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†h‡nZy †m Rv‡b Gi Rb¨ Zv‡K Avjøvni Kv‡Q Revew`wn Ki‡Z n‡e| AvRKvj †`Lv hvq cvÎ †cuPvi g‡Zv n‡jI cvÎx PvB dm©v, my›`ix, j¤^v, ¯^v¯’¨eZx, wkw¶Zv, be¨i“wPkxjv, eo †jv‡Ki Kb¨v| †Kv_vI Pwi‡Îi ev ¯^fv‡ei e¨vcviwU ¸i“Z¡ cvq bv| AmsL¨evi †`‡LwQ ixwZg‡Zv PvwiwÎK mgm¨vMÖ¯— †g‡q‡`i nU‡K‡Ki g‡Zv wewK‡q †h‡Z A_P eyw×gwZ, m”PwiÎ, my›`i ¯^fvem¤úbœv †g‡q‡`i we‡q nq bv| A‡bK wkw¶Z Ges eyw×gvb fvB‡K wR‡Ám K‡iwQ, ÔAv”Qv, Avcbviv ïay †Pnviv †`‡L Ggb †g‡q wK K‡i we‡q K‡ib hv‡`i GZUzKz eyw× ev g¨vPzwiwU †bB †h Avcwb `yÕQÎ KweZv ej‡j †m Zv Dcjwä Ki‡Z cv‡i?Õ A‡b‡K Gwo‡q wM‡q‡Qb, Avevi A‡b‡K mZZvi mv‡_ DËi w`‡q‡Qb, ÔG‡`i mn‡R Wwg‡bU Kiv hvq hv eyw×gwZ †g‡q‡`i Kiv hvq bvÕ| GKwU we‡qi D‡Ïk¨ wK eÜzZ¡ nIqv DwPZ bv ˆ¯^ivPvi, Zv Avcbv‡`i we‡ePbvq †Q‡o w`jvg| Z‡e hvi mv‡_ g‡bi K_v †kqvi Kiv hvq bv, †h Avcbvi myweav Amyweav †evSvi g‡Zv we‡eKeyw× iv‡L bv Zvi †Pnviv †`‡L me Kó fy‡j _vKv hvq wKbv GUv M‡elYv Kivi g‡Zv welq! GKBfv‡e A‡bK †g‡q‡K †`‡LwQ ïay fv‡jv PvKwi K‡i †`‡L Ggb cv·K we‡q Ki‡Z hvi mv‡_ KL‡bv Zvi gvbwmK †Kv‡bv eÜb m„wó nIqvi m¤¢vebv †bB| GgbB GK gwnjv e‡jwQ‡jb, ÔRv‡bv, Avwg Avgvi Wv³vi ¯^vgxi mv‡_ cÂvk eQi msmvi K‡iwQ wKš‘ GKwU w`‡bi Rb¨I myLx nBwbÕ| Gfv‡e GKgvÎ RxebwU KvwU‡q †`Iqv KZUv hyw³m½Z Zv we‡ePbvi welq e‡U! hviv we‡q K‡i †d‡j‡Qb Zviv m½x‡`i Avf¨š—ixY weKv‡k mn‡hvwMZv K‡i my›`i m¤ú‡K©i wfwË M‡o Zyjyb Avi hviv GL‡bv we‡q K‡ibwb Zviv we‡q Kivi mgq ïay `„wó w`‡q bq, Aš—`©„wó w`‡q we‡ePbv K‡i wm×vš— wbb| GB Rxeb‡K ¯^M© ev bi‡K cwiYZ Kivi wm×vš— Avcbvi nv‡Z, fyj Ki‡eb bv|

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we‡q- GKwU DËg eÜzZ¡ beŸB‡qi `k‡K wewUwf‡Z ÔIwkbÕ bv‡g GKwU RbwcÖq Rvcvwb wmwiqvj cÖPvwiZ nZ| Avgiv ZLb m¤¢eZ Abvm© wØZxq e‡l© cwo| evÜexiv cÖvqB Gi wewfbœ Gwc‡mvW wb‡q Avjvc KiZvg| GKevi †`Lv‡bv nj Iwkb Ggb GK wbR©b RvqMvq wM‡q Pvlevm Ki‡Z ïi“ Kij †hLv‡b ¯’vbxq ¯‹zjwk¶K Qvov Avi †Kv‡bv Dchy³ cyi“l †bB †g‡q we‡q †`Iqvi Rb¨| †m Avi †Kv‡bv Dcvq bv †`‡L †g‡qi B”Qvi wei“‡× Zv‡K ¯‹yjwk¶‡Ki Kv‡Q we‡q w`‡q w`j| GKwU mš—vb nIqvi ci †g‡qwUi Ggb GKR‡bi mv‡_ cwiPq nq hv‡K Zvi gb †_‡K cQ›` nq| †ek wKQyw`b wPš—vfvebv Kivi ci †m wm×vš— †bq †h wk¶K ¯^vgx‡K †Q‡o †m H †jv‡Ki mv‡_ msmvi Ki‡e| e¨vcviUv wb‡q Avgv‡`i g‡a¨ Ggbfv‡e †Zvjcvo m„wó nj †hb Avgv‡`i cwiwPZ †KD GgbUv K‡i e‡m‡Q! Avgvi †Kv‡bv †evb †bB| fvB‡`i mv‡_ eo nIqv‡ZB wKbv Rvwb bv, Avgvi ¯^vfvweK †g‡qwj welq¸‡jv‡Z Lye GKUv AvMÖn wQj bv KL‡bv| ev¯—e Rxe‡bi †P‡q eBc‡Îi mv‡_ m¤úK© wQj †ewk| ZvB weevn wel‡q aviYv wQj wmÛv‡ijv gvK©v M‡í hv †jLv _v‡K †Zgb| †Kv‡bv cÖKv‡i GKevi we‡q n‡q †M‡jB ‘happily ever after’. Avgv‡`i AwaKvsk †g‡q‡`i g‡a¨B GB ai‡Yi fyj aviYv KvR K‡i| KviY iƒcK_vi eB¸‡jv Avgv‡`i †Kv‡bvfv‡eB Rxe‡bi ev¯—eZvi Rb¨ gvbwmKfv‡e cÖ¯‘Z K‡i bv| ZvB evÜex‡`i g‡a¨ me‡P‡q †ewk gyl‡o c‡owQjvg Avwg, ÔGgbUv †Zv nIqvi K_v bv!Õ ZLb Avgvi wdjmdvi evÜex wkgy Avgv‡K Lye fv‡jv GKUv e¨vL¨v w`j| †m ejj, ÔBmjv‡g we‡qi weav‡bi Ici GZ ¸i“Z¡ †`Iqvi GKUv Ab¨Zg KviY nj PwiÎ msi¶Y Ges mvgvwRK k„•Ljv eRvq ivLv| Avgv‡`i mgv‡R Avgiv Bmjv‡gi weav‡bi †P‡qI AvÂwjKfv‡e hv P‡j G‡m‡Q Zv‡K †ewk ¸i“Z¡ †`B, gvbyl wK ej‡e Zv †f‡e †ewk wPwš—Z nB| ZvB †`Lv hvq, †jv‡K wK ej‡e †f‡e A‡b‡K eQ‡ii ci eQi Ggb GKR‡bi mv‡_ AvcvZ`„wó‡Z ˆeevwnK m¤úK© eRvq iv‡L †hLv‡b GKR‡bi mv‡_ Av‡iKR‡bi Av‡`Š †Kv‡bv m¤úK© _v‡K bv| `yRb gvbyl GKB evwo‡Z _v‡K, GKmv‡_ Lvq, Ny‡i| wKš‘ GKRb Av‡iKRb‡K mn¨ Ki‡Z cv‡i bv| †KD †KD mš—vb‡`i K_v †f‡e wb‡R‡K ewÂZ K‡i, Pvwj‡q hvq my‡L we‡q 15


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†jKPviv‡ii cÖ¯—ve Ii cQ›` nj| Avgiv mevB Ii Rb¨ Drdzjø| wKš‘ Kw`b ci ïbjvg Ii evev Ibvi GKgvÎ cÖcvwU©Uv wewµ K‡i †g‡qi we‡q w`‡”Qb| Avgiv mevB I‡K ejjvg, ÔZywg †Zv †Q‡ji mv‡_ K_v ej, K_vq K_vq GKw`b Zv‡K ej wKfv‡e †Zvgvi evev †Zvgv‡K we‡q w`‡”Qb| Ibvi cÖcvwU©‡Z †Zv †Zvgvi fvB‡`iI nK Av‡Q| Zzwg †Kb wb‡Ri ¯^v‡_© Zv‡`i ewÂZ Ki‡e? Zzwg Zv‡K †evSvI †h Zywg GKRb PvKwiRxex †g‡q| wb‡RB fv‡jv BbKvg Ki| Dwb GKRb wkw¶Z †jvK, fv‡jv PvKwi K‡ib| †Zvgvi evevi e¨vcv‡i KwÝWvi Ki‡j Avjøvn †Zvgv‡`i eiKZ †`‡eb|Õ †m fxlY Mvj dzwj‡q Awfgvb K‡i ejj, ÔAvwg GLb wKQyB eje bv, we‡qi ci Avwg me ejeÕ| Avgiv mevB nZevK n‡q †P‡q iBjvg| we‡qi ci ej‡j wK jvf n‡e? Ii evevi cÖcvwU© wK †diZ Avm‡e bv Iiv hv hv wb‡q‡Q Zv wdwi‡q †`‡e?! Av‡iK evÜexi we‡q n‡qwQ‡jv R‡q›U d¨vwgwj‡Z| †m GKw`b AnsKvi K‡i †evSvw”Qj Ii we‡qi mgq Ii evev-gv wKQyB †`qwb| wKš‘ hLb K‡qK eQi ci I k¦ïievwo †_‡K Avjv`v n‡q †Mj ZLb Iuiv Ii evmvi dvwb©Pvi †_‡K ïi“ K‡i mg¯— wKQy w`‡q‡Qb| Avwg Avgvi ¯^ígw¯—‡®‹ eyS‡Z cvijvg bv Gi gva¨‡g Ii evev-gv wK †evSv‡jb? Iuiv wK †evSv‡jb †h k¦ïievwo †_‡K †g‡q Avjv`v n‡q hvIqvq Iuiv KZLvwb Lywk n‡q‡Qb? bvwK PvKixRxex †g‡q Avi RvgvB‡K †Zjv gv_vq †Zj w`‡q Iuiv cÖgvY Ki‡jb Iu‡`i KZ UvKv Av‡Q? Avgvi GK fvB Avgv‡K GK we‡qi Kvwnbx ïwb‡qwQj| Awff~Z n‡q wM‡qwQjvg| GK we‡q‡Z `vIqvZ †L‡Z wM‡q †m †`Lj eic¶ Avi K‡b c‡¶i g‡a¨ Zzgyj weZK© Pj‡Q| NUbv wK? weZ‡K©i welq nj KZUzKz bM` †`Iqv n‡e Avi KZUzKz c‡i w`‡jI eic¶ KwÝWvi Ki‡e| ei wb‡RI i‡q‡Q ZvwK©K‡`i g‡a¨| K‡b AkÖæwm³ bq‡b †P‡q Av‡Q Zvi evevi jvÃbv Avi Møvwbi `„‡k¨i cÖwZ| A‡bK¶Y ci wVK nj †hfv‡eB †nvK A‡a©K UvKv †`Iqv n‡j we‡q n‡e bZyev bq| evev fve‡Qb wK K‡i GB Abyôv‡bi g‡a¨B Dwb UvKv msMÖn Ki‡eb| ei wM‡q K‡b‡K ejj, ÔAvwg `qv K‡i †Zvgv‡K we‡q Ki‡Z ivwR njvgÕ| mevB ¯—w¤¢Z n‡q ïbj, K‡b ejj, ÔAvwg ivwR njvg bvÕ| †g‡qi evevmn mevB K‡b‡K †evSv‡Z †Póv Kij †h GB we‡q †f‡O †M‡j nq‡Zv †g‡qi e`bvg n‡q hv‡e, Avi KL‡bv we‡q n‡e bv| wKš‘ †g‡q ejj, Ôwe‡q bv n‡j bvBev nj| we‡q n‡ZB n‡e e‡j †Zv †Kv‡bv K_v †bB| Iuiv we‡qi Avm‡iB GiKg AvPiY Ki‡Qb, we‡qi ci †Kgb AvPiY Ki‡eb?Õ eic‡¶i †jvKRb nw¤^Zw¤^ K‡i P‡j †Mj wKš‘ †g‡q wKQy‡ZB ivwR nj bv| †g‡qi evev gv_vq nvZ w`‡q e‡m Av‡Qb, K‡bc‡¶i †jvKRb wegl©| Ggbmgq Avgwš¿Z‡`i g‡a¨ GKRb †Q‡j G‡m ejj, ÔAvgvi Lye GKUv UvKvcqmv †bB, wKš‘ †jLvcov Rvwb, GKUv †QvULvU PvKwi Av‡Q| Avcbv‡`i hw` AvcwË bv _v‡K Zvn‡j Avwg webv †hŠZz‡K I‡K we‡q Ki‡Z PvBÕ| we‡q n‡q †Mj! Avgiv Avjøvni Dci wek¦v‡mi K_v ewj wKš‘ Kvh©Z GZUyKy wek¦v‡mi cwiPq Avgiv we‡q 22


A‡b‡KB w`‡Z cvwi bv| cvi‡j nq‡Zv Avgv‡`i Rxeb¸‡jv Ab¨iKg nZ| Avgv‡`i we‡qi ci Avgv‡`i A‡bK eÜyevÜe AbycÖvwYZ n‡q †hŠZzKwenxb we‡q Ki‡jb| Zv‡`i g‡a¨ GK fvB‡qi Kvwnbx Lye gRvi| Dwb †Muvov †_‡K e‡j Avm‡Qb Dwb Ibvi k¦ïi‡K e‡j‡Qb Dwb †hŠZyK †b‡eb bv| Avi Ibvi eÜz Avgv‡`i e‡j P‡j‡Qb, ÔAvcbviv Ii K_v wek¦vm Ki‡eb bvÕ| we‡qi w`b wM‡q †`wL Ibvi k¦ïi Ibvi Pvwn`vi ZvwjKvq AwZô n‡q me w`‡q‡Qb| KwgDwbwU †m›Uv‡i cyi“l Avi gwnjv‡`i Lvev‡ii RvqMvi wVK ga¨Lv‡b wekvj RvqMv Ry‡o Mvwo †_‡K ïi“ K‡i Qywi ewU ch©š— hv hv w`‡q‡Qb me mvwR‡q †i‡L w`‡q‡Qb †hb mevB eyS‡Z cv‡i †Q‡j wKiKg †hŠZyKwenxb weevn Ki‡Q! ei j¾vq gv_vB Zzj‡Z cvijbv m¤ú~Y© we‡q‡Z! †Q‡j‡g‡q‡`i we‡q‡Z evevgv Lywk n‡q wKQy w`‡j Zv‡Z AvcwËi wKQy †bB| wKš‘ A‡bK †Q‡j‡g‡qivB Avï Avb‡›`i †Suv‡K fy‡j hvq Zv‡`i evev-gv‡qi mvg‡_©¨i K_v, Zv‡`i Lywki K_v †f‡e gyL ey‡R A‡bK `ytL Kó †P‡c hvIqvi K_v| mvivRxeb †c‡jcy‡l, †jLvcov wkwL‡q eo Kivi ci GB wK nIqv DwPZ Zv‡`i fv‡jvevmvi cÖwZ`vb? gvbjvg A‡b‡Ki evev-gv mvg_¨©evb| wKš‘ Zviv Zv‡`i †Q‡j‡g‡qi we‡q‡Z hv Ki‡Z cvi‡Qb Zv A‡b‡KB Zv‡`i mš—vb‡`i Rb¨ Ki‡Z cv‡ib bv| ZLb Zv cwiev‡ii AeyS m`m¨‡`i Rb¨ gg©‡e`bv Avi Amnvq `vwqZ¡kxj‡`i Rb¨ K‡ói KviY n‡q `vuovq| Avi Zvi †P‡qI hviv `wi`ª Zviv †hŠZy‡Ki Rb¨ nq †g‡q we‡q w`‡Z cv‡ib bv, bq †hŠZz‡Ki Iqv`v c~iY Ki‡Z wM‡q aviKR© K‡i †`Dwjqv nb, bZyev Zv‡`i †g‡qiv Kó †c‡Z _v‡K GB Iqv`v c~Y© nIqv ch©š— Avi Kcvj Lvivc n‡j N‡i Av‡m †g‡qi jvk A_ev Zvi AvZ¥nZ¨vi Lei| fv‡jv K‡i †f‡e †`L‡j †evSv hvq, Gi `vqfvi Avgv‡`i| Avgiv Avgv‡`i A_©m¤ú‡`i †RŠjym †`Lv‡Z wM‡q A‡bK A‡bK gvbyl‡K nZvkv, Møvwb GgbwK g„Zz¨i w`‡K †V‡j w`w”Q| Avgiv hw` Avgv‡`i mš—vb‡`i ïay fv‡jv‡e‡mB wKQy †`B, Zvn‡j †jv‡Ki Rvbvi `iKvi wK Avgiv wK w`w”Q ev Av‡`Š w`w”Q wKbv? Avi me fv‡jvevmv we‡qi w`bB w`‡q w`‡Z n‡e e‡j wK †Kv‡bv K_v Av‡Q? Zvi k¦ïievwoi mv‡_ mym¤úK© eRvq ivLv, Zvi myweav Amyweav †`Lv, Zvi †h‡Kv‡bv cÖ‡qvR‡b nvZ evwo‡q †`Iqv, Gfv‡e wK fv‡jvevmvi cÖKvk NUv‡bv hvq bv? Gi D‡ëvUvI Avgv‡`i mgv‡R Lye Kgb| Bmjv‡g †Zv †hŠZyKcÖ_v †bBB, ZeyI Gi K_v me we‡q‡ZB GKUv cÖavb Av‡jvP¨ welq| wKš‘ †gvnivbv wba©viY Kivi mgqI †Q‡ji mvg‡_©¨i cÖwZ `„wó †i‡L wVK Kiv nq bv| d‡j Kvh©Z Lye Kg †g‡qB Zv‡`i †gvnivbv ey‡S cvq| A_P ivmyj (mv.) e‡j‡Qb, Aí †gvnivbvi we‡qB AwaK eiKZc~Y©! †gvnivbv h_v m¤¢e `ªæZ Av`vq Kivi g‡a¨B †g‡qi m¤§vb| Avgv‡`i GK fvB‡qi Kvwnbx ï‡b Lye gRv †c‡qwQjvg| ïbjvg we‡qi Avm‡i we‡q 23


