pakad liya jana lajjajanak maloom ho raha tha. unaki ankhon ke samane unake chaudhari is tarah pakad liye gaye aur ve kuchh n kar sake. ab ve munh kaise dikhayen ! har ek ke mukh par gahari vedana jhalak rahi thi jaise ganv lut gaya !

sahasa nohari ne chillakar kaha-ab sab jane khade kya pachhata rahe ho ? dekh li apani durdasha, ya abhi kuchh baki hai ! aj tumane dekh liya n ki hamare oopar qanoon se nahin lathi se raj ho raha hai ! aj ham itane besharam hain ki itani durdasha hone par bhi kuchh nahin bolate ! ham itane svarthi, itane kayar n hote, to unaki majal thi ki hamen kodon se pitate. jab tak tum gulam bane rahoge, unaki seva-tahal karate rahoge, tumhen bhoosa-chokar milata rahega, lekin jis din tumane kndha tedha kiya, usi din mar padane lagegi. kab tak is tarah mar khate rahoge ? kab tak murdon ki tarah pade giddhon se apane apako nochavate rahoge ? ab dikha do ki tum bhi jite-jagate ho aur tumhen bhi apani ijjat-abaroo ka kuchh khayal hai. jab ijjat hi n rahi to kya karoge kheti-bari karake, dharm kama kar ? ji kar hi kya karoge ? kya isilie ji rahe ho ki tumhare bal-bachche isi tarah laten khate jayn, isi tarah kuchale jayn ? chhodo yah kayarata ! akhir ek din khat par pade-pade mar jaoge. kyon nahin is dharam ki ladaee men akar viron ki tarah marate ! main to boodhi aurat hoon, lekin aur kuchh n kar sakoongi, to jahan yah log soyenge vahan jhadoo to laga doongi, inhen pnkha to jhaloongi.

kodee ka bada ladaka maikoo bola-hamare jite-ji tum jaogi kaki, hamare jivan ko dhikkar hai ! abhi to ham tumhare balak jite hi hain. main chalata hoon udhar ! kheti-bari gnga dekhega.

gnga usaka chhota bhaee tha. bola-bhaiya tum yah anyay karate ho. mere rahate tum nahin ja sakate. tum rahoge, to girasti snbhaloge. mujhase to kuchh n hoga. mujhe jane do.

maikoo-ise kaki par chhod do. is tarah hamari-tumhari ladaee hogi. jise kaki ka hukm ho vah jay.

nohari ne garv se muskara kar kaha-jo mujhe ghoos dega, usi ko jitaoongi.

maikoo-kya tumhari kachahari men bhi vahi ghoos chalega kaki ? hamane to samajha tha, yahan eeman ka phaisala hoga !

nohari-chalo rahane do. marati dayin raj mila hai to kuchh to kama loon.

gnga hnsata hua bola-main tumhen ghoos doonga kaki. abaki bazar jaoonga, to tumhare lie poorvi tamakhoo ka patta laoonga.

nohari-to bas teri hi jit hai, too hi jana.

maikoo-kaki, tum nyay nahin kar rahi ho.

nohari-adalat ka phaisala kabhi donon pharik ne pasand kiya hai ki tumhin karoge ?

gnga ne nohari ke charan chhue, phir bhaee se gale mila aur bola-kal dada ko kahala bhejana ki main jata hoon.

ek adami ne kaha-mera bhi nam likh lo bhaee-sevaram.

sabane jay-ghosh kiya. sevaram akar nayak ke pas khada ho gaya.

doosari avaz ayi-mera nam likh lo-bhajanasinh.

sabane jay-ghosh kiya. bhajanasinh jakar nayak ke pas khada ho gaya.

bhajanasinh das-panch ganvon men pahalavani ke lie mashahoor tha. yah apani chaudi chhati tane, sir uthaye nayak ke pas khada hua, to jaise mndap ke niche ek naye jivan ka uday ho gaya.

turant hi tisari avaz ayi-mera nam likho-ghoore.

yah ganv ka chaukidar tha. logon ne sir utha-uthakar use dekha. sahasa kisi ko vishvas n ata tha ki ghoore apana nam likhayega.

bhajanasinh ne hnsate hue poochha-tumhen kya hua hai ghoore ?

