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C. lcn-Ip-am
Kochambratti
sIm-{mn
(novel in Malayalam)
Author: E. Harikumar
Electronic version published in 2013
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Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 2

C. lcn-Ip-am

C. lcnIpam
1943 Pqsse 13 \v s]mm-\n-bn P\-\w. A alm-Ihn CS-tcn tKmhn- \mb.
A CSn Pm\In A. I--bn hv _n.-F. ]mm-bn. 1972 efn-Xsb
hnhmlw sNbvXp. aI AP-bv hnhm-ln-X\
- mWv. `mcy: ip`. I-, Znn, t_mws_
Fo \K-c
- f
- n tPmen-sb-Sp-p. 1983- tIc-f
- n-tebvv Xncn-p-h
- p. 1962 sXmv
sNdp-IY
- I
- s
- f-gp-Xn-p-S
- n. BZys IYm-ka
- m-lmcw "Iqd-I' 72 {]kn-s
- -Sp-n.
15 IYm-k-am-lm-c-fpw 9 t\mh-ep-Ifpw Hcp A\p-`-h-p-dn-p-w {]kn--s-Sp-n-bn-pv.
]pc-kvIm-c-:
1988 se tIcf kmlnXy Am-Zan ]pc-kvImcw "Znt\m-k-dns Ipn' F IYm-kam-lm-c-n-\v.
1997 se ]- -cm-P ]pc-kvImcw "]--ns\ ]nSn-m' F IY-bvv.
1998 se \me-m-S ]pc-kvImcw "kq n-p-h abnoen' F IYm-ka
- m-lm-c
- n\v.
2006 se IYm-]oTw ]pc-kvImcw "A\n-X-bpsS hoSv' F IYm-k-am-lm-c-n-\v.
2012 se Ghpw anI IY-bvp tIcf tv Ne-n{X Am-Zan AhmUv
"{io]m-Xn-bpsS ]mZw' F IY-bvv.
BUntbm Imkv dnmUn-Mv, sh_v Unssk-\n-Mv, anaoUnb s{]mU-,
]pkvXI {]kn-o-I-cWw Fn-h-bn-tes-n-p-v. 1998 apX 2004 hsc tIcf
kmlnXy Am-Zan Aw-K-am-bncp-p.
IrXn-I:
sNdp-I-Ym-k-am-lm-c-:
Iqd-I, hrj-`-ns Iv, Ippaw hnX-dnb hgn-I, Znt\m-k-dns Ipn, Im\U- b n \nsmcp cmP- I p
, {io]m- X n- b psS ]mZw, kqn- p- h
abnoen, ]--ns\ ]nSn-m, Zqsc Hcp \K-c-n, Idp X{mn,
A\n-X-bpsS hoSv, Cf-sh-bnens kmz\w (I-Y-I 1966-1996), \K-c-hm-knbmb Hcp Ipn, Fs kv{XoI
(kv{Xo-]-- I-Y-I), shn-n-c-bn-se-t]mse.
t\mh-ep-I:
Dd-p k- + im]-ine, Bk-n-bpsS An-\m-f-, Hcp IpSpw_]pcmWw, Fnss{U-hsd kvt\ln s]Ip
cv, sIm-{mn, {]W-b-n-s\mcp tkm^vvshb, Adn-bm--e-fntebvv.
Hm-I, A\p-`-h-p-dn-p-I, teJ-\-:
\o Fhn-sS-bm-sW-nepw.
Cu Hm-I acn-m-Xn-cn--s.
hnemkw: 5-_n, Ah\yp s{Iv A]mSvsa vkv
Ah\yp tdmUv, app-]mew
Ipcn-b-nd (]n.-H.)
Xrq 680 006
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C. lcn-Ip-am
Ipdnv
sXmm-bn-c-n- A-Xp
IfpsS a[yw-sXmv Adp-]-Xp-IfpsS Ayw- h - s c- b p- - Hcp
Ime-L-amWv "sIm-{mn' F
Cu t\mh-ens ]m-e
- w.
Gsd ]pXpa A\p-`h
- s
- -Sp
Hcp BJym-\-co-Xn-bmWv Rm
kzoI-cn-n-p--Xv. A[n-Ihpw
IYm-]m-{X--fpsS a\-n-eq-sSt\mh ]ptcm-Ka
- n-pp. Fgpp-Im-c t\cnv CS-s]Sp
A]q k`- - t f- b p- p.
Fm Hcp IYm-]m-{X-ns
am{Xw a\- n- e qsS k- c nmsX Hcp ]gpXv Inp-tm
asmcp IYm-]m{Xw NmSn-ho-gpIbpw ]ns Ah-fpsS Asn Abm- f psS a\- n- e qsS
t\mh bm{X XpS- c p- I bpw
sNp-p. hmb-\-mv Hpw
hnc-kX A\p-`-h-s-Sm Hcp
BJym-\-co-Xn- thW-sav F\n
p \n- - a p- m- b n- c pp.
A[nIw t] Cu coXn-bn FgpC. lcn-Ip-am
sIm-{mn
F
t\mh-en\v
Fgp-p-Im-c
Ipdn-p
BapJw

Xn-bn-n-s-mWv Fs Adn-hv.
cN-\-bn {]tXy-I-X-bmbn Rm Ah-ew-_n-n-p- coXn Hcp
sNdnb Ime-b-f-hnse kw-h- hni-Z-ambn ]d-bp-Ibpw, AXn\n-Sbvv Ign-p-t]m-Ip Hcp \o Imes k
-h- ]ecp-sSbpw Hm-bn\nv ]Ip-Ib
- p-am-Wv. kzm`m-hn-Ia
- mbpw B
Imes kw`-h-v aq Ipd-bpw. AXv Rm Dt-in--Xp-Xs-bm-Wv. Cu t\mh-ense, Hm-bn\nv ]eXp
IYm-]m-{X-ns `mj-bn ]d-m ]e-bn-Spw
s]mfnp InS-p Hcp then-t]m-se-bmWv CXns cN-\m-X{hpw. then-bp-n-Sv hfsc kv]jvSamb Nn{X-
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 4

C. lcn-Ip-am
ns then s]mfnp InS-p-n-S-s-p-tm Ahy-hpw Hcp ]cn-[n-hsc Aaq-hp-amIp-p. t\mh-ense
-m, "Ib-d-gn-p-hn ]ip--sf-tmse Hm-I HmSn-c- -s-ncn-p-p.'

t\mh-ens
]m-ew
A\m-h-iyhpw kpZoL--fp-amb h-\-Ifpw hnti-j-W-fpw Nne {]tXyI aplq-sf
hmb-\-m-cn-tebvv Fn-m-\p hy{K-X-bn Ipn-\n-d-bvp hnc-k--fmb hnh-c-W-fpw
hfsc Atcm-N-I-ambn F\np tXmm-dp-v. An-s\-bp t\mh-ep-I-fn JWvUn-I-I Xs
Hgn-hmn hmbn-mepw hmb-\-m-c\v \jvS-sampw Dm-hm t]mIp-n-. B Xc-nep
"kmlnXyw' Rm Hgn-hm-n-bn-p-v. GXm\pw hc-I-fn Hcp Nn{X-ns B mhv Zriy-am-Ip-ns-n B N
]cm-Pb
- a
- m-Wv. AXp-t]m-se-s
- -bmWv kmln-Xy-n-epw. Htm ctm
hmp-I-fn As-n hmIy-n hmb-\-m-cs a\-n Nn{X-ap-m-m Ign-b-Ww. Ans\-bmWv Cu t\mh-e
- v. AXp-sImv XpS-bm-b, Xmfw sXm hmb\
kmy-am-Wv. Hpw Hgn-hm-tn hcn-s-w.
Hcp Imev {]_-e-am-bn-cp \mb kap-Zm-b-ns ]Sn-]-Sn-bm-bn-p-mb A[x-]-X-\hpw Xmsg
\nn-cp kap-Zm-b
- f
- psS DZvKX
- nbpw Dmb Hcp Ime-L- a
- mWv t\mh-en-te-Xv. B hogvNb
- n\nv
Fgp-tm {ianp Hcp s]-Ip-n-bvm-Is ]mc-c
- y-sbpw Xe-ap-dI
- f
- mbn BZ-cn-p-h
]e hnizm-k--tfbpw [n-cn-t-n-hcp-p. [oc-amb a\-tmsS Ah AXp sNp-tm Xd-hmns Ccp D
-nb Hcp hyh-nXn am-ns shfn--n\v CSw
\evIn Hgnp t]mIp-I-bm-Wv. B[p-\nI ]Zm-h-en-bpsS Nph-Sp-hv CsXmcp Zfn-Xs IY- IqSnbms
Wp ]d-bmw. F\nv Zfn-X F hmn-t\mSv {]Xn-]
- n-bn-. ho-Ic
- Ww F{Xbpw Ipd-bvm
]ptam A{Xbpw \-Xm-Wv. temI-s-mSpw cp h-sf Dp. Hv k--cpsS hw, cv
\nkz-cpsS hw. \nkzs\ k- ASn cn-p-Xv k-p-sImpw AXp-sImv t\Sp
A[n-Imcw sImpw am{X-am-Wv. AXp-sImv CXp-cpw t\SpI am{Xta Ahv tamN-\a
- m-ap-p.
Fs IYm-]m{Xw Hcp ]pe-b-\m-Wv. ]t Abm AXn Duw sImp-Itbm AsXmcp Ah-i-\ne-bmbn IW-mn AXn
-X-]n-p-Itbm sNp-n-. Xm \np-n-S-p-\nv Db-cm-\mbn
Ah {ian-p-p-v, Azm-\n-p-p-v.
Pohn-n-cp-tXm Pohn-n-cn-p-tXm Bb Hcp hyn-tbbpw Rm amXr-I-bmbn kzoI-cn-n-n-.
(hn.-Sn. -Xn-cn-mSns Imcyw am{Xta CXn-s\m-c-]-hm-Z-am-bn-p-q. Atlw t\cnv t\mh-en {]X
p-p.) ]t CXnse Hmtcm IYm-]m-{Xhpw t\mh-ens Ime-L-
- n Pohn-p-ac
- n \nc-h[n
t]cpsS {]Xn-\n-[n-bm-Wv. Ah \psS kmaq-lnI-Nc
- n-{X-ns {][m-\s
- Hcp Ime-bf
- h
- n \nmb-I-amb ]p hln-n-p--h-cm-Wv. \-Xnt\m Nobvtm FXv ChnsS {]k--a-.
s]hm-Wn`hpw kv{Xo]o-U-\-hpw H-. s]hm-Wn`w kwL-Sn-X-am-^n-b-bpsS {]h-\-amWv. Af-h ]W-ap
-m-\p Ah-cpsS {ia-n kv{XoI am{X-a _me-mcpw Hcp ]cn-[n-hsc
]pcp-j-mcpw Cc-I-fm-Ip-p-v. Fs t\mhen Cu hnjbw kv]in-p-n-, ImcWw A-XpI-fnepw Adp-]epw tIcf-n h\w-sIm--mcpw AXp-t]m-ep {]mtZ-inI Iqp-Ir-jn-Ifpa-msX kPo-ha
- mb kwL-Sn-Xa
- m-^n-bI
- Cm-bn-cp-p. AhnsS Pn-amcpw Ah-cm NqjWw sNs ]mh-s-h

- c
- p-am-bn-cp-p. AXn kv{Xo]p-cp-js
- \ t`Z-ap-m-bn-cp-n-. \qm-p-If
- mbn ]oUnn-s
- Hcp hw. Cu nXn-hn-tijw {ItaW amdn-hc
- p-Xv t\mh-en ImWmw. kap-Zm-b
- ns
ASn--n-ep--h B m-`n-am-\-tmsS Dbns-gp-tp hcp ImgvN CXn-ep-v. Hcp \qm-ne-[nIw \o
hpw {io\m-cm-b-W-Kp-cp, A-mfn, ]WvUnv sI.-]n. Idp-,
ktlmZ-c A-, tIf-Pn Fn-hc
- psS {]t_m-[\
-
- fpw hnZym-ym-kw-sImv {]_p-c
- mb Hcp
P\-Xbpw CXn\v Imc-W-m-cm-Wv. Iayq-Wnv {]m-\hpw hen-sbm-c-f-hn AXn\v Bw Iqp-Ibp-m-bn. F
tiyw emm-n-bm-bn-cp-mepw {Iny ]mXn-cn-amcpsS {]h-\-fpw Cu
Dbns-gp-tns\ klm-bn-p.
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 5

C. lcn-Ip-am

kv{XobpsS
icocw
kv{Xo Ah-fpsS icocw ]pcp-jtatmbva-bvs-Xn-sc-bp Bbp-[-am-p \nc-h[n k-fpv Cu t\mh-en
-\nv t\mp-tm kv{Xo]oU-\-sap tXmm-hp kw-h-
icnpw Ah-km-\s A]-{K-Y-\-n ]pcp-j-]oU-\-ambn Iem-in-p--XmWv ImWp--Xv. imcocn-I-ambn Zp
am-sbmcp hnmKw ]e-tmgpw \ne-\n-ev]ns mK-am-bn, As-n uXn-I-em--n\m-bn- ]p-cp-js Zu
Nqj-Ww-sN-p-I-bmWv Chn-sS. a\p-jy-s\ Pp-h-ns DZbw-ap-X A-Xn-Po-h\
-
- n-s imkv{Xw Xs hn I-kn-n-s-Sp-p-X
- n kv{Xohw hnP-bn-n-cp-p.
AXp Imem-Im-ea
- mbn ]cn-jvIc
- n-p-X
- n-epw Ah Akm-am\y-Ig- nhpw anIhpw ImWnp. kv{Xobvpw
ssewKn-I-X-bp-v, Ah-fp-sS-Xmb cpNn-tZ--fp-v, Ah Imelc-W-s kZm-Nm-c-t_m-[-pw
]pcp-j-ta-[m-hn-Xz-ns ISp \nb-{-W-pw ASn--am Ign-bm--hn[w hfsc iamWv Fv ae-bm-f
- n BZy-ambn ]d-Xv kv{XoIp thn \ne-sIm-ff
- p-p-shv \Sn-p
s]sgp-p-Imtcm kv{Xo kwLm-S-Itcm A, adnv s]s-gp-p-Imcn Fv hnfn-m B{K-lnm, ae-bm-f-
-Imcn am[-hn-p-n-bmWv Fv Hm-Ww.
Fs IY-I s]mXpsh kv{Xo]- -I-Y-I-fm-Wv. B Nmbvhv Cu t\mh-enepw ImWmw. ]t
s]s-gp-p-Im {]Xo- n-p Xc-n-ep kv{Xo{]-Xn-Ic
- W
- a
- m-hW
- s
- a-n Chn-sS. AXm-bXv ]pcpj sXmSp-tm-tgbvv ]pgbnt]mbn NIn-cn-sb-Spv Dcv tXmep-hsc If-b Ahsf-w. adnv ssewKn-I-Im-cy--fn Iptd-qSn ]Iz-X- h--h. A{X s]sv hmSn hogp--hc
v{XoI. Ah kzw ico-c
- ns Bh-iy-s
- f-n t_m[-hX
- n-bm-Wv. m]\-h-cn--s IpSpw-_-_--tfm Cd-p-aXn sNbvX ]m]-t_m-[tam AXp t\Sn-sb-Sp-p]nXn-cn-n-p-n-. kzw kzXzw AwKo-I-cn--s-S-W-sa \n--ap--h.
Nqse-Sp-p-bn ap{Zm-hm-Iy- hnfn-pI Ffp--am-Wv, {]tXy-Inpw \mw kXy-n\nv
AIp \np-tm. Hcp Ime-L-
- ns IYbmWv Rm Fgp-Xp-X
- v. AXv Ncn-{X-am-bX
- p-sImv
F{X-tmfw kXy-k--am-Imtam A{Xbpw BIW-sav F\nv \n--ap-v. AXns\ sshcpym- -I-u-Xn-I-hmv{XokzXz-hm-Z-nt\m thn hf-sm-Sn-m \mw Ncn-{X-n\nv
Hpw ]Tn-p-n-st ]d-bm-\p-q. XXz-im-kv{X- apcphmZ--fn Ipcp-n-n-S-p-tmgpw
Ncn{Xw aptm-p IpXnp-Ibm-Wv.
Xe-ap-dI
- f
- mbn FmWv ssewKn-IX Fv a\-n-em-mIqSn ]msX, Hcn-tmepw cXn-aqO
en-m-sX, ]pcp-js ASn-ab
- mbn, hnhm-ls
- a hyhm]nX ssewKn-IN
- q-jW
-
- n s Cc-If
- mbn
am{Xw Pohnp acn-p-t]mb tIc-f-nse kXn--km-hn-{Xn-amv km\p-Iw Rm Cu t\mh
kan-p-p.
Xe-ap-d-I-fmbn kzw ssewKn-IX Xncn--dnbmsX, Hcn-tmepw cXn-kwXr]vXn Fs--dnbmsX, ]pcp-js
n-a-bmbn, hnhm-l-sa hyhm]nX ssewKn-I-Nq-j-W-ns Cc-I-fmbn am{Xw
Pohnp acn-p-t]mb tIc-f
- nse kXn-k

- m-hn-{Xn-amv km\p-Iw Rm Cu t\mh kan-pp.


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Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 6

C. lcn-Ip-am
Aymbw Hv

s\n-a-c-ns Nph-n hoWp-In-S-p s\n-Ip-thn ]c-Xp-Ib


- m-bn-cp-p ]Zvan\n. hoW Imbv
Isf F{X wKn-bmbn Hfn-n-p-h
- n-cn-pp acw? ASpp- apfw- I q- - n\np sImgnphoW CeInS-bn s\n kzw Ce-IIqSn
Snbn-emWv ImbvI Hfnn-p-h-bvp--Xv. Ah Imep-sImv Ce-Isf amn
amn \S-p. ]mhmS aS-n-pnb-Xn Asp
s\n- - I - f pv . AXn apgp Hscw FSpv
Ah hmbn-en-p.
]d-ns Ings AXn-cn sIm-dmbn \np
then--p-dv NmbpsS IpSnem-Wv. ]I shfn-n t\m-p-tm B hoSn\v bmsXmcp Ipg--hp-an. ]pd
s-n Nm ssItm-pambn ]d-n Inf-bvp-Itbm hmg shbvm Ipgn
shp-Itbm Bbn-cn-pw. ssItm-ns Hmtcm ]X-\nepw Abm-fpsS Idp tZls t]in-I Dcpp
Ifn-pw. hnbv HgpIn Abm-fp-Sp hoXn Ipd
tXmp- a pv \\v ASn- b n- e p tImWIw
sXfnp ImWpw. \oen ASp-fmKp ap-p
ASpn Np-Nh
- d- p-I hmcn-qn Xobn-v Inew
Ib-n-hv Cfpp-m-hpw. Ah-fpsS Idpp XSn
AnI Igp- neWn ]e \nd- n- e p
app-am-e-InS-bn BSn--fn-pw. Adp-ap-J
GsX-nepw Pp-sf ]nSn-m \S-p-I-bm-hpw.
Pp-sf ]nSn-p-Ibpw Iqn hfp-I-bp-amWv
Ahs hnt\m-Zw. Am sXmv X-hsc Ahs
IqSp-I-fn-ep-v. ]I Fmw im-am-Wv. ]s cm{Xn
t]Sn- n- p Ftm Hv B IpSn- e ns\ Nqgv p
\np-p. Ip--mb NpSp Ipp aWw HgpIn-h-cp-tm ]Zvan\n D-dp \nv ]pd-tbvp
t\mpw. Ings then--p-dv Nm-bpsS IpSnen\p ]nn Xo Bfn--p-p-m-hpw. AXn-n-Sbn \ng-ep
P\n-n-p-p. cm{Xn
Nm Zpa-{-hm-Z
- n-tes-Sp-sav ]Zvan\n-dn-bmw.
IpSn- e n c- N m- a p- W v U nsb IpSn- b n- c p- n- b n- pspw cm{Xn- t Xmdpw Ahv I
mgnbpw
sImSp-m-dp-spw Adp-ap-J ]d-bm-dp-v. Ah
ImWm-dn-. ]qP XpS-p-tm-tgbvv Ah Dd-a
- m-bnp- m- h pw. AsXmcp mKy- a m- s W- - h ]d- b p- p,
ImcWw A{X oI-ca
- mWv B ]qP. Ip-\nm ]n.
Ctm B IpSn-en-tebvv t\mp-tm b-s-Spp Hp-an-. Fmw imw. Ing-p-\np h Imv
XWp--Xm-Wv. Csmw Xncp-hm-Xn-c-mv t\cs
XpS-n-sbp tXmp-p. ]Zvan\n \-amb amdnSw
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 7

C. lcn-Ip-am

ssIIsImv ad-p. s\nbpsS \ocv hmbn InSv a[p-ca


- mbn amdn. Ah Ipcp Xpn B a[pcw
Bkz-Zn-p-sImv then-bpsS ASp-s-n. then--pdw Nm-bpsS ]dv Hcp XmgvN-bn-em-Wv.
AhnsS XWp-m-Wv. Xm \np ]d-ns DW--nv t\sc FXn-cmbn B ]d-n GXp-Imepw \ndsb hmg-bps
pam-Wv.
s]sv ]Zvan\n sRn ]nam-dn. then--p-dv Adp-ap-J Ipnv \np-I-bm-Wv. Ahs
apn ]Sw hnSn-smv Hcp henb ]mv. Adp-ap-Js hes In Hcp hSn-bp-v. CSs
Ip-sImv Ah B ]mns\ ]nSn-m t\mp-I-bm-Wv. ]Zvan\n A\-m ]msX \nev
Ddpt]mbn. ]mv CSbvv Ahs\ sImm {ian-p-p-v. Ah s]sv ssI hen-s-Sp-pw.
Adp-ap-Js\ hnfnv Cu Ifn Ah-km-\n-n--W-sa-pv ]Zvan\nbvv. ]t i_vZw ]pdp hcpn-. sXm-b
s\n IpSpn AXn\p ]nn i_vZw XS-bs
- -t]mse-bm-Wv. Adpap-J GIm-{K-Xt- bmsS ]mns Ip-If
- n-te-bvp-Xs t\mn \np-Ib
- m-Wv. Ahs CSs
ssI ]mns ASp-s-n-bn-cp-p. s]sv XS-b-s i_vZw sXm-bn\nv c -s-Sp-Ibpw
]Zvan\n Dds i_vZ-ap-m-p-Ibpw sNbvXp. Fp i_vZ-am-sWv Ahp Xs a\-n-em-bn. ]t B i_vZw
{ibmIjn-p. Ah apJ-ap-bn ]Zvan\nsb t\mn. B \nanj-ns ]mv aptm-mv Ahs In sImn
- Imv IpSp. ]mv [rXn-bn Cgv t]mIp-Ibpw sNbvXp. Ah ]d-p.
"sIm-{m-o....'
Ahs apJw thZ-\s
- Imv Npfn-p. cw
s]mSnp XpS-nb apdn-mSv Aan-n-Snv
Ah Fgp-tm {ian-p. Fgp-tp-Xn\p ]Icw Ah Hcphiw sNcnv hogp-Ibm-Wp-m-bX
- v. ]Zvan\n sR-en\nv DWp
hoSn-\p-t\sc HmSn. ]mhmS aS-n-p-n-b-Xgnv s\n--sbmw ]d-n NnX-dn-tmbn.
Ah AsXmpw {in-n-. D-dv Bcp-an-.
km[m-cW Cu ka-bv Am-h sN-s-n-bpambn Nmcp-I-tk-e-bn-en-cn-m-dp--Xm-Wv. Ah
D-d--Sn-I NmSn--bdn Xf-n-eqsS ASp--fbn-te-bvtm-Sn.
"At....'
Acn hmp- I - g n- p, ASp- n cpsImn hndIp XncpIn Iqms In Ibn
hv ]mdp-h Xncnpt\mn. ]Zvan\n InXbvp-p-m-bn-cp-p.
"Fp ]o tamsf?'
"At, Adp-ap-J....' Ahv hmp-I
Inp-n-. InX-p-sImv Ah hopw ]dp.
"Adp-ap-J....'
"Ft, Adp-apJ? Ah s\s hXpw
sNbvtXzm?'
"A-t, Adp-ap-Js\ ]mp ISn-p. Am-as\-hnSym?'
"G Zm sm hvsSyms-mp. Fhn-sStmbn Bthm. vv?'
"Ah hoWv sIS- zm- W - t . acn- qm
tXm-W-Xv.'
]Zvan\n h AtX thK-n Xncnv then-tebvv HmSn. Ah Dds hnfn-p.
"\oeo, \oeo.....'
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 8

C. lcn-Ip-am

\oen ASp--f-bn\nv ap-t-bvn-d-n.


"Fm sIm-{mty?'
"\oeo, Adp-ap-Js\ ]mp ISn-p. CXm ChvsS hoWv sIS-zm-Wv.'
\oen-bpsS `mhw amdn. Ah s\--Sn-p-sImv HmSn-sb-n. Adp-ap-Js\ hmcn-sb-Sp-psImv Ah Ae-a
n-Sm XpS-n.
"s _tIm-Xo, s Adap-Is\ ]mp ISn--m......'
BZyw HmSn-sb-n-b-Xv ASp IpSn-ense Imfnbm-bn-cp-p. Ahfpw Ae-ap-d-bn-p-sImv ap-hsc hnfnmSn. Nm ASp-s-hn-sStbm ]Wn-sb-Sp-p-I-bm-bn-cp-p. Abm Fnb-tmtgbvv Bm IqSn-bn-cp-p.
"Nmt Ahs\ Xncp-ta-\nsS ASvv sImp-s]m-bvtm. apcvsS ASvv acp-vm-hpw.'
]mdp-Ip-n-b then-\n-p-sImv hnfnp ]d-p. A ]nn hp-\np-Xv ]Zvan\n
Atmsg Ip-q.
"Fp ]mmWvv s\\--dntm tamsf?' Ah ]Zvan\ntbmSv tNmZn-p.
"aqJ ]mm At. ]n hnSn \nzm-bn-cp-p. Adp-ap-J AXns\ ]nSn-m t]mb-Xm.'
"Nmt,' ]mdp-Ip-n-b hnfnp ]d-p. "ISn-Xv aqJ-\mWvv ]d-bW
- w. thKw sImtm-bvtm.'
"icn, {mn.' Adp-ap-Js\ FSpv tXmf-nv Nm
Xncn-p.
Nm Adp-ap-Js\bp-sa-Spv HmSp-IX
- s
- -bm-bn-cpp. Hw s\-S- np Ic-psImv \oenbpw ap-hcpw.
]Zvan\n Xcn-p-\n-p. Ahv A\-m-\p in
\jvS-s-n-cp-p. FXm\pw \nanjw apv Fn-s\bmWv HmSn-tmbn Asb hnfn-Xpw Xncn-p-hv
\oensb hnfn-Xpw Fv Ahdn-bn. Ctm
Imep-I A\-p-n-. ssZhsa Adp-ap-J\v Fsnepw ]ptam? Ah Itm- d mhnse `K- h Xnbvv Ac-bW
\p. B Ac-bW Fns\-bp-m-p-sa-smpw Ahv cq]an-. s]
kn hmm-\mbn Ac-b-Wbvp thn F{X Znh-kambn A-bpsS ]nmse \S-p-p. s]kn Innbn- s -  ne
s b-  nepw Cu hgn- ] mSv
Ah Ign-pw. Adp-ap-J c -s-S-s.
"]Zvan\n Cv hm' ]mdp-h Ahsf hnfn-p. "B
]mv ChvsS-m\pw ImWpw.'
]Zvan\n Xncn-p. ]mdp-h Ah-fpsS ssI]n-Snv
Hw \S-n.
"Rm Fgpw ]d-bm-dnty Cu AXn-cns ASvv
Cs\ hv Ifn-c
- pXvv? Fn-t\sm \obv ChvsS
h-Xv.'
"Rmt\bv At s\n s]dp-zm-bn-cp-p. Agm
Adp- a p- J - ]mns\ ]nSn- - W Xv I- X v . ' Ah
Atm-gmWv s]dp-n-sb-Sp s\n--I-sf-n Hm
-Xv. Ah \jvSs-Xv Ah Adn-n-cpn-.
"At, Adp-ap-J acntym?'
"Ado tamsf. Xncp-ta-\nsS ASvv acp-p-m-hpw.
AhnSow icn-bm-bn-s-n ]mp-tabv-mp sImpt]m-m-bn-cn-pw.'
"At, Rm Itmd-m-hn-tebvv Ac-bW
hgn-]mSv t\n-vv.'
"Rm\pw t\nvv tamsf. \ap-Xv Xme-sm-ensS
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 9

C. lcn-Ip-am

ka-bv sIms-sm-Sp-Ww. Hms\ tZhn c n--s.'


