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क्या आपको कहानी सुनना अच्छा लगता है? स्टोरीजैम में सुनिए कहानियां, कुछ जानी पहचानी, कुछ अनजानी. प्रेमचंद के गाँव हो या मन्नू भंडारी का कनाट प्लेस, भीष्म साहनी का पंजाब या फणीश्वर नाथ रेनू का बिहार, देश भर की चुनिंदा कहानियां आप यहाँ सुन सकते हैं तो सुनो कहानी स्टोरीजैम में आरती की ज़ुबानी ! I read aloud stories/ kahaniyan to you. Stories that are sometimes well known, sometimes lesser known, always memorable! From Premchand to Mannu Bhandari, Bhisham Sahani to Renu, you're sure to find a stor ...
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Love is a complex emotion. One that few have been able to understand, let alone explain. Mannu Bhandari delves into the mind of a young woman at crossroads, as she tries to untangle the emotions she feels for the two men in her life.There are few love stories as candid and powerful as this one. The story was made into a memorable film by Basu Chatt…
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मुग़लों ने अपनी सल्तनत अंग्रेज़ों को कब और कैसे बक्शी, ये जानिए गप्पबाज़हीरो जी से। लेकिन अगर वाकयी हिंदुस्तान पर अंग्रेज़ी हुकूमत के पीछे की कहानी पता लगानी है तो William Dalrymple और Anita Anand की podcast 'Empire' सुनिए यहाँ -https://open.spotify.com/show/0sBh58hSTReUQiK4axYUVx?si=659c1a5311b94616 Thumbnail Art:Title: Shah 'Alam, Mughal Emperor …
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Shrilal Shukla was a civil servant and a very observant one too! What he saw around him the hinterlands of Uttar Pradesh and in the corridors of power in big cities gave him ample material for his rich life as a writer. Rural decay and urban apathy, all found their way in his satirical novels. The best known of which remains ‘Raag Darbari’. The nov…
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There are some relationships that have copious amounts written about them, and then there are a handful that we seldom read about. One such is that of a father-in-law and daughter-in-law. In India their conversations are seldom spoken about, often buried under the heavy burden of familial hierarchy. This story by Ajay Jugran offers a glimpse of ten…
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1960’s was an era of literary experimentation and introspection. The stories often reflected on the juggernaut of rapid urbanisation and the social changes transforming post-independence India. Gyanranjan, despite having written far fewer stories than his contemporaries became one of the most popular names in Sathotri Sahitya (literature of the 60’…
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Shekhar Joshi was born in Almora, Uttarakhand. His stories carried his home in them. An important voice in the ‘Nayi Kahani’ movement of Hindi literature, Joshi’s stories talked of the struggles of his people, their poverty, exploitation and resistance. This story ‘Dajyu’ was also made into a film by the Children’s Film Society of India. ​​हिंदी सा…
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देश का राजनैतिक तापमान बढ़ता जा रहा है। इस पसीने छुड़ा देने वाली रस्साकशी के माहौल में दो पल रुक कर मीठे व्यंग का शरबत पीजिये। और हाँ, एक सहानुभूति भरी नज़र ज़रा उस छुटभैये नेता की ओर भी जिसका भविष्य हर इलेक्शन से पहले थाली में कंचे सा डोलता है।As the mercury rises on the nation’s elections, we are all sure to get caught in the crossfire of barbs and b…
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Born in Rawalpindi in 1942, playwright and author Swadesh Deepak made Ambala his home. He lived there until 2006, when one day he stepped out of his house for a walk and never returned. His play “Court Martial” is said to have had over 5000 shows across the country and yet Deepak shunned fame. Battling Bipolar disorder he stepped away for treatment…
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Much has been written about Manto. In his times, he was perhaps talked about more than his written works. Dragged into court, condemned by the custodians of culture, ridiculed by the scholars of “serious literature”, Manto lived and wrote as he pleased. He was asked why he wrote and he replied with a honest and witty article, “Main afsana kyunkar l…
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नमस्कार, मेरा नाम आरती है और में Storyjam में हर हफ्ते आपको सुनाती हूँ हिंदी में एक कहानी। अगर आप को कहानियां सुनना अच्छा लगता हैं , तो इस चैनल को सब्सक्राइब ज़रूर करें। धन्यवाद! सूर्यबाला जी का जन्म 25 अक्टूबर 1944 को वाराणसी में हुआ। वे एक लेखिका और व्यंगकार के रूप में सुप्रसिद्ध हैं। अपने जन्मस्थान वाराणसी से सूर्यबाला जी की बहुत सी यादें जुड़ी है…
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Winner of the Sahitya Academy Award in 1968, Kulwant Singh Virk wrote inboth Punjabi and English. His stories that revolve around the partition of India and Pakistan are especially poignant.I was intrigued by the ending of this story. It could mean different things to different readers, based on their gender, age and when in history they read it. W…
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ग़ालिब पुरुस्कार से सम्मानित कन्हैया लाल कपूर , जिन्हे केएल कपूर के नाम से भी जाना जाता है, व्यंग हास्य और उपहासपूर्ण पैरोडी के लिए जाने गए। अविभाजित भारत में उनका जन्म 1910. में लायलपुर में हुआ। विभाजन के उपरांत वे मोगा पंजाब में आ बसे और यहाँ कॉलेज में प्रिंसिपल के रूप में कार्यरत रहे। Listen to Hindi kahaniyan and Urdu Kahaniyan by famous as wel…