e‡m c‡KU †_‡K 50 nvRvi UvKv †ei K‡i wZwb ej‡jb, ÔAvwg GZUzKzB †gvnivbv w`‡Z cvie, GLb Avcbviv †g‡q w`‡Z ivwR _vK‡j †`b, bB‡j Avwg PwjÕ| K‡bc¶ Avi wK ej‡e? GKmv‡_ †gvnivbv Av`v‡q Ibvi we‡q n‡q †Mj! †KD †KD g‡b K‡ib GUv GKcÖKvi e¨vK‡gBj, wKš‘ Zviv GUv fve‡Qb bv †h cÖvq gwnjvB ïay †gvnivbvi cÖwZkÖæwZ Qvov Avi wKQyB cvb bv! Avgvi GK evÜexi evmvq wM‡q Avgvi Lye fv‡jv jvMZ| cÖ_g †hw`b Ibvi evmvq †Mjvg, Dwb ej‡jb, ÔAvgvi evmvq †Kvb `yUv wRwbm GKiKg †`L‡eb bv| Avgiv we‡qi ci GKUv cvwU wK‡b Rxeb ïi“ K‡iwQjvg| Zvici hLb †hfv‡e cÖ‡qvRb n‡q‡Q, mvg_¨©g‡Zv wK‡bwQ| AvR Avgiv `yR‡bB A‡bK fv‡jv PvKwi Kwi, Avjnvg`ywjjøvn| Avgv‡`i GLb hv B”Qv ZvB †Kbvi mvg_¨© Av‡Q| wKš‘ Avgvi N‡ii cÖwZwU wRwb‡mi mv‡_ AR©‡bi †h myL Avi gh©v`v Rwo‡q Av‡Q Zvi mv‡_ wK †Kv‡bv wKQyi Zyjbv nq?Õ Ibvi N‡i XzK‡jB †h kvwš—i cik cvIqv hvq †mUv Av‡iv AZzjbxq| Avgv‡`i we‡q‡Z †Kv‡bv Mvb evRbv jvBwUs nqwb, Avgiv PvBwb| KviY Gme w`‡q Avgv‡`i ˆeevwnK Rxe‡b myL wbwðZ Kiv hv‡e bv| wKš‘ H UvKvUv w`‡q GKUv Mixe †g‡qi we‡q †`Iqv hvq| Avi Zvi eiK‡Zi †Quvqv Avgv‡`i Rxe‡b Avb›` e‡q Avb‡Z cv‡i| Rxe‡b A‡bK mgq Aí Qvo w`‡j Av‡iv A‡bK fv‡jv wKQy cvIqv hvq| cÖwZw`b `yR‡b wg‡j wZj wZj K‡i GKUv msmvi M‡o †Zvjvi, mg¯— myL-`ytL fvM K‡i †bIqvi †h Avb›`, `yR‡bi eÜzZ¡ M‡o IVvi †h my‡hvM, †iwW‡gW msmv‡i Zvi ¯’vb †Kv_vq? †h we‡q ci¯ú‡ii cÖwZ m¤§vb‡eva Avi `vwq‡Z¡i wfwËi Ici cÖwZwôZ Avi †h we‡q †jvf Avi fxwZi Ici ¯’vwcZ, `y‡Uvi g‡a¨ wK †Kv‡bv Zyjbv nq? Avgv‡`i evev-gv ZLbB mwVK c`‡¶c †bIqvi my‡hvM cv‡eb hLb Avgiv Zv‡`i mvnm †`e ˆah¨© Avi w¯’iZvi mv‡_, Ôwe‡q bv n‡j bvBev nj, we‡q n‡ZB n‡e e‡j †Zv †Kv‡bv K_v †bB|Õ Avi we‡q n‡j †hb m¤§v‡bi mv‡_ nq| GZUzKz AvZ¥m¤§vb wK Avgiv AR©b Ki‡Z cvwi bv?

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A‡bK wKQyB Av‡m hvq †jKPvivi nIqvi GKUv we‡kl mgm¨v nj A‡bK mgq wb‡Ri ARv‡š—B †jKPvi †`Iqv n‡q hvq| GB †hgb Avwg AvBAvBBDwmÕi †eZ‡bi Rb¨ e¨vs‡K A¨vKvD›U Ki‡Z †Mjvg| ZLb Avgvi we‡q n‡q‡Q| ZvB ¯^vfvweKfv‡eB R‡q›U A¨vKvD›U KiwQ| nvwdR mv‡n‡ei g‡Zv †jv‡Ki mv‡_ we‡q nIqvi GKUv we‡kl mgm¨v nj Ibvi GZ †ewk eÜz-cwiwPZ †h †Kv_vI wM‡q GKUy cÖvB‡fmx cvIqv hvq bv| Avgiv `yR‡bB GZ e¨¯— _vKZvg †h `yR‡bi †`Lvmv¶vZB nZ bv| evmvq †hUzKz mgq _vKZvg †mUvI _vKZ Ibvi eÜz‡`i †Uwj‡dv‡bi `L‡j| e¨vs‡K G‡mI †`wL †h f`ª‡jvK Avgvi A¨vKvD‡›Ui KvR Ki‡Qb wZwb nvwdR mv‡ne‡K †P‡bb| Avwg Avi K_v bv evwo‡q PycPvc dg© wdjvc Ki‡Z jvMjvg| K_vq K_vq e¨vsKvi fvB ej‡jb, Ôfvex †Zv †`LwQ bvg †PÄ K‡ibwb!Õ Avi cvq †K? Kjg †i‡L e³…Zv ïi“ Kijvg, ÔfvB, Avcwb G K_v ej‡eb Zv Avkv Kwiwb| Avgvi evc Avgv‡K Rb¥ w`j, †c‡jcy‡l eo Kij, †jLvcov †kLvj, we‡q w`j Avi Avwg AvR‡K GKUv ¯^vgx †c‡q ev‡ci bvg ev` w`‡q †`e?! c„w_ex‡Z me‡P‡q fv‡jv ¯^vgx †K wQj e‡jb †Zv? ivmyj (mv.), ZvBbv? A_P Avqkv (iv)Õi bvg †Zv wg‡mm Avqkv gynv¤§v` wQj bv! Zuvi bvg we‡qi Av‡M c‡i Avqkv weš— Avey eKiB wQj| bvg cwieZ©b K‡i †djv Avgv‡`i ms¯‹…wZ bv| Avgiv AK…ZÁ bB| ¯^vgxi mv‡_ m¤úK© wZbUv kã D”PviY Ki‡j cwieZ©b n‡q hvq| wKš‘ ev‡ci mv‡_ m¤úK© KL‡bv wQbœ nqbvÕ| Dwb fo‡K wM‡q, ÔwVK, wVKÕ ej‡Z ej‡Z ZvovZvwo Avgvi A¨vKvD›U Kwi‡q w`‡jb| Avgvi †g‡qi R‡b¥i ci Avwg wVK D‡ëv mgm¨vq cojvg| †g‡q nevi Av‡M †KviAvb †_‡K my›`i my›`i k㸇jv †e‡Q †e‡Q `kUv †Q‡ji Avi `kUv †g‡qi bvg wVK Kijvg| †g‡qi bvg wbe©vPb Kiv nj H ZvwjKv †_‡KB| wKš‘ †k‡li bvg wK n‡e Zv wb‡q wekvj †Mvj‡hvM †eu‡a †Mj| I‡`i cwiev‡i †UªwWkbvwj †Q‡j‡`i bv‡gi mv‡_ cvwievwiK UvB‡Uj †hvM Kiv nq| wKš‘ †g‡q‡`i bv‡gi mv‡_ ÔmyjZvbvÕ jvwM‡q w`‡qB Kg©m¤úv`b Kiv nq| Avwg nvwdR mv‡ne‡K ejjvg, ÔAvR‡K hw` Avgvi †Q‡j nZ Zvn‡j Zvi bvg nZ AgyK ingvb, wKš‘ Avgvi †g‡q‡K hw` ivw`qv myjZvbv WvKv nq Zvn‡j Zvi cwiPq wK? †m Kvi †g‡q, †Kvb cwiev‡ii †g‡q? myjZvbv gv‡b ivRKb¨vÑ Lye fv‡jv K_v| wKš‘ GUv we‡q 25


GKUv †g‡qi cÖ_g bvg n‡Z cv‡i, †kl bvg wn‡m‡e GUv Avwg wKQy‡ZB †g‡b wb‡Z cvwi bv| dvwZgv (iv)Õi bvg wK dvwZgv LvZzb ev †eMg ev myjZvbv wQj? Zuvi bvg wQj dvwZgv weš— gynv¤§v`| Zuvi wcZ…cwiPq wQj Zuvi bv‡gi Awe‡”Q`¨ Ask| Zvn‡j Avgvi †g‡q †Kb Zvi nK †_‡K ewÂZ n‡e?Õ †kl ch©š— A‡bK Av‡jvPbv ch©v‡jvPbvi ci Avgvi mš—vb Zvi AwaKvi †cj| Avgv‡`i GmGmwm cix¶vi dg© wdjv‡ci mgq me‡P‡q PgKcÖ` NUbv wQj Avgv‡`i GK evÜexi bv‡gi Gw›Uª| Ii evev wj‡L w`‡q‡Qb Ii bvg Ô¯^b©vÕ, ïayB ¯^b©v! wcÖwÝcvj m¨vi ch©š— Avs‡Kj‡K †dvb K‡i ej‡jb I‡K GKUv Ôjv÷ †bgÕ †`Iqvi Rb¨| wKš‘ Dwb ïay ej‡jb, ÔIi wKQyw`b ci Ôjv÷ †bgÕ n‡q hv‡e, GLb ïay ¯^b©vB h‡_óÕ! †ePvixi GB bv‡g †evSvi wK †Kv‡bv Dcvq Av‡Q I Kvi †g‡q, †Kvb cwiev‡ii †g‡q, gymwjg bv wn›`y? GUv †Zv ïay GKUv NUbv| GiKg †h Av‡iv KZ †`‡LwQ! †mw`K †_‡K wPš—v Ki‡j Avwg Lye fvM¨eZx wQjvg| Avgiv cÖvqB †Q‡j‡`i bvg ivLvi mgq A‡bK wPš—vfvebv K‡i my›`i bvg ivLvi †Póv Kwi| Zvi bv‡gi mv‡_ wK K‡i cwiev‡ii ev Aš—Z ev‡ci bv‡gi †hvMm~Î ¯’vcb Kiv hvq Zv wb‡q fvweZ nB| A_P †g‡q‡`i bvg ivLvi mgq cÖvqB Zv‡Z Bmjv‡gi †Quvqv _v‡K bv| bv‡gi †k‡lI †Kv‡bv iK‡g GKUv wKQy w`‡q †`Iqv nq| a‡i †bIqv nq we‡qi ci †Zv Zvi bvg cwieZ©b n‡qB hv‡e| Zv‡K †Kv‡bv GK mgq Ab¨ cwiev‡i ¯’vbvš—i Kiv n‡e †f‡e cÖ_g †_‡KB Zv‡K cwiev‡ii bvg †_‡K ch©š— ewÂZ Kiv nq| A_P †m hv‡KB we‡q Ki“K bv †Kb Avjøvn Zv‡K Avgvi N‡iB cvwV‡q‡Qb| Zvi cÖwZ Avwg b¨vq AvPiY Kijvg wKbv Zvi Ici Avgvi †e‡nkZ †`vhL wbf©i Ki‡Q| GKUv †g‡qi AvMg‡bi mv‡_ mv‡_ Zv‡K ci K‡i bv w`‡q hw` †m †Kv‡bv w`b P‡j hv‡e †f‡e Zv‡K Avgiv Av‡iKUy †ewk Av`i KiZvg Zvn‡j wK Avgv‡`i Lye ¶wZ nZ? mvgvb¨ GKUv bvg, Zv‡Z Avgvi DfqcÖKvi mš—v‡bi mgvwaKvi wbwðZ KivUv wK Lye KwVb †Kv‡bv KvR? Avgv‡`i GB gvbwmKZvi cwieZ©b †nvK| Avgiv †hb GB e¨vcv‡i Av‡iv m‡PZb nB|

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we‡q- 1 eihvÎx‡`i hvÎvc‡_i w`‡K †P‡q Av‡Q mvqgv| Zv‡`i GLb Avi †`Lv hv‡”Q bv| KviY iv¯—v †_‡K I‡`i D‡Vv‡b cÖ‡ekc‡_i `yÕav‡i A‡bK eo eo MvQ| MvQ¸‡jv evwo¸‡jv‡K †hgb iv¯—v †_‡K Avovj K‡i iv‡L, †Zgwb iv¯—vwU‡KI evwo †_‡K A`„k¨ K‡i iv‡L| GB D‡Vv‡bi Pvicvk wN‡i I‡`i evc-PvPv‡`i cvuP fvB‡qi emevm Ii `v`vi wf‡Uq| cuvP fvB cÖPÛ †gRvwR n‡jI Zv‡`i ga¨Kvi cÖej fv‡jvevmvi Uvb I‡`i GB D‡VvbUv‡K wN‡i ˆZwi K‡i‡Q GK ¯^M©xq my‡Li cwi‡ek| gv-PvwP‡`i g‡a¨I †Kv‡bvw`b GB m™¢v‡ei e¨wZµg †`Lv hvqwb| Av‡M `vw` GB mym¤úK© eRvq ivLvi `vwqZ¡ cvjb Ki‡Zb| Zuvi g„Zz¨i ci †_‡K eo PvwPB †hb cy‡iv cwieviUv‡K nv‡Zi gy‡Vvq GKwÎZ K‡i a‡i †i‡L‡Qb| A_P Dwb fxlY nvwm Lywk nvjKv †gRv‡Ri gvbyl| gv‡qi Kv‡Q mvqgv †h cÖkªq cvq bv Zv †m cvq eo PvwPi Kv‡Q| es‡ki eo †g‡q nIqvq cwiev‡ii mevi A‡bKLvwb Av`i‡mœn gvqv ggZv †m †c‡q‡Q DËivwaKvim~‡Î| G‡¶‡Î Ii GKgvÎ cÖwZ‡hvMx eo PvwPi eo‡Q‡j wi`Iqvb| I‡K †K †h e‡j‡Q mvqgvi Av‡M Rb¥v‡Z! Z‡e ¯^v_© ev` w`‡q †`L‡j ej‡Z nq wi`Iqvb †h Av`i cvq Zv †m wbR¸‡YB cvq| †m †gv‡UB evcPvPv‡`i g‡Zv e` †gRvwR nqwb eis PvwPi g‡Zv nvwm Lywk Avi `vwqZ¡kxj nevi Kvi‡Y ïay gyi“weŸivB bq Iiv fvB†ev‡bivI Ii Ici wbf©i K‡i fxlYfv‡e| †m memgq fv‡e Ii ei †hb wi`Iqv‡bi g‡ZvB `vwqZ¡kxj fv‡jv gvbyl nq| wKš‘ we‡qi K_v fve‡Z †M‡jB Ii gbUv fxlY Lvivc n‡q hvq| GB evwoi AvwObv †cwi‡q evB‡ii †h c„w_ex Zv‡Z GZ gvqv Avi fv‡jvevmv †Kv_vq? GB cwiwPZ A½‡bi evB‡i Zv‡K GZ Avn¬v` Av`i †`‡e †K? Zvici †m nVvr ev¯—‡e wd‡i Av‡m| nvn! evc-PvPv †hLv‡b ej‡e †mLv‡b †PvLgyL eÜ K‡i e‡m coe evevwR! wb‡R cQ›` Ki‡Z wM‡q †Kv‡bv KvK ev †cuPv a‡i wb‡q Avwm! Gme ev‡R wPš—vq wg‡Q mgq bó Kivi mgq †bB| eo PvwP Zv‡K wek¦vm K‡i A‡bK eo `vwqZ¡ w`‡q †M‡Qb| wi`Iqv‡bi we‡q Dcj‡¶ evwoi me cyi“l Avi wKQy gwnjv †bvqvLvjx †Mj| Iiv wd‡i Avm‡e AvR mܨvq ev iv‡ZB| eo PvwP Zuvi †g‡q bvwRqv‡K †i‡L †M‡Qb mvqgv‡K cy‡iv Ni, D‡Vvb mvwR‡q ea~ei‡Yi e¨e¯’v Kivi Rb¨ mvnvh¨ Ki‡Z| mv‡_ Av‡iv wKQy wcw”PcvPv Avi m`¨ gv nIqv †QvU PvwP| me Ki‡Z Ki‡Z mܨv n‡qB hv‡e| we‡q 27


