Sindoor Ki Holi - Vermillion on Fire|
Lakshmi Narayan Misra
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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 Lalâ€™s daughter, beautifully dressed up as a bride, gets vermillion applied on her forehead with Rajinikantâ€™s own hand as repentance for her fatherâ€™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 sessionâ€™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.
About the Author
Lakshmi Narayan Misra (1903-1987) was an epic poet and Playwright in Hindi and a freedom fighter. One of the main propounders of the Chayavadi Kavya Dhara, his first collection of lyrical poems Awarajagat was published in 1924. His epic Kaljayee, in its literary grandeur, diction and humanism is unparalled. Most of his plays deal with the Social problems of his time, be it Sanyasi (1928), Rakashya Ka Mandir (1930-31).