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Topi Shukla by Rahi Masoom Raza: A Review

Topi Shukla is a novel by the renowned Hindi and Urdu writer, Dr. Rahi Masoom Raza, published in 2005. The novel is a satire on the communal and political tensions in India after the partition of 1947. The protagonist, Topi Shukla, is a Brahmin who is obsessed with his Muslim friend Iffan's sister, Munira. Topi Shukla is also a compulsive liar, a gambler, a drunkard, and a troublemaker who gets involved in various conflicts and controversies. The novel portrays the absurdity and tragedy of Topi Shukla's life and the society he lives in.

The novel is divided into 26 chapters, each of which has a title that begins with the letter 'T'. The titles are often ironic or humorous, such as 'T for Topi', 'T for Tension', 'T for Traitor', 'T for Talaq', etc. The novel also uses various linguistic devices, such as puns, rhymes, alliterations, and slang, to create a comic effect. The novel is written in a mix of Hindi and Urdu, reflecting the linguistic diversity and hybridity of India.


The novel is considered to be one of the best works of Rahi Masoom Raza, who was also a famous scriptwriter for films and television. He wrote the screenplay for the epic TV series Mahabharat (1988-1990), which was based on the ancient Indian epic of the same name. He also wrote several popular films, such as Mili (1975), Lamhe (1991), and Padosan (1968). He was awarded the Padma Shri, one of the highest civilian honors in India, in 1974 for his contribution to literature and arts.

The novel is available in PDF format online, as well as in print from Oxford University Press. It is also translated into English by Meenakshi Shivram. The novel is highly recommended for anyone who wants to read a witty and insightful commentary on the post-independence Indian society.


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