myZivs mvqgv Avi mgq bó bv K‡i bvwRqv‡K wb‡q Kv‡R †j‡M †Mj| ney fvexi Rb¨ i“g mvRv‡Z mvRv‡Z mvqgv bvwRqv‡K ejj, ÔRvwbm, fvex‡K Avwg †`wLIwb wKš‘ Ii Rb¨ Avgvi wK †h Lvivc jvM‡Q!Õ bvwRqv ejj, Ô†Kb Avcy? Avgvi fvBqv wK GZ Lvivc †h fvex‡K Kó †`‡e?Õ mvqgv †n‡m †djj, Ôa¨vr, Avwg wK ZvB e‡jwQ bvwK? eÜz‡K we‡q Ki‡j †h‡Kv‡bv †g‡qB myLx n‡e| wKš‘ wPš—v Ki †g‡qUv Ii evev-gv fvB-†evb mevB‡K †d‡j Avgv‡`i evwo‡Z P‡j Avm‡e A_P †m Avgv‡`i KvD‡K †P‡b bv Rv‡b bv|Õ †QvU‡ejvq me ev”Pviv †hgb K‡i _v‡K, mvqgv wi`Iqvb‡K bvg a‡i WvKZ, fvBqv WvK‡Z ej‡j wKQy‡ZB ivwR nZ bv| ZvB `v`y eyw× K‡i wkwL‡q w`‡qwQ‡jb I‡K ÔeÜyÕ WvK‡Z| GB ¯^fveUv Ii Avi †Mj bv| bvwRqv ejj, ÔAvcy, Zywg Lye fv‡jv bb` n‡eÕ| mvqgv AevK n‡q ejj, Ô†Kb †i? wK‡m †Zvi GB aviYv nj?Õ bvwRqv wgwó †n‡m ejj, ÔmevB A‡b¨i †g‡qi K_v fv‡e bv, wKš‘ Zywg bZyb fvexi Kv‡Q Avgv‡`i Avkv AvKv•¶vi K_v bv †f‡e Ii K‡ói K_v fveQ| Zywg Avgv‡`i mevi K_v fve, ZvB ejjvgÕ| Ôeo fvB-†evbiv memgq †QvU‡`i K_v fv‡e, fve‡Z nqÑ eÜy †Zv Avgvi †P‡qI †ewk K‡i †Zv‡`i mevi Rb¨!Õ bvwRqv gv_v †`vjv‡jv| Zvici †mRPvPvi †g‡q bvwejv‡K wb‡q eviv›`v mvRv‡Z P‡j †Mj| cy‡iv evwo mvRv‡bv †kl| gvMwi‡ei bvgvR c‡o mvqgvi g‡b nj nvZ-cv Avi P‡j bv| wKš‘ K‡e Avevi bZyb fvex P‡j Av‡m GB †Ubk‡b †m wekªvgI wb‡Z cvi‡Qbv| bvwRqv ejj, ÔAvcy, eihvÎxiv K‡bmn wd‡i G‡j Zywg Avevi Kv‡R e¨v¯— n‡q co‡e| GLb evwo VvÛv, Zywg Avgvi i“‡g wM‡q NygvI| Iiv G‡j Avwg †Zvgv‡K †W‡K †`eÕ| eyw×Uv mvqgvi Lye cQ›` nj| Ny‡gi g‡a¨ nVvr A‡bK kã ï‡b mvqgv aigi K‡i D‡V emj wKš‘ Ii gv_v †_‡K NygUv wKQy‡ZB †hb Zvov‡Z cvi‡Q bv| Xyjy Xyjy †Pv‡L †`‡L gv-PvwPiv me GB i“‡gÑ Ii w`‡K ZvwK‡q Av‡Q| †m fxlY AcÖ¯—yZ n‡q coj| mevB P‡j G‡m‡Q A_P bvwRqv I‡K Wv‡Kwb, wK iKg `vwqZ¡nxb g‡b Ki‡e I‡K mevB! †m D‡V we‡q 28


`vuov‡Z wM‡q c‡oB hvw”Qj, mviv w`‡bi LvUywbi ci m¤¢eZ hZUzKz Nywg‡q‡Q Zv h‡_ó nqwb, kixi wKQy‡ZB Avo‡gvov fvO‡Z ivwR bq| Gi g‡a¨B nVvr Ii gv GKLvbv †mvbvjx kvwo G‡b ejj, Ôai, ZvovZvwo GBUv ciÕ| G †Kgb Ave`vi! bZyb †eŠ †`Lvi Rb¨ Ii kvwo ci‡Z n‡e †Kb? PvwPiv mevB ûogyo K‡i †ewi‡q †M‡jb| bvwRqv i“‡g XyKj| †m †ek nvwmnvwm gyL K‡i ejj, Ô`vuovI, Avwg †Zvgv‡K mvnvh¨ KiwQÕ| wKš‘ I‡K †`‡L mvqgvi †gRvRUv fxlY Lvivc nj, ÔA¨vB †g‡q, ZzB Avgv‡K WvwKmwb †Kb? wK g‡b Ki‡Q mevB? eo PvwP Avgv‡K cy‡iv N‡ii `vwqZ¡ w`‡q †Mj Avi G‡m †`‡L Avwg Nyg!Õ ÔwK Kie ej, Iiv †MU w`‡q XzKvi Av‡M †h †kvi‡Mvj ïi“ KijÑ nƇMv‡ji g‡a¨ †Zvgv‡K WvKvi K_v fy‡jB †MwQ!Õ ÔKZ¶Y Nywg‡qwQjvg †i? Avgvi gv_vUv_v †fuv †fuv Ki‡Q| g‡b n‡”Q †iveU n‡q †MwQÕ| Ô†ewk bv, nq‡Zv wek wgwbU| Rvb Avcy, AvR †Zvgvi we‡q!Õ mvqgvi Nyg Nyg fveUv †K‡U wM‡q we¯§q †Q‡q †Mj †Pnvivq| KviY bvwRqvi †Pnvivq †m ¯úó †`L‡Z cv‡”Q †m dvRjvwg Ki‡Q bv| †m Rv‡b Ggb NUbv I‡`i evwo‡Z NUv Am¤¢e bq| †m Rv‡b †Kv‡bv K_v e‡j jvf †bB| wKš‘ Ii gv_vUv Mig n‡q †Mj| me wi`Iqv‡bi †`vl! wbðqB Ii we‡q‡Z wM‡q KvD‡K cQ›` n‡q‡Q PvPv‡`i! H †Q‡jB ev †Kgb †h mv‡_ mv‡_ ivwR n‡q †Mj? we‡q GKmgq Ki‡Z n‡e, Ki‡Z Ii AvcwË †bB| wKš‘ ZvB e‡j Nyg †_‡K Zy‡j we‡q?! bvwRqv †h‡nZy evmvq wQj †mI †Kv‡bv Z_¨ mieivn K‡i mn‡hvwMZv Ki‡Z cvi‡e bv| A_P QvMjUv wK Lywk! cwiw¯’wZ Ab¨iKg n‡j Aek¨ †mI Lye Lywk nZ| GKw`‡b `yÕ`y‡Uv fvB‡ev‡bi we‡q wK Avi memgq N‡U! wKš‘ Ii Kó jvMj bZyb fvexUvi †Pnviv †`Lvi Av‡MB Zv‡K GB wcÖq cwi‡ek †Q‡o Ggb GK RvqMvq P‡j †h‡Z n‡e Ggb GKR‡bi nvZ a‡i hvi bvgUv ch©š— †m Rv‡b bv! wKQy ejvi Av‡MB PvwPiv i“‡g XzK‡jb Mnbv Avi Iobv wb‡q| GK GK PvwP GK GK w`‡K Kv‡R †j‡M †M‡jb| †KD Kv‡bi `yj civ‡”Qb, †KD Mjvi nvi, †KD ev Pyj evua‡Qb| eo PvwP ej‡jb, Ôgv, †Zvi evc-PvPv‡`i †Zv wPwbm| Avgiv KZ K‡i ejjvg, Avgiv mevB Lywk Ges ivwR| GZ eo GKUv Sv‡gjvi ci we‡qUv Aš—Z wZbw`b c‡i †nvK| †K †kv‡b Kvi K_v? †mR †eŠ, KvRx mv‡ne Ic‡i P‡j G‡jb e‡j| Iobv AvUKv‡Z bv cvi‡j AvcvZZ nvZ w`‡q a‡i iv‡LvÕ| mv‡_ mv‡_ bvwRqvi i“‡gi `iRvq †QvU PvPvi Mjv †kvbv †Mj, ÔKvRx mv‡ne G‡m‡Qb, †fZ‡i Avbe?Õ mvqgvi g‡b nj †m Ny‡gi g‡a¨ †Kv‡bv ¯^cœ †`L‡Q| ¯^‡cœ †hgb †Kej bovPov we‡q 29


†`Lv hvq kã †kvbv hvq bv, †Zgwb †m Bgvg mv‡ne‡K †`L‡Z cv‡”Q, Ibvi †VvuU `yÕ‡Uvi bovPov †`‡L eyS‡Z cvi‡Q Dwb wKQy ej‡Qb, wKš‘ gv_vi †fZ‡i †kuv †kuv k‡ãi Rb¨ wKQy ïb‡Z cv‡”Q bv| KvRx mv‡n‡ei †Kv‡bv cÖ‡kœi †Kv‡bv Reve †m w`‡Z cvij bv| †k‡l †gŠbZvB m¤§wZi j¶Y a‡i wb‡q evev, eo PvPv, †QvU PvPv Avi KvRx mv‡ne P‡j †M‡jb| PvwPiv mevB Zv‡K Av‡iK i“‡g wb‡q †Mj| GKUz c‡i ei Avm‡e ZvB| nVvr †m eyS‡Z cvij GZ¶Y †m †Nv‡ii g‡a¨ †Ui cvqwb| †m GLb weevwnZ! GKUy c‡i GKRb AcwiwPZ †jv‡Ki mv‡_ Ii †`Lv n‡e hvi mv‡_ evKx Rxeb Zv‡K KvUv‡Z n‡e| †jvKUvi bvg wK, evm †Kv_vq, Zvi cwiev‡i †K †K Av‡Q, †jvKUvi ¯^fve †Kgb, †m †`L‡Z †KgbÑ wKQyB †m Rv‡b bv! LvwbK ci wi`Iqvb i“‡g G‡m XyKj| mvqgvi I‡K †`‡L †Lqvj nj, ÔwK †i! G †Zv wi`Iqv‡bi Rb¨ mvRv‡bv i“g! wKš‘ mvqgv‡K GB i“g †`Iqv n‡j bZzb †eŠ‡K Z‡e †Kv_vq †`Iqv nj?Õ †m wi`Iqvb‡K ejj, ÔeÜy, Zywg fyj i“‡g G‡mQ| Z‡e Avwg Rvwb bv fvex‡K †Kvb i“‡g †`Iqv n‡q‡Q| †`L †Zvgvi Rb¨ Avgvi wK Ae¯’v! †Zvgvi we‡q‡Z wM‡q PvPv‡`i Kv‡K bv Kv‡K cQ›` n‡q‡Q Avi Avgv‡K Nyg †_‡K Zy‡j we‡q w`‡q w`j!Õ wi`Iqvb wbwj©ßfv‡e ejj, ÔZvB?Õ Ii wi-A¨vKk‡bi Afve †`‡L mvqgvi gv_vq ivM P‡o †Mj, ÔAvwg fvejvg Zywg Avgv‡K mnvbyf~wZ Rvbv‡Z G‡mQ| †Zvgvi hw` †Kv‡bv gv_ve¨v_v bv _v‡K Zvn‡j †eŠ‡qi Kv‡Q hvI| Avgvi ei †h‡Kv‡bv mgq G‡m co‡e, Zv‡KB eje Gme K_vÕ| wi`Iqvb ZLb †n‡m ejj, Ôe‡ii mv‡_ K_v ejvi Rb¨ GZ DZjv! Av‡M Avgvi K_v †kvb| Avgvi we‡q‡Z wK n‡q‡Q ZyB †Zv Rvwbm bvÕ| mvqgv †¶‡c wM‡q ejj, Ô†Zvgvi †eŠ‡qi mv‡_ Sv‡gjv Ki‡Z bv cvivi Rb¨B †Zv fvexi †Pnviv ch©š— †`Lvi Av‡M Avgv‡K we‡q w`‡q w`‡j| we‡q‡Z †Zv †h‡Z cvijvgB bv, mvivw`b †L‡ULy‡U we‡qi Lvevi ch©š— †cjvg bv! ïKbv Mí e‡j GLb wK n‡e?Õ wi`Iqvb ejj, Ô†Zvi k¦ïievwoi Kv‡iv mv‡_ †`Lvmv¶vr ev K_v n‡q‡Q?Õ mvqgvi GZ¶‡Y g‡b nj, ÔZvB †Zv, I‡`i evwo †_‡K wK †Kv‡bv gwnjv Av‡mb wb?Õ †m Avbg‡b ejj, Ôbv eÜz, me †Zv Avgv‡`i evwoi †jvKÕ| Zvn‡j wK Zviv GB we‡q‡Z Lywk bq? e¨vcviUv Zv‡K Lye wPš—vq †d‡j w`j| mvqgvi wbieZvi my‡hv‡M wi`Iqvb Ii we‡qi Kvwnbx ej‡Z ïi“ Kij, ÔZyB †Zv we‡q 30


Rvwbm, Avgvi GKUv †g‡q‡K cQ›` wQj wKš‘ ej‡Z cvwiwb| †g‡qUv Lye fv‡jv hw`I GKUy e`ivMx| I‡K we‡q Ki‡Z bv cvi‡j ïay ïay Rvwb‡q g‡b Kó w`‡q jvf wK? AvR we‡q‡Z †h‡Z †h‡Z fvewQjvg, ÔAvjøvn, wKQy GKUv KiÕ| wKš‘ A¨vw·‡W›U, †Uªb wgm gvq †jU ch©š— nj bv| we‡qevwo‡Z †cŠuQ‡j †`wL †jvKR‡bi †PvLgyL †eRvo| ejj, I‡`i †g‡qi Rb¨ Avwg Dchy³ cvÎ bBÕ| mvqgv †Zv fxlY AevK! wb‡Ri `yt‡Li K_v fy‡j wM‡q †m ejj, ÔeÜy, †Zvgvi e¨vcv‡i G K_v Iiv wK K‡i ejj? GUv ev‡R K_v| †Zvgvi †P‡q fv‡jv cvÎ n‡ZB cv‡ibv! wKš‘ Zvn‡j Iiv ivwR n‡qwQ‡jb †Kb?Õ wi`Iqvb ejj, ÔAv‡i evev! Av‡M MíUv †Zv e‡j †kl Ki‡Z †`! cÖ_‡g fvejvg, hv e‡j ejyK, we‡q †h‡nZy n‡”Q bv, Avgvi GKUv PvÝ Av‡Q| wKš‘ ZyB †Zv Rvwbm Avgv‡`i evc-PvPviv wK cwigvY e`ivMx| we‡qi Avm‡i evev wPrKvi K‡i e‡j †djj, ÔAvwg hw` AvRB Avgvi †Q‡ji we‡q bv w`‡qwQ Zvn‡j Avgvi bvg cwieZ©b K‡i †dje!Õ e¨vm, Avi cvq †K? mv‡_ mv‡_ A¨vevDU Uvb©| †Uª‡b e‡mB cvÎx mve¨¯—!Õ mvqgv †PvL †Mvj †Mvj K‡i ejj, ÔZvi gv‡b GB mg‡qi g‡a¨ Iiv †Zvgvi Avgvi `yÕR‡bi Rb¨B cvÎ cvÎx wVK K‡i †d‡j‡Q? Avwg RvbZvg me †Zvgvi †`vl! †Zvgvi Rb¨B Avgv‡K GBfv‡e we‡q Ki‡Z njÕ| wi`Iqvb gyL M¤¢xi K‡i ejj, ÔwVK e‡jwQm| †Zvi K_v Rvwb bv, Z‡e Avwg Lywk| †hfv‡eB †nvK, Avwg Avgvi cQ‡›`i †g‡qwU‡K †c‡qwQ|Õ mvqgv ejj, ÔZvB? Aš—Z Avgv‡`i GKRb †Zv Lywk! Zv †g‡qwU †K Gevi †Zv ej‡Z cv‡ivÕ| wi`Iqvb ejj, ÔAvgvi hvi mv‡_ we‡q n‡q‡Q †m!Õ ÔdvRjvwg ivL †ZvÕ, †i‡M †Mj mvqgv| Ôfvex †Kv_vq? Pj †`‡L AvwmÕ| wi`Iqvb ejj, Ô†Kv_vI †h‡Z n‡e bv, †m GLv‡bB Av‡QÕ| mvqgv A‡bK¶Y ey‡S †cjbv G †Kgb auvauv| Zvici nVvr †hb me w`‡bi Av‡jvi g‡Zv cwi®‹vi n‡q †Mj| †Kb Zv‡K Nyg †_‡K Zy‡j we‡q w`‡q †`Iqv nj| †Kb wb‡R‡`i †jvKRb Qvov Avi KvD‡K we‡q‡Z †`‡Lwb| †Kb evwoi †jvKRb GZ ûj¯’y‡ji g‡a¨I GZ Lywk| †Kb Zv‡K GB i“‡g _vK‡Z †`qv n‡q‡Q, †Kb Zv‡K Avi †Kvbw`b AvcbRb‡`i mvwbœa¨ †Q‡o †h‡Z n‡e bv! Ii †Pnvivq GZ †ewk Abyf~wZ GZ `ª“Z iO e`jv‡Z jvMj †h †m wb‡RB ey‡S †cj bv †Kv_vq gyL jyKv‡e| we‡q 31


