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February 20, 2008

Eve Emancipation... Now, in Hindi

Well, the idea had been there for a while, to write in Hindi. Had it not been for my school principal in class 11th -- who discouraged me from taking Hindi along with the physics-chemistry-biology -- perhaps would have taken it for higher studies. I have been proud of being pretty good in Hindi...rather HAD been proud of it. Trying to write the first post in Hindi, fucked my happiness. And that too, I dont how to say "fucked my happiness", in Hindi. But I will try.

The final push came today, when I received an email from a self-prophesed "stranger". She wrote to me and asked me why I did not write in my "mother tongue". She meant it to be Bengali. For the record, I am born a Bengali, I do not consider it my mother-tongue. Hindi, is my mother tongue. I dont mean to offend Bengalis (too long a word, shall stick to 'Bongs', no you cannot smoke this one!); however, I speak horrendous Bangla. I cannot write it and can only read a smattering of it and on bad days I forget even the little that I know. Anyway, I am digressing...

Eve Emancipation is now ALSO available here, in Hindi and is called 'Gup Chup: Ek Ladki Ki Kahani', which means clandestine. Why that name? Because I didnt know the Hindi word for 'emancipation'. Shrug. Those who do understand Hindi, check it out and give feedback. But dont expect me to NOT try, I really dont care even if you hate it (defence mechanism, Eve*?)
Eve Emancipation Hindi = Gup Chup: Ek Ladki Ki Kahani

8 comments:

Pointblank said...

hey... I have put up a long list in the comments column of ur prev post. Tired! will come back n read this tomorrow!

Maxine said...

Soul mate!!and I'm here hopelessly falling for Bengali.Only thing I dislike about Hindi is drawing that line on top.At school i used to write it all and then starts the lengthy drawing session :)

Well...impressive,Eve.And lets bake a cake together someday and show off!!The bloke am sure can help you with the bubble bath.Its soothing especially in candle light.

In a writing away mood...better stop.mwah.Virtual tickle on the foot :D

Anonymous said...

I read your hindi posts and they are very well written. I am fron hindi heartland (UP) and believe me even I won't be able to write such a good hindi now. So continue the good work. The hindi posts are above average.

Anonymous said...

hey that was well tried. quite nice.read hindi eons ago so it was a bit thorny.
I am a fake bong too btw, and my parents dont leave a single opportunity to harp on that. sigh.
But yes, write more there!! :)
rima

Anonymous said...

Oh fuckin hell. Now you are going to rape the language Hindi as well; like you were not content with torturing English.

Pointblank said...

hey... peeked into the hindi version, didnt really read it. Hindi is not my mother tounge , hence it doesnt make very interesting read for me. But from whatever lil I know i think the punch is completely missing from th headlines!

Eve* aka jb said...

goodmorning Pointblank....agree to the point raised. Will take some time or a whole lot to start 'thinking' punch lines in hindi. sigh. and thanks for checking it out though!

serendipity said...

Damn I just tried to go through the first few posts in Hindi and it turned out to be such an exercise in patience! I've always been good at reading it but right now I felt like a little kid trying to piece the lines together and comprehend them. Bravo to you for the effort, I am gonna brush up on my mother tongue now.