]mdp-h-bvpw Adp-ap-Js\ CjvS-am-bn-cp-p. \ kz`m-hw. Fp ]d-mepw sNpw. sh
v \Sm XS-ap-m-m\pw, Hma-a-c-n\nv Hma-mb s]mn-m-\pw, sXt shp-h-gn-bn
As IS-bn t]mbn AXym-hiykm[-\- hmn-sm-p-h-cm\pw Hs Ahs klmbw
Bh-iy-am-Wv. Hcp aSnbpw IqSmsX AsXmw sNpw. cmhnse ]ip-hns\bpw Ipn-sbbpw ]d-n
sImp-t]mbn sIp-Xpw sshIp-tcw Agn-p-sIm-p-h-v sXmgp-n sIn sshtm
CpsImSp-p-Xpw Ahs ]Wn-bm-Wv. Hcp apdp-ap-dp-p-an-msX Nncn apJ-tmsS Ah Fmw
sNpw. cmhnse Ahs\ hS-p-]p-dv hnfnv Hcp Ip]m-{X-n In-sIm-Sp-p-p. ap-p\nv s]dp-n
-mn Ah B sImgp In tImcn-p-Sn-pw.
Dbvv Fs-nepw ]Wn-bp-s-n am{Xw Ah\v `Ww sImSp-pw. ASp-fbpsS Nmbv]n
N{aw ]Sn-n-cpv Ah DuWp-I-gn-p-Xv t\mn\nv ]mdp-h Ah-t\mSv hnti-j- tNmZnp-w. Ah ]pX
Iqn-en Am-s\--ntbm X-sb--ntbm Ah-tcmSp ]d-bp-p.
Ah Ipw Iem-i-hp-ambn hnti-j- ]d-bp-Xv tIm Ahn-jvS-am-Wv.
"s `K-hXo, F-t\-nepw B sNs\ c n--tW.'
tZhIn Xncp-nb XpWn-If
- p-ambn Ipf-n\nv h-tmgpw ]mdp-h AtX \nev]p-Xs
- -bm-Wv.
"Ft ]oXv A{amsf?'
"Mm, A \obo _l-sfmpw tInt? \sS Adp-ap-Js\ ]mp ISn-p.'
"vtm A{am-sf, Hm\v hqw ]tym?'
"]mva-\-se Xncp-ta-\n-SSvv sImtm-hm ]d-n-vv. Asm \obo _l-sfmpw Adn
nt? \oen Fp s\temfym-bn-cpp?'
"C-{am-sf, sImf-n-tebvv Hpw tIqe. a\-se X{m hnPm-cnm Hms\ c n-m
]pw. mfv R-tSm-sS Hcmsf ]mv ISn-nv X{ms ASvm sImtm-b-Xv. shjw Fd-n.
AW-eym-bn-cvv.'
"K-hXo F-t\-nepw sN c -s-m aXymbvcvp.'
"A{amfv shj-an--, Hm c -s-Spw.' tZhIn XpWn hS-tm-dv apv sInb Ab-en
tXmcm\np XpS-n.
"sm sImdv Imembn Imhnev k-]qP \S-o-v. ]Zvan\nsS Am-bncv Imev Fm
sImpw \S-m-dvm-bn-cvXm. G\v AXn-sempw {i-bn-. mfv D-ds HXp-p-I
- nev Hscw
sIS-vWXv Io-cvp. ]qP-sbmpw Ctv Hmn-n-bvm-\m-bn-cn-pw. sImSp-
- s
- Xms ImemImew sImSp-zs \Xv? AXp-t]mse anse `tKm-Xn-bvpw. Fmw Hn-mWv sNm-dv. Cs\
Hmtcm A\-fv hcp--sg-nepw {in-s?'
"icym-{am-sf, Ign-mgvN Hcokw Rm anw ASnphmcn Xncnp t\mysmgm I-Xv, Hcv
Fg-p-t]mb ]mSv. s sXm ]no-qSym AXv t]mbXvv Btem-Nn-p-tm......'
"ssZhm-[o-\w.'
XpWn apgp-h tXmcm-\nv tZhIn _v hS-tm-dv Iangvn hp.
"tZh-Io, \obm ]d-n-semv \S-nv aSev hoW-sXms s]dpn shdIvs]tcev sIms-hb
- vv.'
"sNmw {amsf.'
"vv hnv F\nv sImdv \mfn-tIcw sNc-In--c-Ww.'
"icn-{am-sf.'
"Fmbo B sNs Imcyw Bthm?'
]mdp-h ]Sn--tebvp t\mn. ]Zvan\n ]Sn-s \np-I-bm-Wv.

Aymbw cv
Cs ]pap-Jv Nmcp-I-tk-e-bn InS-p-I-bm-bn-cp IrjvW \-q-Xncn s]sv Fgp-tn-cp-p. Ftm
I, Ah Zqsc-\nv Xs At\z-jnv hcn-Ib
- m-Wv. Akmcw Imcymbn-pXv Xym-Wv. Fs K-hXo Fs-smv C\nbpw CsXms sNn--tWm. sNbvXn-St
- psS ^ewXs Ggp Xe-apd A\p-h
- n-t Xocp. C\nbpw thtWm? As-n t]ms.
]nXr-p Icp-Xnb in kzoI-cn-m hn[n Xe-ap-d-I GXm-bmepw Ipn-bp t]mI-bm-Wv.
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 10

C. lcn-Ip-am

Iphpw in bpw Rm Xs GWw, Gp-hm-mw. apn apv Nn{X-IqS--n-\p-a-p-dv ]Sn-p-c-hsc I


sImnb k-f
- m-Wv. Hmtcm ssI{In
b sNbv X p Ign- mepw {]mb- n- ambn Hcp ks IpSn-bn-cp-p-p.
app am{X-a ]d-n An-mbn
Ah NnX-dn-n-S-p-I-bm-Wv. hj-nsem- c n- ]mepw ]ghpw t\Zn- ptm {]mn-p-p. FtmSv
y-Po-hnXw hne-]n-Sn-X
- m-Wv.
am{X-a B Pohn-Xs B{i-bnv Hcp
IpSpw-_a
- mWv Ign-bp-X
- v. \nhr-n-bn-m-Xp-sImv sNp-I-bm-Wv. a, a,
a.
Atlw I-Sp [ym\n-p. \ng-epI cq]- - f mbn amdp- I - b m- W v . Ah
Imn Hmfw shp ]hb-ep-Ip
aosX, Ccpv taem-n CS-h-gn-Ifn-eqsS,
]md-I \nd ]d-p-I-fn-eqsS AXnthKw ASpp-I-bm-Wv. Atlw sRnbp-Wp.
"cmam....'
cma \mb AI-p-\np HmSn-hp. Xncp-ta-\n-bpsS i_vZ-nse XnSp
w Abm {in-n-cp-p.
"Fm-Wmthm?'
"Hcp Iqcv hcvWvv.' Xncp-ta\n Ip Xpd-m-sX-s ]d-p.
"Fhn-Svm-Wmthm?'
"sXv ]Sn-mdv \nmWv. Idp-I
- n-cpn mK-vm-hmt\ hgo-p. sNdp-a
- f
- m-Wv. ISn-h
-
Aev]w D{K Xym-Wv. Icn-aqJ! acpv Ac-tm-fp.'
"ASn-b.'
"acvtmv Imcyw \S-pwv tXmvWn-. t\mmw. Fs-smv ]m]w sNn--Wwv ssZhn\v \n---t]m"Xncp-ta\n A-s\mpw ]td-cp-Xv. Hs ssZh-\n--bmWvv Ahn-Spv Xys ]d-bm-dv.'
"AsXy-sX, Hs ssZh-\n--bw. Fs \ntbm-Km-bn-cnpw CXv. Fs-smv asmn\pw Ignhvm-hn-ym-bn]mbn acp-c
- b
- vp. Ign {]mhiyw Ac-Xv CcnvWvv. Hm-ty,
]pd-qcvv hhcvsS Imcyw? AXpw Icn-aqJX-ym-bn-cpp. Ae-am-doev tamfnevs Xnev cmas Ie-
v Hpw-IqSn abm-bn-tm-s.'
"ASn-b.'
Hcp \nanjms Akz--amb au\-n-\p-tijw Atlw XpSp. "Hcp Ipn-sb-bmWv
sImp-h-c-W-Xv.'
IrjvW \q-Xncn Fgp-t-p.
"Rms\mv ipm-bnv hcmw.'
cma\m-b AI-tbvp t]mbn. Xncp-ta\nbpsS Hcp hmv As-n Xe-sIm-smcp kqN\, C{Xbpw aXn, B B{
t-l-ns CwKnXw a\-n-em-p-p. ]m--e-n At-ln\v th-sXmw Hcp-p-p. Xs \mev]
- n-cmw hb-n A\w acn-t- ijw Xncp-ta\n
{_-Ncyw A\pjvTn-p-I-bm-Wv. Xs A\-h-ZyIfpsS km^eyv {_-Ncyw A\n-hmcy-am-sWv Atlw I
Nn-Iv Atlw a\-n CSw sImSp-n-.
cma\m-b Ieym-Wn-b--tbmSv ]d-p.
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 11

C. lcn-Ip-am

"Xncp-ta\n Ipfn-m t]mmWv Ieym-tWy-t.


tXmpw appw Hs Ipf-p-tcev sImp-t]mbn
hbvp. ]m{X-nev sNdp-]-bdv s]mSn Xocm-dm-bn-cnpWp.'
Xncp-ta\n Ipf-S- h
- n-se-p-tm-tgbvv Ipfn-m-\p- s Xmw Xm- d m- n- h - v Ieym- W n- b AIt
bvp hen-n-p-m-Ipw. Ah kzbw shfn-s-SpmsX Imcy- `wKn-bmbn \S-n. cmhn-se Xncpta\n Fgptgbvv NqSp Nmb ]qapJ-s-p-p. D-d
- Sn IS-p-tm Ccp-n-bvS- pn Ip Itk-e-bpsS he-p-h-i-p q
Hgnp InS-p-Ib
- m-bn-cn-pw. ]t Ccp-p-Ig- nv
t\mp-tm AhnsS Hmp-sam-bn Nmb-bp-mhpw sXm-Sp-p-Xs mpw. {]mX-ens ka-b-ambm Xncp-t
ym-Wn-bt- ...' B hnfn
aXn. Xf-n Fp-tm-tgbvv tai-p-dv s]mSnb-cn-nbpw cp-Xcw Nn-Wnbpw hnf-n-g- n-bpw.
Hv IapfIv Npv Ac \mfn-tI-c---n-bm-bn-cnpw. atXv Xc-n-s\mv amdpw. ]-am-t- bm As
Xm. Ah
Ftmgpw hnfn-p-d-p-m-bn-cp-p.
Ipf-nse Cfw NqSp shw At-ls I\nthmsS kzoI-cn-p. C\nbpw F{X-\m? Atlw kzbw
tNmZn-p. Xs Imew Ign-m Xm Bn Cu
Adnshmw \in-p-Ib
- m-sW-tm-tm hnjaw
tXmn. Akm- a m\y{]Xn-  - b p Hcmp am{Xw
kzmb--am-m ]p Adn-hns Aaqey tiJcw
Gp-hm-m Bcpw hn-. kzw aIt]mepw
Ahs hgn asm-m-sWv sNdp-
- nte Xocp-am-\np. AXm-bn-cn-Ww ssZh-\n--bw.
Ipf-n\pw ap-n-\p-an-Sb
- n-emWv A\-s {]XnjvT-bp tImhn-. {iotIm-hn-en\p apn Atlw
[ym\n-p-\n-p. k-f
- psS cmPmth FtmSv s]mdp-Ww. AS Ip-Ip apn hopw cq]-.
Idp a\p-jy-cq-]-. Ah hb-ep-Ip aosX HgpIn hcn-I-bm-Wv. Ah Akm-am\y thK-n
Xtm-S-Sp-p-I-bm-Wv. ]mn-h-bepw ISv I-Ip-dp--m-hp Npn HmSn-sb-p B ic-WmnIsf kzoI-c
-cn-mSv ]qap-Jt- bvp \S-p. Itk-eb
- n-en-cpv Ccp-n-ta
h sN-sn Xpd-p-sImv Xncp-ta\n hnfn-p.
"cmam...'
"Ftm.'
]-a-cpv ]pc ssIp-ambn cma \mb ]pd-p-h-p.
"Fmbo?'
"Ac-p-sIm-n-cn-ymWv Xncp-ta-\n. Csm Hcp-hn[w \mbn Ac-n-vv.'
"Fm hmn-sh-tm-fq. Ahcv Fm-dm-bn.'
"icn, Xncp-ta-\n.'
cma \mb-dnbmw sNm ]p-sav GI-tZiw Xo-bp-s-nte Atlw Ahsc aptbvv IS-q. As-n ]
"cmam, B hcW Iq-tcmSv Cv tIdmv ]d-t-bvv. AbmfvsS Nov Iodn-bn-cn-p-Wp.'
hcp--hv IrjvW \q-Xn-cn-bpsS knn-I-sf-n Adn-bmw. Ah Hp-IqSn sIn-t\m-pp. "Xncp-tamsz-nepw sNm ]d-bq.'
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 12

C. lcn-Ip-am

cma \mb Xs hnj-am-h Ign-bp-{X ]pdp ImWn-msX ]d-bp-p.


"Imcy-m-t-bv. ]pw-mev Xncp-ta\n {ian-m-Xn-cn-n-. \nfv h Bip-]-{Xn-bnepw t]mbn-t\mp.
f-b-.'
h-hv Imcyw a\-n-em-hp-p. Bip-]{- Xn-bn t]mbnpw Imcy-an F-h-dn-bmw. Hcn-
Xncp-ta\n ]d-m AXn-\-p-d-sam-p-an-. At-l-n\p enp Adnhv Aam-\p-jn-I-am-Wv. Hcp
ih-i-cocw ]Sn-p-c-pdp\nv Cs ap-t-bvs-Sp-m ]noSv ipw hcp-m-\mbn Xncpta-\n-Xs Ij
N-Ww. {ianp \nhr-n-bn-m L--fn sNp-I-Xs. Dd-p Imcy-n Fn\v hrYm-hym-bmaw? Ah ]S
s]mp-p. Xncnp \S-ptm a-te-p--h aqfp-n-.
IrjvW \q-Xncn shn-es
- b-Spv Rc-p-If
-
p, Npm-ns Hmp-sNv Xpdv Npmv \Sphn-ce
- n-se-Spp shn-eb
- psS sRc-Sn-sb-Sp Rc-p-Ip-aosX tXp. ]Sn-p-cb
- n \nv BmcpsS i_vZw tIp. Atlw hnfn-p.
"cmam....'
cma\m-b AI-p-\nv hv ap-t-bvn-d-n. ]Sn-p-c-bn A -a-cmbn Imp-\np-hsc amSn-hn-fn"Cv sIm-cmw.' ]pdp aSn-p-\n-n-cp-h
- HmSn-smv apt-bvn-d-n.
"CXm, Cu Ismpw sXmv Xo-cvXv.' Nn{XIq-S--p-I Nqnmn cma\m-b ]d-p. Ah Hcp mK-tbv
"X{mt\, ASnbs sNs\ en--Ww.' \oen Ae-ap-d-bn-Sm
XpS-n. "Rv BsI Hcp Xcym-Wv.'
IrjvW \q-Xncn ssI Dbn. B Ne-\
- n Ftm am{nI-X-bp-m-bn-cp-p. kmz-\n-n-p Ftm Hv. \oen Ic-n
\nn. apv Hcp ]pmb hncnv cma \mb ]d-p.
"Ipsy AhnsS Xe sIg-v mK-tbvmn sIS-q. Fnv
\n-sfms Hv amdn \nq.'
Xncp-ta\n apdp-m hmbn-env e -W- {in-p-I-bm-bn-cpp. saenv Idpnt\m-S-Sp \ndw. {Suka
]p]{p hb-m-bn-p-m-Ipw. Ahs hes ssI tZl-p\nv Aev]w hnv InS-p-p. CSs ssI Aev]w aS
-bpsS ]pdw mKv apdnhp ImWmw. Aev]w \ocp-apv. H sImt sImn-bn-p-p. Imen-sbpw ssIn-sb
mKw Iptds \oenp XpS-n-bn-cp-p. BI-msS \nan- A{X
Bim-hl
- am-bn-cp-n-. hnj-aa
- p tPmen-bmWv apn InS-p-Xv.
cma \mb acp-ns Ie-hp-ambn ]pdp hp. Xncp-ta\n Fgpt-v apv apdpn HXp-p-I-fn-d-n, \nh
apn Ip\n-p-\nv Ahs\ ]cn-tim-[n-p. lrZ-b-ns anSnv
in Ipd--Xm-Wv. Ahs icocw ]nSn-p-\nm-\p {ia-nem-Wv. cma \mb sImSp Iehpw In hv At
p-s-Spv [ym\nv B _mes apdn-m-Snepw s\dpI- b nepw ]pc- n. Inn- b n\nv Aev ] w sh- s
acpv
hes Ins Dw-I-n hv Nmen-v Ahs aqn-te-bvsmgn-p. Atlw I-Sv [ym\n-p-sImv \nhpbncw \mK--tfmSv B Cfw Pohs\ c n-m
Atlw Bh-iy-sp. {]-bn- C--d-nse kz-\m-K-
Cg-p-hp. B _mes I-^-e-s-Xnsc Hpw sNm
]msX Ah \n-lm-b-cmbn \np-I-bm-Wv. Xncp-ta\n Xe-bm-n.
cma \mb AI-p-t]mbn hmg-bn-e-bpsS Nofn Idppw
Nphpw shbpw abpw s]mSn-I sImp-hp sImSp-p.
F- s bm- g nv Xncn- b n \ne- h n- f v apn hp. Ccn- m- \ mbn
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 13

C. lcn-Ip-am

sImp-h
- p h ]pm-bn Xncp-ta-\n- N{aw-]S- nncp-p. NmWIw sagp-Inb apv Ifw hc-pI-bm-bn-cpp At
NXp-cw-K--e-I-bpsS hep--ap NXp-c-n-\pn Hcp kw cq]-sp-h
- p. Ggp Xncn-bp \ne-hn-fv In-p, IrjvW \q-Xncn [ym\-\n-cX
- \
- m-bn. A-co-
- n
kwLjw apn-\n-p. sNdp-a- Akz--cm-bn. Xncp-ta\n Pm--c--fn-eqsS k-cn-p-I-bm-bncp-p.
\-bv InS-p sNdp-a-s-s PmX-I-^-e- At-l-ns I-apn-eqsS IS-p-t]m-bn. C\nbpw PohnXw
[ym\w XpSp. Ctm
Ahs tZl-n hnjw Ib-nb kw Zb-bvp-thn tIgp-Ib
- m-Wv. Zb Btcm-SmWv ImWn-tXv? Atlw D{K-X-]-n Dcp-In. kqcy At-l-tmSv Zb ImWn-n-.
Atm-gmWv ]d-n Nn-e-I A\-p i_vZw tIp-Xp-S-n-b-Xv. AI-se-\nv Hcp Zo\-tcmZ\w-t]mse ]pd
w ASp--Spp hcn-I-bm-Wv. Xncp-ta\n Ip-Xp-d-p.

Aymbw aqv
hnP-bta-t\m Fgp-t-p, P\-en-eqsS ]pd-tbvp t\mn. t\cw \-hw shfp-n-cn-pp. hkpaXn Ap
]mbn-p-m-hpw. ASp-f hrn-bmn Xo ]qn Nmbpm-p-tm-tgbvv Abmfpw ASp--f-bn-se-m-dp--Xm
sS P\-en-\-Spn tai-cnsI Itk-eb
- n Ccpv Abm mcy Nmb-bp-m-p-Xv {in-p-sImv Hmtcmv kwkm-cn-pw.
An-s\-bmWv ]Xn-hv.
ASp--f-bpsS hmXn \np-sImv mcy ASp-n\p apn Ipn-n-cpv C-enp-I
]m{X-n Cd-n-hv ASbvp-Xv Abm t\mn-\np. Ah-fpsS kar-a
- mb ]nmKw Ipd-pt\cw t\mn-\n-t- m Abmv
Xtep cm{Xn- b nse Imcy-
Hm-bn hp. ]mgmb {ia-fpw
AXn-\n-Sb
- n Ftmtgm ab-n-tmb- X pw. Ctm hkp- a - X n Xs
Im icn-bm-hn-. ]d-n-sems
\Sv Aev ] w ss[cyw kw`cn- tijw aXn Nmb-Ip-Sn. GXm-bmepw
thep ]dv \\-bvm Fn-bn-pv . tXp- X p- e m- ns Ic- I - c i_vZw tIn-cp-p. Abm Im
]nn-te-bvp-Xs hp.
"Nmbtm Bhpw, Ccp-tm-fp.'
hkp-aXn Xs In-cn-p-p.
Abmv Ipd-smcp PmfyX tXm
n. Abm ASp--f-bn-tebvp
ISv P\-en--cnsI C Itk-e-bnen-cp-p. hkp-aXn Hgn ASp-n
Nmb-m{Xw hp.
"FWo-m sshIn As?'
"Mm, hm oWw.' hnP-b
ta-t\m kq n-mWv kwkm-cn-p-Xv. Fn-s\-bm-bmepw Cse
cm{Xn- s b- n kwkmcw hcm- X n- c nn Fbm- d n- b mw. ]t
Xm\m-bnv AXp XpS-.
"F\ym oWw- ym- n- c n
ym. A-\s km[-\s AI
p sNn-cn--WXv?'
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 14

C. lcn-Ip-am

"Rmt\-bv......'
"Ftm-sSmpw ]d-b-. F\n-sms Adn-bmw.
Cse FhvSvmWv IpSn-m InoXv?'
hnP-bta-t\m Hpw ]d-bp-n-.
"I AhnSow ChnSow Hs tIdn IpSn-m \mWmhnt?'
Xm Ip- s IpSn- e n- Ib- d n- b Xv Btcm Iv
ChnsS hv sImfp-n-bn-cn-p-p. Cse t]mb-Xm-bncn-n-, GsX-nepw Znh-kw. IpSn XpS-nbnv Ct
\mep amk- n\p taem- b n. CXp- h sc hon Adn- b nmsX sImp-\-S-p. Hp apdp-n-bm aXn, AX
aW-sams t]mIpw. `m-hn\v aqp s] Xs ico-ctmSv s]sv Bkn IqSn-b-Xns Imc-W-a-dn-bmsX
Ipgn-sb-nepw Ahn-Nm-cn-X-ambn hoWp-In-nb cmw
a[p-hn[p Ah Bkz-Zn-m XpS-nbn-cp-p.
hkp- a Xn Nmb mn- e mn tai- p- d p hp,
apns tIm-e-sImv apJw XpS-tijw ]d-p.
"C\n sXmv IpSn-ym-sWo ]ns Cv tIdn hc-.
GXm- b mepw ]Iev apgp- h s]sS ASv m- W v .
AhnSvs Imcyw t\mym aXo-tem. ChnSvs Imcyw
Fm-bmepw thn-. IpSnv Ign-m Atm-s
s]mbvtm-fp. elcow \msms amdov ChvsS tIdnhmaXn.'
hnP-bta-t\m Hpw anmsX Nmb IpSn-p. Hpw
]d-bm-Xn-cn-p--XmWv _pn. Hp ]dv cm-a-tXn\v Ah ]d-bpI G-m-cpsS Imcy-am-Wv.
"Zm, Nt{-t\mSv Hcp hmv ]d-m-a-Xn. CsXms
\ntm-fpw.'
hen-sbmcp oj-Wn-bm-W-Xv. "CsXms' Fp ]d-bp-Xns hym]vXn A]m-c-am-Wv. ]pXp-Xmbn Ip-]n-S
n
elcn am{X-am-hn \np-X
- v. Fp-am-hmw. Nne-tm
kw_w Xs \nsp hcmw. Afn-b-msc Abm
CjvS-s-n-. Ah-cp-ambn t\cn-smcp Gp-ap- Ign-bpXpw Hgn-hm-p-Ib
- mWv ]Xn-hv. Ah sXm-Sp-p-Xs
- bm-sW-nepw mKy-n\v shtsd hoSpIfn-emWv Xmakw. Bsc-nepw Hcm cmhn-es `Ww Ignv
s]-fpsS Imcy-a-t\z-jn-m hcp-tm-tgbvv hnPbta-t\m kzw hon-tebvv c-s-n-p-m-Ipw.
AhnsS Abm cmPmhm- W v , Kn- p knwl- w .
s] t\cn-p-\nv Abm-tfmSv kwkm-cn-pI-t]mepw
]Xn-hn-. Fs-nepw Bh-iy-ap-s-n AXv `-Wk-a-bv ]pd-In\nv ]d-bp-Isb Dq. kw-t_m-[-\-an
-ik
- q-N\
- I
- s
- fm-p-an-msX B -KX
- s
- a
an Hgp- ssienbn AXv XpS-pw. ASp-f-bntebvv th Imcy-, hon-tebvv s]mXpth Bhiy-aph,
sImp-t]m-tI
km[-\
- , Ans\ Bh-iy-f
- psS ]nI \ofp-tm
Hpw anmsX hnP-bta-t\m In IpSn-pw. Hw
Np apfIp Iqn Ac \mfn-tI-c--n Nqp-hn-c
sImv tXmn \pw. s] ]d Imcy--fn
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 15