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we‡q- 2 AvR K‡qK mßvn ci N‡i wd‡i ivwni cÖ_‡gB g‡b nj wgbvi K_v| KZw`b wgbvi mv‡_ K_v nq bv! A_P evmvq _vK‡j `yR‡b cÖwZw`b †`Lv nq ev wb‡`bc‡¶ †dv‡b K_v nq| eûw`b ci QywU †c‡q `v`yi evwo‡Z _vK‡Z fv‡jvB jvMwQj, wKš‘ wgbv‡K fxlY wgm KiwQj †m| nvZgyL ay‡q Kvco e`‡jB wgbv‡K †dvb Kij ivwn| gv‡qi †PvL ivOvwb D‡c¶v K‡i †dvbUv wb‡q WªBs i“‡g Av‡qk K‡i emj| j¤^v Avjv‡ci cÖ¯—ywZ| Iw`K †_‡K wgbvi K_v †hb Dc‡P co‡Q! ÔwK‡i, †Kv_vq †h †Mwj! †dvb †bB, †gvevBj †bB| g‡b nq G‡Kev‡i c„w_exi evB‡i!Õ Ôbv‡i, †Zvi K_v cÖwZw`b g‡b n‡q‡Q| wKš‘ ZyB †Zv Rvwbm Avgiv Qvov Avgv‡`i AvZ¥xq¯^Rb †KD PÆMÖv‡g _v‡K bv| GZw`b ci Avgv‡K †c‡q †Kv‡bv QvovQvwo †bB| mevB wg‡j LvIqv-`vIqv, †eov‡bvÑ Z‡e †Zv‡K mwZ¨B Lye wgm K‡iwQ †i! †`LwQm bv, GBgvÎ Gjvg, fvZI LvBwb, †dvb wb‡q emjvg| Av¤§y †PvL †Mvj †Mvj K‡i ZvwK‡q Av‡QÑ wn wn wnÓ ÔZvn‡j hv, ZvovZvwo fvZ †L‡q Avq| Zvici Avwg †dvb Kie, K_v Av‡QÕ| ÔZvn‡j †Zv hvIqvB hv‡e bv, K_v bv ï‡b fvZ †L‡Z †M‡j Avgvi †c‡Ui MÛ‡Mvj n‡q hv‡e! ÑZvovZvwo ejv ïi“ KiÕ| ÔwK gykwKj! Av”Qv †kvb Zvn‡j, Avgvi we‡q wVK n‡q‡QÕ| ÒwgbvAvAvAvÓ, Lywk‡Z jvd w`‡q D‡V `uvovj ivwn, ÔZyB GZ¶Y wK K‡i GB K_vUv †P‡c ivLwj? K‡e wK nj? †Q‡j †Kgb? Avs‡Kj Avw›U Lywk?Õ ÔAv‡M ej‡Z †` †i evev! MZ mßv‡n Iiv Avgv‡K †`L‡Z Gj| MZKvj Iiv G‡m AvswU cwi‡q w`‡q †Mj| †Q‡j Wv³vi, myZivs eyS‡ZB cviwQm Av¤§y Lywk‡Z AvULvbvÕ| ÔZyB Lywk?Õ we‡q 33


Ôn¨vu, Aek¨BÕ| Ô†Q‡ji mv‡_ K_v e‡jwQm?Õ Ôbvn, Avgvi †evb e‡j‡QÕ| Ô†Q‡j †`L‡Z †Kgb?Õ ÔRvwb bv, Avwg †`wLwb| Avgvi †evb †`‡L‡Q, I e‡j‡Q fv‡jvBÕ| ÔAvwg eySjvg bv, we‡q wK †Zvi bv †Zvi †ev‡bi? ZyB †Zv Bmjvg m¤ú‡K© Avgvi †P‡q fv‡jv Rvwbm| hvi mv‡_ mvivRxeb _vKwe Zv‡K GKbRi †`Lwe bv? GKevi K_v e‡j †evSvi †Póv Kiwe bv Zvi mv‡_ †Zvi g‡bi wgj n‡e wKbv? †Q‡j Wv³vi, †d‡ikZv †Zv bv!Õ ÔmwZ¨ K_v ewj, K_vUv AvgviI g‡b G‡m‡Q| wKš‘ AveŸy Av¤§y‡K wK K‡i ewj?Õ ÔAvw›U‡K †dvb †`, Avwg ejwQÕ| Ôayi, ZyB Avmvq GLb Avwg mvnm cvw”Q| ZyB fvZ †L‡Z hv, Avwg Av¤§yi mv‡_ K_v e‡j †Zv‡K Rvbvw”QÕ| ivwn fvZ †e‡o wb‡Z wb‡ZB wgbvi †dvb G‡jv| Av¤§yi GKUv åæ GKUy DuPy n‡q †Mj| wKš‘ wZwb Zuvi †g‡q‡K Rv‡bb| ZvB wKQy ej‡jb bv| Icvk †_‡K wgbvi ¯^i ï‡b Ii g‡bi †fZiKvi Av‡›`vjb †evSv hv‡”Q, ÔAv¤§y‡K ejvi mv‡_ mv‡_ Av¤§y ivwR n‡q †Mj †h‡nZy Aj‡iwW AvswU civ‡bv n‡q wM‡q‡Q| NUK cv‡ki evmvi Avgxb PvPv| Ibvi mv‡_ K_v ej‡ZB Dwb Rvbv‡jb †Q‡j GLb Ibvi evmvqB Av‡Q| Avwg GLb hvw”Q Avgvi fwel¨Z‡K wbR †Pv‡L †`L‡Z| †`vqv Kwim †hb cÖ_g †`Lv‡ZB fv‡jv jv‡M| Avwg G‡mB †Zv‡K †dvb KieÕ| fv‡Zi †Uwe‡j wd‡i wM‡q ivwn †hb Kíbvi iv‡R¨ AeMvnb Ki‡Z jvMj| Ii evÜexwU ney ¯^vgxi mv‡_ K_v e‡j Av‡e‡M AvcøyZ| Ii k¦ïievwo hvevi e¨vcv‡i †h fq, wØav, ms‡KvP me GB mv¶v‡Zi gva¨‡g `~i n‡q †Mj| Ii Kíbvq †Q` NwU‡q wgbvi †dvb Gj| Gevi Av¤§y †Uwej †_‡K D‡VB P‡j †M‡jb| †ePvwi! ivwni R¡vjvq Zuvi RxebUv AwZô n‡q †Mj! wKš‘ Icv‡k wgbvi A¯^vfvweK KÚ¯^i ivwn‡K AvcvZZ Av¤§yi `ywðš—vi K_v fywj‡q w`j| ÔwK‡i! ZyB †Mwj KLb, Gwj KLb, K_v ejwj KLb?Õ wgbv nvucvw”Qj, ÔZyB PycPvc Avgvi K_v †kvb| Zvici ej Avgvi wK Kiv DwPZÕ| Ii wmwiqvm‡bm ivwn‡K mUvb A¨v‡Ubkb fw½‡Z `uvo Kwi‡q w`j, ÔejÕ|

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wn‡me wb‡Kk K‡i `yRb‡K Ii cQ›` nj| e¨vm, †hB fvev †mB KvR| ivwk` mv‡n‡ei gv‡K †dvb K‡i Rvbvj, ÔAvw›U, Avgvi cwiwPZ GB `yRb †g‡q Am¤¢e fv‡jv| G‡`i g‡a¨ GKRb‡K Avcwb ivwk` fvB‡qi Rb¨ †`L‡Z cv‡ibÕ| wKš‘ Avw›U ïay wgwó wgwó K_v e‡j †dvb †i‡L w`‡jb, GZ fv‡jv `y‡Uv cÖ¯—ve w`j †m, A_P wZwb †Kv‡bv AvMÖn †`Lv‡jb bv! fxlY ivM nj Ii| wKš‘ c‡i fvej nq‡Zv wZwb †g‡q †`‡L †d‡j‡Qb| Iw`‡K `yw`b ci evmvq GKUv †dvb G‡jv| AveŸyi †Pnviv †`‡LB †m eyS‡Z cvij Ii Rb¨ †Kv‡bv cÖ¯—ve G‡m‡Q| †m g‡b g‡b Av‡iKUv hy‡×i Rb¨ cÖ¯—yZ nj| ivwn‡`i cwievi AvaywbK wk¶vq wkw¶Z| GLv‡b ag© wbZvš— Acvs‡³q ev G‡Kev‡iB Abycw¯’Z| hviv ag© cvjb K‡i ZvivI a‡g©i e¨vcv‡i ¯^”Q †Kv‡bv aviYv bv _vKvq G e¨vcv‡i jw¾Z _v‡K| Gi g‡a¨ ivwn ag© wb‡q Aí¯^í †jLvcov K‡i hLb cy‡ivcywi ag©xq ixwZbxwZ †g‡b Pjvi wm×vš— wb‡q wbj ZLb GB e¨vKIqvW© †g‡q‡K wb‡q AvZ¥xq¯^Rb fxlY wPš—vq c‡o †M‡jbÑ Gi wK n‡e †Mv?! cÖ_‡g Dc‡`k, Zvici Aby‡iva, Zvici Av‡`k, †kl‡gk MvjvMvj K‡iI hLb Zv‡K c`©vi g‡Zv evovevwo †_‡K wbf…Z Kiv †Mj bv ZLb mevB wg‡j wm×vš— wb‡jb ivwn‡K we‡qi gva¨‡gB ms‡kvab Ki‡Z n‡e| myZivs, ivwnI h_vixwZ †h‡Kv‡bv cÖ¯—ve G‡jB hy×s‡`nx n‡q DVZÑ we‡q bv Kivi hy×| Z‡e G‡¶‡Î Ii we‡kl GKUv myweav wQj| Ii AveŸy memgq Ii mv‡_ †LvjvLywj Avjvc Ki‡Zb, gv‡S gv‡S Dc‡`k ev civgk© w`‡q mn‡hvwMZv Ki‡Zb, wKš‘ Ii gZvgZ cQ›` †nvK ev bv †nvK wZwb ivwni wm×vš—‡KB me©vwaK ¸i“Z¡ w`‡Zb| ZvB eive‡ii g‡ZvB wZwb I‡K Rvbv‡jb, Ô†Zvgvi Rb¨ GKUv cÖ¯—ve G‡m‡Q| ivwk‡`i AveŸv ivwk‡`i Rb¨ †Zvgvi K_v ej‡jb| GLb Zywg nu¨v ej‡j Avwg Avjvc Ki‡Z cvwiÕ| ivwn cÖ_‡g eyS‡Z cvij bv, Ô†Kv‡bv ivwk`?Õ Gevi AveŸy GKUy AevK n‡jb, Ô†Zvgvi Awd‡mi ivwk`| Zywg wKQy Rvb bv?Õ ivwn nZf¤^ n‡q †Mj, Ôe‡j wK? cÖwZw`b †`Lv nq †jvKUvi mv‡_, KB Dwb †Zv wKQy e‡jbwb!Õ †m AveŸy‡K ejj, ÔAv”Qv, Avwg †Zvgv‡K Kvj ev ciï RvbveÕ| ciw`b Awd‡m wM‡q ivwn m¤ú~Y© Awdm †Zvjcvo K‡i †djj, Ôivwk` mv‡ne KB?Õ †kl ch©š— Zuv‡K cvIqv †M‡j †m †W‡K wgwUs i“‡g wb‡q †Mj| †ePvivi †Pnviv †`‡LB †evSv hv‡”Q †Kv_vq jyKv‡eb Lyu‡R cv‡”Qb bv| wKš‘ ivwni ZLb Avn¬vw`cbvi gyW †bB| †m Pov Mjvq wR‡Ám Kij, ÔNUbv wK ejyb †Zv?Õ ivwk` mv‡ne Lye †Mv‡ePviv †Pnviv K‡i ej‡jb, ÔwK NUbv g¨vWvg?Õ we‡q 46


ivwni †gRvR Av‡iv Lvivc n‡q †Mj, ÔAvcwb wK Kivi †Póv Ki‡Qb?Õ ivwk` mv‡ne Av‡iv wgB‡q wM‡q ej‡jb, ÔKB wKQy bv †Zv!Õ ivwn Gevi †¶‡c wM‡q ejj, ÔAvcwb Avgv‡`i evmvq cÖ¯—ve cvVv‡jb wK ey‡S?Õ ivwk` mv‡ne BZ¯—Z K‡i ej‡jb, Ôg¨vWvg, Reve †`e wK? Avcbvi †Pnviv †`‡LB †Zv fq jvM‡Q!Õ nVvr ivwni nvwm †c‡q †Mj| †m gyL Ab¨w`‡K Nywi‡q wb‡q ejj, ÔGevi ejyb Avcbvi D‡Ïk¨ wK?Õ Ôg¨vWvg, Avgvi D‡Ïk¨ Avcwb m`q n‡j Avcbv‡K we‡q KivÕ| Ôgv‡b?Õ, wLuwP‡q DVj ivwn| wKš‘ ZLbB g‡b c‡o †Mj †h I †i‡M †M‡j ivwk` mv‡n‡ei K_v ¸wj‡q hvq| eû K‡ó †PnvivmyiZ wVK K‡i †m h_vm¤¢e kvš— Mjvq ejj, Ôïbyb, Avwg we‡q Kie bv| ïay Avcbv‡K bv, KvD‡KB Kie bv| Avcwb eis Avgvi dzdvZ †evb ev evÜex‡K †`Lyb| Avwg Avcbvi Av¤§v‡K I‡`i e¨vcv‡i Rvwb‡qwQÕ| ÔwVK Av‡Q, Z‡e †Kb Ki‡eb bv hw` GKUy Rvbv‡ZbÕ| Ôcyi“liv we‡q Ki‡j g‡b K‡i †g‡qUv‡K wK‡b †d‡j‡Q| Zvi †Kv‡bv B”Qv Awb”Qv, i“wP cQ›`, ¯^vaxbZv _v‡K bvÑ Avwg Hfv‡e _vK‡Z cvie bv, ZvB we‡q Kie bv|Ó ÔAvwg Avcbvi ¯^vaxbZvq †Kv_vI KL‡bv n¯—‡¶c Kie bv, Avwg Avcbv‡K AvKv‡k gy³ ¯^vaxb Nywoi g‡Zv Do‡Z †`e, Zvici ejyb|Ó ivwk` mv‡n‡ei Mjvi ¯^‡i, †Pnvivq AvZ¥wek¦v‡mi QvcÑ †Kgb †hb Ab¨iKg jvM‡Q! ivwn Lye AevK n‡q †Mj, Dwb nVvr GZ Kbwd‡WÝ †c‡jb †Kv_v †_‡K?! †mI wmwiqvm n‡q ejj, ÔAvcwb Avm‡j wK Ki‡Z Pv‡”Qb e‡jb †Zv?Õ Gevi ivwk` mv‡ne‡K †`L‡Z †ZgbB M¤¢xi †`Lv‡”Q †hgb wZwb Kv‡Ri mgq n‡q hvb, Ôïbyb g¨vWvg| Avcwb mevi mgm¨v mgvavb K‡ib| wKš‘ †KD KíbvI Ki‡Z cv‡i bv †h AvcbviI †Kv‡bv mgm¨v _vK‡Z cv‡i, _vK‡Z cv‡i †Kv‡bv Kó ev †Kv‡bv Abyf~wZ| Avwg Rvb‡Z †c‡iwQ Avcwb Bmjvg cvjb Kivi Rb¨ wK struggle Ki‡Qb| Avwg Avcbv‡K G e¨vcv‡i mvnvh¨ Ki‡Z PvB| bZyev Avgvi GB g~n~‡Z© we‡q Kivi †Kv‡bv cwiKíbv wQj bvÕ| ivwn G cÖ_g wKQy ejvi g‡Zv fvlv nvwi‡q †djj| we‡q 47


