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Ashad ka Ek Din

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Language Hindi
Contributor(s) Mohan Rakesh
Binding Hardcover
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Overview: Ashad ka Ek Din

The book Ashadh Ka Ek Din is the debut play of Mohan Rakesh. This play is based on the life of Kalidasa and is divided into three acts. This play occupies a very special place in Hindi literature and is regarded as the first modern play in Hindi. This play became a huge hit and was acclaimed by readers as well as critics. It won several awards including the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for best play. The huge success of this play paved way for its adaptation in a feature film. This movie was released in 1971 and won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie for that year.

In the first act of this play, Kalidasa is living a satisfactory life in the Himalayas. At the same time, he is romancing with Malika. The first part ends with Kalidasa's decision to leave for Ujjani to achieve greatness and leave his love. In the second part, Kalidasa is married to Priyangumanjari and has become very famous. In the third part, Kalidasa renounces his courtly life and comes back to Ujjani for Malika but what he sees is something totally different. Malika has married Vilom and has a daughter. This makes Kalidasa very sad and his leaves Malika's house abruptly. The play ends with a monologue from Malika.

Mohan Rakesh is a Hindi writer who contributed immensely in the field of novel, short story, travelogue, criticism, memoirs and drama. He was one of the pioneers of the Nai Kahani (New Story) literary movement of the Hindi literature in the 1950s. He won the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1968. Other works of Mohan Rakesh include Aane Wala Kal, Andhere Band Kamre, Antral and Bakalama Khuda.

This edition of the book is available in paperback binding for online shopping in India. It has an ISBN 10 number of 8170284007 and ISBN 13 number of 978-8170284000.

Product Details
Language Hindi
Publication Date April 1, 1997
Publisher Rajpal & Sons (Rajpal Publishing)
Contributor(s) Mohan Rakesh
Binding Hardcover
Edition 2014
Page Count 128
ISBN 10 8170284007
ISBN 13 9788170284000
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