C. lcn-Ip-am

\nv ]Xncpw s\pw thdn-sSp-pw. ASp--f-bn-tebvp th Imcy-p ]Ww In-IpSn


Ign-m tIm-e-bn\n-s-Spv tai-p-d-p-h-bvpw. _mn Bh-iy--sfmw ]Xn-cmbn
Xpw.
G Fgp-tp ssII-gp-Im t]mbm ]mdp-h ]W-sa-Spv Fn-t\m-pw. Fhn-sSbpw
Fm Hcp kwJy. Ah B t\mp-Ifpw ]nSnv FmWv sNt-Xv Fm-tem-Nnp \nptm hnP-bta-t\m tX
pSv ASp--f-bn-tebvv hcpw. ]I-p\np s]sf Hv t\mn-b-tijw ]d-bpw.
"ASp--tf-tebvv AXym-h-iy Imcy-fv hmn-tm-fp. DuWp samS--. _mn-sbms
ASp amkw Bhmw. C{]m-hiyw \mfn-tI-c
- n\v she sImd-hm. Cns\ t]mbm \mfn-tI-scms
shn sIm{]ymn hnm-bn-cnpw \Xvv tXmp-Wp. Xncqcv \ she-In-pwm sambvXo ]tdW-Xv.'
"Xncq-cn-te-bvsm-ssm Bcm sImtmhm? AXns sNe-shms t\mptm htey shXymskmpw ImWn-y.'
"AsXms \sS sambvXo sImtm-bvtm-fpw. Ahs sIm{] Fm-bmepw hoev
sImtmhvWvv.'
]mdp-h henb Dd-n-msX \np. ]W-n-\p Bhiyw Cns\ hgn-am-dn-tm-b-Xn ktmjnv hnP-bta-t\m
S-pw. Xs [\m-`y\ Non-tm-b-Xns hyY-tbmsS
]mdp-h t\mp-If
- p-ambn G t]mb hgnsb t\mn-\npw. AsXmw Xs hon \S-pw. hnPbta-t\m Hmp. ChnsS `mcy
S ssIn-em-Wv, Xms\mcp ]mh
am{X-am-Wv. Ipn-Isf krjvSn-p Hcp b{w. cm{Xn ]mdp hnf-n- ` Ww Ignv tSmp-ambn
hb-ep-IfpsS hoXn Ipd hc-n-eqsS \Sv `mcy-ho-nsep-w. DuWp-I-gnv X\n-p-thn
Imp \np Ipn-Isf Aev]-t\cw Xmtem-en-pp. Xma-kn-bmsX Ah Dd--amIptm
henb Hu]-Nm-cn-I-X-I-sfm-p-an-msX Abmfpw InS-d {]m]n-p-p.
Ctm kabw Ggp aWn-bm-bn-p-m-hpw. C\n hkp-aXn Xnc-n-em-hpw. C-en-m{Xw hmnh
tijw Ipn-Isf Fgp-tnv Ipfn-n-m sImpt]mIpw. HXp aWn-tbmsS Ahsc kvIqfn
]db--Ww. Abm Fgp-t-p.
"Rm t]mWp....'
"Fm{X t\s?' hkp-aXn \mfn-tI-c-ap-Sv Nnc-h-bp-sa-Spv ASp--f-bpsS \Sp-hn Ccnm\p {ia-n
"sImdv tPmen-v. NmtymSv hcm ]d-n-vv. \\ sXmS-W
- w. Ihp-ns IS-sbms HWn-hc
- v sIS-zm. Ah hcp-sm-tgbvv AhvsS F-Ww. Cse hcm ]d-X
- m. A-gbvv
Hms sNs\ ]mv ISn-p.'
"Bsc? Adp-ap-Jt\ym?'
"AXy-sX, Hms\mcp Admw-s]-d
- m-Wv. kIe Pp-fnw ]nSnv Iqn-em-em ]Wn. \ PmXym ISn-Xv. Icn-aqJ. Ign-qv hnNm-cn--Xn-cnsS ASvv sImtm-bn.
]mns\ hcp-n-sm-n shjw Fdt sNbvX-Xv.'
"Fo-iz-c-m-tc......'
Fmw Xm\mWv sNbvXXv F mh-n-emWv hnP-bta-t\m kwkm-cn-X
- v. kzw hon Xm
\ Xnc-n-em-sWp hcp-m Abm mcy-bpsS ASpv Ftmgpw {ian-n-cp-p. Afn-b
- m-cpsS
apn \np-tm-gp-m-Ip A]-Ij-Xm-t_m[w Hcp ]cn-[n-hsc Abm ]cn-lc
- n-n-cp-Xv Xm
kzw honse knwlm-k-\-n Ccnp Nn{Xw _lp-h--fn mcybvp hc-p-sIm-Sp-nm-Wv. mhns
pS-nb hr w-t]mse s]m-bm-bn-cn-p-pshv hkp-a-Xn-bv-dn-bn--tm.
Abm ]pd-t-bvn-d-n. Ipn-I Fgpt-n-n-. Fgp-t-ms kvIqfn t]mtI
thh-em-Xnbn-em-bn-cn-pw. As\ I mhta Dm-hn-. Ahv kvIqfn-te-bvm-hi
- y-ap km[\--sfmw A-tbmSv tNmZnphmpw. A Ahsc kw_-n-t-S-tmfw h-tmgpw cm{Xn-Ifn a
bpw A-bpsS Hw InS-p-d-p-Ibpw sNp Hcm am{X-am-Wv.
hkp-a-Xn-bpsS In tX hn-Xns ]W-ap-m-Ipw. G-m AXn Ah-Im-i-sampw CXp-hsc
sImp-h-n-n-. cm-bncw ]d-bpsS \new am{Xw Ah t\cnv \S-p-p. Nne-hp-I-gnv _mn
kwJy s\m-bnpw ]W-am-bnpw aqp t]cpw ]n-Sp-p. G-m cp-t]cpw A\n-b-n-tbm-Sp
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 16

C. lcn-Ip-am

hm-ey-ns Imcy-n a-cn-p-p. Xs a-fpsS mKyw!


cmL-h \mb t\ct hc-n-se-n-bn-cp-p.
"Mm, hnP-bta-t\m t]mmtbm?'
"Ipdp sXc-vv.....'
"Csmw NmgnsS ieyw \tm-Ww-v.' Afn-b ]d-p. "h acppw Xfn--n-h-cpwm
tXmW-Xv.'
"AXy-sX, \ ieym...... AhnSow AsX. t]ms sImdv [rXn-v.'
"icn. ]mdp-Ip-ty-v kpJt?'
"Mm, As\ t]mWq.... m icn.' hnP-bta-t\m \S-p. Abm Xncn-p-t\m-n-bn-. Afnb Xsbpw t\m
JI
- c-amb Adnhn Abm-fpsS \Sw hnIe-am-bn. G\pw A\p-P\pw t\cnv Irjn \S-p-I-bm-Wv. Xs amXnc
n ]m-n\p sImSp-n-cn-bvb-. Dm-ln-I-fm-Wv. X\n-bv-sXmpw hm--Xp-sImv AqnbmWv ]m-n
h Imem-Imew Af-p-X-cp s\p-sImv kwXr-]vX-\m-hp-p. Hmtcm {]mhiyw s\-fm hcp-tmgpw Ahs
tI-Ww. Ah Hcp kuP\ytk-h\w sNp--t]m-sebmWv hcp-n-op-I.
"ChnsS X{m\pw s]fpw tamfpw Ctv hnNm-cn-nm Rm Af-m sIm-c-W-Xv. icnp
]d-m tXhm\v sNehpw Hs t\mym ]p-Irjn \jvSm. ASp sImw-sXmv ]pys
Fd--mv hnNm-cn-ym-Wv.'
AsXm-cp-Xcw oj-Wn-bm-Wv. Xs-smv IqSp-Xs
- empw ]d-bn-n-m-Xncnm\p hnZy. Xs
Ae-kX Aqn apX-se-Sp-p-Ib
- m-sW-d- n-npw Abm \n-lm-b\
- mbn t\mn-\n-p. ]m-
- n\p
sImSp- Ffp-a
- m-bn-cp-p. cp Xe-ap-dI
- f
- mbn Irjn \S-p-Xv Ah-cm-Wv. AqnbpsS A
\mcm-b-W Af-m hn-cp-Xv hnP-bta-t\m\v Hm-bp-v. \mcm-b-W HmOm-\n-p-sImv
apv \npw. A apdp-n-smv Af-hp-Im-c i-c \mb Af-p-Xp t\mn NmcpI-tk-eb
- n Ccn-pw. ]d- Iqnp \ndv hSn-p-shv hcp-m-\mbn ssI tase Htm-Sn-v i-c\mb Af-p-t
sImv ]d-bpw.
"X{m, Cs\ Afm ASn-b\v samX-em-hn-.'
hmbn-ep apdp-m ap-tbvv Xpn-smv A ]d-bpw.
"Ans\ Afvv samX-em-hqwm \S-ym-aXn \mcm-bWm Irjn. Aso Hgnv Xtm. Irjn
\S-m thsd Bsf Inm-nmtWm?'
ag Inn-bn-s-n-epw, tXmn tXhm sh-an-s-nepw Af-t-Xv IWn-ia
- mbn Af-p-IX
- s
thWw. AXp-t]mse HmW-n\pw hnjp-hn\pw ImgvN-bmbn sImp-h-tc t\{-p-e-Ifpw ]-dn-Ifpw Hpw I
bmsX A IW-p-]-dv hmn-h-bvpw. Xncp-hm-Xn-cbvv sNdp-]-g-ns
Ipe-I-fpw Imh-n Ing-pw. A a-cn--Xn]ns \mcm-b-W A[n-I-Imew Pohn-n-cp-n-.
]ns hXv aI Aqnbm-Wv. BZy-sams IWp ]dv Af-n-cp-p. ]ns-ns Afhp
Ipdpw Bhem-Xn-I IqSn-bpw hp. Xm\m-Is Hpw sNm Ign-hn-msX \n-lm-b-\mbn
t\mn-\n-bpw.
A--Smb ISv ap-tbvp \S-m-X-bn-se-n-b-tm Hcp \nizm-k-tmsS hnP-btat\m Btem-Nn-p.
tZhIn ap-a-Sn-p-I-bmWv. Ipn-p-ep-sImv Ipn-p-\nv Ah ASn-p-hm-cn-smv apt-dp-Ibm-Wv
ens Hmtcm Ne-\nepw \S-m-X-bpsS hoXn- ImmKw ]nn-Sp-p.
Ans\ \mep hmc Ign-m ]ns CS-tm-v. hnP-bta-t\m i_vZa
- p-m-msX B Zriyw
Ip-\n-p. Hmtcm ASn-bnepw Ah-fpsS ]nmKw Ipep-p Zriyw tamln-n-p--Xm-bn-cp-p.
Hmtcm mKw Ign-v Ah adp-m-K-tbvv Xncn-bp-tm Ipnp \npI ImcWw Ah-fpsS
apm-K-ns \nwt\m-X \-hw s]cp-np ImWn-p. Xtep cm{Xnbnse elcn Abmsf
hopw _m[n-p-I-bm-Wv. Hcp \mep Nm ASn-p-hm-cn-b-ti-j-amWv tZhIn ]nn t\mn\np Bsf ImWp
ASn-p-hm-c \nn \nhp-\n-p.
"C{m CnWn t\cmtym hn-v, Ft hnfn-mv?'
Abm D-dt- bvp t\mn. C, ]mdp-Ipn ASp-f
- b
- n-em-Wv. ]Zvan\n kvIqfn t]mIm-\p

Xnc-n-em-bn-cn-pw.
"tZhqn ASn-p-hm-cz-s, AXv \S--sv hp. AXns FtSev _pn-ap-n---tm.'
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 17

C. lcn-Ip-am

Abm-fpsS Ip-I Ah-fpsS apm-Kv


]c-Xp-I-bm-bn-cp-p. Ipn-p-\np-tm-gp-
AXn-i-tbm-nbns-nepw Ah-fpsS amdnSw
Atmgpw \ndpX-sbn-cp-p.
"C{m s]mbv t m- f o. Ah Hc- c p- I ntebvv HXp-n-\n-p-sImv ]d-p.
"tZhq-nsS Ipnbvvsm F{X hb-mbn?'
Abm t]mIm Hcp [rXnbpw ImWn-n-.
"Abn\v Cu ao\-nev cv sXIbpw C{m
s\.'
"same-Ip-Sn-sbms \nose?' Ah-fpsS
amdn-tebvp t\mn-smv Abm tNmZn-p.
B t\m-ns NqSn Ah e-tbmsS
Xe-Xm-gvn-smv apfn.
"\ns ]Wn-sbms Ign-mev ]mbstcev b v v hc- W w. Ahn- s Symv hrymm\vv. s\dsb amdm-eym
"hcmw{ms\.'
"]mdp-Ip-n-tbmSv ]sdympw th. Asm
hbvpw tImSmen. ]ns aXn, Asn C\n
GXm-bmepw Fm-Spw hrn-bm-m-dm-bn-cnp- W p, Asm Hnv sNmw. Ans\
sXmSpw. \o Nqepw FSpv hm aXn.'
tZhIn Hpw ]d-n-. Xmtgmp t\mn
\np tZh- I nsb Hpw IqSn Dgn- pt\mn a\-n hc Nn{Xw \mbn sXfn-bnv
hnP-bta-t\m \S-p-t]m-bn. tZh-Insb ISp-t]m-Ip-tm Abm Hp-IqSn Xncn-pt\mn ]d-p.
"hc-Ww-tm, ad--.'
Abmsf t\mn-smp \np-I-bm-bncp tZhIn Xe-bm-n.
hnP-bta-t\m \Sp t]mbnpw tZhIn
Ipdp t\cw A\-msX \np. tZhq-n-sbv
Ah-fpsS A am{Xta hnfnm-dp-p. A
bpw ChnSvs A{amfpw tZh-In-sb-p-X-sbmWv hnfn-m-dv. `mhv tZhn-sb-pw. tZhqn-sb hnfn-bn
- p-a
- p-v. AXv acnp-t]mb As\ Hmn-n-p-p. IpSn hmsX
Gdp--Xn-\p-apv A sshIp-tcw hm
Ahsf aSn-bn-en-cpn anmbn Xcm-dp-v. hnbnsbpw In-sbpw aW-hp-tav Ah As
aSn-bn Ccn-pw. A hcp-tm sImph aWn--Se apnepXv Ahfpw hmcn-npw. In-sbpw hnbn-s
h hben Dgp- X - X ns
_mn- ] - { X- a mb sNfnKw Ah As
s\n apJ-a-an Bkz-Znpw. Ahm
aWw CjvSa
- m-bn-cp-p. ]ns IpSn hmsX IqSnb-tm Fmw amdnadn-p. A hcp-tmPqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 1

C. lcn-Ip-am

tgbvv A Ah-tfmSv InS-p-d-m ]d-bpw. aSn-bn-en-cp-epw As emf-\bpw Ahv A\yam-bn, AtXmfpsS Ipn-m-e-hpw.

Aymbw \mev
ASp--f-bpsS hcm--bn-ep sIm--f-n-emWv ]m{X- tamdp--Xv. cmhnse h DSs\
tZhIn ASp-n\nv Nmc-sa-Spv Hcp ]gb Aeq-an-\nbw Xn-empw. Igp-Im-\p ]m{X- hStm-dv sIm
mW-I-saSpv ASpv sagp-Ipp. Nmc-n-t\m-sSmw Ipfn\nv hmcn-sb-Sp aWepw tNv AXp-sIm-mWv
p-I. AXym-hiyw Nmb-m{Xhpw In ASp--m-m-\p sNpw IgpIn-gn-m Ah hnd-Ip-]p-c-bn \nv I
aSn-m Cd-p-p. ]Sn- \np XpSn sXt ap-p-IqsS ASn-p-hmcn ]Sn-mdphgn hS-tm-d-s-p-t
bpw. ap-a-Sn-p-I-gn-m Xncnp hopw
hS-tm-ds hcm-b
- n-tebvp t]mbn ]mdp-h Ahpthn hcm-b
- n AS-p-h
- Nmb FSpp-Ip-Snv ]m{Xw tamd XpS-cp-p. AXn-\n-Sbvv ]mdp-h Bh-iy-s-Sp sNdnb ]m{X-fpw
fpw Igp-In-sm-Sp-pw. AXpw Ign-m ASp--f-bpsS apn Xncp-m amn-h XpWnI
Hcp _-n-env sj^n\nv tkms-Spv aosX hv _-p-sa-Spv Ipf-n-tebvv bm{X-bmIpw.
Abvv Akp-J-ambn tPmen \nn-b-Xn-\p-tijw Ign aqcsm--ambn sNbvXp-h-cp
tPmen-bm-Wv. {]k-h-k-a-bv cp-amkw am{Xta AXv apS-n-bn-p-q. cmhnse \mec a-Wnv Fgptv I
Sp--m-pw. Dd-p m-hn-s\bpw A-sbbpw ieyw sNmsX ap-a-Snp-hm-cp-p. app Hme-sImv s
n-bn Xtep IpS-f
- n tImcn-h shsa-Spv Ipfn. Ipfn-apdn Fp ]d-bp-Xv saS- Hme Nppw ad,v \Sp-hn \npIpfn
shp-I-p-Ifpw sh Hcp ew am{X-am-Wv. tap-c-sbm-p-an-. ]It\cv Ipfn-p-I-bm-sWn sXmqsS t]mIp--h-cpsS t\mw Hgn-hm-m-\mbn Hcp apv cp apfwIm-ep-If
- n-embn hncn-n-Spw. cmhnse [\p-am-k
- nse XWp Imv hoip-tm sh-ns XWpv
Cc-n-p-w. Fn-s\-sb-nepw Ipfn Ignv Ah hon- Ib-dn, In shXp hmn-hv Nmb-p
shw ASp-p Ibn N-n-b-c-m XpS-pw. Nmb-bp-m-n-bm Ah `m-hns\ hnfnp-p. AXp Ignv
-pw.
CsXms Fpw \S-p-sIm-n-cn-p Imcy-fm-Wv. Cv AsXmw Hmm-s\-mWv ImcW-sa--hp a\-n-em
IS-p-Iq-Sn-bn-p-v. ]Wn- I-gnv ]mb-pc hrn-bm-m hcm X{m ]d-X
- mtWm? AX-h appw sNm-dp-X
- m-Wv, ]t Cp
cmhnse AXn\v Hcp ]pXnb A-ap-m-Ip-p-sh-h
- p tXmn. X{m-\p-ambn Ans\ t\cnv
kwkm-cn-m Ah-kcw Inm-dn-. A]qw Ah-k-c--fn H hmn Dcw ]dv t]mIpI-bmWv ]Xn-hv. anbm-p-Xv X{m Cm ka-b-m-bn-cn-pw.
X{m Ds-ns Ah ASn-p-hm-cm XpS-n-bm Xmtgm-n-dn t]mIpIbmWv ]Xnhv.
hon-tebvv In-Ip-Sn-mt\m As-n ]d-n Nm-sbsmv Inf-n-m-t\m thn. ]mb-pc Ccp-\ne s
dn-I-fp--Xn Ings A-p apdnbn cp henb
]m-b
- f
- p-v. Aqn Afp Xcp s\v B cp ]m-b
- f
- n-emWv \nd-bvp-I. \Sp-hnse apdnbn acw sIm-p hen-sbmcp Ad-bm-Wv. \ne-p-\nv cSn Db-c
- n sXt Npa-tcmSv tNv
GI-tZiw apdn-bpsS ]Ip-Xn-tbmfw hep--nep B AdbnemWv HmW-m-ep sImp-h-cp
]g-p-eI
- fpw sh-cn-bpw kZybvp am{Xap-]t- bm-Kn-p henb ]m{X-fpw Nc-p-Ifpw kqnp-I. apI-fn- \
s apdn-bmWv X{m D]-bm-Kn-p--Xv. apI-fn-te-bvp tImWn CS-\mgn-Ibn\n-m-Wv. D-dhpw CS-\
w apI-fn \Sp-hn-es apdnbpw am{Xta ASn-p-hm-cm-dp-p.
ap apdn-I hnti-j-Zn-h-k--fn am{Xw hrn-bm-pw.
Ah apns ASn-`m-Ks
- a-Spv \\-bm-Xn-cn-m Ffn-bn XncpIn Ipf-n-te-bvn-d
- n. XpWnI Hmtcm-mbn FSpv Ipf-n apn In-t hv tkmp tXp-m Ah-fpsS Imen
]cao-\p-I hv sImp-p-m-bn-cp-p. Csmw Xpem-hjw \mbn s]bvXX
- p-Im-cWw Ipfn \ndsb sh-ap-v. Fm-Wmthm Csmw Gw hv \\ XpS-n-bn-n-. ]dv DW-np-S
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 19

C. lcn-Ip-am

Ah Xncpnb XpWn-I _n-env hSs app sInb Aben tXmcm\n-p. Ahn-sS-\np t\m
nbtm X{m In- I pSn
Ignv D- d v hSs As
Ccp- n- t a h Inn- b n\nv
sh- s a- S pv Ipep- p- g nv aptbvv \on-p-p-Xv Ip. C\n
X{m\v D-dv Hcp Ccpw ]Xn-hpv. B ka-b-mWv tZhIn ]mbpc ASn-p-hm-cm-dv. Ah thKw
_s-Spv hS-tm-dv Iangvn
hv hnd-Ip-]p-c-bn-tebvv Nqse-Spm t]mbn.
"]m- b - pc ASn- p- h mcn hcp
tm shd-Ip-s]-tcv \mev aSev
FSpp sIm-cWw tZh-In.' ]mdph hnfn-p-]-d-p.
"icn{amsf.....' Ah \S-p. ASnp-hm-cnb apv aWen Ah-fpsS
Ime-Sn-I ]Xn-p. C\n Xncn-p-hc
- ptm-gmWv Ah kzw Ime-Sn-m-SpI {in-p-I. Ahv Itm-d
- m-hn Xme-sm-en-ka
- b
- v `K-hX
- nbpsS Ifw hc-Xv Hm-h-cpw.
BZyw apI-fnse apdn-bmWv ASn-phm-cpI, AXpI-gnv tImWn-bpsS
Hmtcm ]Sn-bmbn ASnv Xmtg-bvn-dn-h-cpw. Ah Nqep-ambn tImWn
Ib-dp-tm Btem-Nn-p. X{m
hcp-tm-tgbvpw apI-fnse amdme
Xn ASn-p-hm-c Ign-W
- w. Ftm
Ah A[o- c - b m- b n- c p- p. Ah
t]Sn-n-cp-Xv hnP-bta-t\m-s\-bmbn-cp-n-. Xs--s-bm-bn-cp-p.
tImWn-I-bdn apI-fn-se-n-b-tm-gmW-h Xncn-p-t\m-n-b-Xv. AhnsS
tImWnbvp Xmsg Ahsf Dp-t\mnsmv X{m \nn- c p- p.
Ah s]sv apns Xe Db
n Ffn-bn Xncp-In-bXv Xmgvn-bnp. F{X-t\-c-am-bmthm X{m Ahn
sS \np t\mp-p.
Ipd-p-t\-ca
- m-bn. Ah \mem-as ]Sn-Ib
- d- p-tm-tgbvv Abm tImWn-p-h- n-se-n-bn-cp-p.
Ahn-Sp-t- mv \ ImgvNb
- m-bn-cp-p. tImWnbvpap-ns P\ h aqm-imcn-bpsS `mh\sb hnP-bta-t\m a\-n mLn-p. P
n-tebvp Xpd-p-Xm-bn-cp-p-sh-nepw B apdn-bpsS P\-ep-Ifpw Xpd-n-cp--Xp-sImv Fp-a-Wn-t\
w-shbn adnv Ccpp InS-p CS-\m-gnI Zo]vXa
- mn. B shfn-
- n apI-fn-tebvp Ib-dn-tm-Ip
sNdp-
- m-cn-bpsS Dcp Im h-If
- n-eqsS apI-fn-tebvv \nd-ap \-amb XpS-If
- n-tebvv kcn-p Ip-Isf ]nSn-p-\nm Abmm-bn-. Abm tImWn-I-b-dm XpS-n.
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 20

C. lcn-Ip-am

"X{m hcp--gbvv Chn-sSyms hrn-bm-mwv hnNm-cn--Xm. amdme Xn-sm-Sym


ChvsSyms \ s]mSn-m-hpw.'
Abm Xmtgm-n-dn t]mIp-I-bm-sW-n t]ms Fp Icp-Xn-bmWv tZhIn ]d--Xv.
"kmc-ey. Rm\pw-s-nte icn-bm-hq. \o ]Sn-msd apdov B qfv FSpv sImp-hm.'
tZhIn Nq Xmsg-bnv ASp apdn-bn-tebvp t]mbn q FSp-p-sImp hp. Abm
AIp IS-p. q Hcp ape-bn-en-t- ijw Ah Nqep-ambn AXn-\p-ap-If
- n Ib-dn. icn-bmWv amdme-bp-v. AXp Xnp-S-p-tm-gmWv Ah IXv hnP-bta-t\m qfns aqe-b
np-I-bm-Wv.
"C{m ]nSn-sympw th.'
"AXp kmc-y. qsf-m CfIn \o Xmg-s-n-bmtem?'
Ah Hpw ]d-bmsX tPmen XpSp. ]t Ah Akz--bm-bn-cp-p. Fn-\m-sWv
Ahp-Xs
- -bd- n-bn-. X{m Cn-s\-sbm-p-am-bn-cp-n-. ASp Imev Atls-p-dnv
Hmtcmp tIm XpS-n-bn-cp-p. Ip-s IpSn-bnev t]mIm-dp-spw apw. Ahv henb
AZvp-Xs
- ampw tXmn-bn-. ]pcp-j
- m IpSn-p-n Fp tIp-tm-gmWv Ahv AZvpXw
tXmm-dv. A Fpw IpSnp hn-cp--Xp-sImv AXv ]ucp-j-ns Nn-ambn Ah AwKnI-cn-pI IqSn sN
tKm]me Aev]-kz]w IpSn-p-sap a\-n-em-b-tm
Ah AX{X Imcy-am-m-XncpXv AXp-sIm-m-Wv. hbp IqSpw-tXmdpw IpSn-bpsS Afhv IqSpsapw Ah-dn
w. ]t IpSn-tbm-sSmw ap kz`m-h-fpw hptNcp-sa-Xv Ahv a\n-em-m ]m Imcy-am-Wv. Xs A
sIm-{ms\-n tI-tm
Ahp hm AZv`p-Xa
- m-bn. Abm-fpsS `mcy N{nI Fsmcp `wKn-bm-Wv. DSp-sm-cpn Ae-n t]mIp-tm tZhIn In-ab
- vmsX t\mn \nm-dp-v. sh-bpsS \ndw, ISp t]mIptm N-\-now ]\n-\o-cnow aWw. Nncn-p
]s Abmv Iotgnse Ia-e
- b
- p-ambn Gm-Sp-s
- {X. `wKoev N{n-tIsS ASpsmpw \nevn-. s\dpw-ym Hcp
km[-\w. ]ns Fn-\mWv? Aev]-kzev]w IpSn-bpwv. B hon tPmen-sb-Sp-p \mcm-bWn
AXp ]d Znhkw Ahv Dd--ap-m-bn-n-. tZhIn An-s\-sbm-p-am-bn-cp-n Icp-Xn-bncp--Xv.
Cu X{ms A{amfpw ChnsS hcm-dp-v. Aev]w XSnnm-sW-nepw shfp-v \ `wKn-bp
kv{Xo. B XSnbpw Ahv `wKn-bm-Wv. A]q-amtb hcm-dp-p. Ftm Ahv Cu honse Imcy-sfmpw ]nS
mdp-h ]d-bm-dp-v. CjvS-tmcv hm aXn. XWp an-ep B
\mqt]mcv Iv tZhIn Nncn-pw.
Ah qfn\nv Cd-n. X{m ]nSn-m `mK-v Ah kqnmWv Cd-nbXv. q
\on-bnv Ah hopw Ibdn. Hcp-]t Xm hnNm-cn-p t]mse-sbm-p-wm-hn-. X{m\v
An\s Dt-siym-pw-m-hn-. Ah Biz-kn-p. Xn B `mKhpw hrn-bmn Ah Cdm-\mbn Hcp-n. s]s
-\p-t-in e-tbvv X{m \on.
Hcp \nan-j
- ns A\n-n-XX
- zw. Ah adp-`m-Kt- bvv Cd-m t\mn. ]t Imep-I BZyw
Cd-m Dt-in-n-S-t-bvp-Xs \on. Ahv s]sv ASn-sX-n. Ah X{ms ssIIfn-tebvv hoWp.
X{m Ahsf apdpsI ]nSn-n-cn--bm-bn-cpp. Ah Hpw sNm Ign-bmsX Abm-fpsS
ssII-fn InS-p-p. kmh-[m-\
- n, hfsc kmh-[m-\
- n Ahsf Cd-n-hv Abm Ahsf
]nSn-p-sImv \np. Ah IpX-dp-Isbm amdm {ian-p-Itbm sNbvXn-. Ah kvX_v[-bm-bncp-p. FmWv
-Xv Fp a\-n-em-m Ahv Ipdp kabw thn-h
- p. Ah AbmfpsS ssI th]n-Sp-hnv amdn-\n-p.
"Rm ]nSn-n-ym-bn-cq-q-sh-nev \m-tb-s\.'
tZhIn Nncn-m {ian-p.
"C\n ]ns aXn. \o Ipd-p-t\cw AhnsS Ccn-v.'
Abm ssI]n-Snv Ahsf qfn-t Ccp-n. hoWp-In-nb `mKy-n\v ssZh-tmSv \n ]dv Abm Ah-fpsS
-sImv tNmZn-p.
"shjaw Hp-ytm?'
Ah Xe-bm-n. Abm-fpsS ssII Atmgpw Ah-fpsS Npa-enepw ]pd-p-ambn k-cn-p-Ibm-Wv. \ncp-]-{Z
hsav tXmn-p Ne-\-. Ah-fpsS Imep-I hnd-p-p-m-bn-cp-p. FgpPqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 21