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cÖwZ mnbkxj n‡Z †kLvq| ivwk` mv‡ne †Lqvj iv‡Lb Zuvi cwievi †hb Avgv‡K fyj bv †ev‡S, Avi Avgv‡K Av‡M fv‡M e‡j †`b Kvi wK cQ›`, †Kgb g‡bvfve| Zvn‡j †h‡Kv‡bv cwiw¯’wZ †evSv, mvgvj †`Iqv mnR n‡q hvqÕ| ÔgRvi cvU©bviwkc †Zv †Zv‡`i! Avnv‡i Avgvi LvjvZ fvBUv hw` GKUz eyw× LiP KiZ!Õ AevK nq ivwn, Ô†Kb †i, fvBRvb Avevi wK Ab¨vq Kij?Õ ÔZyB PvKwi‡Z XzKvi ci †_‡K †Zv †Zv‡K cvIqvB gykwKj| KZ K_v †h R‡g Av‡Q! Rvwbm †Zv fvBRvb we‡q K‡i‡Q|Õ Ônu¨vÕ| we‡qi Av‡M fvBRvb ejZ, Ôwgbv, †`wLm Avwg Ggb †g‡q we‡q Kie †h Avgvi mv‡_ wg‡j Avgv‡`i cwieviUv‡K ms‡kvab K‡i Bmjv‡gi c‡_ wb‡q Avm‡eÕ| Ii K_vq AbycÖvwYZ n‡q Lyu‡R †c‡Z G iKg GKUv †g‡q wVK Kijvg| Lvjv, LvjvZ †evbiv wKQy‡ZB ivwR bv| GB †g‡q Zv‡`i mv‡_ wgk Lv‡e bvÑ Iiv wmwiqvj †`L‡Z †M‡j GB †g‡q I‡`i bvgv‡Ri Rb¨ †W‡K wb‡q hv‡e, Iiv we‡q evwo‡Z hvIqvi Rb¨ cvj©v‡i mvR‡Z hv‡e Avi GB †g‡q †X‡K Xy‡K I‡`i mv‡_ †M‡j I‡`i ¯§vU© B‡g‡Ri eÇ ¶wZ n‡q hv‡e| Iiv fvBRvb‡K ejj, ÔZywg Av‡M Avgv‡`i cQ‡›`i GKUv †g‡q †`L, Zvici †Zvgvi fv‡jv bv jvM‡j bv nq H †g‡q‡KB we‡q KiÕ| Iiv †`‡L ï‡b GK AmvaviY my›`ix‡K †`Lvj Avi fvBRvb GK e‡jB Kz‡cvKvZ! wejKzj fz‡j †Mj Ii mg¯— msKí, cwiKíbv| fvex LyeB fv‡jv †g‡q, Lvjv Avi LvjvZ †evb‡`i mv‡_ Ii m¤úK© Lye fv‡jvÑ evmvi mevB‡K `vIqvZ w`‡q wmwiqvj †`L‡Z e‡m, cÖ‡Z¨K we‡q‡Z bZyb Kvco, bZyb mvR| wKš‘ fvBRvb wK †cj? Ii cwievi wK †cj?Õ ivwn wK DËi †`‡e Lyu‡R cvq bv| nVvr dzu‡m I‡V wgbv, Ô†mw`b fvBRvb †`Lv Ki‡Z G‡mwQj| e‡j, ÔAvgvi †eŠ Avgv‡K fv‡jvev‡m bvÑ bvgvR covi e¨vcv‡i MvdjwZ K‡i, gv_vq †Zv `~‡i _vK Mv‡q ch©š— wVKfv‡e Iobv †`q bv, KZ eBcÎ G‡b †`B wKš‘ Ii covi †Kv‡bv B”Qv ev Rvbvi †Kv‡bv †KŠZynj †bBÕ| g‡b g‡b ewj, Ôe¨vUv ZzB †g‡q‡`i wK g‡b Kwim? †h cv‡Î ivLv n‡e †mB cv‡Îi AvK…wZ aviY Ki‡e? †g‡qiv wK gvbyl bq? GZw`b †m †h wek¦vm, a¨vbaviYv wb‡q †e‡o D‡V‡Q, Zywg ej‡e Avi †m my‡eva evwjKvi g‡Zv me Z¨vM K‡i wb‡R‡K †Zvgvi is‡q ivwO‡q †b‡e? †Kv_vq †c‡qQ Gme dvjZy wdjmwd? †ePvwi wb‡Ri m„wóKZ©v‡KB fv‡jvevm‡Z †k‡Lwb, †Zvgv‡K fv‡jvevm‡e †Kv_v †_‡K?Õ evB‡i ejjvg, Ôwe‡q hLb K‡i †d‡jQ wkwL‡q cwo‡q †bIqvi †Póv KiÕ| ivwn, Ô†Nvov‡K cvwbi Kv‡Q wb‡q hvIqv hvq wKš‘ Zv‡K †Rvi we‡q 51


K‡i cvwb LvIqv‡bv hvq bv| I‡K GB fy‡ji gvïj mviv Rxeb ¸Y‡Z n‡eÕ| †ek wKQy¶Y `yÕR‡bB bxie| Zvici wK †hb †f‡e wgbv GKUv wekvj `xN©k¦vm Qv‡o| ivwn †Pv‡L wRÁvmv wb‡q ZvKvq, ÔwK fvewQm?Õ ÔGB †h hviv Bmjvg †ev‡S Zviv we‡q Kivi mgq Bmjvg‡K cÖvavb¨ †`q bv, d‡j `yÕR‡bB ¶wZMÖ¯— nqÕ| ÔeySjvg bvÕ| Ô†kvb, Ggwb‡ZB Avgiv wb‡R‡`i gymwjg e‡j `vwe Ki‡jI Bmjvg cÖK…Zc‡¶ ey‡S, Rv‡b ev gv‡b Ggb gvby‡li msL¨v KRb? Zvi Ici fvBRv‡bi g‡Zv †Q‡jiv, hviv wb‡Riv Bmjvg †ev‡S, Zviv Ggb †g‡q‡`i we‡q Ki‡Q hv‡`i cÖK…Zc‡¶ Bmjvg m¤ú‡K© †Kv‡bv aviYv †bB| d‡j bv Zviv wb‡Riv myLx n‡Z cvi‡Q bv cvi‡Q ¯¿x‡`i myLx Ki‡Z| hLb Zv‡`i mš—vb n‡”Q ZLb mš—v‡biv gv‡qi KvQ †_‡K Bmjvg m¤ú‡K© †Kv‡bv aviYv cv‡”Q bv Avi evev-gv‡qi cÖ”Qbœ ؇›Ø mš—vb memgq gv‡qi w`‡KB Szu‡K c‡o| ZvQvov †f‡e †`L, †h cyi“l we‡q Kivi mgq D`vmxbÑ ZyB wK g‡b Kwim †m mš—v‡bi Áv‡bi †¶‡Î GB k~b¨¯’vb c~iY Kivi Rb¨ Zrci nq? d‡j wØZxq †Rbv‡ik‡b †h‡Z bv †h‡ZB H cwievi †_‡K Bmjv‡gi wejywß| Zvici †`L Gi D‡ëv wPÎ| mvgvb¨ KUv Bmjvg Rvbv †Q‡j hLb Ab¨Î we‡q Ki‡Q ZLb †h KUv †g‡q Bmjvg Rv‡b Zv‡`i we‡q Ki‡Z n‡”Q Ggb †Q‡j‡`i hviv Bmjvg †ev‡S bv| d‡j Zviv cÖ_‡gB †g‡q¸‡jv‡K c`©v †Q‡o †`Iqvi Rb¨ Pvc cÖ‡qvM K‡i| Avgv‡`i †g‡q‡`i †QvU‡ejv †_‡K ¯^vgxi AwaKvi m¤ú‡K© Ggb AvKvkPyw¤^ aviYv †`Iqv nq †h Zv ¯^qs †KviAv‡b wK Av‡Q Zv‡KI Qvwo‡q hvq| d‡j hw` Avjøvni K_v Avi ¯^vgxi K_v Øvw›ØK n‡q c‡o †m‡¶‡Î †m †h ¯^vgx‡K ÔbvÕ ejvi AwaKvi iv‡L, GUzKz AwaKvi †m cÖ‡qvM Ki‡Z A¶g n‡q c‡o| mvgvwRK GKUv Pvc †Zv Av‡QB| GKUv N‡ii GKUv wcjvi hw` ZyB †d‡j w`m Av‡M c‡i cy‡iv NiUvB W¨v‡gR n‡q hv‡e| myZivs †h †g‡qUv Zvi Rxe‡bi me‡P‡q A_©en Ae`vb ivLvi m¤¢vebvi ïi“‡ZB K‡¤cÖvgvBR K‡i, †m Avi KL‡bv D‡V `uvov‡Z cv‡i bv| djvdj, GB cwiev‡i cÖ_g †Rbv‡ikb †_‡KB Bmjv‡gi wejywß| e„nËi cwim‡i wM‡q †`L GK wekvj bvgavix gymwjg Rb‡Mvôxi m„wó n‡”Q hv‡`i AwaKvskB Kvwjgv ch©š— Rv‡b bv| d‡j RbmsL¨v Rwi‡c gymwjg‡`i †h wekvj msL¨v †`‡L Avgiv Avbw›`Z nB †mUvB †Zv Avm‡j Avgv‡`i `ytwLZ nevi KviY!Õ wgbvi wPš—vi MfxiZvq ivwni gv_v †fuv †fuv K‡i NyiwQj| wKQy¶Y wPš—vq gk¸j †_‡K ivwn ejj, Ôwgbv, Avgv‡`i †Q‡jiv Gfv‡e w`wM¦w`K Ávbk~b¨ n‡q we‡qi Av¸‡b Svuwc‡q co‡Q †Kb †mUv †Zv GKUz fvewe!Õ we‡q 52


wgbv ejj, ÔI‡`i gv_vi mgm¨v ZvBÕ| Ô†n‡m †djj ivwn, ÔZyB ûj¯’yj †i‡M AvwQm, bB‡j ZyB wb‡RI †`L‡Z †cwZ| gv_vi mgm¨vB e‡U! Avgv‡`i evc gv‡qiv wb‡Riv Aíeq‡m we‡q K‡i‡Q| Zvici Lye ZvovZvwoB fy‡j wM‡q‡Q Aíeq‡m gvby‡li wPš—vfvebv Abyf~wZ¸‡jv †Kgb _v‡K| Avgv‡`i GB mgv‡R GZiKg cÖ‡jvfb, c_åó nIqvi GZ †ewk my‡hvM †h Avgv‡`i GB fvB‡evb¸‡jv‡K euvPv‡bvi Rb¨ h_vmg‡q we‡q †`Iqvi weKí †bB| wKš‘ Avgv‡`i MvwW©qvb‡`i Avgv‡`i cov‡kvbv, K¨vwiqvi, we‡`k hvIqv wb‡q hZ †Ubkb Zvi 1% †UbkbI †bB Zv‡`i mš—vb‡`i PwiÎ euvPv‡bvi Rb¨ D‡`¨vM †bIqvi e¨vcv‡i| †Q‡j‡g‡qiv j¾vq ej‡Z cv‡i bv Avi evev-gv‡qiv fve K‡i Zviv wKQy †ev‡S bv| GB j¾v j¾v †Ljvq GKmgq ewj n‡q hvq PwiÎ ev msKíÑ †h DB‡KU Av‡M c‡o| evev-gv‡q‡`i ej‡j e‡j, Ô†m wK PvKwi K‡i? Ii †eŠ‡K LvIqv‡e wK?Õ Av”Qv evev, Avgvi †evb hw` we‡qi c‡iI gv‡mi ci gvm RvgvB wb‡q ev”Pv wb‡q Avgv‡`i evmvq _v‡K, Lvq, †jLvcov K‡i Zv‡Z †Zvgv‡`i Mv‡q jv‡M bv Avi †Q‡ji †eŠ G‡jB hZ mgm¨v? †m †Zv wb‡Ri wiwRK wb‡qB Av‡m| wKš‘ Avgv‡`i mgv‡R GL‡bv †Q‡ji †eŠ‡`i g‡b Kiv nq †m cwiev‡i †`‡e wKš‘ cwievi †_‡K cvIqvi Zvi †Kv‡bv nK †bBÑ hZw`b †m Kg©¶g _v‡K ZZw`b Zvi k¦ïievwo‡Z VvuB nq| Avi Amy¯’ n‡jB `vI cvwV‡q ev‡ci evwo! gvSLv‡b †Q‡jUvi PwiÎ gvwU n‡q hvqÕ| wgbv gv_v SuvwK‡q ejj, ÔeywS †i ivwn, me eywS| Avgv‡`i GB ga¨iv‡Zi AvÇvq Avgiv `ywbqvi me mgm¨vi mgvavb K‡i †dwj A_P ev¯—‡e Avgiv KZUzKzB ev Ki‡Z cvwi?Õ Mfxi wPš—vq gMœ n‡q `yB evÜex c~e AvKv‡ki w`‡K ZvwK‡q _v‡K, K‡e †mLv‡b Av‡jv dyU‡e?

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we‡q- 6 gvngy` Avi Ii gv †hb `yB †`n GKcÖvY| GB †Q‡jwU‡K gv †hgb fv‡jvev‡mb, †Zgwb †Q‡jI gv‡qi cÖwZ we‡kl hZœkxj| †m KL‡bv gv‡K wbivk n‡Z †`qwb| †jLvcovq †hgb GwM‡q wQj memgq, wVK †Zgwb cov‡jLv †kl K‡iB fv‡jv PvKwi †c‡q‡Q wbR †hvM¨Zvq| gvngy‡`i gv, myjZvbv †eM‡gi A‡bK Avkv Gevi †Q‡j‡K we‡q Kiv‡eb| †m PvKwi cvIqv gvÎ Dwb †g‡q †`L‡Z ïi“ K‡i‡Qb| A‡bK †`‡Lï‡b Ibvi evÜex kvqjvi †g‡q‡K cQ›` nj| GKw`b gvngy` Awdm †_‡K Avm‡ZB Dwb Lvevi †Uwe‡j K_vUv Zyj‡jb| gv-‡Q‡ji gv‡S †Kv‡bv e¨veavb wQj bv| gvngy` ejj, Ô†ek †Zv, †Zvgvi cQ›` n‡j Avgvi †Zv g‡b nq cQ›` n‡eÕ| gv ej‡jb, ÔAvwg Ii GKUv Qwe G‡bwQ, †`Lwe?Õ gvngy` ejj, Ôbvn, †Pnviv †`‡L wK n‡e? Z‡e Ii mv‡_ GKevi K_v ejv †M‡j fv‡jv nZ| hvi mv‡_ mviv Rxeb _vKe Zvi gbgvbwmKZv Avgvi mv‡_ wgj‡e wKbv †mUv GKUy hvPvB K‡i wb‡j g‡b nq Lvivc nq bvÕ| †Q‡j AvcwË K‡iwb Zv‡ZB gv Lywk| ej‡jb, ÔAvwg KvjB kvqjvi mv‡_ K_v e‡j †g‡q †`Lvi e¨e¯’v KiwQÕ| kvqjv Rvbv‡jb, ÔKvj †g‡qi †iRvë †`‡e, Abvm© _vW© Bqvi| `ycyi bvMv` †m evmvq P‡j Avm‡e| †Zvgiv gv †Q‡j we‡K‡j P‡j Avm| Zvn‡j Avgiv `yB evÜex WvBwbs i“‡g e‡m Mí Kie Avi Iiv WªBs i“‡g e‡m hv ejvi, hv Rvbvi me †m‡i wb‡Z cvi‡e| Avgiv I‡`i †`L‡Z †cjvg Avi Iiv I‡`i g‡Zv K_v ej‡Z cvijÕ| cÖ¯—veUv myjZvbvi cQ›` nj| gvngy`‡K ej‡j †mI Rvbvj Kvj e„n¯úwZevi e‡j Awd‡m Kv‡Ri Pvc we‡kl †bB| myZivs †m GKUz Av‡M Av‡M P‡j Avm‡Z cvi‡e| ciw`b gvngy` Avi myjZvbv †eMg wgwói c¨v‡KU wb‡q Pj‡jb †g‡q †`L‡Z| kvqjv cÖ¯‘Z wQ‡jb| †gngvb‡`i h_vh_ Ac¨vqb K‡i Dwb †g‡q‡K WvK‡jb| †g‡q G‡j Dwb gvngy‡`i mv‡_ †g‡q‡K cwiPq Kwi‡q w`‡q myjZvbv‡K ej‡jb, we‡q 54


ÔPj †Zv Avgiv Lvevi¸‡jv †fZ‡i wb‡q hvB!Õ gvngy` Bkviv eyS‡Z cvij| †m †g‡qwU‡K wR‡Ám Kij, ÔAvcbvi mv‡_ fwbZv K‡i jvf †bB, Avcwb wbðqB Rv‡bb Avgv‡`i gv‡qiv GZ eQi a‡i evÜex nIqvi ciI Avgv‡`i †Kb AvRB cÖ_g †`Lv n‡”Q?Õ †g‡qwU gv_v bvoj| †m ejj, ÔAvgvi g‡b nq cÖ_‡g wb‡Ri e¨vcv‡i wKQy ejv DwPZ| evev †bB| gv A‡bK Kó K‡i Avgv‡K gvbyl K‡i‡Qb| myZivs, Avgvi cÖ_g cÖv‡qvwiwU _vK‡e Avgvi gv‡K †`Lv‡kvbv Kiv| †`Lv‡kvbv AvwgB Kie, wKš‘ Avgvi ¯¿x‡K GB e¨vcv‡i mnbkxj n‡Z n‡e| Avgvi gv‡qi †cQ‡b Avgvi mgq ev UvKv-cqmv e¨q wb‡q evovevwo ev Akvwš— Kiv hv‡e bvÕ| †g‡qwU Avevi gv_v bvoj| †g‡qwUi PycPvc fve †`‡L gvngy‡`i †Kgb †hb LUKv jvMj, †m ejj, ÔAvcbvi wK †Kv_vI cQ›` Av‡Q? _vK‡j ejyb, Avwg KvD‡K Rvbve bv, eje Avgvi GLv‡b we‡q Kivi B‡”Q †bBÕ| Gevi †g‡qwU b‡oP‡o emj, Ôbvn, Avgvi †Kv_vI cQ›` †bBÕ| ÔAvcbvi hw` Avgv‡K cQ›` bv nq ZvI Avcwb mivmwi ej‡Z cv‡ib| we‡q †Zv Avi evievi Kiv hv‡e bv, myZivs g‡b †Kv‡bv Akvwš— †i‡L ivwR n‡eb bvÕ| †g‡qwU wKQy ejj bv| GB Ae¯’vq gvngy` wK ej‡e Lyu‡R †cjbv| †kl‡gk ejj, ÔAvcbvi AvR †iRvë †`Iqvi K_v wQj, †iRvë †Kgb nj?Õ †g‡qwU GKUz BZ¯—Z K‡i ejj, Ôdv÷© K¬vm dv÷©| †g‡qwUi BZ¯—Z fve gvngy‡`i †PvL Govj bv| †m ejj, Ô†`Lyb, Avwg AveviI ejwQ| we‡q Avgvi Kv‡Q AZ¨š— wmwiqvm GKUv e¨vcvi| Avkv KiwQ AvcwbI e¨vcviUv‡K nvjKvfv‡e wb‡”Qb bv| Avcwb wK Avgv‡K wKQy ej‡Z Pvb?Õ †g‡qwU Avevi wKQy¶Y BZ¯—Z K‡i gv_v SuvKvj| evmvq G‡m myjZvbv †eMg M`M` n‡q †Q‡j‡K ej‡jb, ÔwK? †g‡qUv Am¤¢e my›`i bv?Õ gvngy` ejj, Ônu¨vÕ| ÔIiv Lye f`ª‡jvKÕ| ÔwR¡ gv, kvqjv Avw›U‡K †`L‡j †evSv hvqÕ| we‡q 55


