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The Adjustment A fascinating short story from the inimitable GulzarGulzar is one of India’s most renowned poets and lyricists This e single sees him turning his hand to another creative form at which he is eually adept – short form prose narrativeThis story is taken from Gulzar’s new collection Half a Rupee Stories which comprises twenty five gripping tales available in English for the very first time From real life stories about well known personalities to tales set in Kashmir in the hinterland in the modern megalopolis and on the LoC from anecdotes of love and betrayal to fables of courage and conviction these are enthralling stories told in Gulzar’s uniue style; each story will delight you


About the Author: गुलज़ार

ग़ुलज़ार नाम से प्रसिद्ध सम्पूर्ण सिंह कालरा जन्म १८ अगस्त १९३६1 हिन्दी फिल्मों के एक प्रसिद्ध गीतकार हैं। इसके अतिरिक्त वे एक कवि पटकथा लेखक फ़िल्म निर्देशक तथा नाटककार हैं। उनकी रचनाए मुख्यतः हिन्दी उर्दू तथा पंजाबी में हैं परन्तु ब्रज भाषा खङी बोली मारवाड़ी और हरियाणवी में भी इन्होने रचनाये की। गुलजार को वर्ष २००२ में सहित्य अकादमी पुरस्कार और वर्ष २००४ में भारत सरकार द्वारा दिया जाने



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  1. Dr.J.G. Dr.J.G. says:

    The Adjustment is a story taken from a collection of stories Half a Rupee Stories by Gulzar and offered here as an independent read It is from eighth and final part of the collection which deals with old age and facing last years with family and alone This one is about an old couple with an only daughter who is back with her parents with her two sons after her husband brought home a second wife since no illegitimacy of the said second marriage is mentioned and since the old woman brought home her daughter one may infer it is a Muslim family; the old couple has only this one daughter and that after years of praying and pilgrimages so the old woman is unwilling to let the only child live in less than pleasant and honourable circumstances although the old man bickers about it but then they have bickered for over half a century of marriage and the old man thinks it takes time to understand another person The old woman though dies suddenly one day and he is now left alone in spite of the home filled by his daughter and the two grandsons He begins to change in a startling way speaking or acting like the wife now gone and claims she is visiting him and occupying his being often The family calls in a psychiatrist who talks and importantly listens to him for hours and then uestions why the family is bothered if this goes on Which is wiser of him than generally one expects western oriented psychology professionals The writer stops the story where the old man is found napping in the bed of the wife now gone wearing her feminine clothes Perhaps he intends to shock the reader That however depends on whether one is as wise as the psychiatrist that advised the family to let him do what consoles him since it bothers no one Western culture now post industrialisation and separation of genders into master and slave categories or even before that due to inuisition and witch hunt carried on to weed out any possible knowledge or authority in lay persons and far so in women has heavy emphasis on gender separation in every sphere and especially in clothing and women wearing trousers has been disapproved to the extent such liberties are strictly forbidden in professional circles and along such restrictions never mind the weather making it extremely painful for anyone to shiver on a bus stop in skirts and nylons and even for anyone looking at this But before this discrimination began and spread to most lands attire was a matter of convenience with weather and other factors taken into account chiefly and most cultures had and often still do unless tainted by colonisation from Europe dresses not all that different for men and women So a reader being shocked at this merely tells about how conditioned he or she is by the post inuisition culture of Europe For the rest it should be perfectly fine if a bereaved old man finds some comfort wearing his dead wife's clothes and napping in her bedSaturday April 5 2014


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