C. lcn-Ip-am

tp \S-m Ipdp kabw thn-hcpw.


hm-smcp hogvN-bm-th--Xm-Wv. Hcm-ew_hp- a n- msX hoWXm- W v . Nph- c n ]nSnm t\mn, ]n
Inp-n-. AtmgmWv X{m Xmn-b-Xv. AXp-sImv Hcp
t]mdt]m-ep-an-msX c-s-p. Ahv
Abmsf Hcp hn[-nepw Ipw ]d-bm ]nbn-. Abm sNbvXXv Ip-a--Xm-bn-cp-p.
AXp- s Imv Abm tNp- \ nv ]pdw
Xtem-Sp-tm Hpw ]d-bm-\m-hmsX Ccp
p. Fgp-tp \S-m-sa-m-bt- m Ah
Fgp-t-p.
"icn-bm-bn, C\n ASn-mw.'
Abm Atmgpw Ah- t fmSv tNp
\np-I-X-s-bm-Wv. Abm ]d-p.
"icn, C\n kqn-Ww sItm.'
Ah Xe-bm-n-smv qfn-t Ibdn. Abm q ]nSn-p-sIm-Sp-p, Ah
Cd-p-tm Hc-\p-jvTm-\w-t]mse Abm
Ah- f psS ssI]n- S nv klm- b n- p. Ah
Btem-NnpI-bm-bn-cp-p. FmWv kw`-hnp--Xv. Ahv Hbvv sNm ]n-bncp Hcp Imcy-n-\mWv Ct
klmbw \n-n-X-ambn \op-h-cp--Xv.
X\n-Xp Xn-amnsmv ]dbmw Xms\mbvv sNbvXp-sIm-m-sa-v. ]t \mhp
hg-p-n-. kvt\lw FXv Ahsf kw_n-t-St- mfw Hc-]q-hk
- vXp-hm-bn-cp-p.
A Ahsf kvt\ln-n-cp-p, aSn-bn
Ib-n-bn-cp-n-smv Atlw AXp {]I-Sn-n-n-cp-p. A-bm-WXp \nn-b-Xv. Ipd-p-IqSn hepXm-ba\-n-em-bn. A Ah-tfmSv Hcn-epw kvt\lw ImWn-n-n-.
a\-n kvt\lw Ds--dn-bmw. ]t AX-\p-`-hn--W-sa-n ImpIXs thWw. ]ns
IeymWw Ign--tm Innb B kvt\lw Hpw ImWnm Bfm-Wv. Cm km[\w
Fns\ ImWn-p-sa-p-IqSn Ah Btem-Nn-m-dp-v. Abm-fpsS Bh-iy- \S-pI FXn-\-pdw Hp-an-.
tm-gmWv X{m Cns\ ssI\on hcp--Xv. AXv kvt\la {]I-S\
- m-I
- X am{X-am-sWv hniz-kn-m Ah Xm-dm-bn-. Ah-fpsS Dn-ep Ftm Hv
Ans\ Nnn-p-X
- n\nv hne-p-Ib
- m-Wv. hoWp-In-n-bXv app-]
- a
- mbmepw icn Ah FSpWnbp-I-bm-Wv.
Aymbw Av
hnP-bta-t\m kwkm-cn-m Xo-bm-n. AXmWv Hcp kv{XobpsS lrZ-b-n-te-bvp
Ffphgn-sb--bm a\-n-em-nbncpp. X\n-m-sW-n B hgn-bn-eqsS \S-m-\n-jvS-hp-am-Wv.
tZh-In-bp-ambn CXn-\p-apv Imcy-amb kwkm-c-sam-p-ap-m-bn-n-. sNt Imcy--sf--n-bp-,
Htm ctm hmIy-n-sem-Xp-p \nt-i
- am{Xw. Ctm Ah sXm-Spv \np-tm
kwkm-cn-mXs hnP-bta-t\m Xo-bm-n.
"tZhq-nsS tam Fn-s\-bm-Wv. XSn-sbm-s-tm? \ns-tm-se-bmtWm?' Ahsf Hcn-qSn
qfn\nv Cd-m klm-bn-p-sImv Abm tNmZn-p.
"Mpw, Fs-tm-e-ym. s\dpwv XSnw-v.'
"Ah-sf-\m kwkm-cn-m-s\ms sXmS-tym.'
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 22

C. lcn-Ip-am

"Fsmsym ]td-Wv-v.'
"s]p-tymfv thKw kwkm-cn-m sXmS-pw.'
"Csm honp-n-sems HmSn-\SvWvv.'
"AtXym? Ahv ]sfms ]WnXv sImSpvWvtm tKm]me?'
"C-{m. Abm-X
- n-s\-hnSym ]Ww. t]mcm-X
- n\v IpSow-v. Hcp ame A hmn-sm-Sp-X
- vv.
Hc-c-mWw hm-Wwv Rm sImdymbn ]td-Wp. AXn-s\mpw tbmK-ymv tXmp-Wp.'
]d-tm-gm-Wh
- HmXv, thn-bn-cp-n-. `m-hns IpSn-sb-n ]d-p-sh-X
-
- , AXp
]d-Xv IpSn ]pXp-Xmbn ine-amnb Hcm-tfm-Sm-sWXv Ahsf hnj-an-n-p. AtXm h-tm
Ah Iqn-tp.
"A-nsm IpSn-mtmcv B-cm-Xv? ]s hoos Imcypw t\ms?'
"Fm s\s tamsS s]d-m-fv?'
"Cu ao\-amkw cmn {ms\.'
"Mm C\ow-tm Hcp amk-n-e[
- n-Iw. AXn-s\-tSev Rms\mcp Ac-mWw hmn-cmw s\s
tamv. t]msc?'
Ah hnizm-k-am-hm--t]mse Abmsf t\mn. Nnd Imcy-a Hc-c-m Inp-I-sb--Xv.
Ah hf-sc-b-[nIw tamln Hcp hkvXp-hm-W-Xv. Ahv s]sv k-S-am-bn. In \nd
shw Ah apns tIm-e-sImv XpS-p.
"\osb-n\m AXn\v Ic-bW
- Xv? Rm ASp BgvNys AXv ]Wn-bn-np sImcmw, t]msc?'
Ah Xe-bm-n, \n-]qw Abmsf t\mn. Abm Ah-fpsS Ac-s-n-eqsS ssInv Ahsf
ASp-np. Ah FXnsmpw IqSmsX AbmtfmSv tNp \np. Abm Xgp-Ip-I-bm-bn-cp-p.
Ah-fpsS ]pd-v, Xmsg Db Nn-ta Hs Abm-fpsS ssII k-cn-p. AXn-\p-a-p-dv
t]mIm Abm Xevmew Xm-dm-bn-cp-n-. Abm \np-Xvv kvt\lw {]Xo-nv Ign-bp
Hcp sNdp-
- m-cn-bpsS ASp-m-Wv. Ahv thXv Ima-ns ]cp- Im-, kvt\l-ns,
hm-ey-ns kpK--ap Cfw hmbp-kv]i-am-Wv.
kzw am\-km-c-n Abm AZvp-Xs
- -p. GXm\pw \nanjw apv hsc Abm kz]v\w Incp-Xv FXnv hI-sh-bvmsXs InS--bn InSn _
]m]n-p-Xm-Wv. Ctm Ah FXnp-I-fn-msX Ich-e-b-n \np-tm Abm-fpsS lrZbw Ahtfm-Sp kv
-bm-Wv. Abm-hsf thWw, ]s kmh-[m-\-n. \op
\np Hcp _-ambn Ah thW-sav tXmn-bt- m Abm AhfpsS s\dp-Ib
- n Npw_np.
"Rm tPmen Xo-s.' Abm-fpsS ssII-fn\nv ]Xps amdn-smv Ah ]d-p.
"C\n amdme X-sems \msf aXn. Cv ASnphmcn XpSm aXn.'
Ah Xe-bm-n.
"\msf hc-Ww, Rmmhpw ChvsS.'
Ah Xe-bm-n-smv ASn-p-hm-cm XpS-n. Abm In-ens Xe-bv Xe-bn-Wh
- v Nmcnbn-cpv tZhIn Nqep-sImv \nev ASn-p-hm-cp-Xv t\mn. Ah-fpsS Dcp ssII CunNqen
]nSn-n-cp-Xv Ima-hn-Im-ca
- p-Wp-X
- m-bn-cp-p. ASn-p-hmcn Nq CS-\m-gn-Ib
- n
shv, ASp apdn-bn kq n Ccp-p-sXm-nbpw XpS-bvm-\p XpWnbpw FSp-p. Hmhp-ap-dnbn\nv sh
-bn-tebvp IS-p. X{m t\mp-p-sv Adn-bm-am-bn-cpsnepw Ahv hnj-a-sam-p-ap-m-bn-. a
sa-Spv Ah ]pd-p-IS-p.
"tZhq-o...'
X{m Ahsf hnfn-p.
"Ftm.'
"ChnsS hcp, Hcp an\n-v.'
hnP-bta-t\m In-en\n-n-d-n. Ah ASp-p-sN-p.
"Rm t]ms, A{amfv sImdv aSev sIm-s-m ]d-n-vv. sshIymev Fhn-Sym-bn-cp-qv

tNmZn-pw.'
Abm Ahsf Aan sIn-n-Snv Ihn-fn D-h-p.
"icn s]mbvtm. Cn\n FS-\mgow Hpw sXmS-bvm \n-. \msfbmhmw. Xmsg Ddw am{Xw
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 23

C. lcn-Ip-am

ASn-p-hmcym aXn. \msf hcWw sItm.'


"icn-{m-s\.'
Ah _- s - S pv Hmhp- a p- d n- b n
sImp-t]mbn IgpIn Iangvn hp. NqseSpv tImWn-bn-dn Xmtgbvp t]mbn. Cdp--Xn-\-\p-k-cnv Ah
Hmtcm
]Sn-bmbn ASn-p-hmcn. hnP-bta-t\m CS\m- g n- I bn hmXn- e n- \ - S pp hp\nv
tZhIn Cd-p-Xv t\mn-. Ah apJ-apbmsX ASn-p-hm-cn-smv Cd-p-Ib
- mWv. Xe apgp-h tIm-Wn-q-n ad-bp-X
- n\p
apv Ah apJ-ap-bn Abmsf t\mn
Nncn-p.
Xm \mev]Xm-w hb-n Imap-I-\mbn
Fv AZv-`p-X-tmsS hnP-bta-t\m a\n-em-n. Xncnv In-en-t hn-cp-t- m
Abm Btem- N n- Xv Fns\ C- s \
sbms hp-s]p Fm-bn-cp-p. CsXm-pam-bn-cp-n Abm-fpsS a\-n-ep-m-bn-cp-Xv. cmhnse ]Sn-
nd tZlw Abm-sf hmsX Cf-na-dnp. Fn-s\-sb-nepw Hcp t\c-sa-nepw
Ahsf ssIn In-W-sav B{K-lnp.
]m-b-p-c-bn-tebvp hcm\pw ]d-p.
Ahv k-X-am-hn-spw Aev]w _ew
{]tbm-Kn-t-n-hc
- p-sapw Icp-Xn. AXns
`hn- j y- p- I - s f- - n- s bmpw Nnn- n- .
An- s \- s bm- p- a ]s Dm- b - X v .
kvt\l-n-\p-thn Ctm Ah AbmfpsS ta Nmbp-Ib
- m-Wv. Xm\pw Ima-ns
hgn- h nv Ah- t fm- S p kv t \l- s - n
Btem-Nn-p-p. Cp-Xs Xm Zmtam-Zcs\ ImW- W - s apw tZh- I n- b psS Ipnbvp Ac-m Dm-
o-bm-n.
Abm thjvSn-sb-Spv tXmf-nv Xmtgbvn-d-n. ASnphmcnb apv Xsbpw
tZh-In-bp-sSbpw Ime-Sn-I tNp ]Xn
p InS-p-p. Ah-fpsS Ime-Sn-I F{X
sNdpXmWv. ]qap-Jv Ib-dp-tm- Fm-c ImZdns\ Ip. Abm F-npw
Cd-n-hv Xe-bnse XpWn-scnI FSpp
\nhn IpSv sam--e-bn-sebpw apJsbpw hnbv XpS-bvp-Ib
- m-Wv. D-dv
HXp-p-I
- n Ccn-m Dunb ImZ hnPb-ta-t\ms\ I-tm `hy-Xt- bmsS Fgpt-p-\n-p.
"Ccnv ImZsd. she F-s\vtm?'
"sImdv IqSovv Gam-s\. Snvev cpdpnI. C\ow IqSpwm ]dv tI-W-Xv.'
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 24

C. lcn-Ip-am

"IqS-s. Cs\ she XmtWm-ncvm tX shdvsX sImsbvtm-fm ]dmqSn Bfvmhn-m.'


"sXv tI-m-scm-s-qSn bqWn-b\p-m-m t]mWp, Iqen C\ow IqSpw-sms tIm\vv.'
"C\n AXpw IqtSy thp. Hcp `mKv tXbvv Bh-iy-m-cn-m-Xmhm, Hw Iqeow IqSn hczm.
sXsms shn Fv shXym \Xvv tXmp-Wp. Hs Cu Iyq-Wn-vImcv sNW ]Wym.
Fm sNym, \mSv Ipn-tm-dm-mXs Xocp-am-\n-mev?'
Nn Bn-sb-Sp shfns-bpsS hmk\ hmbp-hn ]S-
- p. ImZ BgvNb
- n aqp Znhkw
hopap-p Nn Imf-Isf D]-tbm-Knv Fbm-p-p. _mn Znh-k-fn F-npw
Xebnten hoSmb hoSp-I Ib-dn-bn-d
- pp. Atm Bbnip Nn-t Ib-dn-bn-cn-pw. amkn ctmaqtm Znhkw Bp-Xv Fm-Wv. Fs--bpw
q.
AsX-m-sWv ]Xn-hp-Imv Adn-bmw.
hnP-bta-t\m AI-tbvp t]mbn. ]mdph cp Ipn-I-fp-ambn hcp-p-v.
"Gm....'
"Mqw?'
"cv amks ]Ww sImSvm\vv ImZdn\v.'
"F{X-mhpw?'
"Cu amkw hm-WXpw Iqym ap-Xnepw aosX Bhpw.'
"Xevmew Ccp]Xv sImSvv. _mn ASp {]mhiyw hcp sImSp-mwv ]td.'
Abm Ioi-bn\nv ]ns cp t\mp-I FSpv s]p sImSp-p.
"sNehv \tmWw IqSvWvv. Fm F IpSnvWvtm ChnsS Bsc-nepw?'
Abm adp- ] - S n- s bmpw
{]Xo- n-msX IS-p-t]m-bn.
]mdp- h adp- ] - S n- s bm- pw
sImSp-mdn. shfn-s-bv
v \ Nne-hp-Xs
- -bm-Wv. ]S-an-msX B-fbvv DuWpI-gn-m ]n-. AXv cp-t\chpw thWw-Xm-\pw. sagp-p]pc-n
w F Ipdm aXn ]d- b pw, "F
bvv C{X Zmcn-{Zym-tbm?' Znhkhpw tXp-Ip-fn-bpv ap
,v AXn\v Xs thWw \mgnsb-. Xe-bn tXm PocI- a nv \oc- d p shfn- s
thsd thWw. Fnv AXn\p
]Ww tNmZn-p-tm.....
hnP-bta-t\m HXp-pI Cd-p-tm ImZ cp
Ipn-I-fn F \ndv Sn-Sbvp-I-bm-Wv. Sn ac-ns
ASpsIm-Sv ]pdp Xq
hn-tmb GXm\pw Xpn F
hnc-ep-IsImv tXmn-sbSpv Imen-tepw Xe-bnepw
]pc-p-I-bmWv Abm.
"Rms\mv s]md- s - d zmWv ImZsd.'
"Mm, icn Gam-s\...' ImZ
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 25

C. lcn-Ip-am

`hy-X-tbmsS Nncnp-sImv Fgpt-p.


F-m-c \ iIp-\-amtWm? hnP-bta-t\m Btem-Nn-p. \smcp Imcy-n-\mWv t]mIp-Xv. As-n CXn
.
Xm Zmtam-Z-cs ]Wn-pc hons sXp-h-iv Dm-nb Nmbv]n-s-bm-Wv. Zmtam-Zc ]n-f-bpsS Ip
bm-Wv. apn-ep _pNqf-bn Nnc--bpsS I\ Pzen-p.
Abm-fpsS Xe-bnse shn\p-ep-I Nmp-h-cp kqcy-{]-Im-i-n Xnf-n.
"Mm, X{m-t\m, Ccn-ym....'
Abm Fgp-tmsX Hcp q \on-bn-p-sIm-Sp-p. AXn-t Ccp-p-sImv Abm
Xm Ipg-ep-sImv DuXn I\ Pzen-nv Hcp kz--InSv Xncp-In-h-bvp-Xv t\mn. Ipg
\ne-p-hv Abm ISbneqsS hnP-b-ta-t\ms\ t\mn.
"Fm-Wmthm th-Xv.'
"Hc-c-mWm thXv Zmtam-Z-cm, cp hb-mb Ipn-bvv.'
"Bcm-Wmthm?'
"`mcy-ho-nevs Hcp Ipn-bm-Wv. s]-Ip-n. Hcp-am-Xncn I\w Bbn-tm-s.'
"ap-c-m-W-s. AXm Iptymv \-Xv.'
cmhnse tZh-Insb qfn-t\nv Cd-p-tm Ah-fpsS Ac-s-n-eqsS ssI HmSnXv hnPbta-t\m Hmp.
n\p-khpw Ddpw Hm h-tm Abm ]d-p.
"Bbn-tm-s.'
"Hcp Hc-h hcpw, sImg--y-tm. AXnepw sImd-pw-m-mw, ]t RWp-n-tm-hpw.'
"th sImdbv. Hcys Bbn-tm-s. F-tgbvm Bhm?'
"Hcokw ]nSn-pw, t]msc?'
"Mm, aXn.'
Xm Bh-iy-s Am-chpw sImSpv ]pd-n-d
- n-bt- m hnP-bta-t\m\v tXmn-bXv Ips IpSnenev tIdn BtLm-jn-m-\m-bn-cp-p. C{Xbpw cmhn
Sn-m icn-bm-hn-sp tXmnb-tm AXp thsp hp. GXm-bmepw cmhn-sesmv el-cn-bn-em-Wv. C\n
e-hsc
Im-Ww, IqSp-X el-cn-bvv.

Aymbw Bdv
Adpap-J\v t]Sn ]nSn-n-p-m-hp-sa-mWv ]Zvan\n Icp-Xn-b-Xv. An-s\-sbm-p-a Imcy-sav
Ahs\ Itm a\-n-em-bn. Ah Hcp ]fn-m-ns\nSnv Dbn-m-pI-bm-Wv.
"sIm-{m-o, Hcv ]-fn-mv.'
]Zvan\nbvv Ad-m-Wp-m-b-Xv. Ah ]d-p.
"AXns\ hen-s-dnbv Adp-ap-Jm. AXv ISn-pw.'
Adp-ap-J AXns\ apJ-n-s\-Xnsc ]nSnv ]cn-tim-[n-p-Ib
- m-Wv. ]mv ac-W`- b
- t- msS Ahs
saen ssII-fn Npn.
"CXv ISn-qem sIm-{m-o.'
"AXv Inev sImpw. \o AXns\ hen-s-dn-bv.'
AsXmcp Imh-n hn t]mse Adp-ap-Js In Npn-n-Sn-n-cn-b
- m-Wv. \ _pn tXmnsbp tXmp-p, Ah kmh-[m-\-n AXns\ In\nv ASn-sb-Spv then-bn
]Sp-]n-Sn hn-Ip aosX hp. ]mv Ahs\ IuXp-It- msS t\mn henb [rXn-sbmpw
ImWn-msX Cg-p-t]m-hp-Ibpw sNbvXp.
"Svv s\s ISn ]mns ]Sw ]pkvX-Iw-v.' ]Zvan\n ]d-p.
"kvIqfo ]Sn-WXm?'
"]v ]Tn-ncv ]pkvX-Im. AXnev Amv, samb-evv, \cow ]peow Hs-v. s\\v
ImWtWm?'
]mn-sbpw Amsbpw Hs ]S-ap ]pkvXI
- w! Ah-t\m-S
- mcyw Bcpw CXp-hsc ]dnn- . ]d- n- c p- s -  n Ah ]Tnw XpSt- s \. Hmw mn Ipd
aXn-bm-bn. Dbvv ]msm-Sn-bnp Xnf-n-p-m-nb ]m IpSn-m Inpsa Htc Hcp Imcy-n\v Znhk
NSn-cnp ]cn-]mSn Ah\v CjvSPqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 26

C. lcn-Ip-am

s-n-. Imcy- sa-sSp-p


tm Fp t\mm-\mbn Ah
HcmgvN ag-sImv XWp-p-hn-dv
kvIqfn t]mbn. AXn-t\-m
IqSp-X Imcy- Hcp Znhkw
shdpsX ]d-n Ae-p-Xn-cnm ]Tn-m-sa-h a\-nem-n. t]mcm--Xn\v Hcp mv
]men-\p-thn kzm-X{yw ]Wbw- h - b v m Ah Xm- d mbXpan-. ]ns Atmp Xncnp-t\m-n-bn-
Ah Xe-bm-n.
"Fm hm, Rm FSp-p-sIm-cmw.'
]Zvan\n HmSn-tm-bn. AI-pXn ]pkvX-I-sa-Sp-p -sIm-p-h-tm-tgbvpw Adp-ap-J ]Sn
ISv ap-t-bvp \S-m-Xbnsen-bn-cp-p. ]Zvan\n cmw
mn ]Tn ]pkv X - I - a m- b ncpp AXv . ]pkv X Iw Xpdv
]mns ]S- a p t]sP- S pv
Ah Adp- a pJs\ ImWn- p.
Ahs Ip Xn-tm-bn. Nn{Xns Nph-n ]mv Fs-gp-XnbXp Nqn-mn Ah tNmZn-p.
"CXv ]mvv FbvXoXm?'
Ah\v Fgp-Xm\pw hmbn-m
\pw Hpw Adn- b n- s [mcW
]Zv a n\nbv p- a p- mbn- c p- n- .
Ah tNmZn-p.
"Asm s\\v Fgp- X m\pw
hmbn-m\pw Hpw Adot?'
Ah Csv Aev]w ssZ\yX-tbmsS Xe-bm-n.
"s\\v ]Tn- tWm AdpapJm?'
Adnhp t\Sp--Xns hnj-aam-sf-p-dnpw A]-I-S-km-[y-XI-sf-p-dn-pw Ah Ipd-p-t\cw hnNn-\
HSp-hn ]d-p.
"sIm-{mn ]Sn-n-ym-mev Rm ]Sn-mw.'
"t\m-s. Rm a-msc ]Tn-n-m-dn-. AXp-sImv a-\ FXv Hcm-gvN-p-n sXfnbn-W
- w. ]ns \o Ft-m aqp hb-n\v aq-Xm-sW-nepw Kpcp-\mY F \nebvv F\nv
ZnW Xc-Ww.'
"ZjvjnWmv hmev?'
"ZjvjnW-b, Zn-W.' AsX-m-Wv, Fn-\m-Wv Fv Ahpw henb cq]-an-. "Hcp shn-ebpw
AStw thWw. AXns FtSev AcbW shv F\nv Xnv Fs Imev sXmv \ndp-tIev hbvym.
AXmWv Zn-W.'
"tev Hcp apm-evv.' Ah {Suk-dns t]m-n \nv Hcp Hm-ap-m-se-Spp s]mn-mPqsse Unkw-