ghoore ne kaha-mujhe vahi hua hai, jo tumhen hua hai. bis sal tak gulami karate-karate thak gaya.

phir avaz ayi-mera nam likho-kale khan.

vah zamindar ka sahana tha, bada hi jabir aur dabng. phir logon ko ashchary hua.

maikoo bola-maloom hota hai, hamako loot-lootakar ghar bhar liya hai, kyon.

kale khan gambhir svar men bola-kya jo adami bhatakata rahe, use kabhi sidhe raste par n ane doge bhaee. ab tak jisaka namak khata tha, usaka hukm bajata tha. tumako loot-lootakar usaka ghar bharata tha. ab maloom hua ki main bade bhari mugalate men pada hua tha. tum sab bhaiyon ko mainne bahut sataya hai. ab mujhe maphi do.

panchon rngaroot ek-doosare se lipatate the, uchhalate the, chikhate the, mano unhonne sachamuch svarajy pa liya ho, aur vastav men unhen svarajy mil gaya tha. svarajy chitt ki vrittimatr hai. jyon hi paradhinata ka atnk dil se nikal gaya, apako svarajy mil gaya. bhay hi paradhinata hai, nirbhayata hi svarajy hai. vyavastha aur sngathan to gaun hain.

nayak ne un sevakon ko sambodhit karake kaha-mitro ! ap aj azadi ke sipahiyon men a mile, is par main apako badhaee deta hoon. apako maloom hai, ham kis tarah ladaee karane ja rahe hain ? apake oopar tarah-tarah ki sakhtiyan ki jayngi, magar yad rakhie, jis tarah aj apane moh aur lobh ka tyag kar diya hai, usi tarah hinsa aur krodh ka bhi tyag kar dijie. ham dharm sngram men ja rahe hain. hamen dharm ke raste par jama rahana hoga. ap isake lie taiyar hain ?

panchon ne ek svar men kaha-taiyar hain !

nayak ne ashirvad diya-eeshvar apaki madad kare.

5

us suhavane-sunahale prabhat men jaise umng ghuli huee thi. samir ke halake-halake jhonkon men, prakash ki halaki-halaki kiranon men umng sani huee thi. log jaise divane ho gaye the. mano azadi ki devi unhen apani or bula rahi ho. vahi khet-khalihan hain, vahi bag-bagiche hain, vahi stri-purush hain par aj ke prabhat men jo ashirvad hai, jo varadan hai, jo vibhooti hai, vah aur kabhi n thi. vahi khet-khalihan, bag-bagiche, stri-purush aj ek nayi vibhooti men rng gaye hain.

soory nikalane ke pahale hi kee hazar adamiyon ka jamav ho gaya tha. jab satyagrahiyon ka dal nikala to logon ki mastani avajon se akash goonj utha. naye sainikon ki vidaee, unaki ramaniyon ka katar dhairy, mata-pita ka ardr garv, sainikon ke parityag ka drishy logon ko mast kiye deta tha.

sahasa nohari lathi tekati huee a kar khadi ho gayi.

maikoo ne kaha-kaki, hamen ashirvad do.

nohari-main tumhare sath chalati hoon beta ! kitana ashirvad loge ?

kee adamiyon ne ek svar se kaha-kaki, tum chali jaogi, to yahan kaun rahega ?

nohari ne shubh-kamana se bhare hue svar men kaha-bhaiya, jane ke to ab din hi hain, aj n jaoongi, do-char mahine bad jaoongi. abhi jaoongi, to jivan saphal ho jayaga. do-char mahine men khat par pade-pade jaoongi, to man ki as man men hi rah jayagi. itane balak hain, inaki seva se meri mukut ban jayagi. bhagavanh kare, tum logon ke sudin ayen aur main apani zindagi men tumhara sukh dekh loon.

yah kahate hue nohari ne sabako ashirvad diya aur nayak ke pas jakar khadi ho gayi.

log khade dekh rahe the aur jattha gata hua jata tha.

ek din vah tha ki ham sare jahan men fard the,

ek din yah hai ki ham-sa behaya koee nahin.

nohari ke panv zamin par n padate the, mano viman par baithi huee svarg ja rahi ho.

tika tippani aur sndarbh

bahari kadiyan

snbndhit lekh

varnamala kramanusar lekh khoj

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