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Mamta Kalia started writing in the 70’s, around the time when the role of women in society and family was undergoing a rapid transformation. Her stories often revolve around the themes of love and marriage. They carve out in great detail the quiet desperation of family life and the aching desire for the woman to be more than a sum of her roles as a…
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We carry with us stories of people with whom we crossed paths years, sometimes decades ago. Some are inspiring stories and others, a cautionary tale. Hariram is the kind of unforgettable character we all have known or heard about. He lived a life of greed and misfortune and died an unremarkable death- only to be remembered by a young boy who saw Ha…
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ऐलिस वाकर एक अमेरिकी उपन्यासकार, लघु कथाकार, कवि और सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता हैं। 1982 में, ऐलिस वाकर फिक्शन के लिए पुलित्जर पुरस्कार जीतने वाली पहली अफ्रीकी अमेरिकी महिला बनीं। उन्हें उनके उपन्यास ‘द कलर पर्पल’ के लिए पुरस्कार से सम्मानित किया गया। वॉकर ने सत्रह उपन्यास और लघु कहानी संग्रह, बारह गैर-काल्पनिक रचनाएँ और निबंध और कविता के संग्रह प्रकाशित क…
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मनोहर श्याम जोशी ने भारतीय टेलीविज़न को बहुत सी यादगार कहानियां दी- हम लोग, बुनियाद, मुंगेरी लाल के हसीन सपने इत्यादि। आधुनिक हिन्दी साहित्य के गद्यकार, उपन्यासकार, व्यंग्यकार, पत्रकार होने के साथ साथ वे जनवादी-विचारक, फिल्म पट-कथा लेखक, संपादक, कुशल प्रवक्ता तथा स्तंभ-लेखक थे। #hindi #story #storytelling #stories #kahaniyan #urdu stories,#audiostor…
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Some tragic love stories are legendary- Shirin-Farhad, Laila-Majnu, Sohni-Mahiwal, but for each that became a saga, there are probably millions of love stories that were extinguished and never remembered or retold. You’ll find them in the forgettable inner pages of the newspaper, in whispered gossip at social gatherings and very often buried somewh…
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Qurratulain Hyder was one of the most influential and successful progressive writers post Independence. She was bilingual, writing and translating in both Urdu and English. Her literary life was rich as a novelist and a short story writer, an academic, and a journalist. Her magnum opus, ‘Aag Ka Dariya’ is her best known work. The women in her stori…
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Did you know that “Timepass”- that uniquely Indian term, meaning passing of time in an aimless and unproductive way, gets harder as you get older. With his astute observations satirist Harishankar Parsai paints a picture of the “Time passer” (here’s a new word for you!) as one who is funny in his pursuits but also pitiful in his aspirations. podcas…
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Om Prakash Valmiki’s novel, 'Joothan' is considered a landmark in Dalit literature. His writing has been long considered to be a searing document of the caste system in India. In this story, a son returns home with his first salary. He wants to hand over the money to his father along with the bitter truth that his father had been oblivious to and o…
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In the hands of a great writer everyday life is anything but mundane. It begs a closer, more nuanced examination. In ‘Saag Meat’ Bhisham Sahani weaves an intricate story where the talkative narrator tells the story of a man who is silenced by his circumstances. Is she apathetic? Does she herself deserve empathy? What about those in the story who we…
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Nothing slows time down like a good game of chess, unless you have a kingdom falling (Shatranj ke Khiladi) or an urgent errand missed, as in this story.नमस्कार, मेरा नाम आरती है और मैं Storyjam में हर हफ्ते आपको सुनाती हूँ हिंदी में एक कहानी। अगर आप को कहानियां सुनना अच्छा लगता हैं , तो इस चैनल को सब्सक्राइब ज़रूर करें धन्यवाद!------- Contact me: In…
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A new kind of Hindi writing emerged post-independence approximately from the late 1950s to the early 1960s. The subjects that writers focussed on came from a newly independent, rapidly urbanizing and industrializing India. The narratives dealt with problems between the sexes, especially with the emergence of the working woman and the scenarios mirr…
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Shrilal Shukla, one of the greatest satirists in Hindi language was a Jnanpith awardee. A civil servant in his day job, Shukla had an upclose view of bureaucracy as well as the systemic rot that plagues it. Shukla’s acerbic, witty examination of rural life revealed a world of flummoxed villagers and petty politicians, of witty one liners that shine…