C. lcn-Ip-am

n. ]Zvan\n t\mn. ]Ip-Xn-sb-n ]Ip-Xn. C\n Itm-d--m-hnse `K-h-Xnbvp hgn-]mSp sImSpm H


pw-IqSn aXn-b-sm.
"\o \nv, Rm shneow ASbvow sIm-cmw.' Ah AI-t-bvtm-Sn. hnP-b-am-a-bpsS
sNw ]Sn-m-b
- nen s_n-t-em-Wn-cn-p-X
- v. P\-en-m apdn-bm-Wv ]Sn-m-. ]pds shfn-n\nv hcnI ImcWw Ah-fpsS Iv a-fn-n-cp-p
Xpdv hmXnens shfn--n sImp-hv Hcp shn-ebpw ]IpXn AS-bvbpw FSp-p. Adp-ap-J Imp\n
"\o sIg-tmv Xncnv \nv.' shn-ebpw AS-bvbpw ssInsIm-Spv ]Zvan\n ]d-p.
"Mm, C\n apmev AXns \Sqev shnv s Io-m. vv s Imev sXmv s\dp-tIev shbvv.'
Adp-ap-J ]Zvan\n ]d--Xp-t]mse sNbvXp, Kpcp-ap-J-p-\nv C\n FmWv hcm t]mIp-sX--dn-bm I
.
"Rmsm hcmw. CsXmv sImt-bv-s.' Ah AI-t-bvtm-Sn. hnP-bama sNw At\zjnp-tm-tgbvv sh
AXns m\-p-X-s- sIm-p-t]mbn hns-n
Ah-fpsS Kpcpm\w ASn-bn-em-bn-cnpw Iem-in-p-I. B Hm-ap-m Ah Ah-fpsS kn-bn
\nt-]n-p. Ah Xncn-p-sN--tm Adp-ap-J \nep Ipn-n-cpv an Fgp-Xp-I-bm-Wv.
Fgpp \nn Ah Ahsf t\mn Nncn-p. Nqens ]mSv amn-n-m aW-en Ah FgpXn-bn-cn-p-p. "]m
w Cg-bp-p-s-nepw A-c
- s
- fmw icn-bm-Wv. Adpap-J Ah\v CjvS-ap Pp-hns t]sc-gpXn lcn{io Ipdn-n-cn--bm-Wv.
tZhIn XpWn-Xn-cpn tXmcm-\n-p. hnd-Ip-]p-c-bn\nv aS-jvW- sImp-hv hoX-\-pdv ASp-ns
"A{amsf, Rm ]m-b-sm-tcev ASn-p-hm-cm t]mhmWv.'
"tZh-Io, \obm Nqsemv Xns tamfn-sems HmSn-v. s\dsb amdm-eym-Wv. FS-bvsms
tamfnepw Iv t]mWw'
"ASnmw {amsf.'
a\-n Nncn-p-sImv tZhIn ]d-p. Ahv ]m-b
- p-cb
- n-se-m [rXn-bm-bn-cn-p-p.
tamp Ac-mWw Xms\ Gev]n-pthm F-dn-bWw.
"tZhIo \o t]m ]Zvan\ntbmSv hv In IpSn-m ]td. kvIqfn-sn ]ns Hmv Iow
th, DuWpw th.'
"Mm, {amsf.'
]Zvan\n ]Sn- B sNdp-as
- -\
- p-ambn kwkm-cn-p-\np-Xv tZhIn XpWn tXmcm-\n-Sp-tm
In-cp-p. Ah hnd-Ip-]p-cb
- n\nv NqseSpv Ings ap-tbvp \S-p. ]Zvan\n- ]Sn-s-bm-bn-cp-p. Ah hnfn-p-]-d-p.
"]Zvan\ntamsf, A In-Ip-Sn-m hnfnvWv.'
]Zvan\n Hv Xncn-p-t\m-n, hopw Adp-ap-Js\ A cw ]Tn-n-p--Xn hym]r-X-bm-bn.
]m-b
- p-cb
- psS tImWn Ib-dp-tm Ah-fpsS lrZbw in-bmbn anSn-p. X{m Cv FmWmthm ]d-bpI? Ah-fpsS Ime
-i_vZw tIn-m-hWw X{m hnfnp ]d-p.
"tZhq-o, ChnsS hcp.'
Ah Nqep-ambn apdn-bn-tebvp IS-p. X{m In-ens Xe-v Xe-bnW Nmcn-hv Imepw
\on Ccn--bm-Wv.
"s\s tamfvv Ac-m mm Zmtam-Z-c-t\mSv ]dn-vv.'
tZh-In-bpsS apJw hnI-kn-p-Xv t\mn hnP-bta-t\m ]d-p. "\obm Nqev s\e-nv Cv
hm.'
tZhIn Nq Npa-c-cn-In sImp-t]m-bn-hp In-enSpp sNp.
"ChnsS Ccn-v.'
A]w \on-n-Sv InS--bn e-ap-mn Abm ]d-p. tZhIn kwi-bn-p.
"th-{m, RmhvsS \ntm-fm.'
"Rm ]td-WXv tIv, Fm ChnsS F-Spv Ccp-m?' tZh-In-bpsS ssI ]nSn-p-sImv hnPbta-t\m ]dn-p-sImv In-ens Av Ccp-p. X{m sIn-n-Sn-pXpw D-sh-bvp-Xpw Hs icn, ]t Hw Ccn
B.
"ap-cm-WmWv mm ]d-n-vX
- v. \ Io-ev ]Wnbm ]d-n-vv. Hc ]h-\p-mPqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 28

C. lcn-Ip-am

hpw. app-Ifv sRWp-szm-pw-y.'


"C{ms Ztbmv s tamv Hc-c
m-Ww-m-hm t]mWv.' Ah \n-tbmsS Abmsf t\mn.
Abm ssI\on Ahsf ASp-n-p.
"A-s\ympw hnNm-cn--. s\\v Fm th-Xvmev FtmSv ]d-m aXn.'
Ah Abm-fpsS ssIIfn-em-bn. Ah Ctm Ccn-p-I-b Abm-tfmSv tNv ]mXn InS-pI-bm-Wv. Abm Ahs XpS-I ]nSnv InS--bn-tebvp Ib-n. Abm-fpsS Npp-I
Ah-fpsS Npp-I Bn-tbmsS ]cXn. tZhIn I-Sp InS-p-Ib
- m-Wv. X\nv Fsm-stbm
kw`-hn-pp. Fm-sWv hy-a
- . ]t AhXv CjvSa
- m-Ip-pv. ukns IpSp-p-I
Agn-p hnc-ep-I XS-bm Ah B{K-ln-p. ]t Ign-bp-n-. Ah-fpsS ssII Abm-fpsS
]pdv hn{i-an-p-I-bm-Wv. ukns IpSp-p-I apgp-h hnSp-hn ssII t_mUo-kns sIgn-p-Ib
- m-Wv. Ah Hp-IqSn tNp InS-p. Ah-fpsS ssII Abm-fpsS ]pdv An-n-Sn-pI-bm-Wv. hnP-bta
hopw Xmtgbvv k-cn-p. apns Ipv Agn-bm [rXnbmbn Abp InS-p.
apv mp \S-p-Ib
- m-bn-cp-p. Adp-ap-J \ hnZymn-bm-sWv ]Zvan\n Ip. ]mv, X,
ssa\.... Adp-ap-Js ]Z-k-v hn-p-h-cpw-tXmdpw Ahv Dmlw Ib-dn. C-W-n\p
t]mbm \mn-ep kIe arK--sfbpw A-c--fpsS Iqn-emn AS-bvm Ah\v FXm\pw
Znh-k-sf thn-h-cq.
"Ad-ap-Im..... \oen-bpsS i_vZw then-\nv tIp.
"s\s A hnfnvWvv Adp-ap-Jm. C\n _mn ]ns aXn.' tlmwhIv sNmth-n
]pkvXIw Adp-ap-Js\ G]n--tijw ]Zvan\n ASp--f-bn-te-bvtm-Sn.
In IpSn-p-tm Ah ]d-p.
"At F\n-smcp apmev Xc-Ww.'
"Fn\m?'
"`K-h-Xnbvv hgn-]mSv t\n-n-t, Ac-b-W. Hcp apmev Ino-vv.'
"FhnSvv?'
"F\nv Kpcp-Z- nW Ino-Xm.'
"Kpcp-Z- ntWym?'
"AsX As, Kpcp-Z- n-W.'
Imcy-a-dn--tm Ah tZjy-s-Sp-I-bmWv sNbvX-Xv.
"]mhw B sN anmbn hmm Icp-Xn-h--Xm-bn-cn-pw. Fn\m AXv hmoXv? AXvsm
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 29

C. lcn-Ip-am

s Xncn-p-sIm-Sp-v.'
"]s At AXv Ahs\ c n-mthn hgn-]mSv t\-Xs?'
"AXn\v Ahs ASp-vmtWm hmzm? \sS cm-f-tSw-IpSn hgn-]m-Sn\v HcW Rm `Kh-XosS ]S-ns apn
n-]mSv t\m A-s ]Ww amn-hb
- vW
- w, ]ns AXp]-tbm-Kn-m-s\mpw ]mSn-. \o C-s B ]Ww Ah\v Xncn-p-sIm-Sp--Ww.'
"Rm ]ns sImSpmw As. Ah sImdv Ign-mev hcpw.'
"Bs \o Fn\m Ah-Svvv ]Ww hmoXv?'
"Kpcp-Z- nWym At. Rm\-h\v ]mTw ]Tn-np sImSp-zm-Wv.'
Ip\n-n-cpv In IpSn- aIsf ]mdp-h t\mn. Ah-fpsS amdn Aev]w XpSpp ImWpXv Ahsc Akz--bm
cp anYp-\-n ]Xn-s\mp XnI-bpw. ]ns hb-dn-bn-m henb Xma-k-sam-p-ap-m-hn-.
"\o FmWv ukn-SmsX \S-vW-Xv. cmhnse \ XWp-vv.'
"hoo-vSW uskms Iodo-cn-pWp As.'
"Rmm sNm. s\s amatbmSv F{Xymbn ]td-Wp. ChvSs Imcy-fv \S-m Rm\n\n
Im t]mn-hc
- pw. Aqn ]mw Af-vWtXmv ]n-Wn-bn-. As-n tdj sXmv hmn
hczm-bn-cp-p. AsXnepw \nmm aXym-bn-cp-p. \obm Iotdy uskms Hv FSp-p-hbvv
Rm kabw Inptm Xpn--cmw. ]ns B sNs apnev ukn-Sms \n-cvXv.'
Ahv A ]d-bp-Xv a\-n-em-bn-. Ah tNmZn-p.
"AtXm-sm As?'
"Rm ]td-W-X-v tIm aXn. \o t]mbnv Ah-t\mSv In-Ip-Sn-m hcm ]td.'

Aymbw Ggv
A-\pw, ]noSv `m-hp-apm-bn-cp--tm Imcy- Cn-s\-sbm-p-am-bn-cp-n. ]pdv
sImSpw-Zm-cn{Zyw ]mh-s--hsc ]n-Wn-bn-em-gvp-tmgpw hon-\p-n Imcy- `wKn-bmbn \S-ncpmp. e van Av Amdp hb-mb tZh-In-sbbpw Iqn-bmWv ]Wnbvv hcmdv. tZh-In-sb-smv tPmen-sb-S
- , Ahv Fs-nepw Xnm Inn-tms Fp hmbn-cp-p. e van tPmen-sb-Sp-p-tm tZhIn hS-tm- nep Dc-p-cb
- psS
NmWIw tX \ne-n-cpv Ifn-pw. Dbvv Acn hmp-I-gn-m B Ip-cnn-shw
Ie-n-emn evan hon-tebvp sImp-t]m-Ipw. Xtep cm{Xn _mn-h tNmdpw Ah Ien-emn sImp-t]
ap-m-sbp hcn-. Cu tNmdv In-sh-
- n-en-p Xnf-nmbn-cpp Ah hon In hnf-n-bn-cp-X
- v. Hcp Znhkw Hm-bn-msX A In-shw ]iphn-\p ImSn-sh--n-sem-gn-p. AX-dn--tm evan
n-shw \nd ]m{Xn t\mn Ah Ipd-p-t\cw \np. Ah-fpsS hmSnb apJw ]mdp-h-bvv Ctmgpw Hmp-fpw \ shw IpSn-s evan,' Fv ]d--Xn\v evan Av Asb i]nn-p-m-Ipw. hon Ah-fpsS `
sh-w B{i-bn-m-Wncn-p--Xv.
Abvv B-fa
- m-cn-m-X
- p-sImv ]mdp-h
- bvv Am-a
- m-cpsS hI t{Zmlw kln-tn
hn-. ap- t\c-s-s aqp ambn kzp-ap-gp-h `mKn-p-h
- p. A-bpsS tNn
IeymWw Ign-s-nepw Xd-hm-n-s-bm-bn-cpp Xma-kw. ap-s Ghpw Xmsg-bp aIfpsS IeymWw Ign
-bm-sW-nepw Aev]w apSp-m-bn-cpXp-sIm-mWv IeymW-sampw Xc-am-hm--Xv. ]mdp-hn\v sNdn-b-s
jvS-am-bn-cp-p. Xd-hm-n t]mbm Ah-cm-bncpp ]mdp-hns Imcy--sfmw t\mp-I. Ipfn-np sImS
Xmn thdn-Sp tijw
]nn-bnp sImSp-pw. \mep-sI-n an Znh-k
- f
- nepw A-cm{Xn Hcp b n-bpsS tXtcm-a
- p-sv
]d-Xv Ah-cm-Wv. ]stm ]m-b
- p-cb
- nhp acn sNdp-
- m-cn-bpsS t{]X-am-Ws
- Xv sNdnb ]d-p. AXp icn-bm-sWv ]mdphnv Adn-bmw. Ah Hp-cp XhW Ahn-sS-tmbn Xmakn--t
Xv. Hcn- cm{Xn DWv aq{X-sam-gn-m t]mb-tm-gmWv IXv. \Spans Ccp-ns\ AI-m am{Xw ]cy

cnb \nemhv apI-fn-eqsS Xmtgm-n-d-n h-cp-pv. ]mdp jnokv s]mnv sjnbpw Xmgvn \Sp-an--
cp--Xm-Wv. Atm-gmWv
\ngt]mse Hcp cq]w, tZlam-k-Iew shfp XpWn-sImp aqSn adp-h-i-tbvv t]mIp-Xv
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 30

C. lcn-Ip-am

ImWp-Xv. AsX-hn-Sp-mWv h-sXp a\-n-em-bn-. B cq]w \S-p-I-bm-bn-cp-n Hgp-Ip-I-bmbn-cpmdp-hn\v tXmn. ]mdp t]Snv [rXn-bn aq{X-sam-gn- ]mXnbvp \nn sjn
henpIbn apdn-bn-tebvv HmSn-tmbn Xe-bm-k-Iew aqSn-p-Xp InS-p. ]ntv sNdn-b--tbmSv
]d-t- m-gmWv b n-bpsS tXtcm-
- ns IY tIp-X
- v. Ah ]mdp-hns\ imkn-p. tXtcmw
Im AXn-s\-n Btcm-sS-nepw ]d-bp-Xv b n-n-jvS-a-s-pw a\-n hbvms\ ]mSq
Fpw Ah ]d-p.
]ns Ipsd-mew Ignv Imcy-s
- f-n Ipd-smcp ]nSn-]m-Sp-m-bt- m-gmWv AhnsS tPmenp
\nn-cp `hm-\n-bpsS sImn-p-sIm-p kwkm-c-n\n-v, Xs cm{XnI `b-]q-am-nbn-cp B tXtc
- ns Aw ]mdp-hn\v a\-n-em-bp-q. Atm-tgbvv sNdn-b acn-p. Fns\-bmWv acn-s
- Xv Bcpw ]d-n-. An-s\-bp Imcy-sfmpw B hon kwkm-cn-n-cp-n.
]ns ap- acn-p. AXn-\p-tijw Xd-hm-n Npcp-a
- mtb t]mIm-dp-p. Xs IeymWw Ignv
Xma-kn-bmsX A-bpw A\pw acnp. Gs IeymWw Ign--tXmsS Xm\pw `mhpw Hcp
sImp-Ip-nbpw am{X-am-bn Cu henb hon. IeymWw Ign--tijw G `mcy-ho-n-sbm-bn-cp-p. ]I
-n-tebvp hcpw Imcy- At\z-jn-pw. ChnsS Afn-b Imcy `wKn-bmbn \S-p-p-s-d- n-bmw. Fn
Sp-m Hcp `bw. `mKw Ign-mtem
Fm-tem-Nn--Xm-Wv. AXp-I-gn-m `mcy-ho-n nc-Xm-a-k-am-t-n-h-cpw. `mcy-ho-n Xma-knm
aa
- p-m-bn-sm-p-a
- , ]s Afn-b
- msc `bv Pohn-tnhcp-sap tXmnb-tm AXp thsp hbvp-I-bm-bn-cp-p.
Fm-bmepw AsXmcp \ Ime-am-bn-cp-p. HmW-n\pw hnjp-hn\pw ]pXnb hkv{X-. HmWn\p aptmSn-bmb
men-b \mWp hoXn-bp Ic-bp app-I sImp-h-cpw. SuWn-ep
XpWn-o-Sn-I-bn\nv ]Zvan\nv `wKn-bp IpnbpSp-p-Ifpw X\nv H-c-bvmbn Hcp Ipv
avappw hmpw. Afn-b\
- v HmW-p-Sh sImSpm-\mbn U_v appw jns XpWnbpw
{]tXy-Iw hmpw. Gs hIbmbn X\npw
]Zv a n\npw hkv { X- thsd- b p- mhpw.
Aqn ImWn--bmbn sImp-h-cp t\{
pe-Ifpw ]-d- n-If
- pw Ad Ignv ]Sn-m-bpsS ]Ip-Xn \new A]-l-cnpw. ]Sn-m-bpsS Xns hf-ta sh-cn-bvbpw Ip
d-h-bp ]ip-v Idh
hn-bm Aqn t\mm sImp-t]m-Ipw.
]ns Nhn-nv sN\-n-Snv s]-tijw Ipn-bpambn sImp hcpw. Ftmgpw Id-hb
- p cp
]ip- sXmgp-n-ep-m-hm-dp-v.
`m-hns acWw Fmw amn adn-p. \mepamkw Atlw kpJ-an-msX InS-p. ISp
Npabpw s\p-th-Z-\-bp-am-bn-cp-p. sshZy
Bgv N - b n- s em- c n- hv Ijm- b - n- \ p
Ipdnv Fgp- X n- s m- S p- pw. ev a n B acppIqv hmn-sm-p-hv Dc-en-env CSn-pw.
CS-gn sh-n-env Xnf-nv \mgn-bmn
Ipdpn hbv pw. Ijm- b - pw acpv
s\p-Ipw B a\p-jys\ cn-m-\m-bn-.
Adp-ap-J ASp-f
- b
- psS hmXn hv
Fn- t \mn- b - t m ]mdp- h Nn- b psS
temI- n\nv Xncn- p- h - p. Ah Ah\p In Ip ]m{X-n hnfn hStm- d v sImp- t ]mb
_mn-h kmm Hcp ]m{X-n-emn AXpw
Hw hp. Adp- a p- J ap- t - b v n- d n
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 31

C. lcn-Ip-am

mhne s]d n I ntIm-n.


Cu tZh-Inbvv Fm{X Xmakw? Ah hnv thWw sag - -] -c-n-bv IjvWw \ d n-bvm. amdm-eb
- sS Imcyw Cv ]d-tb-n-bn-c -n-. C\n AX w-hv t]mW-hsc kabw If-b w.
\me Znh-kmbn ]Sn-msd ]d-nse hmg shn-bn-v. AXns Dn-nn FS - -sIm- -h-cm
]d-b-Ww. c Znhkw AX -sImv Ign- -Iq-mw. thsd ]--dn-sbm w At\z-jn--. kmmdn-\v \me s
n- -v. AX w FS -mw.
tZhIn ]m-b- -c-bn asmc temI-m-bn-c - . Cns\ k Jw Ah Pohn-X-n A\ `-hn-n-n-. `m
-sIm-S - I F-Xn-\- -d-sam w Ahdn-bm-ambn-c -n-. IeymWw Ignv BZys FXm\ w Znhk am{X
k-I-c-amb Imcy-amsWv tXmn-bn- -q. Asmw Ah cm{Xn-I -thn Imn-c - . `mh hc -tm-t
w sag -Inb \nev
]mb hncn- . AS-t]m-se-bm-bn-c c Xe-bn-WI Ieym-W-n-\ -a - -Xs shbn-e -sIm-nv
]Xw hc -nbnc . aIq-Pb
- n shw \nd-Xn- \ - c nsI I n- mv FS - h - . a dnbv
] dv tImem-bn Ie-n shh w a n-sbS -m ]m{Xh w Xm-dm-n. tKm]me F -aW
- ntbmsS tPmen-I-gnv F w. [rXn-bn I fn- h-c w. hm-e -S tNmd hnf-W
- w. hnf-n-sm-S -tm tKm]me sshI -tcw hc --hgn
tXm - h - nse Nns I Sn- b n\nv
AI-m-n-bX
- ns aWw Ah-f sS aqnse- w. Ah H w ]d-bn-. Fsne w ]d- b - Xv Abmn- j v S - a -
DuW Ign- m tZh- I n- b - s Sb w
A-bp-sSbpw ` Ww Ign-bp--Xphsc tKm]me apv Dem- pw.
Ah [rXn- b n DuWp- I - g nv ap
Imcy- A sb Gev]nv D-dt bvp t]mIpw. Ah Xm-dmbn
F-dn-bn-m-\m-Wv. Abm hen-psIm-n-cp _oUn-pn hen-sdnv AI- t bv p hcpw.
BZys cp Znhks Hm- b n
Ah Xs u
kns IpSp pI Agn-pw. [r
Xn- ImcWw IpSpp- I Agn- pam- m- \ p asbm w Abm
n- . Nns
tai- - a - n\nv
Fg -t-m Agn hnS
`mh- \ - b sS Ay- a mWv .
CX -am-{Xta Abmsmc hnt\mZ-a - . sh -Iv Ime -In-S-bn
Xmn-\nn Ia-g -sImv sNn BIrXn-s-S - -tm tZh-In-b sS `wKn-b X S-IPqsse Unkw-_ 20

C. lcn-I -am

sf-n Abm Btem-Nn-m-dn-. In\ ]Icw sNn-tm-h I kzw Imem-h w. Nns I Snen\nv tXm -h
\S- -tm Abm tZh-In-sb-n Hm -w. Hw tPmensb-S - kv{XoI-sf-m tZhIn F -sIm w k cy-ambn
ktmjn- -w. AI- -sN km[\w Cu Nnbvv hfw h -sIm-S - --tXmsS \Sw [rXnbn-em-h - . I fnI-gnv `mcysb In Inm Xnc-m-h -X -sImv tZhIn AS
InS-m Ah-X-c-W-sam w IqSmsX t\sc hnj-b-n-tebv IS- w.
tZhIn ukns I S - -I-fnv a -S v InS -tm-tgbv w tKm]me Ddw X S-n-bn -m-h w. BZys
-e -mb kzw hnImcn I d- -h-c -Xv tZhInbvv A\ -`-h-s- . ]no-S Znh-k--fn hnIm-c-
`mhv \nn-bn- -m-h w. An-s\-sbm-s-bm-bn-cn w Imcy- F-h kam-[m-\n- .
Ah tPmenbv t]mIm-Xn-c -X
- -sImv Xs kzIm-cy- ] -hb
- vm, Imcy- H -t\mm ]nb Iq -Im-cn-If w Ah -m-bn-c -n-. Cv X{m Ah-f sS ZoL-\
hnIm-c
- sf sXm -Wn-bt- m-gmWv Ahv Hsm- -t\m-m-\ Ah-kcw Inn-bX
- v. AtmgmWv `m-hn\nv e`n- -X
- n-e[
- nIw Xm Aln- -nt F-h Btem-Nn-Xv. Cv ]s
X{m\v sImS - --Xn-e-[nIw X\nv e`n- F tXm Ie-i-em-b-tm Ah ]d- .
"aXn, C{m.'
"Fn\m aXn-bm--WXv tZhqo?'
"\nbvv AS --tfev tPmen-v X{m.'
"\mtfw hc-Ww, Rmmh w ChvsS.'
"icn-{m....'
Ah Fg -t Hmh-db
- ntmbn Xncn- -h
- . X -S v hc tZh-Insb t\mn-smv hnPbta-t\m In-en Nmcn-bn-c - . Ah \nev hoW -In
-seS - S .
Hmh-d-bn-tebv t]mI -tm AsXS -m ad-n-c - . a dnb sS aqe-bn Nmcn-h Nqse-S v Ah ] d
amdme X ]ns-bm-hmw. Ah thKw CS-\mgnI ASn- -hmcm X S-n.
]Sn-msd ]d-n t]mbn hmg-b sS Dn-nn FS - m Ah-f sS ssII an\ -ka
- hmg-S- n-ta Xn. Ah
B XSnta ssIsImv XS-hn-t\m-n. X{ms ssII, Be-ky-n InS- Ah-f sS X S-ta kvt\l-]qw X
Ahtm hp. Ah kzbw kam-[m-\n-ms\--t]mse ]d-p. "Cn-s\bpw Bbn-qsS?'
"cp Znh-k-tbvvXv ChnsS shm-a-Xn. _mn \o
sImtmbvtm tZh-In.' ]md -h ]d-p.
"AhnsS Rm\pw Atw ams{X CXp Xnq A{amsf. sIntbm ao\n-msX Hcp Dcpf Cd-n-. Fpw thWw shtX
hdp--tXm. ssht-cm-bm Rm sXt shtzmgoev t]mbn
ao hmn-sm--c-Ww. aoIm-c amf Fszmpw B
hgnbvv hcq-e.'
"s\s sIn-tbms IpSn F-s\v tZhIo?'
"IpsSyms \tm- W w- v . hbm- h pw- t Xmdpw IqSn- qSn
hcpwm tXm-WX
- v. C IpSn-m BWp-sf ImWm Inn. kmX{yw Inty-smgm IpSn IqSo-Xv.'
"IpSn-m kzmX{ym InoXvv hnNm-cn-n-vm-h w. s
Bf Am-cy-nev Hgn-hm. I Sn sXmS-o-n-. C\n Fm
sXmSzm Bthm. AX w-IqtSy th .'
tZhIn a\-n Nncn- . ]mhw A{amfv. I Sn am{X-, Fmw
sXmS-o-vvv ]dm th-ocv--Xv.
"Am, tIm{- -Im-c\
- m-tbs K sWms ImWm-Xn-cn-n-.'
Cn-s\b w i -cmb a\p-jy Dm-hp-a-sm. tZhIn DnPqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 33

C. lcn-Ip-am

nn hw \pdpn \qep Ifv Acn-bm XpS-n. Ah Btem-Nn-p-I-bm-bn-cp-p. tIm{-pIm-cm-bmepw i


-cm-bmepw icn, IWp Xs. Ah-fpsS `mhv Iayq-Wn-vIm-c\m-Wv. AXp ]pdsa ]d-bp-n-s-t-bp-q.
meo-kns t\m- -n-bm-h w. Ah
CSbvv At\z-jnv hon hc w. ]e-tmg w \ Dt-iyw hm-bn-cn-n hc -X
- v. Abh-s
]t Hfn-hn-em-Wv. Abmsf At\z-jnv CS-bvn-Sbvv t]meo-k -Imcv hcmd -v. Abmsf Inmm sIty
sImtm-h w. Fnv Fsm-stbm IY-Ifv tIm-\vv. AsXm w
tIm sImn-. t]meo-k -Imcv hc-nqSn \S- -h-c --X -I-m Ah hon-\ -n Hfnn-cn--bmWv
At\z-jn h-tm Fm--dn-bm tZhIn
then-tebvv t]mbn t\mn. A aXn-bm-bn. Ah-sS Hc t\mqw, ]-ncow Itm tavv
X Wn Dcn- -t]m-W-t]mse tXmn. ]ns-bmWv An-Wntnsb ]nSn-p-sIm-p-t]mb IYsbms tI-W-Xv. ]
sImm-n. ]mhw tNosS tImew ImWzs thWw. AXn
ns t]meo-kp-Im At\z-jnp hcp-tm ]pd-n-d-m ss[cy-s-n-n-.
"At CXm CsXms Fhn-Sym shs?'
\mep ukp-I-fp-ambn ]Zvan\n AI-p-\np hp.
"AhnsS shbvv.' tai Npn-mn ]mdp-h ]d-p. "\obm \qepw kqNow Hs-Spp sImm
tamsf. Ie--dns ]nnev Ipn-sh-n-vv.'
"CsXms sIm{m-osS ukt?'
"AtXs tZh-In. Fmw Iodn-bn-cn-ym-Wv. CSm sImm-Xm-bn. Ins H w-ymsX \S-W
- Xv. Ahfv he -Xm-m-Wv. ]pXoXv hmm ]dm s Bf tI-s. Fm sNm. AXn-ssbmcp tbmKw An-s\.
tZhIn \n-_vZ-bm-bn. Ahv hnj-aw tXmn. ChnsS C{Xbpw hensbmcp Xd-hm-nse GI
kXn DSp-Xp-Wn-bn-msX hnj-an-p-p. CsXmw hmn-sm-Sp-t Imc-Wh
- cmIs ASnp-Xfnm-cn-bpsS aIp-thn kzc-mWw Dm-np-IbmWv. Cu hoSpw ]dpw ]m-n\p
sImSp s\h-b-ep-samw Ahp-IqSn Ah-Im-i-s--Xm-sW--dn-bmw. \mfn-tIcw hn Imipam{Xw aXn Ah
ambn Ign-bm. Fn-mWv kzw aIv CSm ukn-msX Cu
]mhw kv{Xo IjvS-s-Sp--Xv. ]Zvan\n-bpsS amdnse XpSpv Ahfpw {in-p-p-m-bn-cp-p.

