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Book Review: Bujhaye Na Bujhe by Nimish Agrawal

It looks like Nimish Agrawal brought back the sheen of Hindi literature; otherwise it looks distant and dormant. Hindi literature is a vital part of our schooling and cultural heritage and lineage but the option of publishing books easily online has resulted in spurt of English literature. So, very few are writing Hindi novels.


Well, no more queer propositions…Nimish Agrawal’s debut novel Bujhaye Na Bujhe is a terrific read but only for hardcore Hindi literature lovers. This is a novel by a semblance, but as you go deep into it, it looks like a critical study of our society and its allied pillars such as love, women, social taboos, and human’s never-ending quest for some questions that have been asked since the dawn of human civilization.

The novel takes us to one Ashram where the narrator reaches in search of new beginning by seeking answers to questions that lay the foundation of this world’s life. The novel is set there. In the pretext of characters, there a handful of them and main ones are Guruji, Swami, Lakshya, and five women that appear in snatches.

The novel does a critical study mainly on love and place of women in love and marriage and in any relationship. Psychologically, Bujhaye Na Bujhe is a strong book on the layers of our society. There are many stories and anecdotes and references from time and again. You will find the explanation to many assumptions justified with that is explained by taking shadows of eminent figures like Sigmund Freud and Einstein. Not only this the book even rummages the base of religious books to find its exact propositions that are being discussed by its handful of characters.

Bujhaye Na Bujhe by Nimish Agrawal is more than a novel, it sums up the rudimentary base of our society. Written in impeccable Hindi, this novel offers something that we often try to dig in our existence. A wonderful slow burn read.

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