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I have to confess that for a long time I associated Premchand’s writing with a kind of morose sentimentality. How and why that thought anchored itself in my head I have no clue, but it was no doubt a result of my ignorance. I “discovered” Premchand in the last few years and am glad to be proven wrong. His writing has the depth and breadth that few …
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It was a personal tragedy that propelled Mulk Raj Anand into a writing career. His first essay was in response to the suicide of an aunt excommunicated by her family for sharing a meal with a Muslim woman. It is the rigidity of the caste system and the deplorable condition that the poor of the country live in that became his literary preoccupation …
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Yashpal's life was so full of twists, turns and intrigues that it could inspire an OTT series! Born into poverty, ridiculed by school mates but with a head full of ideals, Yashpal youth was marked with conflict and strife. It was when he met Bhagat Singh and Sukhdev in college that his life took a definitive purposeful turn and he jumped headlong i…
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Gulzar, the modern day bard has songs (and stories and dialogues) for all occasions. Few others can speak of ardent love with such brevity-“Tere bina zindagi se koi shikwa to nahi…” or be in sync with the rhythms of a playful child, “Sare ke Sare Gama ko le kar…” or my personal favorite- an apt comment on the human condition- “Goli maro bheje mein,…
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Dharamvir Bharati was considerd was a colossus of Hindi Sahitya. In a story like Gulki he shows us why. All the characters straddle somewhere between good and bad, honest and dishonest, caring and mean. They live in the same greys that we real humans live in, outside the books. ------- धर्मवीर भारती आधुनिक हिन्दी साहित्य के प्रमुख लेखक, कवि, नाटकका…
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Listen to a short story to one of the most celebrated writers of our times- Govind Mishr. Watch an interview with Govind ji on the Nayi Dhara's youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFD0aw_-p1g&t=157s Subscribe to Nayi Dhara's Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/@NayiDharaHindi गोविन्द मिश्र का जीवन परिचय गोविन्द मिश्र का बचपन बचप…
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The stories of partition carry in them a searing pain, a reminder to those who will bother to remember, of what we humans are capable of doing to ourselves and our own. When the lust for power blinds us, how quickly we let go of the rope of love, only to fall into the abyss of hate. The British drew the line of death on the ground, but it is we who…
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What is beauty? Everyone from ancient Greeks to Umberto Eco to Instagram influencers have mulled, or been baffled by this question. Does beauty have a responsibility towards those that admire it? And how does it affect the behavior of those who bask in its presence? A small town in Kashmir is besotted with a young girl and so is the author. Will sh…
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Do you find it difficult to say ‘no’? If your answer is yes, you are in good company. Presenting, Bhagwaticharan Verma’s delightful story about an unwanted guest and his soft hearted host. May this predicament never be yours! ---- भगवती चरण वर्मा का जीवन परिचय /Bhagwati Charan Verma ka Jeevan Parichay भगवती चरण वर्मा का जन्म उत्तर प्रदेश के उन्नाव …
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What would two great writers from history talk about if they were to meet? We may not find that out, but when one translates the works of the other, what is evident is a sense of common concern, a shared worldview and a hat tip to the greatness of the other. When Premchand translated works of Leo Tolstoy, he didn’t just use his vast and rich vocabu…
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Gonu Jha is to Mithila, Bihar what Birbal is to North India. When the greedy, corrupt or miserly make trouble for the common man, Gonu Jha with his wit, common sense and humour saves the day! ------ Listen to Hindi kahaniyan and Urdu Kahaniyan by famous as well as lesser known writers. You will find here stories from everyone from Premchand to Isma…
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राजिंदर सिंह बेदी ने गरम कोट, निकोलाई गोगोल की कहानी, ओवरकोट से प्रभावित हो कर लिखी, और फिर उसी कहानी को और आगे बढ़ाया जब उन्होंने फिल्म का स्क्रीनप्ले लिखा। जहाँ गोगोल की कहानी मूलतः एक ऐसे आदमी की है जो एक ओवरकोट बनवाने की ख्वाइश रखता है, बेदी की कहानी, गरम कोट बन जाती है एक ऐसी दम्पति की कहानी, जिसे ज़िन्दगी की “सस्ती सी खुशियां” तो मयस्सर नहीं , …
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There is no easy way to describe the bond that women share. You have to be there- in the long satisfying evenings (or lazy afternoons) when time stands still. In that brief time wounds are healed, plans are hatched, memories are unwrapped, hearts leap with hope and the parched soul finds the elixir of calm. Do you have friends/sisters who make you …
