Book Review: Madhushala by Harivansh Rai Bachchan
‘Madhushala’ is written by famous Indian poet and Writer, Harivansh Rai Bachchan. The meaning of the word ‘Madhushala’ means ‘The House of Wine’. It has 135 verses of four lines written by Harivansh Rai Bachchan.
Madhushala by Harivansh Rai Bachchan was a part of a trilogy inspired by Omar Khayyam’s Rubaiyat. The other titles in the trilogy were Madhubala (1936) and Madhukalash (1937). All the 135 verses of ‘Madhushala’ book end with the word Madhushala. In Mahushala book, the use of words by Harivansh Rai Bachchan is like a magic spell and full of philosophical terms. The Publication of the book ‘Madhushala’ in 1935 brought instant famous to Harivansh Rai Bachchan. His own recitation of the Madhushala poem became famous at poetry symposiums. Apart from the fact that the poem was widely famous, however, it also met some criticism for the use of ‘alcohol’ word. After listening Madhushala, Mahatma Gandhi stated that these criticisms were unwarranted.
Harivansh Rai Bachchan tries to explain the complexity of life with four instruments, which appear in almost every verse: Madhu, madira (wine), saaki (server), pyaala (cup or glass) and madhushala (bar).
Madhushala is the magic spell of words weaved with the good use Metaphor
About the Author: Harivansh Rai Bachchan
Harivansh Rai Bachchan alias Bachchan was a famous Indian Poet of Nayi Kavita literary movement of early 20th century Hindi literature. He was Born: 27 November 1907, Allahabad.