ÔI‡`i Avw_©K Ae¯’vI Avgv‡`i g‡ZvB, myZivs †Zv‡K †KD †QvU Ki‡e bvÕ| ÔR¡x gvÕ| ÔZvn‡j kvqjv‡K nu¨v e‡j †`B?Õ Ôbv gvÕ| Ô†m wK? †Kb?Õ ÔAvwg Av‡iKUy †f‡e †`wLÕ| Ô†Kb evev? ejwQm †Zv cQ›` n‡q‡Q| Zvn‡j GZ fvevfvwei wK Av‡Q?Õ ÔGZ bv gv GKUy| wK †hb GKUv Avgvi wVK g‡b n‡”Q bv| Avgv‡K `yÕUv w`b mgq `vIÕ| gv †PvL Kcv‡j Zz‡j P‡j †M‡jb| ciw`b gvngy` gv‡qi Kv‡Q †g‡qwUi Qwe †P‡q wbj| gv Lywk n‡q †M‡jb †h †Q‡j AvMÖnx n‡q D‡V‡Q| gvngy` Qwe wb‡q eÜz nvwe‡ei evmvq †Mj| wR‡Ám K‡i wbwðZ nj †h nvwe‡ei †evb Avi Zvi †`Lv †g‡qwU GKmv‡_ c‡o| †m nvwee‡K ejj, Ô†Zvi hw` AvcwË bv _v‡K Avwg GKUz w`kvi mv‡_ K_v ej‡Z PvBÕ| nvwee ejj, ÔAvcwË wK‡mi? w`kv, GKUy Gw`‡K Avq †Zv! gvngy` GKUy K_v ej‡eÕ, gvngy`‡K †PvL wU‡c ejj, ÔGB Dwmjvq hw` I‡K covi †Uwej †_‡K †Zvjv hvq!Õ w`kv G‡m ejj, ÔAvmmvjvgy AvjvBKyg, fvBqv! wgwó Lvb| Avwg dv÷© K¬vm dv÷© n‡qwQÕ| Pg‡K DVj gvngy`| wKš‘ †KD wKQy †evSvi Av‡M †m gy‡L GKUv Av¯— wgwó cy‡i w`‡q fve‡Z jvMj Gi c‡i K_v wKfv‡e G‡Mv‡bv hvq| wgwó †kl K‡i †m w`kv‡K ejj, ÔAv”Qv, GB QweUv †`L †Zv! GB †g‡qUv‡K Avgv‡`i GK AvZ¥x‡qi Rb¨ †`Lv n‡”Q| ïbjvg †m †Zvgvi mv‡_ c‡o| Ii e¨vcv‡i wK Rv‡bv ej †Zv?Õ w`kv Qwe †`‡L GKUz BZ¯—Z Ki‡Z jvMj| gvngy` eyS‡Z cvij bv wK mgm¨v| †m ejj, ÔwK w`kv? †g‡qUvi wK eq‡d«Û Av‡Q?Õ w`kv ZvovZvwo ej, Ôbvn fvBqv| I fv‡jv †g‡qÕ| ÔZvn‡j wK?Õ we‡q 56


ÔAvcwb †Zv eic‡¶i †jvK| Avcbv‡K ejv hv‡e bvÕ| gvngy` gwiqv n‡q DVj, Ô†kvb, we‡qi e¨vcv‡i jy‡KvPzwi Ki‡Z nq bv| Zywg wbwØ©avq ej| eic¶‡K wK ej‡Z n‡e Avwg ey‡S ï‡b ejeÕ| w`kvI mgvb gwiqv n‡q ejj, ÔAvjøvn Avgv‡K gvd Ki“b| fvBqv, Avwg ej‡Z Pvw”Q bvÕ| gvngy‡`i Gevi Av‡iv LUKv jvMj| †m ejj, Ôw`kv, Avgvi Rvbv cÖ‡qvRb wK Ggb NUbv hv Zywg ej‡Z PvBQ bv!Õ nvwee ejj, Ôe‡j †` w`kv, ZzB bv ej‡jI †KD bv †KD ej‡e| gvngy` `vwqZ¡kxj †Q‡j| †m eic¶‡K ey‡S ï‡b hv ejvi ZvB ej‡eÕ| w`kv gvwUi w`‡K ZvwK‡q ejj, ÔfvBqv, wcøR Avcwb KvD‡K ej‡eb bv| I fv‡jv †g‡q wKš‘ cov‡kvbvq gb †bB| cÖwZevi †Kv‡bvµ‡g _vW© K¬v‡m cvk K‡i Avm‡Q wKš‘ evev-gv‡qi f‡q evmvq wM‡q e‡j dv÷© K¬vm †c‡q‡Q| MZKvj †K †hb I‡K †`L‡Z G‡m‡Q| I e‡j w`‡q‡Q I dv÷© K¬vm dv÷© n‡q‡Q| c‡i Avgv‡K †dvb K‡i ejj| Avgvi e¨vcviUv fv‡jv jv‡Mwb fvBqv| †m hv e‡j‡Q Zv‡Z Avgvi †Kv‡bv AvcwË †bB| wKš‘ †m evev-gv‡K wg_¨v ej‡Q †mUvB h‡_ó Lvivc K_v| Zvi Ici GKUv evB‡ii gvbyl‡K G iKg GKUv wg_¨v ejv Avgvi wVK g‡b nqwb| GB we‡qUv n‡j H f`ª‡jvK me Rvb‡Z cvi‡eb| ZLb Dwb Ii evev-gv‡K cÖZviK g‡b Ki‡eb| GUv wK Ii evev-gv‡qi cÖwZ mywePvi n‡e?Õ gvngy` w`kv‡K Avk¦¯— K‡i P‡j Gj| evmvq G‡m gvngy` gv‡K Rvwb‡q w`j †m G we‡q Ki‡e bv| myjZvbv †eM‡gi gv_vq AvKvk †f‡O coj| wZwb †Q‡j‡K †evSv‡bvi †Póv Ki‡jb GUzKz e¨vcv‡i we‡q bv Kivi †Kv‡bv hyw³ †bB| Avevi wPš—vq c‡o †M‡jb †Q‡j wKQy‡ZB ivwR bv n‡j wZwb evÜex‡K wK ej‡eb| †k‡l ivM K‡i wZwb gvngy‡`i mv‡_ K_v eÜ K‡i w`‡jb, Amy¯’Zvi fvb Ki‡jb| wKš‘ †Q‡j wKQy‡ZB Mjj bv| K‡qKw`b ci Lvevi †Uwe‡j myjZvbv †eMg PycPvc Lv‡”Qb Avi gvngy` †Pv‡L †KŠZyK wb‡q ZvwK‡q Av‡Q| nVvr †m ejj, Ôgv, mwZ¨ K‡i ej †Zv, Zywg wK kvqjv Avw›U‡K wK ej‡e †mUv wb‡q †ewk wPwš—Z bvwK †Zvgvi †Q‡j myLx n‡e wKbv †mUv wb‡q?Õ myjZvbv †eM‡gi Mjvq fvZ †hb AvU‡K †Mj| †Q‡ji mv‡_ K_v bv ejvi msKí fy‡j wM‡q Dwb ej‡jb, Ôevev, †Zvi myLB Avgvi Kv‡Q me‡P‡q ¸i“Z¡c~Y©| wKš‘ ZyB †Kb GUzKz K_vi Ici we‡q‡Z bvivR †mUv Avgv‡K GKUz eywS‡q ej| Avwg †Zv GB †g‡qi Avi †Kv‡bv ÎæwU †`wL bvÕ| we‡q 57


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DV‡Z ïi“ K‡i‡Q| nvwe‡ei Ki“Y gyLUv †`‡L †m Avk¦¯— Kij, ÔZyB em, Avwg me e¨e¯’v KiwQÕ| m¨vi‡K †klev‡ii g‡Zv †`Lvi Rb¨ weQvbvi cv‡k wM‡q `uvov‡Z †m †`L‡Z †cj PvwP AeyS wkïi g‡Zv Kuv`‡Qb, ÔZywg †Kb Avgv‡`i †Q‡o P‡j †M‡j!...Õ †h †g‡qUv MZ mvZUv w`b evevi cvk †Q‡o GK g~n~‡Z©i Rb¨ b‡owb, †mB w`kv‡K †Kv_vI †`Lv †Mj bv| gvngy` Rv‡b GLb A‡bK KvR| `vdb-Kvdb †_‡K ïi“ K‡i nvmcvZv‡ji wej †`Iqv ch©š— me h_vm¤¢e `ª“Z mvi‡Z n‡e| wKš‘ gbUv GZ Lvivc! Kv‡R Suvwc‡q covi Av‡M wb‡R‡K mvg‡j †bIqvi Rb¨ GKUv g~n~Z© †bIqv wK Lye Ab¨vq n‡e? †m wfo KvwU‡q eviv›`vq wM‡q `vuovj| gy`y nvIqv eB‡Q, AvKv‡k c~wY©gvi Pvu`| gviv hvIqvi Rb¨ my›`i GKwU ivZ| bvn&! mgq bó Ki‡j Pj‡e bv| hvIqv `iKvi| GKUv `xN©k¦vm †Q‡o Puv‡`i w`‡K †cQb wdi‡ZB g‡b nj †`qv‡ji mv‡_ wK‡mi †hb Qvqv| w`kv bv? nu¨v, w`kvB †Zv! g„Zer `uvwo‡q Av‡Q †m| wbwb©‡gl ZvwK‡q Av‡Q †K Rv‡b †Kvb gnvk~‡b¨i cv‡b| I‡K †`‡L‡Q e‡j g‡b nj bv| gvngy` †QvU‡ejv †_‡K nvwe‡ei eÜz n‡jI w`kv‡K Lye GKUv †`Lvi my‡hvM nqwb| †g‡qUv‡K g‡b nq †KDB Lye GKUv NyivNywi Ki‡Z †`‡Lwb| eBcÎ wb‡qB _vKZ| gvngy` Ii gv‡qi †`Lv †g‡qi e¨vcv‡i †LuvR †bIqv Qvov Ii mv‡_ Lye GKUv K_v n‡q‡Q e‡jI g‡b Ki‡Z cvij bv| wKš‘ GB †g‡qUvB MZ Kw`b m¨v‡ii cv‡k †_‡K hv K‡i‡Q, gvngy` Kíbv Kivi †Póv K‡i‡Q †m wb‡Ri gv‡qi Rb¨ GZUv Ki‡Z cviZ wKbv| †m GKevi fvej P‡j hv‡e, Kv‡iv Mfxi K‡ói g~n~‡Z© Zv‡K GKv †Q‡o †`IqvB nq‡Zv †kªq| wKš‘ †Kb †hb Ii g‡b nj GB †g‡qUvi Avi Kó cvIqvi ¶gZv †bBÑ ¯^‡cœi K_vUv g‡b K‡iB wK? †m WvKj, Ôw`kvÕ| w`kv †Kgb †hb duvKv †Pv‡L ZvKvj, †hb wPb‡Z cv‡iwb| †m Avevi ejj, Ôw`kv, PvwP cÖPÛ KvbœvKvwU Ki‡Qb, †Zvgvi g‡b nq Ibvi mv‡_ _vKv DwPZÕ| w`kv wK”Qy bv e‡j Uj‡Z Uj‡Z gv‡qi Kv‡Q P‡j †Mj| gvngy‡`i ü`q †gvPo w`‡q DVj| GKRb gvbyl wK K‡i me©ve¯’vq wb‡Ri †P‡q Aci‡K AMÖvwaKvi †`q? †m †Kb GB cwieviUvi g‡Zv n‡Z cv‡i bv? ciw`b m¨v‡ii `vdb n‡q †Mj| mevB evwo P‡j †Mj| GKUv RjR¨vš— gvby‡li ïay wKQz ¯§…wZ Qvov Avi †Kv‡bv wPý iBj bv| GKgvm ci myjZvbv †eMg Avevi †Q‡ji Kv‡Q we‡qi K_v cvo‡jb| Gevi †h †g‡q cvIqv †M‡Q Zv‡Z wZwb Lywk‡Z M` M`| †g‡q my›`wi, Av‡MB †LvuR wb‡q wb‡q‡Qb †jLvcovq Avnvgwi bv n‡jI Lvivc bq, A‡bK eo‡jv‡Ki Kb¨v| gvngy` ejj, Ôgv, †Zvgvi †`Lv †g‡q Avwg †`Le, Aek¨B †`Le| wKš‘ Avwg GKUv †g‡q we‡q 60


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Lvivc nB Zvn‡j Avgvi †eu‡P †_‡K jvf wK?Õ ¯^vgxi KvQ †_‡KI †m †Kv‡bv mn‡hvwMZv †cj bv, †cj mnvbyf~wZ wKš‘ †mUv I‡K GB mve©¶wYK gvbwmK AZ¨vPvi †_‡K i¶v Kivi †¶‡Î †Kv‡bv f~wgKv iv‡L bv| GKmgq I eyS‡Z cvij Ii g‡a¨ Av‡iKwU Rxe‡bi Aw¯—Z¡| G mgq †g‡qiv kvwiixK gvbwmK Dfq w`K †_‡K ¯^vfvweK Ae¯’vi Zyjbvq A‡bK `ye©j n‡q c‡o| wKš‘ AZ¨vPvi Kgj bv| GgZve¯’vq †m AvZ¥nZ¨vi K_v wPš—v Ki‡Z ïi“ Kij| nVvr GKw`b †ccv‡i Avgv‡`i cÖwZôv‡bi weÁvcb †`‡L Ii g‡b nj wb‡Ri Rb¨ bv †nvK, Ii AbvMZ mš—v‡bi Rb¨ I‡K GKUv †kl †Póv K‡i †`L‡Z n‡e| ZvB †m G‡m‡Q Avgvi Kv‡Q| Avwg ZLb wb‡RB j¾vq gviv hvw”Q †h GZ wKQy n‡q †Mj A_P Avgiv †KD Ii GKUv Lei ch©š— wbjvg bv| wR‡Ám Kijvg Avwg wKfv‡e I‡K mvnvh¨ Ki‡Z cvwi| I ejj, ÔZyB †hfv‡eB †nvK Avgvi Rb¨ GKUv PvKwii e¨e¯’v Ki| Avgvi cvMj n‡q hvIqv †_‡K euvP‡Z n‡e| †h‡Kv‡bv Dwmjvq Avgvi w`‡bi Aš—Z wKQyUv mgq evmvi evB‡i _vKv `iKvi| cÖwZw`b Aš—Z wKQy¶Y Avwg ¯^vfvweK †jvKR‡bi mv‡_ wgk‡Z PvB, ¯^vfvweK Kv‡K e‡j Avwg fy‡jB †MwQÕ| GKUz wPwš—Z n‡q cojvg| Ii w`‡K ZvwK‡q fvejvg, ÔZyB †hUv Pvw”Qm †mUv †h Avgvi Rb¨ KZ KwVb e¨vcvi! `yÕgvm c‡i ev”Pv n‡e Ggb KvD‡K †Kv‡bv cÖwZôv‡bB wb‡Z PvB‡e bv KviY Gi mv‡_ Av‡Q g¨vUvwb©wU jxf, †eZb Avi C` †evbv‡mi e¨vcviÕ| wKš‘ Ii †Pnviv †`‡L mvnm nj bv I‡K KÕgvm ci Avm‡Z ewj, nq‡Zv ZZw`‡b †m AvZ¥nZ¨v K‡i em‡e! I‡K ewm‡q †i‡L †fZ‡i wM‡q cÖwZôv‡bi mevi mv‡_ K_v ejjvg| mevi Av‡MB D‡V Avmj g¨vUvwb©wU jxf, †eZb Avi C` †evbv‡mi e¨vcviUv| PvKwii `yÕgv‡mi †fZi hv‡K GZme myweav w`‡Z n‡e Zv‡K †bIqv Av‡`Š †hŠw³K wK bv| †klch©š— wm×vš— nj Av‡M cix¶v wb‡q †`Lv hvK Av‡`Š †m PvKwii Rb¨ Dchy³ wKbv| I‡K wZbw`b ci cix¶vi Rb¨ Avm‡Z ejjvg cÖ¯‘wZ wb‡q, cwicvwU n‡q| Avkv gvby‡li g‡a¨ wK A™¢yZ cwieZ©b m„wó Ki‡Z cv‡i ¯^P‡¶ †`Ljvg wZbw`b ci| wigv‡K †`‡L g‡b nj †hb Avgv‡`i Av‡Mi †mB wigv| †m cix¶v w`j Ggbfv‡e †hb Gi Ici Ii RxebgiY wbf©i Ki‡Q| ˆjwLK cix¶vq Am¤¢e fv‡jv Kiv‡Z cÖwZôvb I‡K B›UviwfDi Rb¨ WvK‡Z eva¨ nj| Avwg I‡K e‡j w`jvg †h GB B›UviwfDi Ic‡iB wbf©i Ki‡Q Ii PvKwi cvIqv bv cvIqvÑ Avwg B›UviwfD †ev‡W© _vKe myZivs Ii DwØMœ nIqvi †Kv‡bv KviY †bB, wKš‘ B›UviwfD fv‡jv bv n‡j Avwg †ev‡W© †_‡KI I‡K †Kv‡bv mvnvh¨ Ki‡Z cvie bv| †m Avgv‡K wbivk Kij bv| B›UviwfD‡Z †m ejj, ÔGB PvKwiUvB n‡e Avgvi we‡q 65