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The way Harishankar Parsai’s satire continues to remain relevant even after so many years of its writing is astonishing. Till such time as humans remain greedy and ruthless, Parsai will be topical. The only weapon against that depressing thought is humour! Do you imagine there will be a time when people won’t understand what Parsai is going on abou…
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After marriage, a man is expected to change his way of life, a woman her soul. “उल्लास, खीज, विद्रोह, घृणा, प्यार कुछ भी नहीं, आखिर कैसे जीती हैं वे?” Joy, exasperation, protest, disgust, love…nothing. How does she live? ------------------------ If you grew up in the late 70’s-80’s ...right when Indian television was coming into its own...when alte…
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A simple story charmingly told about an unexpected visitor who doesn’t get what he came for and the host family that’s left scratching their heads to make sense of it all. ---- Contact me: Instagram: @arti_storyjam Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StoryjamArti #Hindi #StoryJam #BhishamSahni #Tamas #hindicinema #hindisahitya #progressivewriters #k…
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Kindness is a two way street. There is an unsaid hierarchy in any act of kindness- the kind person a few notches above the person on the receiving end of the gesture. And yet that gesture has the power to transform both equally. To love another can sometimes open a door that was long shut tight in our own hearts. ------------ भीष्म साहनी का जीवन पर…
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Manto was incorrigible! Nothing could make him stop writing about the world as he saw it for as long as he lived. Not six court cases of obscenity, not the partition of his beloved nation and the difficult decision to move to Pakistan, not the abject poverty that drove him to near homelessness, not the bid of well-wishers to admit him to a mental a…
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In the era of instant messaging, its hard to look back at a time when messages were relayed by a person- not even handwritten- just relayed verbatim, by another human! Samvadiya- the carrier of messages was duty bound to deliver the message exactly as he had received it. What happens when a Samvadiya gets too close to the message and its source and…
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हिंदी सिनेमा के मशहूर लेखक और पत्रकार, ख्वाजा अहमद अब्बास की टिपण्णी सिनेमा के स्टॉक किरदारों पर और साथ ही किस्सा एक ऐसी अदाकारा का जो परदे पर भले ही बेईमान वैम्प का रोल निभाती थी, लेकिन असलियत में अपने काम और हुनर की तरफ उसकी शिद्दत काबिल-इ-तारीफ थी. कौन थी ये मशहूर एक्ट्रेस? -------------- Khwaja Ahmad Abbas was the “genius” writer behind most of…
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100 episodes! I started StoryJam as a lockdown project, sending stories to my family and a couple of friends. It all seems a lifetime away now. I assumed I would either run out of stories or I would get busy with “real” work once the lockdown was over. What I didn’t realize was that the mild panic of not finding the “right” story, the late night re…
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A chance meeting with a child lays bare the author’s helplessness in the face of forces way beyond anyone’s control. नमस्कार, मेरा नाम आरती है और मैं Storyjam में हर हफ्ते आपको सुनाती हूँ हिंदी/उर्दू साहित्य से एक कहानी। अगर आप को कहानियां सुनना अच्छा लगता हैं , तो इस चैनल को सब्सक्राइब ज़रूर करें और अपने ही जैसे और कहानियों के शौक़ीन के साथ शेयर भी…
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Love, by any other name would be just as controversial…at least in India. Here’s Parsai ji’s take on “love marriage”- that much desired “happy ending” on the big screen and that much hush-hushed occurrence in real world of the GIS (Great Indian Samaaj) You may think it, but Parsai ji will say it out loud…and put it on paper! He never shirked from c…
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I am excited to share a story/play by an early progressive writer, Rashid Jahan. It's a dialogue between a man and woman. She wrote it sometime in the early 1900’s. She may as well have written it yesterday! This play/story is a collaboration between StoryJam and The Mansarovar Project. You’ll find all links to The Mansarovar Project below. Let me …
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Known as Walter Scott of Hindi literature, Vrindavanlal Verma was drawn to historical narratives from early on in life. A proud Bundelkhandi, his novel ‘Jhansi ki Rani’ is one of his best known works. This was not a work of fiction, at least not entirely. Vrindavanlal Verma was the great great grandson of Rani Laxmi Bai and grew up listening to his…
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In a traditional qissago style, Amritlal Nagar tells the story of Haji Kulfiwala- a man who plows through his own suffering to help those around him by using the strength of his storytelling skills. ----------------------- Amritlal Nagar's flair for radio writing is quite apparent in the story - Haji Kulfiwala, where he writes the narration in the …
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