Monday, September 25, 2017

Review: सरदार भगत सिंह के सहयोगी शिव वर्मा

सरदार भगत सिंह के सहयोगी शिव वर्मा सरदार भगत सिंह के सहयोगी शिव वर्मा by Pramod Kumar
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Biography of revolutionary and later member of the CPI (M), Shiv Verma, a close associate of Bhagat Singh and Sukhdev and who has written one of the most moving accounts of his departed friends in his award-winning book Sansmritiyan. Since hardly anything is known about Verma this is a laudable attempt but the writer goes into certain irreverent details which add nothing to the narrative.


First Line: Mujhe smaran nahin ki mahan krantikari Shiv Verma se sabse pehle mein kab mila.

Source: Purchased in 2015.

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  1. It sounds very interesting, Neeru! One of those times when I very much wish a book were translated into English - or that I spoke more languages than I do.

    1. I can understand Margot. I also wish at times I knew more languages than I currently do.

  2. Neer, you're right about Shiv Verma being largely unknown. I hadn't heard of him either. It'd be interesting to read about his association with Bhagat Singh and Sukhdev, though I'd require an English version for that.

    1. Sadly Prashant many books on our revolutionaries are not in English. I wish they were so that they could reach a wider readership.