Enter your email address

MouthShut Score

94%
4.44 

Readability:

Story:

I feel this review is:

Fake
Genuine

Tamas - Bhisham Sahni Reviews

Good one

Sep 23, 2016 11:38 PM 270 Views (via Mobile)

Partially based on true events that Sahni himself witnessed in the communal riots during India's Partition in 1947, the novel follows the life of people from both communities - Hindu and Muslim, and from various classes and backgrounds, as tensions in cities build up. Like most Partition fiction...Read More

munizakanth

Srinagar, Kashmir, India


2 Reviews

1 Follower



Heard from My Granny

Aug 10, 2013 03:10 PM 10029 Views

Introduction: The story starts off when a labourer is tricked into killing a pig and the pig's carcass is thrown at the entrance of a mosque. That was the trigger needed to spark off one of the worst communal riots that were seen during the time of the partition. Hindus and Muslims, who earli...Read More

MaunVrata

Indore, India


1 Review



An original novel

Jul 23, 2012 05:58 AM 10421 Views

This is an extremely important novel for anyone who wants the true picture of the riots between Hindus and Muslims during partition.The politics of that time was mainly interested in communal strife and polarization of the two communities. Even historically tolerant Muslims like M.A. Jinnah s...Read More

Thousands of users are looking for advice right now

Click to rate

1977n

Jalandhar, India


2 Reviews

15 Followers



Pathetic Reality

Jul 15, 2011 04:14 PM 11921 Views

TAMAS means TAM, a Sanskrit word means DARKNESS. The content actually focused the riots during 1947 in Pakistan. Sahni has given a fictional touch to the incidences occurred during the time.It shows the intense feelings of retaliations among Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs and the success of the di...Read More

bava215

Gulbarga, India


1 Review



Tamas:the saga of partition

Apr 09, 2011 08:58 PM 11340 Views

This is one of the most moving stories that I have ever read in my life.The characters, incidents and situations depicted in the novel are so realistic that they begin to haunt you months after you have read the novel and they remain as part of your conscious and they come to the surface when yo...Read More

Revelatory!

Apr 26, 2005 05:46 PM 17911 Views

Tamas (The Darkness), has been one of the most controversial works in Indian literature, due to the subject matter it deals with: communal riots! It was originally written in Hindi, and later an English translation was made available by the same author. Filthy politics played in a small town dis...Read More

.::Instantly insensating!!::.

May 04, 2003 04:45 AM 19470 Views

INTRODUCTION T A M A S—a word that means, spells and radiates darkness. Tamas, the book, explores a series of the darkest of incidents that occurred in 1947, when Partition and Independence went on concurrently. Written by Bhisham Sahni (originally in Hindi) and translated by Jai Ratan,...Read More

suyog

Baltimore, INDIA


193 Reviews

238 Followers



Chilling, Depressing, Riveting.

Apr 23, 2003 09:25 AM 39581 Views

(Liza)‘Will they fight one another? In London you used to tell me that they were fighting against you’ (Richard) ’They are fighting both against us and against one another’ ‘You are again joking, Richard. Aren’t you?’ ‘In the name of relig...Read More


Write a Review on Tamas - Bhisham Sahni

Write Review

Redeem your MS Points for Cash. Update your Bank Account Details X