Enter your email address

Thank you for sharing the requirements with us. We'll contact you shortly.

MouthShut Score




I feel this review is:


Tamas - Bhisham Sahni Reviews

Heard from My Granny

Aug 10, 2013 03:10 PMRead

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

An original novel

Jul 23, 2012 05:58 AMRead

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

Pathetic Reality

Jul 15, 2011 04:14 PMRead

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

Thousands of users are looking for advice right now

Click to rate

Tamas:the saga of partition

Apr 09, 2011 08:58 PMRead

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


Apr 26, 2005 05:46 PMRead

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

Books have been a source of knowledge for many centuries. There is atleast one book written on every single topic under the sun. Books are not only written to educate, they are written for leisure and even for the metamorphosis of the soul.There are a hundred categories to choose from when it comes to books.
.::Instantly insensating!!::.

May 04, 2003 04:45 AMRead

INTRODUCTIONT 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

Chilling, Depressing, Riveting.

Apr 23, 2003 09:25 AMRead

(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

Good one

Sep 23, 2016 11:38 PMRead (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

Write a Review on Tamas - Bhisham Sahni

Write Review