Avmj Rxeb, myZivs Avwg †h wmwÝqviwj KvR Kie G e¨vcv‡i m‡›`‡ni †Kv‡bv AeKvk †bB| Avwg †Póv Kie g¨vUvwb©wU jxf msw¶ß Ki‡Z Avi Avgv‡K G mgq †eZb ev C` †evbvm bv w`‡jI Avgvi †Kv‡bv mgm¨v †bBÕ| Ii PvKwi n‡q †Mj| wigv GZ fv‡jv KvR Ki‡Z jvMj †h Aí w`‡bi g‡a¨B Ii mybvg Qwo‡q coj| I‡K A‡bK ¯^vfvweK Avi cÖvYeš— g‡b n‡Z jvMj| w`‡bi GKUv mgq nvwmLywk _vKvq Ges †jvKRb I‡K A¨vwcÖwk‡qU Kivq, evmvq †hme †bwZevPK K_vevZ©v I‡K Av‡M Kó w`Z †m¸‡jv I‡K Avi Ifv‡e ¯úk© Ki‡Z cviZ bv| `yÕgvm ci Ii GKUv dzUdz‡U †Q‡j †nvj| mvZw`b ciB I Avevi †Q‡j wb‡q Avm‡Z ïi“ Kij| cÖwZôv‡bi c¶ †_‡K I‡K gvbv Kiv nj, Rvbv‡bv nj I wZbgvm †_‡K Pvi gvm QywUi nK`vi| wKš‘ I Avgv‡K †W‡K ejj, ÔZyB wK fvwem Avwg †Zv‡`i cÖwZôv‡bi Rb¨ mvZw`‡bi g‡a¨ P‡j G‡mwQ? Avwg evmvq _vK‡j g‡i hv‡ev †i!Õ Avgvi cÖ_g mš—vb nevi ci Avgv‡`i cÖwZôv‡b ev”Pv ivLvi e¨e¯’v Kiv nq| Lye †ewk wKQy bv, GKUv i“g, i“g‡Rvov weQvbv Avi ev”Pv †`Lvi Rb¨ GKRb gvbyl| †Ljbv Avi Lvevi gv‡qiv wb‡q Avm‡e| Avgvi mš—v‡bi Rb¨ Gme e¨e¯’v AvwgB K‡iwQjvg| Avgvi †g‡q eo n‡q hvevi ci cÖwZôv‡bi c¶ †_‡KB †jvK ivLv nq| Zvici †_‡K gwnjv Kg©xiv Zv‡`i wkï mš—vb‡`i mv‡_ wb‡q Avm‡Z cvi‡Zb| Zvn‡j Kv‡Ri duv‡K duv‡K wb‡RivB mš—vb‡`i Z`viK Ki‡Z cvi‡Zb| G‡Z †hUv jvf nq Zv nj gv‡qiv Zv‡`i Kv‡Ri e¨vcv‡i Av‡iv Avš—wiK n‡q hvb Ges evmvq †divi †Kv‡bv Zvov _v‡K bv| wigv GLv‡b ev”Pv ivL‡Z ïi“ Kij Avi Ii KvR Kwg‡q †`Iqv nj †hb †m h‡_ó wekªvg cvq| w`‡b w`‡b Ii mybvg Av‡iv evo‡Z jvMj, Ii AvZ¥wek¦vm wd‡i Gj, Ii ¯^vgx I‡K bZybfv‡e g~j¨vqb Ki‡Z ïi“ Kij| Iw`‡K Ii kvïwo hLb †`L‡jb Dwb I‡K Kó †`Iqvi ¶gZv nvwi‡q †d‡j‡Qb, Dwb gwiqv n‡q DV‡jb †hb †m PvKwi †Q‡o †`q| Avgiv mevB I‡K civgk© w`jvg I †hb fy‡jI GB K_vq Kvb bv †`q| Gw`‡K Sv‡gjv K‡i †Kv‡bv djvdj n‡e bv eyS‡Z cv‡i Dwb †Q‡j‡K Pvc w`‡Z ïi“ Ki‡jb, ÔAvwg evmvq _vK‡Z †eŠ bvwZ wb‡q PvKwi‡Z hv‡e †Kb?Ó mvZ gv‡mi mgqB wigvi †Q‡j GKUy GKUy nuvU‡Z, K_v ej‡Z ïi“ K‡iwQj| bq gv‡mi mgq Dwb mdj n‡jb| wigv †Q‡j‡K kvïwoi Kv‡Q †i‡L Avm‡Z eva¨ nj| GKw`b evmvq wd‡i wigv GKUz AevK nj| Ii †Q‡j GZ PÂj cÖvYeš—, Nigq Ny‡i †eovq, eKeK K‡iÑ †m †Kb PzcPvc ï‡q Av‡Q? nvZ cv‡qi ch©š— †Kv‡bv bovPov †bB! †mB †Q‡j Avi †Kv‡bvw`bB bovPov Kij bv| A‡bK Wv³vi †`wL‡q‡Q, we‡`k wb‡q wM‡q‡Q wKš‘ mevB ejj Ii †eª‡bi †fZ‡i †Kv‡bv ¸i“Zi AvNv‡Z W¨v‡gR n‡q wM‡q‡Q| A‡bK c‡i †m Rvb‡Z †c‡iwQj †h Ii GKeQ‡ii wkï Ii kvïwoi mvg‡bB Kv‡Ri †g‡qi nvZ †_‡K jvd w`‡Z wM‡q wmuwo †_‡K we‡q 66


wb‡P c‡o wM‡qwQj| Dwb hw` mv‡_ mv‡_ Rvbv‡Zb nq‡Zv wKQy Kiv †M‡jI †h‡Z cviZ| wKš‘ ev”Pvi R¡i ev `ye©jZv RvZxq ¯^vfvweK †Kv‡bv AmyL †f‡e cÖvq `yÕgvm A‡c¶v Kivi ci hLb Iiv Wv³v‡ii Kv‡Q hvq ZLb ev”Pv m¤ú~Y© c¨vivjvBRW n‡q wM‡q‡Q| wigv‡K PvKwi †Q‡o w`‡Z nj| nq‡Zv Aciva‡eva †_‡KB Ii kvïwo I‡K Ni †_‡K †ei K‡i w`‡jb| I‡K Avjv`v evmv wb‡Z nj| Zvi K‡qKeQi ci Dwb Amy¯’ n‡q co‡j Ab¨vb¨ †eŠiv kvïwo‡K †`Lv‡kvbv Ki‡Z AcviMZv cÖKvk Kij| Ibvi VvuB nj GB wigvi evmvq| Ii kvïwo Avi †Q‡j GKB i“‡g _vKZ| Ibvi ÔcvIqvi †cøÕi me©‡kªô wkKvi‡K mviv¶Y †Pv‡Li mvg‡b †`L‡Z Ibvi †Kgb jvMZ Rvwb bv| Z‡e wigv GB `yB †ivMx‡K wb‡q wK AvgvbywlK cwikªg K‡i‡Q Avgiv †`‡LwQ| †Q‡j ZZw`‡b A‡bK eo n‡q‡Q, wigvi gZB eomo †Mv‡Qi| GKevi †Q‡j‡K LvIqvq Lvevi MÖvBÛ K‡i cvBc w`‡q, Avevi kvïwo‡K LvIqvq| GKevi †Q‡j‡K †Kv‡j K‡i ev_iæ‡g wb‡q hvq, Avevi kvïwo‡K Avj‡M ev_iæ‡g wb‡q hvq| Gfv‡e K‡qKeQi hvevi ci Ii kvïwo MÖv‡g C` Kivi kL Ki‡jb| GB Amy¯’ ev”Pv kvïwo me wb‡q †m MÖv‡gi evwo †Mj †ek K‡qKevi evm †bŠKv cwieZ©b K‡i| C‡`i ciw`b Dwb †Kvievbxi Mi“i †bnvwi †L‡Z PvB‡jb| ivbœvi ga¨Lv‡bB wigv ïbj Ii kvïwoi k¦vm eÜ n‡q G‡m‡Q| †m ZvovZvwo Ibvi †kl B”Qv c~iY Kivi Rb¨ †bnvwii †Svj Aí Pvg‡P K‡i G‡b LvIqv‡jv| †m wd‡i Avmvi ci hLb Ii mv‡_ †`Lv Ki‡Z †Mjvg I evievi ej‡Z jvMj, ÔAvnv‡i, †bnvwi‡Z evMvo †`qvi Av‡MB Dwb gviv †M‡jb| evMvo Qvov †SvjB Ibv‡K w`‡Z njÕ| Avwg Ii w`‡K nv K‡i †P‡q iBjvg| †h I‡K GZUv Kó w`‡q‡Q †h GZ wekvj k³‡cv³ GKUv †g‡q AvZ¥nZ¨vi w`‡K GwM‡q wM‡qwQj, Ii cÖ_g mš—vb‡K c½y K‡i w`‡q‡Q wPiZ‡i, Zvi Rb¨ †m `ytL Ki‡Q, ÔevMvo Qvov †Svj Ibv‡K w`‡Z njÕ! K¨vbvWv Avmvi Av‡M wM‡qwQjvg Ii mv‡_ †`Lv Ki‡Z| Ii †Q‡jUv‡K LvIqv‡bvi ci I GKUz e¨¯— n‡q c‡owQj cieZ©x mš—vb‡`i ¯‹z‡j cvVv‡bv wb‡q| I‡`i cvwV‡q †Q‡ji i“‡g wM‡q †`‡L Ii Mvj †e‡q †h jvjv c‡o‡Q †mLv‡b AmsL¨ wcucov, wcuc‡oi Kvg‡o Mvj jvj n‡q dz‡j wM‡q‡Q wKš‘ †ePvivi nvZ P‡j bv †h †m wcuc‡o¸‡jv‡K mwi‡q †`‡e, K_v ej‡Z cv‡i bv †h gv‡K †W‡K ej‡e| Ii K_v ï‡b `yt‡L Avgvi †PvL R¡j‡Z jvMj| wK e‡j mvš—¡bv †`e Lyu‡R †cjvg bv ZvB Pyc K‡i iBjvg| wKš‘ wigv wb‡RB ejj, ÔRvwbm, Avgvi GB †Q‡j wb‡q Avgvi A‡bK `ytL| wKš‘ Gi wewbg‡q Avwg A‡bK wKQy †c‡qwQ hv KvD‡K e‡j †evSv‡bv m¤¢e bv| Avwg we‡q 67


Av‡M KL‡bv wbqwgZ bvgvR cwowb| wKš‘ Avgvi †Q‡ji GB Ae¯’vi ci †_‡K Avwg bvgvR cov ïi“ K‡iwQ Avi Qvwowb| Avjøvn‡K Lye Kv‡Q g‡b nq| Ibvi Kv‡Q hLbB hv PvB Zv cvB| Avwg GKmgq Lye d‚wZ©evR wQjvg| wKš‘ GLb Avwg fv‡jv †KvbUv Lvivc †KvbUv eywS Ges Lviv‡ci †_‡K wb‡R‡K mwi‡q ivwL| GK mgq c`©vi e¨vcv‡i Avgvi †Kv‡bv aviYvB wQj bv| GLb Avwg c`©v K‡i Pwj| Av‡M c‡_i av‡i †hB wk︇jvi w`‡K ZvwK‡qI †`LZvg bv Zv‡`i Rb¨ GLb Lye gvqv jv‡M, wKQy Ki‡Z B”Qv K‡i| Avwg wb‡RB eywS †h Avwg GLb †Kv‡bv e¨vcv‡i Kó cvBbv, †KD Avgv‡K Kó †`Iqvi ¶gZv iv‡L bv hw` Avjøvn Avgvi mv‡_ _v‡KbÕ| Avwg AevK n‡q ZvwK‡q iBjvg wigvi w`‡K| Avgvi GB evÜex GKmgq wekvj AvKv‡ii kw³kvjx †`‡ni AwaKvix n‡qI K_vi AvNvZ mB‡Z bv †c‡i wb‡R‡K aŸsm K‡i gyw³ †c‡Z †P‡qwQj| Avi AvR †m GZ mn¨vZxZ `yt‡Li †fZ‡iI cvnv‡oi g‡Zv kvš— AUj! wek¦vm eywS G‡KB e‡j! I‡K †`‡L Avgvi g‡b nj Avwg GK †e‡n¯—x bvixi w`‡K ZvwK‡q AvwQ!

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Avwg †Kv‡bv ivLXvK bv K‡iB Avcbv‡K Avgvi mgm¨vi K_v Ly‡j eje, wcøR Avgv‡K mvnvh¨ Ki“bÕ| ej‡Z hvw”Qjvg, ÔAvwg K‡e †_‡K civgk©`vÎx njvg?Õ wKš‘ Dwb Avgv‡K wKQy ejvi my‡hvM bv w`‡q ej‡Z ïi“ Ki‡jb, ÔAvcwb nq‡Zv Rv‡bb Avwg Avi Avgvi ¯^vgx `yÕRbB Lye mvaviY cwievi †_‡K G‡mwQ| cÖ_gw`‡K Avgiv †Zgb GKUv m”Qj wQjvg bv| c‡i I GKUv e¨emvi mÜvb cvq| e¨emv ïi“ Kivi g‡Zv cyuwR wQj bv| ZLb Avwg evev-gv, k¦ïi-kvïwo mevi Dc‡`k D‡c¶v K‡i Avgvi mg¯— ¯^Y© wewµ K‡i †mB UvKv Ii nv‡Z Zy‡j †`B| w`‡b w`‡b Avgv‡`i e¨emv R‡g DV‡Z ïi“ K‡i| †m PvKwi †Q‡o †`q, wb‡Ri †Kv¤úvwb Ly‡j| GK mgq Avgiv fv‡jv evwo ˆZwi K‡i, fv‡jv Mvwo wK‡b Ggb GK Rxeb M‡o Zywj hvi ¯^cœ Avgiv `yR‡b wg‡j †`‡LwQjvg| ev”Pviv cÖvPz‡h©i gv‡S eo n‡Z _v‡K| Avwg Avgvi †kK‡oi KvQvKvwQ _vKvi Rb¨ cÖ‡Póv Pvwj‡q †h‡Z _vwK| wKš‘ Avgvi g‡b n‡Z _v‡K †Kv_vq †hb Avgvi ¯^vgx mv`v‡Zi †kKoUv AvjMv n‡Z ïi“ K‡i|Õ kvqjv fvexi †Pv‡L ¯^cœ †R‡M D‡VwQj, wZwb `xN©k¦vm †d‡j Avevi K_v ïi“ Ki‡jb, ÔwKQyw`b hveZ j¶¨ KiwQjvg †m Kv‡R GZ e¨¯— n‡q c‡o‡Q †h KL‡bv KL‡bv mvivivZ evmvq Av‡m bv| hLb Av‡m ZLb GZ K¬vš— _v‡K †h Avgv‡K mgq †`qvi g‡Zv gyW _v‡K bv| cÖ_g cÖ_g Avwg G‡K Kv‡Ri Pvc g‡b Ki‡jI GK mgq Ii AvPi‡Y Avgvi m‡›`n n‡Z ïi“ K‡i| c‡i GKw`b g¨v‡bRvi mv‡ne‡K †W‡K wKiv-Kmg †K‡U k³ K‡i aivi ci Dwb e‡jb, Ôfvex, Avcwb wK wKQyB eyS‡Z cv‡ib bv? †h Av¸‡b my›`ix hyewZ †m‡µUvix‡K Avcbvi ¯^vgx me©Î wb‡q hvb, Dwb Zvi †cÖ‡g c‡o‡Qb| mv‡ne Zv‡K we‡q Ki‡Z Pvb| Avgiv †L‡U LvIqv gvbyl| Ibv‡K eySv‡Z †M‡j PvKwi hvevi fq †`Lvb| Avcbv‡K e‡jwQ Rvb‡j wK Ki‡eb †K Rv‡b! fvex, Dwb fv‡jv gvbyl| wKš‘ GLb Dwb †gvnMÖ¯—| Avcwb Zuv‡K †divbÕ|Õ D_‡j IVv Kvbœv‡K †VvuU †P‡c `gb K‡ib kvqjv fvex| GKUy `g wb‡q Avevi ej‡Z ïi“ K‡ib, ÔAvcv, Avgvi g‡b nj Avgvi cv‡qi wb‡P †_‡K gvwU m‡i †M‡Q, gv_vq AvKvk †f‡O c‡o‡Q| GKevi fvejvg msmv‡ii gy‡L jvw_ w`‡q ev”Pv `y‡Uv wb‡q P‡j hvB| wKš‘ Avcv, Avgvi cwiev‡ii Avgv‡K `yÕev”Pvmn cÖwZcvjb Kivi mvg_¨© †bB| GZ eQi Avwg †Kv‡bv PvKwi-evKwi Kwiwb, †jLvcov †_‡KI wew”QbœÑ wek¦vm Ki“b Avwg g‡b nq A Av ch©š— fy‡j †MwQ! Avwg ev”Pv `y‡Uv‡K wKfv‡e eo Kie? Avwg Zv‡`i Avgvi g‡Zv mvaviYfv‡e gvbyl Kivi †Póv K‡iwQ| Iiv nq‡Zv A‡bK Kó Ki‡Z cvi‡e| wKš‘ I‡`i †h cwigvY Kó Ki‡Z n‡e Zv wPš—v Ki‡j Avgvi eyK †d‡U hvq| Avevi fvwe, Avgvi GZ eQ‡ii msmvi Avwg we‡q 70


