Author: Lakshmi Narayan MisraTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): Vishwambhar Nath MisraPublisher: Sahitya AkademiYear: 2008Language: EnglishPages: 88ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788126026340
Vermillion on Fire (Sindoor ki Holi) written in 1933 deals with the psycho-moral predicament of the Indian society in the pre-independence era along-with its associated evils. To usurp the rights and shares of his own nephew, Bhagwant Singh After paying fifty thousand rupees to Subdivision Magistrate Murari Lal, gets his nephew Rajnikant Murdered. When Rajinikant is in hospital breathing his last, Chandrakala, Murari Lal’s daughter, beautifully dressed up as a bride, gets vermillion applied on her forehead with Rajinikant’s own hand as repentance for her father’s act. The play even till today remains unparalleled in Hindi in its literary diction and Depiction of psychological conflict of human emotions. ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR: Vishwambhar Nath Misra is a reputed criminal session’s practitioner and a well-known scholar and translator in English. He has grasped thoroughly the inner spirit of the play Sindoor Ki Holi and makes this social and historic play available to non-Hindi readers for the first time.