If not a milestone, Uske Hisse Ka Pyar by Ashish Dalal can surely be called a great achievement by him in the field of Hindi Literature. This is a book with 17 short stories written in Hindi and all of them excel in the succession as you begin reading them one by one. Indeed short, the short stories don’t take more than 130 pages to finish and this collection can be read entirely only in a few hours! These stories and the collection is liked by the readers so much and Ashish Dalal, who has been writing feature literary pieces for Hindi magazines and newspapers, has been successful at impressing the readers and the book critics with his very debut! His short stories are serious, straightforward, sentimental and also very relevant in the modern world.
There is a flow in Ashish Dalal’s writing and that flow connects the readers to the stories very much. Once they are connected, the stories begin to make sense – Antim Sanskar is a story which tells the dilemma which almost all the parents have to undergo – the failure of the child-elders connect and the serious troubles that has created! You will like the emotional touch which blends with the real problems. Another story entitled Love Marriage is an eye-opener for the parents as well as the youths of the day. It tells the story about a person who loves a girl in spite of her blindness. His parents oppose the marriage but the guy is firm. Will he be able to pursue his love?
And there are many short stories which will surely offer the readers entertainment as well as the various spectacles of love, friendship, relationship and many other human emotions. Ashish Dalal has done justice with his fiction and you can see it happening in the short story entitled Uske Hisse Ka Pyar where a child is looking for her dead mother and a mother is looking for her child which is born by the mother who has died – and in between them, there is a husband and a father!
Very rarely such collections of wonderful and meaningful short stories happen in the world of Hindi Literature and Ashish’s collection is certainly one to be praised and read widely by the readers. I will appeal to all the lovers of Hindi fiction to get their copies of the book and see for themselves why readers from the different parts of the country are appreciating the work done by Ashish in his debut book. You can get your copies from Amazon India link below:
Review by Mukesh for Featured Books