webv hy‡× †Q‡o †`e?! wKš‘ Avcv, Avgvi †h †Kv‡bv †hvM¨ZvB †bB! †hŠebI hvq hvq| wK w`‡q joe Avwg?Õ GKbvMv‡o GZ¸‡jv K_v e‡j Dwb nVvr Zb¥q n‡q co‡jb| Av¤§vi eyqv G‡m bv¯—v w`‡q †Mj| Ac`v_© †eŠ‡`i kvïwo‡`i A‡bK R¡vjv| Avwg bv¯—vi K_v ej‡Z fy‡j †MwQ e‡j Zuv‡KB g‡b K‡i cvVv‡Z nj| kvqjv fvex bv¯—vi w`‡K `„wócvZ bv K‡i ej‡jb, ÔAvcv, Avgvi bvIqvLvIqv D‡V †M‡Q| Avcwb Avgv‡K civgk© w`‡q mvnvh¨ K‡ibÕ| Avwg Pyc K‡i iBjvg| Dwb Avevi ej‡jb, ÔAvcv, Avwg Avcbvi mvnv‡h¨i Rb¨ Qy‡U G‡mwQ, Avcwb Avgv‡K civgk© w`bÕ| Avwg ejjvg, ÔAvcv, Avwg Avcbv‡K mvnvh¨ Ki‡Z cvie bvÕ| Ibvi gyLUv ARv‡š—B nv n‡q †Mj, ÔAvcv, Avcwb Avgv‡K Gfv‡e gy‡Li Ici bv Ki‡Z cv‡ib bv!Õ Avwg D‡V Rvbvjvi Kv‡Q wM‡q `uvovjvg| evB‡i cÖPÛ †iv`, AvKv‡k GKLÛ †gN Zvi gv‡S Qvqv m„wó K‡i Av‡Q| †mB Qvqv wM‡q c‡o‡Q Nb meyR bvi‡Kj evMv‡bi gv‡S gv‡S †hLv‡b gv‡Sg‡a¨ DuwK w`‡”Q AvgMvQ ev KvuVvjMv‡Qi gv_v| Avnv! Avwg hw` H †gNL‡Ûi g‡Zv GB meyRgbv bvix‡K Qvqv w`‡Z cviZvg Rxe‡bi Li ev¯—eZv n‡Z! wd‡i Gjvg fvexi mvg‡b| ejjvg, Ôfvex, Avwg Avm‡jB Avcbv‡K †Kv‡bv mvnvh¨ Ki‡Z cvie bv| Z‡e whwb cvi‡eb Zvi mv‡_ †hvMv‡hv‡Mi e¨e¯’v K‡i w`‡Z cvie| Avcbvi mgm¨vi mgvavb Av‡Q| wKš‘ Zvi Rb¨ mgq Avi kªg w`‡Z n‡eÕ| †ePvixi †PnvivUv nVvr Avkvi Av‡jvq D™¢vwmZ n‡q DVj| Dwb ej‡jb, ÔAvwg hvi Kv‡Q †h‡Z ej‡eb hve, hv Ki‡Z ej‡eb Kie, ïay Avcwb Avgv‡K c_ †`LvbÕ| Avwg fvexi †Pv‡L †PvL †i‡L ejjvg, ÔwVK †Zv?Õ Dwb ej‡jb, Ôcv°v Iqv`v| mv`v‡Zi mv‡_ msmvi Kiv wb‡q Avgvi †Kv‡bv gv_ve¨v_v †bB, wKš‘ Avwg Avgvi mš—vb‡`i Rb¨ hv Ki‡Z nq me KieÕ| kvqjv fvexi †Pv‡L †PvL †i‡L ejjvg, Ôfvex, Avcwb Avcbvi ¯^‡cœi c_ a‡i eû`yi GwM‡q‡Qb, ¯^vgxi Rb¨ me©¯^ w`‡q w`‡q‡Qb, mš—vb‡`i Rb¨ evwKUvI DRvo K‡i w`‡Z ivwR Av‡Qb, wKš‘ c‡_i †Kv‡bv GKLv‡b Avcwb Avcbvi me©‡kªô eÜzi nvZ †Q‡o w`‡q‡Qb, Zvi mv‡_ m¤úK© Z¨vM K‡i‡Qb| Avcbv‡K mevi Av‡M †mB we‡q 71


m¤úK© cyYM©Vb K‡i Zyj‡Z n‡e KviY †m Qvov Avi †KD Avcbv‡K D×vi Ki‡Z cvi‡e bvÕ| Dwb f¨vevP¨vKv †L‡q ej‡jb, ÔAvcv, Avwg †Zv †jvKR‡bi mv‡_ hÏyi cvwi †hvMv‡hvM ivwL| Avcwb Kvi K_v ej‡Qb Avwg †Zv eyS‡Z cviwQ bv!Õ Avwg †n‡m ejjvg, ÔAvcwb Zvi mv‡_ †hvMv‡hvM bv Ki‡Z Ki‡Z Zvi bvgI fy‡j †M‡Qb! fvex, `vwq‡Z¡i LvwZ‡i bq, Avjøvn‡K fv‡jv‡e‡m m¤ú~Y© g‡bvwb‡ek K‡i bvgvR c‡o‡Qb K‡e g‡b Av‡Q? A_©mn †KviAvb c‡o Avcbv‡K wK `vwqZ¡ †`Iqv n‡q‡Q e‡m cvuP wgwbU fvevi †Póv K‡i‡Qb KZ eQi nj? wKQz PvBevi Rb¨ bq, eÜzi mv‡_ K_v ejvi Rb¨ Avjøvni mvg‡b nvZ Zy‡j‡Qb K‡e g‡b c‡o? Avcwb hw` Zvi Wv‡K mvov bv †`b, Avcbvi wec‡`I †m Mwogwm Ki‡e GUvB wK ¯^vfvweK bq? Avwg Avcbv‡K GZw`b ci GKN›Uv mgq w`jvg Avi Avcwb cuvP wgwbU Av‡MB Qy‡U G‡jb| A_P †h Avcbvi K_v †kvbvi Rb¨, Avcbv‡K †`Iqvi Rb¨ Dcnv‡ii Wvwj mvwR‡q e‡m Av‡Q †K Rv‡b KZ eQi Zvi mv‡_ K_v ejvi Avcbvi dzimZB †g‡j bv!Õ fvex †PvL bvwg‡q wb‡jb| ejjvg, Ôfvex, Avgvi K_vq Kó wb‡eb bv| Avcwb cuvP Iqv‡³i bvgvR †i¸jvi K‡ib| mvZw`b Zvnv¾y` bvgvR c‡o, †KviAvb c‡o, Avjøvni mv‡_ civgk© Ki“b| Zvici wm×vš— wb‡q Avgv‡K Rvbvb, Avcwb wK Ki‡Z Pvb| msmvi Ki‡eb, bvwK P‡j hv‡eb? Avcwb †h c_ †e‡Q †b‡eb †mfv‡eB Avwg Avcbv‡K civgk© †`Iqvi †Póv Kie BbkvjøvnÕ| kvqjv fvex P‡j †M‡jb| mvZw`b ci Dwb G‡m ej‡jb, ÔAvcv, Avgvi g‡b †Kgb †hb GKUv ¯^w¯— Avi mvnm G‡m‡Q| Avwg wm×vš— wb‡qwQ GKUv DU‡Kv gwnjv G‡m Avgvi mš—vb‡`i AwaKvi †K‡o wb‡q hv‡e Avi Avwg ZvwK‡q ZvwK‡q †`Le Zv n‡e bv| Avwg joe| Avjøvn Avgv‡K mvnvh¨ Ki‡eb| Avcwb Avgv‡K ejyb wKfv‡e wK KieÕ| ejjvg, Ôfvex, Avcbv‡K wKQy Kov mZ¨ K_v eje, Avcwb mn¨ Ki‡Z cvi‡eb †Zv? bB‡j Avcwb GLbB P‡j †h‡Z cv‡ibÕ| Dwb ej‡jb, ÔwK †h e‡jb Avcv! †h gwnjvi ¯^vgx Ab¨ gwnjv wb‡q Ny‡i †eovq Zvi wK ivM †Nbœv evwK Av‡Q? Avcwb †Zv Avgvi fv‡jvi Rb¨ KÕUv Kov K_v n‡jI ej‡Qb, †m †Zv †mUzKzI Avgvi Rb¨ Ki‡Q bv!Õ DwPZ K_v ejv †_‡K wb‡R‡K KLbB weiZ ivL‡Z cvwiwb hw`I eywS Zv Avgvi Rb¨ KZLvwb AbywPZ| AvRI cÖe„wËi Kv‡Q nvi gvbjvg| KÕLvbv KUy K_v ejviB wm×vš— wbjvg, Ôfvex| we‡qi mgq GKUv †Q‡j Avi GKUv †g‡qi wk¶vMZ Ges we‡q 72


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wg_¨vwgw_¨B hw` GKUz fv‡jvevmv †`Iqv nq, n‡ZI †Zv cv‡i Zv GKmgq mwZ¨! GKUz `i`gvLv K_v, cv‡i †Zv ey‡Ki †fZi me †Q‡o Avmvi ¶‡Z mvgvb¨ gjg n‡Z! we‡qi ciw`b †_‡KB bvBgv e¨¯— n‡q c‡o ivbœvN‡i| gy¯—vdv wei³ nq, ÔZywg Avmvi Av‡MI cuqwÎk eQi G msmv‡i LvIqv-`vIqv P‡j‡Q †Zv! †Zvgv‡K GLbB ivbœvN‡i †h‡Z n‡e †Kb?Õ bvBgv eySv‡Z cv‡i bv, †m N‡ii mevB‡K Lywk Ki‡Z Pvq, mevi fv‡jvevmv †c‡Z Pvq| gy¯—vdv ej‡e, Ô†Kb, Avgvi fv‡jvevmv wK †Zvgvi Rb¨ h‡_ó bq?Õ †ePviv! eqm n‡q‡Q wKš‘ g¨vPzwiwU Av‡mwb| †m wKQy‡ZB wek¦vm Ki‡Z ivwR bv Ii gv bZyb †eŠ‡K ivbœvN‡i †h‡Z ej‡Z cv‡i| Ii gv‡qi g‡Zv gvbyl wK `ywbqvq wØZxqwU n‡Z cv‡i? bvBgv GB aviYv bó K‡i w`‡Z Pvq bv| †m Rv‡b we‡qi ci ci I‡`i GKmv‡_ mgq KvUv‡bv cÖ‡qvRb| ci¯úi‡K †evSvi Rb¨, Rvbvi Rb¨| GB mgq Avi KL‡bv wd‡i Avm‡e bv| wKš‘ gy¯—vdv‡K †m Rb¥ †`qwb, gvbylI K‡iwb| whwb GB Kó K‡i Zv‡K GKRb fv‡jv ¯^vgx Dcnvi w`‡q‡Qb Zvi e¨vcv‡i †m gy¯—vdv‡K †Kv‡bv weiƒc aviYv w`‡Z Pvq bv| bvBgv †ev‡S, Avgiv Ggb GK mgv‡R evm Kwi †hLv‡b gv‡qiv fy‡j hvb ZuvivI GKmgq †eŠ wQ‡jb| bZzb †g‡qwU‡K Avcb K‡i †bIqvi cwie‡Z© Zviv Zvi Kv‡Q GZ †ewk Avkv Ki‡Z ïi“ K‡ib hv mycvig¨v‡bi c‡¶I c~iY Kiv Am¤¢e! evmvi eyqvi cÖwZ hZUzKz mnvbyf~wZ †`Lv‡bv nq, †eŠ ZZUyKyiI `vwe iv‡L bv| Zvi B”Qv Awb”Qv ej‡Z wKQy _v‡K bv| †Kv‡bv w`b kix‡i ev gvbwmKZvq bv Kzjv‡j †eŠ n‡q hvq ÔKzu‡oÕ, ÔAvj‡mÕ ev fvM¨ Lvivc n‡j Ô†eqv`eÕ †LZv‡ei ¯^Ë¡vwaKvix| GB Pvwn`vi wecix‡Z GK †n‡i hvIqv †im †RZvi Rb¨ cÖvYc‡Y †`Š‡o P‡j‡Q †m| †m RvbZ GKmgq †m †n‡i hv‡e| Z‡e nviUv GZ ZvovZvwo Avm‡e †m fv‡ewb| we‡qi ci †QvU bb`Uv‡K †m ey‡Ki †fZiKvi me fv‡jvevmv †X‡j †`q| wb‡Ri fvB‡evb‡`i †Q‡o Avmvi Kó bvR‡K fv‡jvevmv DRvo K‡i w`‡q cywl‡q †bIqvi †Póv K‡i| evRv‡i GKUv my›`i wRwbm †`L‡j wb‡Ri Rb¨ bv wK‡b Ii Rb¨ wb‡q Av‡m| AmyL-wemyL n‡j me †Q‡o w`‡q †mevhZœ K‡i| wKš‘ kvïwogvÕi Av¯‹vivq bvR Ii mv‡_ cÖPÛ `ye¨©envi Ki‡Z _v‡K| hv‡K GZLvwb fv‡jvev‡m Zvi KvQ †_‡K AvNvZ †c‡Z †c‡Z †m Avi mn¨ Ki‡Z cviwQj bv| GKw`b kvïwogv‡K GKv‡š— †W‡K ejj, Ôgv, AvR wZbeQi Avwg Avcbv‡`i mv‡_ AvwQ| hw` Avwg fyj Kwi ev Ab¨vq Kwi Avcwb Avgv‡K `yÕ‡Uv _vài w`‡qb, eywS‡q w`‡qb, eKv w`‡qb, hv B‡”Q K‡ib| Avcwb Avgvi gv, Avwg wKQyB g‡b Kie bv| wKš‘ bvR Avgvi †QvU‡evb| I hLb Avcbv‡`i mvg‡bB Avgvi mv‡_ `ye¨©envi K‡i, Avgvi fxlY we‡q 76


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dzwd AvR ivM Ki‡Qb †h wgwj we‡qi ci wZbw`b ch©š— ev‡ci evwo e‡m Av‡Q wZwbI †Zv GKevi GwM‡q G‡m e‡jbwb, ÔwVK Av‡Q, Avwg bvnq wZb w`b c‡iB evwo hve, Avwg AvwQ fvBqvi mv‡_, ZyB wbwð‡š— k¦ïievwo hvÕ| KvR Kivi mgq †KD †bB, †`vl aivi mgq me nvwRi! kvïwogv‡K wb‡q wgwji wPš—v †bB| †m Zuvi D`vh¨© Avi mvn‡mi cwiPq †c‡q‡Q we‡qi w`bB| †QvÆ bb`Uv GKUz ci ci †dvb K‡i Lei †bq wgwj wK Ki‡Q, wK Lv‡”Q, I‡K wgm Ki‡Q wKbv| wgwj wVKB †Ui cvq jybv Rvbvi †Póv Ki‡Q wgwj K‡e I‡`i evwo hv‡e| wKš‘ †m Avðh© n‡”Q Avmv‡`i e¨env‡i| †m GKeviI †dvb K‡iwb, †`L‡Z Av‡mwb| Avdmvbv evi evi †hvMv‡hvM K‡i e¨cviUv mvgvj w`‡”Qb wVKB wKš‘ wgwji †PvL Govqbv Avmv‡`i Awfgvb| †fZ‡i †fZ‡i IiI Awfgvb Rv‡M| Rv‡M LvwbKUv PÂjZv, K‡e †m K_v e‡j cwiw¯’wZ wVK Ki‡Z cvi‡e| 3. PZy_© w`b †_‡K gvndzR mv‡ne h‡_ó fv‡jv †eva Ki‡Z ïi“ Ki‡jb| cÂg w`b wZwb †g‡q‡K ej‡jb, ÔAvi bv gv, Gevi Pj †Zv‡K k¦ïievwo w`‡q Avwm| †eqvBb Avgv‡`i cÖwZ †h PgrKvi e¨envi Ki‡jb, Zvi gh©v`v ivLvi Rb¨ n‡jI Avgv‡`i Avi †`wi Kiv DwPZ bqÕ| evevi my¯’Zvi mv‡_ mv‡_ wgwj Avmv‡`i e¨cv‡i fvevi mgq cvw”Qj A‡bK, Zv‡Z Ii DrKÚv evowQj ˆe KgwQj bv| ZvB I wKQy ejj bv| wKš‘ gvndyR mv‡ne Avdmvbv‡K hLb Rvbv‡jb Dwb †g‡q‡K wb‡q iIqvbv w`‡”Qb, Avdmvbv Zv‡K Ni †_‡K †ei n‡Z eviY K‡i w`‡q wb‡RB G‡m nvwRi n‡jb, mv‡_ jybv| Avmv‡`i Abycw¯’wZ wgwj‡K AvnZ Kij wKš‘ †m wKQyB ejj bv| k¦ïievwo wM‡q wgwji GKUz A™¢yZ jvMwQj| bZyb †eŠ‡K hLb N‡i †Zvjv nq ZLb A‡bK Av‡qvRb _v‡K, N‡ii Pvicv‡k Zvi AvjvgZ †`Lv hvw”Qj wKš‘ †m K‡e evwm n‡q †M‡Q! GLb g‡b nw”Qj †m G evwo‡Z †gngvb G‡m‡Q| G‡m †`L‡Q KÕw`b Av‡M GB evwo‡Z we‡q n‡q‡Q| wKš‘ G¶‡Î †eŠ †m wb‡RB! Avdmvbv I‡K †ewk¶Y Gme fvevi my‡hvM w`j bv| Ii N‡i wb‡q Avjgvix Ly‡j †`Lvj Ii Rb¨ cÖ¯—yZ K‡i ivLv Rvgv, Ry‡Zv, Mnbv Avi cÖ‡qvRbxq mvgMÖx| jybv G‡m I‡K evmv †_‡K wb‡q Avmv wRwbmcÎ ev· †_‡K Avjgvix‡Z Zy‡j ivL‡Z mvnvh¨ Ki‡Z nvZ jvMvj| gv‡S ûU K‡i GKevi Avmv` Gj| wgwj AcÖ¯—yZ n‡q D‡V `uvwo‡q ejj, ÔAvmmvjvgy AvjvBKzgÕ| jybv gyL wU‡c †n‡m †djj| wKš‘ Avmv` wK”Qy bv e‡j †ei n‡q †Mj| iv‡Z †L‡Z e‡m Avmv` GKeviI wgwji w`‡K ZvKvj bv| Lvevi ci wb‡Ri N‡i Xy‡K wgwj †`Lj Avmv` †`qv‡ji w`‡K wd‡i ï‡q c‡o‡Q| wKQy¶Y BZ¯—Z K‡i we‡q 83


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