Aymbw Fv
]gvkv Ioi-bn-env hnP-bta-t\m ]pd-n-d-n. tSmv sRn-t\m-n. antb Ip-p-p.
_mdn amt ka-b-am-bn. t]mW-h-gnbvv IrjvWs IS-bnev tIdn _m-dnbpw Ipn-Iv anmbnbpw hm- p-Xs s] \np-p-v. \ iIp-\a
-
- . Xm ]pdp t]mIm Xmdmbn ]m-b-p-c-bn\nv Cdnhcp-tm ]mdp D-dv hp \np-Xv ]Ww tN
se-s ]mdp tNmZn-p.
"G hoo t]mmtWm?'
"AsX.'
"Asm cm{Xn DuWp Ign-m mhnty?'
"C. F\n-sm-cn-Sv ]qhm-\vv. AXp Ignv t\sc hoo t]mhpw. Cv AhnSymWv DuWv.'
"sImdv ss]k Xnv t]mhp. ChnsS Hcp km[\pw Cy. ]cn-n-, Dn-y, ISp-Ip-sXmv Fmw
hm Ah-ym-Wv.'
"Rm Fhn-SvmWv ]Ww-m--Xv ]mdp? Cucv Znhkw IqSpsm ]WwSvv Xcm Rm
`mcy-ho-ov FSp-vsIm--cn hcpw.'
"ChnsS Imcy-fv \S--s. tamfv ukn-m-XymWv \S-vW-Xv. Ahfv hb--dn-bn- {]mbmbn-sm-S-n.
G-t\mSv ]d-bpWp cv ukv Xpnv sIm-c-Ww-v. B ]mhw
Ipym-b-tXmv Hpw ann-Wn-. Rm\nv ]Iev apgp-h AhfvsS Iosdy ukp-Ifv Xpn-mzmbn-cp-p. s
epw icn-bm-hmsX Bbn-cn-p-Wp. ]Wwym ]Wymv ]dbvWvv.
G FSv s\s-Spv hn-WXv ImWm-t- m. ]ns tX hnvWvtey, B ]sWms FhnSym
t]mWXv?'
"\osb-tmSv IWv tNmZn-ymtWm?'
"IWv tNmZn-y-. ]t Adn-b-W-sm.'
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 34

C. lcn-Ip-am

Imcy- A{X ]n-b Fv hnP-b-ta-t\m\v a\-n-em-bn.


im-io-eb
- mb Xs s] kwkm-cn-m XpSn-bn-cn-p-p.
Ahsf A[nIw kwkm-cn-n-mXn-cn-p--XmWv `wKn. Abm
]gvkp Xpdv GXm\pw t\mp-I FSpv s]p sImSp-p.
CXpsIm-smpw Bhn-s an Ah B t\mp-I
Fn-t\m-n.
"t]mW hgnv IWm-cs ItSv cv ukn\v XpWn
hmn Xpn-m sImSp-m ]tzm? IWm-cs ItSev Xpm
sImSp--. ]utem-kns ASpv sImSpm aXn.'
hnP-bta-t\m Aan aqfn. ]Sn--tebvv \S-p-tm
Abm Btem-Nn-p. Imcy- A{X KpW-Ic
- a
- m-bn- t]mIp-Xv. s\pw tXbpw hn ]Ww. icn-bmWv AXv Fhn-sS-bmWv
t]mIp--sX--dn-bm ]mdp-hn\v Ah-Im-i-ap-v. Afn-b acn-Xnns Xm Ahsf `oj-Wn-s-Spn \neb
- m-Wv. ]Zvan\nbpw hep-Xm-Ip-Ib
- m-Wv. Ah GXp Xc-m-cnbm-hp-sav Adn-bn-.- C-tms Im anp-I-Iq-Sn-bn-.
`mcy- h o- n Xm Imcy- - f - t \z- j n- , icn Xs. ]t
`mcybvpw apw thn Hmtcm-X-c-n-embn ]Ww [mcmfw
sNe-hm-Ip-p-v. hkp-a-Xnbvv CS-bvn-Sbvv hkv{X-
hm-Ww. AXpw Ik-hp-Ic
- bp app-Xs thWw-Xm-\pw. Gm-cpsS `mcy-am Fp hmn-bmepw Ahpw AtX-t]m-ep
hkv{X- hm-W-sa-v \n--amWv. cv G-m-cp--XpsImv ChnsS Cc-n-s-e-hm-Wv. hmn-sm-Sph {]I-Samp-Ibpw
sNpw. sIn-n-Sn-mIqSn kXn- n- . adnv B Ime- - f n
Ah Ah-fpsS \-ta\n ]e-hn[-n ImWnv Abmsf Ie-iembn Iw ]nSnn-p-Ibpw sN
pw. H-ap-p-Spv InS--d-bn \S-pw. Ah-fpsS `wKn-bp henb
Nn apSp Xe-apSn CS-bvn-Sbvv sIn-h-bvpw, ASp \nan-jn DXnp hogm ]mI-n. X\n- -t\s
I-f sS I\w ImcWw ukns I S - -I hn -t]m-I Xv Adn-n-san Ddw \Sn InS- - . sXmSm
ssI Xn am - . ]ns ]ntv SuWn t]mbn Hc C hoXnIkh Ic-b a w AXns Hw CSm In sRm
N h uk w X n -sIm- -h-mse a Jw {]km-Zn- . A
cm{Xn InS--d-bn I im-em-Wv. ]ns I sd Znh-k-tbvv `mcy-hon Xs Imcy {]tXyIw {in-s
- -Sp-p. Ctm ]pXnb Bhiy- htc ka-ba
- m-bn-cn-p-p. hnP-bta-t\m izmkw ]nSnv
\np-Ib
- m-Wv. hnXn IqSnb hc-nqSn \S-p-tm Ccp-hi
-
- pap s\s-Sn-IfpsS ]-n kqcys a-{]-Imiw kz-nc-am-e-I-fp-m-p-Xv {in-p-. IXn-cpamk-n-\p-n sImm-dm-Ipw. ]m-b
- nse s\v Xop XpS-n.
Hcn-qSn hnm-\p-m-Ipw, AXp Ign-m Hc amk-n-\pn Aqn ]mw Af-n-s-n In-IpSn ap
Ah Fsms Hgn-hp-I-gn-hp-I-fm-Wmthm ]d-bm t]mW-Xv. Ips ASpv Cp t]mhn-sp Icp-Xn-b-Xmp-thn
hf hgn ]nSn-p-Ibpw sNbvXn-cp-p. ]t Ctm Fn-bXv
Abm-fpsS IpSn-ens apn-em-Wv. Nppw t\mn, Bcp-an-. Bm
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 35

C. lcn-Ip-am

Fm XpS-p-t-bp-p. Hcp msnepw AI-m-n-bnp t]mhmw. Abm


AIp ISp. Hp cp-t] Ccn-pp-v. Ahsc {in-msX AIs apdnbn Ibdn Ccp-p. ]pds apdn-bn-em
kIe Ae-h-em-Xn-Ifpw Ccn-p-I. AI
s apdn am\y-mp--Xm-Wv.
Ip- tXmp- a pv tXmf- nv
Nncn- p- s Imv Ipnbpw mpambn
Fn.
"sXmp-Iq-m Fs-nepw sIm-cs
-
X{ms\.'
"FmXv Ipm?'
"an-v, shXpw hdp--Xpw. \
sXmS ao\m. ]ns \qnv ASp-v
tIo-vv. Csm Bhpw.'
"BZyw ao hdp-Xv sImm. \q
nv Bhptm AXpw aoIdow IqSn
sImp-hm.'
"icn-{m-s\.'
Hcp mv am{Xw IpSnv Cd-W
- s
- ap
Icp-Xn-bmWv Ib-dn-bX
- v. Hcp mp Ign-tm-tgbvp an--dnbpw \qn-p-san. Atm cm-as mpw \nd-p.
Aqn hXv Xosc {]Xo- n-m-sXbm-Wv. Abmfpw Dnhv Ccp--tmgmWv hnP-bta-t\ms\ I-Xv. apn
s Ccn-p-Xv Xs Pn-bm-sW-dn-tm Abm hm-Xm-bn. thKw
amSn-p-nb apv Agn-nv Abm Fgpt-p.
"X{m Ccn--WXv Rm In-.'
"AXn- s \m Aqo, \obv Ccn- v . '
Aev]w oW-am-sb-nepw hnP-btat\m AXp hnZ-KvZa
- mbn ad-p-hp. t]mcm-Xn\v AIp sN km[\w Hcp Xcnepap PmXn h- h n- t h- N \hpw
Abm-fpsS a\-n \nm-h
- n[w kaXz-kp-c-am-bn-cp-p. Fm-bmepw Aqn
bpw tIm{-p-Im-c-\m-Wsm! Xm JZ-dnSm tIm{K-p-Im-c\
- m-sW-n Aq
n JZ am{Xw [cn-p Bfm-Wv. ]mnbn \ ]nSn-]m-Sp-ap-v. Cm-ev Pn
IpSn-bm _-s
- fmw ]no-Ss hcpp-p. apn Innb mv H Cd-n\p
tamn Aqn Fgp-t-p. ^yqU hyhnXn AbmfpsS a\- ns\ Ctmgpw
th-bm-Sn-bn-cp-p. Fgp-tv Nppw t\m
n Ip- ASp-n-sp I-tm
Abm ]d-p.
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 36

C. lcn-Ip-am

"X{m ChnsS hn-cpv IpSn-W


- Xv icnb-. Rm km[\w X{ms ]m-bs
- tcev
Fnp Xcmw. Bmcv Im tamim.
ChnsS FSbvv t]meokv sdbvsUm-s-X
- m.
Hs Hcp \mS-Im-Wv, mepw X{m AXnsems s]m icn-bm-hn-.'
hnP-bta-t\m Hpw ]d-n-. Imcyw
icn-bm-bn-cn-mw. icn-sX-p-I-sfmw t\mnbm Hpw sNm ]n- . Ipn Ign- tXmsS \q]npw a
-p.
Ip-s mcy-bp-m-p aoI-dn-bm-Wv.
Bsf Im ImIm-in\p sImn-. saenp-W-nb Hcp km[-\w. ]t Ah ao
shm hncev ISn-p-t]m-Ipw.
]pd-p-I-S DSs\ Abm aSn-bn\nv
apdp-ms s]mXnsbSpp Xpd-p. \S-ptm Aev]w B-ap-Xv hon-se-p-tmtgbv v icn- b m- h pw
nbv v aWw
]nSpw Inm-m c -s-p. cp hoSv
Ap-d
- mWv caWnbpsS hoSv. Ahsf Inv
Ipdp Znh-k-am-bn. Cv Fm-bmepw t]m,
t\sc hon-te-bvp-Xs t]mImw.
"X{m ImWm anev t]mIzm?'
caWn ]Sn--s-bp-m-bn-cp-p. apffp-th-en-bp-sS-Xs Hcp IjvWa
- mWv Ah-fpsS
]Sn- h m- X n. AXn\p ]nn \n- X p- s ImmWv ImWm-Xn-cp-X
- v. Ah hmXn Ipdp
Xpd-p. \ ImgvN-bm-bn-cp-p. Cd--an-m
Hscm-a
- ppw Xosc hoXn Ipd ukp-amWv
Ah Cn-cp--Xv. AXns apI-fnse cp
IpSp-p-I hnn-cp-p. Ah-fpsS hbdv aS-pI-sfmpw hogmsX \ncmbn InS-p-p. hnPbta-t\m ]nn
Bcp-an-.
Abm AI- p- I - S - - t m caWn hmXneSp IbsImv sIn-h-p.
hon\Ip ISv D-dt- -bvp hmXne-Sv I n-bn tijw caWn ]d- .
"X{m-\v Csym w th-m-bn-cn- W .'
"Fm \o As\ ]d- b - W Xv ? Rm
HcmgvN a s hXv?'
"me w \nbv--s\ms tXmzm.'
Ah I-n-en AS -n-c v Abm-f sS jns I S - -I Agn-m X S-n. hnP-b-tat\ms ssIIf w Xn
-m A[n-Is
- am w hkv{X- Ah-f sS tZl- -mbn-c -n FXv Hc Aku-I-cy-amtWm F-bmv Xoc -am-\n-m I
In
A\- -tm km[m-c-W-]Sn Ic-Ic i_vZ-a -m-n.
"\o \ns Inev Fs-ne w sNv.'
"AXv amWw X{m. Imiv sImtd Bh w.'
"F{Xymh w?'
"] X -sXmv ]Wn-bn-n-bvm ]-X d -n-tI-ne w thWw.'
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 37

C. lcn-I -am

"Rm sImdv Xcmw. _mn \o a -tm-csS ASvv w hmv.


CXnev sISvv sNm Hc k Jqw-y.'
"kmc- y- { m, ASv mgv N X{m hc - - f v Rm Inev
ammw.'
Ah Abmsf k Jn- n- - b mWv . hmym- b - \ - a p- \ n- b psS
imkv{Xn _ncp-Zsa-Sp-t]m-se-bm-Wh
- s]cp-am-dp-X
- v. hk a-Xnbv w tZh-Inbv w Adn-bm ]e AS-h If w Ah {]tbmKn-m X S-n-b-tm Abm AhSnbn-c - .
"\osbs IjvS
- n-em-zmWv ca-Wn.' Ah-f sS amwk-fX hmcnsb-S - -sImv hnP-bta-t\m ]d- . Ah Nncn- . a
jvS-s-S - --Xn Ah B\w Is- - .
hc- -I Abmsf I_-fn-n-m X S-n-bnv I d t\c-ambn. Im shbv -tm-tgbvv sXn amd - . C
icn-bm-hn-. Abm AS - -I Hc ]Sn- -c-b sS knan ]Snta-en-c -v Ffn-bn Xnc -Inb s]mXn sI
d -m X S-n.
H a d -n-bm I d t`Z-am-I w. AX icn-b-sv \S-m
X S-n-bt- m a\-n-em-bn. ho w ]g-ba
- - n-s. C\n I d
Zqcw-Iq-Snsb D . Fn-s\-sb-ne w AhnsS Fn-n-n-bm
aXn. hons ]Sn-s
- e-n-bt- m-gmWv In-emsI Cc ]c-
t]mse tXmn-b-Xv. hb-n\nv Dc - -I-b-d an{inXw Hc
henb Hmm-\-tmsS ] d-t-bvv sXdn . Abm ]Sn
] dv \nev I g hoW .
F{X-t\cw AhnsS InS F-dn-bn-. AXn-\n-Sbvv t\cnb
t_m[w h-tm Btcm hon\nv ]Sn-I-S ] d IS- X I . Afn-b-m-cn-scm-fm-h-Ww, Bcm-sWv
Abm I \nv Xs a Jv tSm-Sn- -t\mn, Hc I\ aqftemsS \S--I- . hnP-bta-t\m I d- - t\
-bmsX InS- . ]ns
Fg t- , kmh-[m-\-n \Sv D-dp Ibdn hmXn apn. Bcpw hmXn Xpd-m--XpsImv hopw apn.
hkp-aXn {]Xy- -s-p.
"Fm Cu ImW-WXv?' hkp-aXn Abmsf t\mn aqp-s]m-n. Abm Atm-gmWv kzw
hkv{X-n t\mp--Xv. jnepw apnepw On-bp-sSbpw apdp-m-sbpw ]mSp-I.
"IpSn-nv C\n ChnsS tIdn-h-c-cpXvv ]d-n-ns? s]fvsS ASp-tbvv Xs t]mbm aXn.'
sImn-b-S-bv-s hmXn-en\p apn Abm Ipd-p-t\cw Imp-\n-p. ]ns tImem-b-bpsS
Hc--p-t]mbn AhnsS hoWp-d--am-bn.

Aymbw HXv
hnP-bta-t\m ]m-b-p-c-bn\nv Cd-n-h-tmsg ]mdp-h Ip- . hcm-dm-h --tb F Ic Xn
"G t\cs Fntbm?'
"M w.'
"Rm In-sb-S --s. G hnv aXo-tmv Ic Xn Ccn-ym-bn-c - .'
Ah In hnf-m-\mbn AS --f-bn-tebv t]mbn. hnP-bta-t\m \me aWn-bv -Xs
Fn-bn-c - . Hc -d
- w Ignv DW-tm-gmWv hk -aXn-b sS Hw InS-d- b
- n-e InS- -s
- X
t_m[-a -m-b-Xv. Abm Xn-n-S-s-g -t- . Agn- -t]mb a v a d -n-b -S tSmn-\ thn X
n ]gvk -v. ]Sn- -cbv ] dv hoW -In-S--tXm h-tm
Abm ap-t-bvn-d-n. hkp-aXn DW-cp--Xn-\p-apv ew hnS-Ww. `mKy-n\v tSmv ]ppIn-S-bn
n Xosc t]mbn-cn-p-p. \nem-hp--X -sImv c-s- .
hon-se-nb DSs\ a w j w Agn N c n In-ens ASn-bn-tebvv Fdn- . ]ns
kabw In -tm He -n-bn-S-Ww. Id _mn-\nm-Xn-cn-n-. tXm -S v I f-n- t]mbn
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 38

C. lcn-I -am

I fn- -h- . Ces hr


n- t I- S - I a g - h tZl -\n t]mIm Hc \me
I fn- s b-  ne w thn- h - c w.
Xms\-n\o hr n-tI-S -I
sN ? I fn-Ig- nv ]mb- -c-bn Xncn-s-n-bn w
B tNmZy-n\v Abmv ad ]-Sn-sbm w Inn-bn-.
tai- -dv In hnfn
]md -h Gs\ hnfn-p. A
bm In- I p- S n- p- s Im- ncns Ah tNmZn-p.
"Cse tamfvv ukv
X m sImS tzm G?'
"kabw Ino-. Cv cmhn
se t]mWvv, sImS -mw.'
"] -sa-nev cv ]mhmtSw
X m sImS --Ww. Fmw
Iodn-sm-S-o-cn- -W .'
"t\ms F{X ]Ww-m-h w-v.'
Abm Xmg -I-bm-Wv. Abmv t]Sn ]nSn-n-cn- - . Xte cm{Xn hk -aXn ] d-m-n-bXv
Xevm-et- -bvmtWm F-bmv Dd-n-. Ahsf ktm-jn-n-m Fs-ne w hmn-smS -m aXn. Fs-
- w. Ans\ I d- -Im-et- bv IqSn
\S- -am-bn-cn- w. Ah-f sS G-msc Xr]vXn-s-S -mt\m? Cse ]Sn- -c-bn On InS- tm a
bXv Afn-b
- m-cn-sem-cm-fm-Wv. Hcm am-tfmSv ]d-bm-Xn-cn-n.
Ah Xn Ctmgpw \ tbmPn-m-Wv. km[m-cW IeymWw Ignm Gm-\p-P-m Xn
s]mcn ASn-bm-hpIbmWv ]Xnhv. AXv `mK-n Iem-in-p-Ibpw sNpw. Ah Xn tbmPnm-sW-nqSn `m
-. ChnsS An-s\-sbm-p-a
- . G-mv A\pP-n-tbbpw
\ Imcy-am-Wv. AXp-sImv hkp-aXn A\m-Y-bm-hp-sa {]iv\-sam-p-an-. Xm kq n-n-cn--Wsa--Xn
Imc-Ww. km[m-cW \mb Xd-hmnsems Am-h-mv Hcp-hn[w \ m\am-Wv. ChnsS kzw honepw Xs
-Wv.
Abm Hpw ]d-bmsX P\-en-eqsS ]pd-tbvv t\mn In-Ip-Sn-p. ]dv BsI hc-n-cnp-p. \\ XpS-
an-p. C\n [\p-hm-Ip-tm-tgbvv av ]md-t]mse Ddbvpw.
Xpemhj-ns shsms F t]mbn Bthm. `mKy-n\v ]d- -Inf Ign- . As-n
sh-n\v Nme IodmXs \me Znh-sk-S - w. CvXs Nm-tbmSv ]d-b-Ww. ]Sn-msd
a - -IqsS tZhIn Hc _ Xqn-n-Sn \S- -t]m-I - . ]m-b
- c X S-bvm-\m-bn-cn- w.
Ah a v Ffn-bn-tebvv FS - -I -n-bn- -v. Ah-f sS ASn- -hm-c Ign-n- m-I-Ww.
hS-t-a -dn-bnse Hmh-d-bn -h shw Ign-memWv InW-n\nv sIm -t]mbn \nd-bv I.
_-ns `mcwsImv Ah CSs ssI s]mn-n-Sn-mWv \S- --Xv. AX -Im-cWw Ah-f sS
Nn I d Db \n - -Xv Abm Bn-tbmsS t\mn. hnP-b-ta-t\m\v thKw InI -Sn-sg tv ]m
"I d- -IqSn In shf-s?'
"th.'
Abm D-dv Xn-ta h Inn-bnse sh-sa-S v I e - -gnv Nmc Itk-e-bn
t]mbn-c v a d -m sNw X d- . Abm a\-n IW- -Iq I-bm-Wv. Ctm InS-d
X S Ign-n- -m-h w. C\n a c a dn-If w CS-\m-gn-Ib w Ign-b -tm-tgbvv F-Ww. ]Zvan\n
I f-n\nv I fn hc -X I . ]md ]d-Xv icn-bm-Wv. Ahv ]Xn-s\m-ns
hfb DXv. Ah I d- -Im-e-ambn hon shd w ]mhm-S-am{Xw Cm-Wv \S-n-c -Xv Fbm Hm .
- -sIm-m-bn-c AXv F-dn-n-. As-ne w A{X s]sv hmnPqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 39

C. lcn-I -am

sm-S -m hne-b -m-hn-. Cv Fm-bme w cv uk w ]mhm-Sb w X n-m sImS -Ww. a d -m hmb


-t- .
]m-b- -c-b sS tImWn-I Ib-d -tm Abm Bth-iw-sImv InX-bv -I-bm-bn-c - .
Cse cmhnse tZh-Insb Inn-bnt Dq. AX -I-gnv sshI -tcw ca-Wn-b -ambn sNe-hn- .
Ctm ho w tZh-Insb Hbvv ImW -I-bm-sW-tm-tm Fm-Wn-s\ Bthiw?
\mev]X hb-m-bn w Hc Cc -]-X Im-cs Bth-itam? tZhIn CS-\m-gn-I-b sS Av I nnc v \new X
bv -I-bm-Wv. hnP-bta-t\m tImWn-I-b-d i_vZw tI-tm Ah Fg - -\n a ns Xe Ffn-bn X
- . Abm Ahsf hnfn- -sImv InS--d-bntebv IS- .
Ah hmXn-ens AS v h \n-tX-b - .
"AI hm.'
"C X{m, Cv ]mSn-.'
"Duw?'
"Rm s]md-m-bn-cn-ym-Wv.'
Abm \ncm-i-\m-bn. X S--ns I -I-Sn- . Ah Ahn-sS-s \n -I-bm-Wv.
Ftm ]d-bm-\ --t]m-se.
"Fm tZhqo?'
Ah hmXn-ens Ivf-bn ssIhv Xe-Xmgvn \n -I-bm-Wv.
"Fmm ]dtm s tZhq-n.'
Ah a J-a -bn. Ah-f sS I -I \nd-n-c - .
"{ms j w a w Xnc -ov hSt a doev Cvv
- v. s\dsb Idbm-bn-vv. A{amfv ImW-mnt Rm anv tXmsc-Sm--v. Fn\m {m s\ I Sn--WXv?
`mhv I Sn- -tm tXmm-Xn-c Ftm hnImcw X{m I Sn-X I-tm Ahv
tXmn. Cu ]c -h-n a w j -am-h-W-sa-n \-hw AI-m-n-bn- m-hWw.
"AXn-s\-n\m \obv Itc-W-Xv,- a-n. Cv hm.'
"th, Cv sXmSm ]mSn-.'
"AX kmc-y.'
Abm Ah-f sS ssI]n-Snv AI-tbvv hen- . Ah Abm-f sS s\n a Jw tNv
Ic-b -I-bm-Wv.
"kmcy an, Rm\n\n I Sn-nWvy, t]msc.'
"s Xteev ssIhv kXyw sNq.'
Abm tZh-In-b sS Xe-bn ssIhv ]d- . "kXyw.'
"A{amfvsS hnNmcw C{m I Sn-nym-m-Wv. tIm{- -Im-scm w I Sn-n-m-v. C\n Fmbm-e w {m
"C. Rm\nv Xm Zmtam-Zc
- s ASvv t]mWvv. Ac-m Xm-dm-bn-vs-nev hmn-sm-cmw.'
"C{X thnev icymthm?'
"Av sZh-kwm ]d--Xv. sNesm t\s Bbnvmh w. t\m-s.'
Abm tZh-Insb tamNn-n- . C\nb w Ah-f sS tZl-ns kv]iw Gm ]ns icnbmhn-. Ahm-sW-n ]
- m-W -Xm-\ w. Ah I -I X Sv a dn ] d IS .
Cv I td tPmen-b Znh-k-am-Wv. tXm-c sambvXos\ ImW-Ww. tX-b sS ]Ww Xcmsa ]d Znhkam-Wv
g -h Xc -sav tXm -n-. Ah\ w C-tm-gmbn ]Ww Xc Imcyn ]nn-em-Wv. Fmw HmWv ImWn-
- v. Xs Ign-hn-m-bva, ss[cy-an-m-bva. Abm a
amn js-S -n Ae-am-dn-bn\nv thjvSn-sb-S v N a-en-en- . _mKn s\ hn ]Ww I d
_mn-b mbn-c Xv FS v ]gvkn-env Ae-amdn ]qn. tImWn-bn-d- -tm hSs a dn-bn
tZhIn _-n \new X S-bv X Wn He - i_vZw tI . Atm Xncn-bm-\ - t{]cW
Hgn-hmn Abm tImWn-bn-d-n.
Nm Ahs I Sn-ens a - -Xs \n - -v. tPmen t]mIm-\ Xm-sd-S -n-emWv. Abm hc-n-t
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 40

C. lcn-I -am

Nm HmSn- h - . tXmf- n
a v FS v Iv Xnc Inhv
sXmg -X -\n- . "Fm{m?'
"sXs Iw sImd-qSn sIfbvm _mn-v. AX Ign-Ww,
Hw Ih - n\v XSw Iqn \t\w
sXmS--Ww. CvXs ]Wn sXmSn-tm.'
"\msf hcmw X{m. v `mkvIc
-
X{mtmsS sNmwv Gn-vv.
tamnv t]mbn Id- s\ Iv
hcm ]td-Ww. C-tmbm ImWn-,
Hm ]Wnv t]mbn-vm-h w. Xvemw
CSm Hm\ w thWw.'
"m Hc Imcyw sNv BZyw
c -t]c w IqSn sIf _mn-Xv
Xov. vv X emw shW ]Wn
sNbvXm-a-Xn.'
"icn-{m....'
"\msf-s hcWwtm.'
"ASn- b \msf- s hcmw{m...'
Nm Xe I n \nt hnPbtat\m hc-n-eqsS \S- -\on. Xnc -hm-Xn-c-mv Abmv
DWp-m-n. Ah-cpsS ]mSv
sNdph-c-nsemn Ipnv \nv
s\s- S n- I ]cn- t im[np
Aqn hnP- b - t a- t \ms\ Itm thKw \S-p-h-p.
"]mSv s\dsb Nmbn hoWn-cnp-Wp.' tat\ms ]nn-embn \Sp-sIm-n-cns Abm ]d-p.
"km[m-cW Cm-ev Infn-Ifv hcmdvv. sImsd IXn-scms shn-smtm-hpw-mepw Nmbn-i-ey-n\v Hc-dp
hpw. Csmw Infn-Isf Hnt\w ImWmy. FhsS
t]mbn Bthm? sImsd Nmbn-sm-Sn-sbms shX-docvv an\nmv. F-s\vv t\mzm-bn-cpp. hn sImsW
"Fv sXmS-m-dmhpw sImbvv, Aqo?'
"Hcp amkw ]nSnpw X{m-s\. C\n sImbvv sXmS-ym-emWv Hmtcm {]iv\
- f
- vm-m. Csmw
Iqen Iqpw-sm-s--d-n-cn-ymWv tPmen-m-cv. AhcvsS ]nnev Iyq-Wn-vI-fpw-v. Ahcv
Hmtcmv aqn-sm-Svzm-Wv. bqWn-bm-pw-sms tIm-\vv. FhnsS Fpwv I-dn-bWw. \mbn Cu sX
- v. Irjn-sN-m ]-s-tmse C-ym-Xmbn-cn-p-Wp.'
"s\lrp `cn--tW-S-tmfw Imew Iayq-Wn-p-Iv c y Aqn. B Hcp Hd-n--es Rsfms Pohn--W-X
"dtjy-sems ]mepw tX\pw Hgp-Izm-s tNm-mcv ]d-v \SW-Xv.'
"AsX-bsX Ahn-sSmpw Bmv \S-m hm-m-bn-vm-hpw, hgpn hoWn-v.'
"Asm, X{m GsSm?'
"F\n-smv SuWo-tmWw. sambvXos\ ImW-Ww. ]now sImdv tPmen-v.'
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 41

C. lcn-Ip-am

"sshtcw hoo-mtm?'
"mhpw Aqn.'
"Rmm sshtcw Fd-mw X{m.'
Aqn CS-t-bvp hc-n-eqsS \S-I
- e
- p-Xv hnP-bta-t\m t\mn. sshIp-tcw hcmsav ]d-Xv Fn-\m-bn-cnmw? Cse ]d-X
- p-t]mse Ipn hon-se-n-m-\m-bn-cntzm? BcpsSbpw Ins-SmsX IpSn-m ]n-bm Xc-t-sSm-p
tb-m-hp Ipg- Fs-m-am-bn-cn-p-sav hnP-b-ta-t\m\v Adn-bmw. cmhnse tZh-In-bpsS Xe-sXm
bvXXpw Hm-bp-v. ]t CS-smv IpSn-m Fm Xc-t-Sv. Bcpw Adn-bm t]mWn-y.
IqSn-bmse Ipg--ap-q. IqSmsX t\m-W-sa- -am-{Xw.
`mKy-n\v sambvXo hon-e -m-bn-c - . Abm-f sS `mcy Ban-\ ]Sn- BSns\ sIp-Ibm-Wv.
"Av sNtm-fo, aqcv HmsS-v.' Ah Nncn-p-sImv ]d-p.
"Rfv samX-em-foSvv _cm \nzm-bn-cp-p.' I DSs\ sambvXo ]d-p. "aptbm sXInv _m atXym
b-St- mfw Imbn sambve
- mfn sImvs]m-bvtm.'
Abm hoXn-bp Ac-- b
- n\nv I d t\m -Is
- f-S v Fn Xn-s-S n hnP-b-ta-t\m\v
sImS - .
"am-ov Imbn Inm _n ]mSm sambvem-fn. Rfv Iow ]pSn-nm \S-vWX
- v. AtXmv
Fm sImWw. Hms Atcev AXnepw apy In-v.'
"Ign-b-WXpw thKw _mn-X w XvXov sambvXo-s\. honev Imcy-f w \S--s?'
"R-f-v Fn-mw-v. sambvemfn s_j-anv C-smpw \Sv _c-.'
Fm-bmepw Cv AXym-hiyw hmt Imcy-v ]Ww XnI-bpw. ]Zvan\nbvv cp ]mhmSbvpw ukn\pw XpWn
kns X-S-bn Xpm Gev]n--Ww. Imcyw icnbm-Wv. Ah hfp-hc
- p Ipn-bm-Wv. F{X-bm-bmepw Xs acp-aI
- F t]cnemWv Ah Adnb-s-Sp-I. ASp-p-Xs Xnc-p-I-eymWw \S-tn hcpw. Npcp-nb tXmXn-se-
kZy
GmSp sN-Ww. Hcp s]-Ipn Xnc-m Cu hn-fw-_cw Bh-iy-am-Wv. Cns\ Hcp Ipn-bp-sv
\mp-Im Adn-b-Ww. ]ns kmh-[m-\-n Btem-N-\-I-fp-ambn Bfp-I-sf-n-tm-fpw. ]Xn-\mdv
]Xn-t\gv hb-n-\p-f-fn IeymWw Ign-p-sIm-Sp-n-s-n \mW-t-Sm-Wv.
]utem-kns XpS-bpsS ASp-p-X-s-bmWv aqs kz--S. AhnsS Ibdn hkp-aXnbvv Hcp hf t\m-Ww.
sImdv Imembn ]d-bm XpS-o-v. Cv AXpwsImv t]mbmse c -bp- . Fms kzoI-c-W-sa-m-h -sa
-Z-c
Ac-m Xon- -s-n AX w hm-Ww. tZh-In-sb-n Btem-Nn- -tm Ac-bn\nv
Db -hc
- Pzme-I taem-kI
- ew ]S-c - . C\nb w aq Znh-ks
- a-ne w Imn-cn-W
- w. N w
Db-c XoPzm-e-I -f sS I fna-bn Hc kz]v\-n-se--t]mse hnP-bta-t\m \S- .

Aymbw ]v
cmL-h \mb cmhn-se-s s]-fpsS hon-se-n. Xtep cm{Xn-bp-mb Imcy-
tNmZnp a\-n-em--Ww. AXn\p tijw aXn Nt{--t\mSp ]d-btWmv Xocp-am-\n-pI. Nt{-\v
hnP-b-ta-t\ms Imcy-n AXr-]vXn-bp-v. aqcv Xs-tm-se-b Xosc ab-an-m kwkm-cam-Wv. HpAh-km-\n-np-Isb Dm-hq. AXp kzbw Adn-bm-hp--XpsImv Nt{- hnP-bta-t\ms hon t]mIm-dn
on t]mbm a\-n-emhpw \mY\n-msX InS-p hoSpw ]d-p-am-sW-v. Hcp \mte ]dv t\mn \S-m
Fp a\pjy-\mWbm?
hkp-aXn BsI hnj-an-n-cn--bm-bn-cp-p. cm{Xn hmXn-e-S--tijw Ahp-dw hn-. Ipdp- I-gnv
hmXn Xpdp t\mn-b-tm B tImem-bpsS Av shdpw \nev
InS-p-d-p-I-bm-Wv. Ah [-k--S-n-em-bn. hnfnv Xmn AIp IS-n-bm aq-c-sXmcp
AwKo-Imc e -W-ambn IWmpw. CsXmw C\nbpw Bhn-pw. Ctm Ipdv ISpp
s]cp-am-dpI Xs-bmWv \-Xv. IpSnp hm m\w ]pd-m-sWv Ak-n-KvZ-ambn ImWn-psIm-Sp--Ww. H
pp ]pX-np sImSp-mtem Fm-tem-Nn--Xm-Wv. Ipdp Ign-m
XWp ]me-m-S Imv XpS-pw. th, ]Tn--s.
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 42

C. lcn-Ip-am

"Cse ChnSvv Fd-ysm Rm IXm BsI Onv sIS--W-Xv. Rm\pw {in-m


t]mbn-. h AkptJmw Bbn sIS-zm-sW-n Rm FSpp sIm-t-s\. CsXmw kzbw
hcp-n-oW A\--fm-Wv, AsXmw kzw A\p--hn-ys thWw. AXn-s\-tSev \obv
hp-s]-q-temm s shj-aw.'
"kmcy, G shj-an--. s Xteev Fgp-Xo-vm-hpw. Fm-bmepw Cv hcpsm Rm
kwkm-cn-mXs Xo-bm-o-vv. IpSn-nv hczm-sW-nev AIv IS-n-mv ]tdw. am{X
]ns Cv hc-m-pw.'
"AXm \-Xv. Fow Nt{-ow Imew Ign-bW-hsc s\\v Hcp shj-aqw-m-hn-. ]ns afv
hevXm--s. Ahcv At t\mn-tm-fpw.'
"AsX-\n--dn-bmw. B Hcp ss[cy-nem Rm Pohn--W-Xv.'
"Cu Imcyw Rm Nt{--t\mSv ]d-n-n-. aqcvsS kz`mhw s\\--dn-bm-tem. \o sImdv Nmbm-v, Rm
S-nv hcmw. thep tXp-Ig- nv t]mtWs aps ImW-Ww. sXt
]d-nse ssXsX-vIv \\ sXmS--Wwv ]d-b-Ww. Xvemhj-ns shsms FhnsS
t]mbo--do-. \\ sNn-s-nev B ssXsmw t]mbn-n- w.'
cmL-th- t]mb-tm hk -aXn Xe-bn ssI w-hv I d- -t\cw Cc - . Atm G
AsXmw Adn-n-cn- - . Ahv PmfyX tXmn. Bc w Adn-bc
- -sX- -m-bn-c Ahv.
Hbvv Cu {]iv\w ssIImcyw sN-Ws
- a B{Klw. cmhnse A - a - W n- b v - hmXn X d
t\mnbtm hnP-tb- t]mbn-cn- - . Ah
v Bizm-k-ambn, ImcWw A-c-a-Wn- -Xs
Xw Fn ASn- -hm-cm X S w. a aSn Ignm Ah InW-n\nv shw tImcn I fna -dn-bnse kna -s
\me -t]-c sSb w I fn I fn-a -dn-bn\n-m-Wv. InW-n \nv
shw a i_vZw tIm hk -aXn DW-c w.
AS --f-b sS ] d-t-bv hmXn X d-nv
hcm-b
- nse _-n Xw ]nSn- -h sh-h -saS v ]Sn-msd ]d-n-e Iq-kn-tebv \S w.
hnP-tb- Xw hc -X
- n-\ -a - -Xs t]mbX
\m-bn. As-n AXv Am-Sn-m-m-h w. ]t
X\n \jvS-s-Xv kwkm-cn-m-\ Ah-k-c-ambn-c - . hcs C sshI -t-ch w ka-b-sm.
hnP-bta-t\m sNdn-sbmc {]iv\h
- -ambn honen- c n- - b m- W v . ]I I td Imcy- sNbv X Xo . ]Zvan\n-bv c tPmS
Sb w
uk w X n-m sImS - . aqs kz-Sbn\nv I -h hf hmn. C\n ss[cy-]qw
hkp-aX
- n-bpsS ASpp sNmw. Xm Zmtam-Zc
- s
hon sN-tm tZh-In-bpsS Ipn-bvp AcmWw Xm-dm-bn-cp-p. Iptd Imcy- sNm
Ign Hcp Znh-kw. Fmw Ignv hon-se-n-btm ]{p aWn-bm-bn. ]Zvan\nbvv cp tPmSn
hkv{X- Xpn-m sImSp-n-p-s--dn-tm ]mdp-h-bvv ktm-j-am-bn. Ah D-bqWn\v {]tXy-Ia
- mbn G\v CjvSa
- p Cn-ssc w
sNdnb tXmXn CSn ]ngn ]mb-k-h -a -mn. DuW -I-gnv a d -nb tijw ]m-b- -cbn t]mbn \sm
- h w Ign- . \me aWnbvv
Fg -tv ]md -h X Nmbbpw IpSnv D-d-nPqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 43

C. lcn-Ip-am

cn-p-tm-gm-Wv Aqn-bpsS hc-hp-m-bX


- v. Abm cp knbpw XqnbmWv hXv. henb kn
D-dv hv Abm ]d-p.
"Ipdv Imh-m-Wv. Fen-IfvsS ieyw ImcWw sIgv t\cs sIf-s-Sp-p. Xncp-hm-Xn-cbvv
A[nI Znh-kw-y-sm.'
"]mdq....'
]mdp-h taap-n ssIXp-S-p-sImv hp.
"CXv sImdv Imhv Ingv sIm--XmWv Aqn. FSpp hnv kn Xncnp sImSp-tmfq.'
]mdp-h AIp t]mb-tm Aqn kzcw Xmgvn-smv
]d-p.
"km[\w sIm-vv-v. FhnSym sht-Xv?'
hnP-b-ta-t\m\v Imcyw a\-n-em-bn.
"AXv B ]m-b-s-tcsS tImWn-tm-nev shm-a-Xn. Rm
FSp-p-h-bvmw.'
hnP-b-ta-t\m Hcp [-k--S-n-em-bn. CsXmw Dt] nv \-h-\m-Ip-sa {]Xn--sbSp--tm-tgbvv
e-n-bn-cn-p-p. tImWn Ibdn hcn-Itb
thp.
Hcp an\n-p-sImv Aqn Xncn-s-n.
"AXv thn-bn-cp-n Aqo....'
kn-bp-ambn Xncn-s-n-b ]mdp-hbvv G ]d--sXm-sWv a\-n-em-bn-. Fm sImhpw Xncp-hm-Xn
Aqn Imhp sImp-hc
- m-dp-v. C\n Xncp-hm-Xn-cbvv
cp Znh-kw-apv aq \mep Ipe Imb-bp-ambn hopw hcpw. Cu
]Xnhv Fn-\mWv thsp ]d-bp-Xv?
"X{m-s\, sXns Xseyms t]mbn-v-sm. Hs ]ms-m-bn-cn-p-Wp. Hs shn Xv \S ka-bm-bn-c
"Fs-nepw sN-Ww.' Itk-e-bpsS In-t h thjvSnsb-Spv tXmf-nv hnP-bta-t\m ap-t-bvn-d
km[m-cW ]Xn-hm-WX
- v. Aqn hm Abm-fpsS Hw ]d-nsems Hv \S-pw. \Sm-\mbn ]qh hmgbpsS Ism, shbpsS hntm
- s av Aqn ]d- b pw. Nne- t m
sImp-hc
- n-Ibpw sNpw. Nmsb Inn-bm hmg-bvp XSwIqn Ah-s\-sm- -Xs \S tPmenb w sNn w. ]ns
i {iq-js
- bm- -a -m-hn-. ]qh\v I n-Is
- f-tmse t\mw thWw.
Asn AX \in w.
"AXv thn-bn-c -n Aqn.' ]d-n-se-n-b-tm hnPbta-t\m ]d- . "Rm\Xv \nm t]mmbncpp.
"As\ \nszmpw th-{m-s\. CXv hntZ-in-bmWv. \
hocyw km[-\m. \tmWw shw tNv IpSn--Ww. hnkv
Iov ]d-bpw. X{m IpSn-n-vm-hpw. Fpw cm{Xn Hcukv
Ign--WXv tNmc-tbm--n-s\ms \-Xm.'
X\nv tNmc-tbmw IqSp-X-em-bn-p {]iv\-ta-bp-q. Fm-bmepw cpNn t\mn--f-bmw. CXphsc \mS I
Nmcm-b-hp-a-msX hnkvIn IpSn-n-n-. B t]mcm-bvabpw CtXmsS Xotm-s.
An-s\-bmWv B \ Znh-k
- ns Ay-sa-n Fp sNm-\mWv? a\p-jy Hmtcmv KWnp-m-p-p, ssZhw adn-pw. ]t cm{Xn DuWn
- n-tm-Ip-X
- n\p apv Ipn-sbSpp t\mn-bt- m Hm hXv hkp-aX
- n-bpsS apJ-am-Wv. C-hf
- psS ASpv Fm-bmepw t]mWw. Xs \-hw a\-n-emnb nXnbvv Hcp apdp-m-\n-sempw Ins aWw
s-n Cv t]m F Xoc -am-\n-tn hc w. AXv Imcy- IqS -X koam- -Itb D . cmhn-se-s
cy-a -m-bn-. Afn-b-m DmPqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 44

C. lcn-I -am

I w. Ah-c -ambn Hc IqSn-mgvN Ctm h. C cm{XnXs AhnsS t]m-Ww. X\nv hk -aXnsb C -Xs t
cmhn-se-s COm-`w-K-a -m-b-Xm-Wv. tZh-Insb C\n aq \me Znhk-tbvv Inn-. FmWv th-Xv?
t\cs am\-knI kwL--\-n-s\m-S -hn
hfsc hnj-at- msS Abm I n s]mn-msX Ae-am-dn-bns h -]qn Xmtg-bvn-d
- n-tmbn.
DuW Ignv Abm kmh-[m-\-n `mcym-ho-n-tebvv ] d-s- . sshIov Fn-bm aXn.
hk -aX
- n-b -am-b -m-tb-m-h G -a -e
- n\v kmn-I thW-sa-n-. I n-I t\cs Dd- w.
Atm-tgbvv Fn-bm aXn.
hk -aXn t\c-s-s hmXn-eS-
- n-cn- - . ]Xn-hn-m-X
- m-Wv. F aWn-sm w B hon
hmXn-eS- b
- vm-dn-. Abm Dds a n. km \o- i_vZw. hk -aXn hmXn a g -h X d-msX
t\cnb hnSh -am{Xw hv AXn-eqsS dm Dbn t\mn.
"Duw?'
"hmXn X dv hk -a-Xn.'
"I Sn-n-mtWm?'
"A Fs hk -a-Xn. Fs hniz-kn-v. Rm\n\n I Sn-n-.'
"XoymtWm?'
"AsX, Xo.'
"asf ]nSnv kXy-S .'
"a-fmsW kXyw Rm\n\n I Sn-nv ChnsS hcn.'
Abm kXyw sN-en Aev]w shw tNXv `mcy Adn-n-. I Sn-n F kXyw
sNbvX-Xv. I Sn-nv ChnsS hcn-s-m-Wv. Xm
I-k-Xy-an-X ImcWw asm w ]-c sX v Abmv. Ah kwi-bnv hmXn
X d- .
"a-sf-hnsS?'
"Ah-c -d
- m-bn. kabw F{Xm-bom hnNm-cw?'
Abm Xf- nse LSn- I m- c - n- t ebv
t\mn. F-c. I n-I Dd-t kabw Bh t- b - . hk - a Xn Cv Ahsc t\cs
InSn Dd-n-b-Xm-h -sav Abm tXmn.
Abm AI IS- . hk -aXn dm \ne -hv hmXneS- I n-bn . hnP-bta-t\m
`mcysb ]nn\nv sIn-n-Sn . Ah-f sS
Nnb sS kar-n-bn Aacm ]t Abm
v Ah-kcw en-n-. hmXn km -bn DSs\
Ah Xncn-p-\nv Abmsf amn.
"C\n CsXmpw th. Hs IqSo- mWv
thm--sXms sNm tXm-W-Xv.'
"hkp- a - X n, Rm ]d- n- s , C\n IpSn
nymv.'
Abm Ioi-bn\nv Hcp s]mXn-sb-Sp-p.
"\ns Dcpp wKn- ssI \ov.'
"Fn\m?'
Abm s]mXn Xpdv hf ]pd-s-Sp-p.
"Ip-sh hf?'
hkp- a XnbpsS Ip- I hnI- k n- p. AXp
hmm-\mbn ssI \onbtm Abm Xe-bm-n.
"\o ssI\ov, Rm\n-p-X-cmw.'
Ah ssI \on. hf-bn-p-sIm-Sp-p-t- Xm-sSmw-Xs Abm mcysb ASp-n-p. hf ssI
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 45

C. lcn-Ip-am

n h-tm-gmWv Xm m-hns Ic-he


- b
-
- n-em-bn-p-spw Abm Xs \nep InS-nbn-cn--bm-sWpw hkp-a-Xnbvp a\-n-em-b-Xv. Ahv FX
Fmw
adv hf-bpsS wKn-bn BIr-jvSb
- m-bn-cn-b
- m-Wv. hnXn-bp hf-bn henb Nphpw ]bpw IpI CS-hn-v ]Xn-n-cn-pp. aq GS-n-b Ign-t]m-se-bp-v. AXnt\-m I\wIq-Spw. ImcWw Xs ssI-bvv hw IqSpXemWv.
`mcy B`-c-W-ns `wKn Bkz-Zn-p-sIm-n-cns `mhv Ahsf hnh-kv{X-bm-p-I-bm-Wv.

Aymbw
]Xns\mv
Imew Ahn-Sh
- nsS s]mn-sm-fn Hcp ap -th-en-t]m-se-bm-sWv ]md -h
- bvv tXmn. thenbp-n-Sv CS-Xq then-X-s-bm-Wv. CS-bv hnS-hn-eqsS HmI ]nSn-hn-p-t
n-phn ]ip--sf-tm-se. FmWv kw`-hn--sXv Adn-bpw-aps ]e Imcy-fpw \S-p-I-gn-bpp. XncnmWv a\-n-em-hp-Xv, Atm Ftm hjw ssIn\nv tNmpt]mbn. apn-ep s]mn-sm-fn then I-t
t\m-sSmw
]e Hm-Ifpw a\-n\nv c -s-p-t]m-bn-cnp-p. Cu then sIn-bXv Hm-bp-v. Nm Cpdpw Id- p-ambn \nv then sIn. apf shnsbSp ap \ncn a f s]mfn- -mnb No -I Cc -h-i w hne-
. Hme-aSens D`m-K- -\nv Nonsb-S ]m-ns \mc -IsIm-mWv sI --Xv. ]Xn-s\mv aWnbvv
AX w c m -ambn ]md -h then-bv sNpw. tPmen-bn Hcp Hgnhp Innbmse Nm In-shw I Sn-b
m \ne-p-hv Ah tPmen sNp-Xv t\mn\npw. sIngn `mK- ]cn-tim-[n-pw. AXv GXp hj-nhj-n-em-bn-cpp tam hb--dn-bn-Xv Fpam{Xw Hm-bn \np-p-v. tam hb--dnbn Imcyw Hm
hpw aWhpw hcp-p. cmhn-se-bmWv
]Zvan\n ASp--f-bn-tebvv HmSn-h--Xv.
"At t\mp, F\nv ChnsS Hcp Ipcpvp tXmp-Wp. tNmc hcp-Wp.'
Imens HSn-bn Nqn Ah ]d--tm ASpp NmW-Iw-sImv tXn hrn-bm-p
tZhIn Nncn-m XpS-n. tZh-Insb AZv`p-X-tmsS t\mn-\np aIsf ]mdp-h AWp
]nSnp.
"kmcw-y, co-kw-sImv amdpw.'
Ah sXs apdn-bn Imhn-bn \nev Idp Infn hncnp AXn-\p-aosX Ae-nb app
hncnv aIsf Ccp-n. apn \ne-hn-fp sImfpn hp. \memw Znhkw sXc-p-I-eymWw Kw`oc-ambn BtLmtm ]m-b-n s\pw Ad-b-Iv Aqn ImgvNh sh-cn-b w Cfh\ w tN\-b -a -m-bn-c - . ]ns Hc
--am-bn. AsX-n-s\-bm-sWv
]md h-bvv Hm-bn-. Hgn-p-In-S-p ]m-b-n Fen-m--nsbpw Ad-bn \cn-odp-I-fp-sS-bpw
sS Ad-b-Ip hn-cp henb Nc-p-Ifpw Hmpcpfn-Ifpw Ip Np-I-fpw Fn-s\tbm A{]-Xy- -am-bn-cn
c-bn tIi-h
sshZy CSbvp Ib-dn-tm-bn. Cd-n-hv D-d-n-cpv ]pXnb Ijm-b-n\v Ipdn-Sn Xcn-Itbm
Ctm-gp Ijm-bw-Xs X Sv sImS -m ]d-b -Itbm sN w. FmWv kw`-hn--sXv
Hmm ]md -h {ian-p. Ahn-sS-sbmw Hm-bpsS then Ipn-bS- w t]mbn-cn-p-p. C\n AXp
sI-sem-p-ap-m-hn-.
"Fm A ChnsS hp \n-WXv?'
]Zvan\n tNmZn-p. Ah h-Xv ]mdp-h Adn-n-.
"Rm sImtd t\cmbn At At\z-jnp \S-p-Wp. Cs\ Hbvv Chn-sSympw hv
\ncvXvv Rm AtymSv ]d-n-n-t.'
]Zvan\n A-bpsS ssI ]nSn-p.
"Rm \sS thensS Ah t\mzm-bn-cpp tamsf. Ins s]mfn-n-cn--WXv?'
"kmcey As, then s]mfnb am{Xsmbn-p-f-fp. hoSv s]mfn-m sXmS-o-n--sm.'
]mdp-h aIsf t\mn. Ah- ta IgpIn ukpw appw amn- `kvaw sXmn-p-v. Cubn-sSbmbn Ah ]d-bp
p-h-bvp a\-n-em-hp-n-.
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 46

C. lcn-Ip-am

"At then X-m s]mfn-bW


- X
-
- .
s]mfn-W
- X
- m-Wv. Imfn s]mfnp sImtmh-WXv Rm ImWm-dvv. Fmw AhfvsS
ASp-n-sevWvv. ]d-nev hogW aSepw
tXtw hXpw \avv InvWvtm Ctm?
Fs-nepw ]d-bm ]tzm. hXpw ]dm ]ns ChnsS Pohn-m ]n-.'
Hpw a\- n- e m- h m an t\mn\np Asb Ah ssI ]nSnv \Sn. hSs AXn-cn ]mnImhv Ccp
- h Ipd- p- t \cw
AXpwt\mn \np-.
"F{X Imembn ]qP sNbvXnv?'
"A Cp hcp. sNm ]m--Xns\-n ]d-nv Imcy-ey. sNbvXX
- n-s\-n
Hmm aXn.'
"FmXv?'
\fv Cse cv t\cw In IpSn-p.
Cpw Dbvv IpSn-p, ssht-c-tbv
vX w-m-h w. \msf Fm sNm
t]mWvd- n-bn-. Btem-Nn-m-Xn-cnym \Xv.'
]Zvan\n Btem-Nn- . ]mnIm-hn
Fm sImh w F{m- ncn hv ]qP
sNm-d -v. cmhn-se-s Ad -a -Jt- \mS
]dv Imhns ]Sn-md hiw ] w
]mgvsN-Sn-If w sNn hrn-bm-n w.
Hc sIms hf-b I n-m-S -I
Hc a dn-b sS he --n ]nhm- w.
tZhIn AhnSw NmWIw sag In hrn-bm w. sshI -tcamI -tm-tgbvv Nn{XIq-S
- n\ a n-e ew DW-n-bn- m-h w. Ahn-sS-bmWv I d v Ifw hcbv -I. Hcn- AhnsS k -e
- -m-bn- -Xv ]Zvan\nbvv Hm-bp-v. t\cnb Hm am{Xta-bp- . hj-sf Nhn-n-sa-Xnv IS-
- I ImcWw Ahn-S-hnsS
Nmbw AS -t]mb Nn{X. X ssII-fn InSv hnd-bv Ih n ]q -e-I.
a Sn-b-gn-n- -e-b Cfw tZl-, DS nsb w hmbvmnsb w i_vZel-cn-n-S-bn, \on\n-cn Ifw
hfn--m-Sns "lnbvm' hnfn-I. shfn--m-Sns Iev]-\-I
tIm-s\--t]mse ]Zvan\n Hc \nanjw \n .
"At, Abvv Imhnse ]qP sNbvXn-cp-sXms Hmtm?'
"v.' Ah Xe-bm-n. AsXmw Ime-ns s]mfn-n-n-m then-Ip-nse kw`h-fm-Wv. AhnsS then Dd
- m-Wv, ]-S- -If w ]q -\n Acn-q-s-Sn-If w \nd-X
- mWv.
"At hcp.' Ah A-bpsS ssI ]nSnp hen-p. Cm sXmv An-s\-bm-Wv. Fs-nepw
]d-m aXn, AXpw Btem-Nn-p-sImv Ahn-sS Hcp \nev]mWv. e-Im-e- Ah-cpsS
ssIn\nv hgp-Xn-tm-Ipw. Ign Ime-ns Nn{X s]mSn-X-m {iaw \Spw. ]e Nn{Xfpw s]mSn-]nen--Xm-Wv F t_m[w hcp-tm B {iaw Dt]- n-pw.
"At kq np \S-p. sXns tNmo-qsS \S--. tXtw aSepw Hs HWn hogmdmbn \nvWvv. C\n sXv
Wmthm? As-n hnv \a v
Fm Imcyw As? Hs hnv AUzmkv hmot Bf? Fme w CXv Bc tSw atev
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 47

C. lcn-I -am

hogmsX Ign-m-tem.'
InS-n-em-h -X
- n-\ -a v hnP-b-ama c sIm-t-bv tX a g -h hnv Amcw hmnbn-cn- - . Hc GIm-Z-in
Sm Adp-ap-Js\ hnfn--tm-gmWv hnPbama ]d-bp--Xv. "Cf-\o CS-. sambvXo\v AXns Hs IW-p-
Av A shwIqSn I Sn-bvmsX InS .
tXbvv hne IqS -tm amnf Bm-c -ambn hv sX tIn-bv - . AS hoW
tX-I-f sS IW ]d-b - . hoW tX-I Bsc-ne w hv FS sIm -t]m-I -I-bmsW ]d-b --sXm w
-. "R--sXmpw Ady-. AsXms t\m-Xv
CsS sNma-Xe
- ys?' Ccp-]
- p tX hom-hi
- y-n\v Xcp-sa-m-bn-cpp Icm. Ghpw tamiw
tXsb Xcq. B sXchn\npXs DWn hoWp-t]mb tX-bpsS Fw Xn-s-Spn IpdbvpIbpw sNpw. AS-bvb
n-Xp-Xs
- -bm-Wv. C\n Fsm-s-bm-Wmthm apIqdmbn hnn-cn-p--Xv.
]Zvan\n Xncn sXdpp \ne-hn-f-n-en-p. hnf-n F Ipdp _mn-bp-v. AXv cp Znh-ktbvp IqSn
w. aqmw Znhkw F hmnm Bsc-nepw ]W-hp-ambn hcpsa {]Xo- -sbm-p-an. F-m-c ImZm Ctm
Nncn-psImv tNmZn-pw. "Imbnsbmpw Bbnm As?' Abm No hnfn-n-cp-s-n C{X hnj-aap-m-hnImSp-m-\p ]Wns IWv t\m -] -kvX-I-nse Hgn
GS -If
- n-sem-n Fg -Xn-h
- n- -v. HXmw mns ]I -Xn-hv ]Tnw \nn-bt- m FS - h IW- -t\m -] -kvXIn sImS - -Xs. IW- -] -kvX-I-ns Xe-bn-se-g -Xnb hcbv w am-sam- -an-.
"At shfv sImfp-m t]mm. Imepw apJpw Igp-Ip.'
hnfp I-tijw ]mdp-h \maw P]n-m-\n-cp-p. AXv Htm ctm aWn-q \op t]mIpw.
]sms ]p-an-\p-p-sImv Ign-n-cp--XmWv \ma-P-]w. Ahn-tmgpw Bi- _mnbpv
Fw. Fs-nepw ssZhw Xsbpw aI-fp-sSbpw IjvS-m-Sp-I Ip a\-n-em-n AXp amn-cp-sav Ah
x-J
- f
- psS BI-p-Ib
- n Ah hniz-kn-p. IWp t\mptm Ctm \ Imew htc ka-b-am-bn-cn-p-p. A{X-b-[nIw ZpcnXw
\ Imew Fns\ hcp-sa-smpw Ah-dn-bn-. aI-fpsS IeymWw hgn-bm-bn-cn-mw. Ah
{]mn-p-p. Io [mc-bmbn Hgp-Ip-p. ]Zvan\nbvv ape-sIm-Sp \mfp-If
- n Npc ]m Ihnsm- g pIn \\ amdnSw
Ctm Ahp-thn s]m
gn-p Io sImv IpXncp-p.
]Zv a n\n D- d s Xnbn hebw sNp Ccp-n
]pd- t bv v t\mn- b n- c npw. ]Sn-p-cbvv sXv Adpap-Js honepw hSv ImfnbpsS honepw
- a
- p-v
ASp- n Xobm- f n- - pw.
]I \oenbpw Imfnbpw
henb Ip-I-fn ac-fpsS
Nph-n\nv Nh ASn-p-Iqp-Xv ImWmw. B Nh-dmWv
ASp- n henb Ie- n\p
Xmsg Fcn-bp--Xv. Ahv
Hm h Imew apX
ImWp Zriy-am-Wv. Hcp amhp-an-. C\n Ipdp Ign-m
hmg- b n- e - b n ao NpSp- Xns aWw hcpw. ASpv cm{Xn
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 48

C. lcn-Ip-am

sshIp-X
- p-hsc Ans\ Bfn-
- n-sm-n-cnpw. cm{Xn Bfp-I Atm-p-an-tmpw \S-pXv \ng-ep-I t]mse ImWpw. cm{Xn sshInIqS-W-bp-tm-gm-sWp tXmpp,
Imfn-bpsS hon \nv tIp hgv Bcp-sS-sb-nepw \ne-hn-fn-bn Ah-km-\n-p-p. Hcp
am-hp-an-. Ah-cpsS PohnXw \n-e-am-Wv. km amtam `q]cn-jvI-cW-tfm Ah-cpsS PohnX-\n-eh
- mcw Dbn-bn-n-. amw Bsc-nepw {]Xo n-n-cptm? Adp-ap-J ]d-bp-Xv Ah {]Xo n-n-cp-pap{Zm-hm-Iy-pw Ap-dv FmWv kw`-hn-p-Xv
F-h tNmZn-p-p. ]{X--fn hcp hm-I Ah NqtSmsS sImp-hp Xcp-p. ]pdw
temI-hp-ambn ]Zvan\n-bvp Htc-sbmc _w Adp-ap-J sImp-h-cp hm-I-fm-Wv.
"sIm{mo djy-mcv Ata-cn--mcvsS hnam\w shSn-hv hogvov! nv AXv ]d-n-W
Bfnt Abmsf tdm-nev Ccpn Xmg-t-bvn-d-o-s{X. \ Hb-c-nev t]mW hnam-\m-s{X.
bqSqm AXns t]cv. \ap-smpw ImWm ]n-ym-v. A{X Hb-c-nev t]mW B hnam\m djymcv hogvo-Xv
Adp-apJ {KmaoW hmb-\i
- me-bn t]mbn As ]{Xw hmbn-p-p. A{X cmhnse hmb\-ime Xpd-n-p-m-hn-. ]t amXr-q-anbp
-am-\nbpw hcm-b
- n InS-p-Xv Ah-s\-Spp
hmbn-pw. Htc hm-Xs cp ]{X- cphn[-n {]kn-s
- -Sp-p-Xv Ah-\n IuXpI-ap-m-p-p. cn-sbpw CS-bn-se-hn-sStbm BWv kXy-w InS-p-sX--h\
-p.
Ip Xpd-n-cn-bpw Xe-tmdv ]W-b-s-Sp-m-Xn-cn--bpamWv th-Xv. AX-h\v [mcmfw kwi-b-fp-m-
b- Ah ]Zvan\n-tbmSp ]d-bpw.
"sIm{mo Hcp ]{Xnev ]td-WXv Ahcv tdm-b
- v AXnev Abmsf Xmg-n-d
- o-m. atXnev
]td-WXv tdmp sImv hnam\w XIsm Abmfv ]mc-Nyq-nev kzw Fd-yXmWvm, Asm
djy-mcv ]nSnv tPen-en-q-v. cm-a--Xm-bo-cnpw ico-m \nv tXm-WXv. Hmev ]d-b-WXv
As\ Fd-n-sm-cm djy-mv ]pw-m.' Imfn-bpsS asf Dt-in-m-W-h ]d--Xv.
asm-cn- Ah ]d-bp-Ib
- p-m-bn. "sIm{m-n, Imscyms icy-s. Iayq-Wnv ]mn ]mhfvsS ]mym-Wv. ]t Ahcv cn-n
-m-bXv Bm-Wv. FSs\-e-m-s. \nsS s\sems t]mbn. B s\sems Bm InoXv? Aqnbvpw
Aqos\-tm-e-tmpw. Ahcv ]mh--fm-bn-cptm? Csm \nv ]Icw Ahcv Pnam-cm-bn.
A{Xy-s. Hco-kw-sImv Ah-scms ]moev tNp. RsS Iqen Iqn, icym-Wv, ]t km[\-fvsS shsew A
. aps hmy km[-\--sfm--ty Cgpw hmm
]vWpq.'
]Sn- \np-sImv Ah kwkm-cn-pw. Ah Fgppw hmb-\bpw ]Tn-m XpS-n-bX
- n\p
ImcWw Xm\m-sWv Ah Hmpw. Bdp sImw XpS-bmbn kvIqfn t]mbXpw Xm Imc-Wam-Wv. ]t kzX-{-a
m-n-bXv Ahs kzw IgnhpsImp am{X-am-Wv. Imfn-bpsS
a-sf-n Ah ]d-bpw.
"Ahcv ]mn ]d-bW
- s
- X-m-m ASn hniz-kn-pw. AXn-\
- p-dv Hpw-y. FtmSv A[nIw
kwkm-cn-m hcm-dn-.'
]m-b-p-c-bn\nv hnP-b-am-a-bpsS i_vZw tIp-p. Asb hnfn-p-I-bm-Wv. hnip
XpS-n-bn-p-m-hpw. A \maw sN Ign-s-Wop-tm-tfbvv In NqSmn hbvmw.
Nn Ac-bvm \mfn-tI-c-an-. NpSm ]-S-hp-an-. Ans\ IpSn-bv-s.
Aymbw
]{v
]m-b
- p-cb
- psS apI-fnse apdn-bn hnP-bta-t\m ]pd-tbvp t\mn InS-p-Ib
- m-Wv. P\en-s N-q-n-eqsS hn-cp Znh-k
- ns Ah-km-\s Nn{Xhpw an ambvs
- -p. C\n AhnsS
Imn Dum-em-Sp Ihp-n ]qp-e-Itfm amhn Nn-I-fn hn-cpv {]kwKn-p

s\Sphme ] n-Itfm C. AXv Agn-I-fn Idp-ns NXpcw am{Xw. AXn-eqsS t\mn-n-S-ptm Nn{X-
iey-s-Sp-p-p. ]eXpw a[p-c-ap-hbm-sW
Imcyw Ctm-gs Ah--bn IqS -X thZ-\ Xc - . Ctm In-ens Xe-bv Xe-bnW
hv Nmcn-bn-cn-mw. AXym-hiyw a dn-bn Atm- -an-tm w \S-mw. c Nm am{Xw. AXn
IqS Xembm thZ\ Xnt-n-h-c w. hb-dn\ aosXbmWv thZ-\. AX Ign-m BsI I g-b Pqsse Unkw-_
005 ! 49

C. lcn-I -am

-t]mse tXm w. Ic GI-tZiw t]mb


am-Wv. "Znhk w Bn Icfv Ign--Ww.'
sshZy ]-db
- -X
- m-Wv. ]md -hn-t\m-S
- mcyw
]d- n- n- . Ah aq t\cw tImWn
Ibdn hcm-d -v. cmhnse shd w Nmb Xcm.
Atm Ijm- b h w sIm - h - c - .
tImWn-Ib
- dn hm I d- -t\cw \nv InXbv -Xv ImWmw. Fm ht Fv Abm
tNmZn- -n-. tNmZn-ns Imcyw. ac a-I C\n a I-fn-tebv hcn-s- -d-m-Wv.
AXn-s\-n Btem-Nn-m Abm CjvSs-n-. B Hm-Isf Abm s]n-bn-enp
]qnbncn-b
- m-Wv. Hcp ssIs-m-WX
- v. amv.
]{p aWn-tbmsS Inbpw Np ]S- t am \mfn- t I- c - - - ntbm Bbn ]mdp
hopw hcp- p. Hmh- d - b n cp _v
shw Xmn-sm- -hv \nd-bv - .
IjvS-amWv Imcyw. \ Imev Hmh-d-bn
Hc Itm-Up-m-n-b-Xp-sImv {]`m-XI-v Bscbpw IjvS-sSp-tn
hn-n C{Xbpw Imew. G\v Xmsg hon
InS-p-IqsS Fv ]mdp tNmZn-p-p-v.
hcs Fp ]d-bp-Ib
- m-Wb
- m. Bsc-bmWv
Xm `b- s - S p- Xv ? ]Zv a n\n- s b- b mtWm.
AtXm an IpSn-bn-cp-nb ]c-tZ-h-X-I-sfbmtWm? Ah {]XnIm-cZ- m-lh
- p-ambn tNmcbnp hogp \mhp- a mbn hcp- s a `b- a mtWm? AtXm Xs ]qo-I-sctbm? hj-fmbn I
PohnXw \bn-p-tm
Abm Ahsc Hmn-. Fp Xs-bmbmepw Znh-k
- p-n Abmv AhcpsS CS-bn-tebvv ISp sNtn hcp-sa- d n- b mw. Hmtcm Znh- k hpw C- s e
Wv. Fgp-tm ]m
Hc-h--bn Xs Xmm Bcp-ap-m-hn-sv Abm-dn-bmw. Xmt--hsc BZysa shdpn-p.
hkp-aXn Hcn am{X-amWv ImWm h-Xv. asf-bpw I
- qn Ah Hc-Xn-Yn-sb-tmse hv Inens Acn-In-en q-fn Ccp-p. a aqp-t]cpw Abvp Nppw
- o-hnsb
ImWpw-t]mse As\ t\mn. hcq Fp ]dv \onb ssI {]Xn-I-c-W-an-msX Xms\ ]nhentn-hp. Ipn-I
ASpp sNm hkp-aX
- nbpw Bh-iy-s-n-. Ah km[m-cW
sNm-dp-t- ]mse Adn-bm an kmcn Xmtgm-nv Ah-f sS kuI -am-cyw Imn Xs {]tem-`nn I-bm-W
XSn-n- -v. a e-I ukns a I-fnse then NmSn-S-
- m Xm-sd-S - I-bm-Wv. Fn-\m-W-h AX Imn--c -Xv? \jvS-ku-`m-Ky- Hmn-nv Xs Ah
- m-m-\mtWm? Ipn-I tImWn-S- n-If
- n i_vZa
- p-mn Xmtgm-n-d
- n-tm-bt- m
Abm InS--bn Ahn-cn-m e-ap-m-n-smv ]d-p.
"hkp-aXn Ctm-n-cn-p.'
Ah Xe-Ip-ep-n. "th, Akp-sJms amd-s.'
"s\Wv kpJws?'
hkp-aXn apfn.
"ChnsS t\mm Bfn-m-nv shjaw \tmw-v. ]md \v tImWn tIdm-s\ms \
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 50

C. lcn-I -am

shjam.'
"]Wn-m-c-nty?'
"Ahfv t]mbn. C Bc w-y. s\eqw ]d w H w-ym-tmsc Bv thWw?'
Ak -J-I-c-amb Htcm XpS-p-I-f-bm-s\--t]mse Abm s\n-ta Xtem-Sn. Hmt-sp
Icp-Xn-bmepw IpXn-p-hc
- p Hm-I. Imcy- A\p-Iq-ea
- m-bn-s \np-p-shv tXmnn \mfp-I-fnse Hm-I.
"Asm Xmgv sIS-m-bn-cvnsy?'
Abm Hpw ]d-bmsX InS-p. Abm-fpsS a\-nen-cnv a\-n-em-n-bt- ]mse hkp-aXn ]d-bm
XpS-n.
"AhnsS G-mcv k-Xn-sym-pw-y. F\n-m-sW-nev Ahsc s]W-m-s\mpw ]n-. Fsnepw Bhiyw hcp
s{X HmSn-smq.'
Ah `m-hns\ I -s-S -n-. Ah-f sS {]iv \w ]d-b -I-am-{Xw. hn[n-\n-b-n--XoX-amWv Ahm-w.
a ]ns Ibdn hn. Abm Ahsc ImW-Wsav Bh-iy-s- -an-. Ah
Fg -t t]mI --Xn-\ a v Xs ssI]n- S n- - s a
w Biz- k n- n- m- \ mbn
Fs-  ne w ]d- b - s a w
hnP-bta-t\m {]Xo-n- .
H w kw`-hn-n-.
"Rm t]ms. C\n t]mbn
v thWw tNmd w- I qm\ w
Hsmm. cmhnse sIm
dv Abne Ino-vv. AXv hdm s]c-n-h-n-vv.'
iq\y- a mb Ah- - b n
H w Btem-Nn-msX, a\v
im-ambn hbvm {ian- sIm-v Abm InS- . Xmsg
I n-If
- sS tImem-lew tI
m- \ v . B i_v Z -
AI- - I t]mbn, Xs
Ah-km-\s {]Xo--I
sIm w I ge w hnfnv ]Snbn- d - - - X - b m {in- p.
C\n Hpw {]Xo- n- m- \ nsv Hcp Ccp DmgvN
tbmsS Abm Adn- p.
sshZy- c psS hmp- I - f psS
hnizm-k-tbm-KyX \jvS-s-ncn- p- p. Fn- \ mWv Cu
Ibvp Ijmbw IpSn-p-Xv ? Fn- \ mWv ]mdp- h n- s \smv Cm ]Ww sNehmn AXn-\p acp-p-I
hmn-p-Xv? Cm B
tcm- K yhpw hp- s Im- m- W h CsXmw sNp--Xpw.
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 51

C. lcn-Ip-am

cmhnse Nmb-bpw-sImv ]mdph h-tm Abm ]d-p.


"\obm Adp-ap-J-t\mSv Hv hcm ]d-b-Ww.'
"Fn\m?'
"Fs Hv ]nSn-m-\m-Wv. Xmsg GsX-nepw Hcp apdn-bnev sIS-mw. s\s Cu tImWn-tIw
Hgn-hm-m-tem. sXt apdn aXn. AhnSow Ipfn-apdow Iq-kpw--tm.'
]mdp-h Hpw ]d-bm-Xn-cp--tm Abm tNmZn-p.
"Fm B apdn D]-tbm-KnvWvtm?'
"AXp kmc-y. tamfv AhnSym sIS-vW-Xv. kmc-y, Ahv Fs Hw sIS-ms\ Dq.'
Hc amkw a mWv ]Zvan\n Ah-f sS InSbv FS v B a dn-bn sIm -t]mbn h-Xv. Fn\mWv F tNmZn]d- .
"Hbvv sIS-m ]Tn-s At. Fgm Hbvv Pohn-n hczmdo--tm. A-sms AXn\v Xm-sd-S -
"Fn\m Hbvv Pohn--WXv? s\s IeymWw Ign-bnt?'
Ah Nncn- . Ctm-gmbn A]q-amtb Ah-fpsS apJ-p\nv Nncn hcm-dp-p. AXp hcp-tm-gm-Is thn]mdp-h-bvv tXmpIbpw sNpw.
"At, Cu honev Hcmfv IeymWw At\z-jnv hczm-sW-nev
Hp-Inev Abmfv Hcp s]m-\m-bcn-Ww, As-nev Abms
tmSv Zb tXmo-m-bn-cn-pw. cp hn[-n-em-bmepw F\ns\ Hcmsf th.'
Ah Hpw ]d-bmsX ASp--f-bn t]mbn- \nev Npacpw
Nmcnbncn-pw. Io hoWv taapv \\-bpw. A Ic-bp-I-bmsWp a\-n-em-hp-tm ]Zvan\n sNv apppsS apJw ]nSn-Sp-n-pw.
"Fn\m A Itc-WXv?'
tImWn-bn-d
- n hcp-tm ]mdp-h CsXmw hopw Hmp.
]Xn-s\p hb-mbn Ahv. aI ]d-X
- ns s]mcp Ah
Fpw Hmp-p. AXns t\cv Ahsc Hmtcm \nan-jhpw `b-sSp-p-p, thZ-\n-n-bvpp. ]mdp-h
- b
- psS IeymWw Ign-Xv
]Xn-\mdmw hb-n-em-Wv. BZys Ipn {]k-h
- ns Ignp-t]m-bn. ]ns Ipn-bp-m-hm Ipsd Xma-kn-p. hgn-]m-Sp-I
t\cm A-e
- f
- n-, sNm ]qP-If
- n. Fmw Ignv hgn]m-Sp-I aXn-bmn, ]qP-I \nn kzambn Ccn-m
Xo-bm-n-b-tmgmWv henb tImem-l-e-tmsS ]Zvan\n-bpsS
hc-hp-m-b-Xv. kln-m ]m On. AXpw cmhnse am{Xsam-p-a
- , ]I apgp-h. an-hmdpw InSw Xs-bm-bn-cp-p.
aqp amkw Imcy-ambn Hpw Ign-mXs ]n-bn-cp-n-. AXp
Ign--tm Fmw amdn. ` -W-n\p sImXn-bm-bn. Xo-Xs
Xo. A ]d-bpw, \o AXns\ Cs\ XSn-n--. ]ns s]md
p hcm Xma-kn-pw.
]d amXn-cn-s
- , {]khw {]bm-ka
- p-X
- m-bn-c - . \ XSn-b I n. B {]khw Ign-tXm-S -IqSn ]md -h saen-bm XpS-n. Ans\ s]p h
mWv Ctm
Ieym-W-am-hmsX \np--Xv. ]Xn-s\t Bbp- -sh-ne w \ hfb X -sImv Hc Cc ]X hb-s-ne w
Ah ]Sn- t]mbn Ad -a -Js\ hnfn- . Ah HmSn-h- .
"Fm hy-{mo?'
"\o s]mdv t]mtWs a s Hv Ct{XSw hc-Ww.'
"icn-{m-o.'
a dn Hgn- -sIm-S -m ]Zvan\nbvv henb Xmev]-cy-a -m-bn-c -n-. D]-tbm-Kn-msX InS-nc B
Ah Ah-f -sS-Xmb Hc-c
- ow Dm-n-bn-c - . BZyw sNbvXXv c sImw
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 52

C. lcn-I -am

a s amXr-`qan Ie- N h-cn Xqn-bXv FS If-b -Ib


- m-bn-c - . ka-b
- ns \ncIX Ah a\-n-em-n-bn-cp-p. Hcp tai-bp-Xv t]mfnjv t]mbn \c-Xv ad-bvm ]gb apv
en--Sp-m-b-Xp-sImv [mcmfw shfn--ap-m-bn-cp-p tai-p-d-v. h-tmgpw hmb-\-ime-bn\nv A
Xcp t\mh-ep-I Ahn-sS-bn-cpv hmbn-mw. InS-bv--bn
Aev]w Iodn-bX
- m-sW-nepw hrn-bp Hcp apv hncn-p. BsI Ah-fpsS a\-n-\n-W
- p Aco- w. A-bpsS apdn-bn Ahv ]I s]cp-am-dm Xosc CjvS-am-bn-cp-n-. Npa-cn tZh-mc
I
- f
- p-sSbpw s{^bnw sNbvX ]ucm-Wn-I Nn{X-. Hcp sImp-ta-ib
- p-Xn-t cmamb-Wh w `mK-h-Xh w ]mw-K-h w AS -n-h-n- v. K c -hm-bq-c-s Nn{X-n\ a
mh -]n-Sn Xn KW-]X
- n-b sS sIm teml-hn-{K-lh w c sNdnb ]m{X-n `kvah w Isg - -a-jn-b w. Hm-h Imew sXm
dn An-s\-bm-bn-cp-p. apdn-bn-emsI GtXm Ipg-ns
aWw Nqgvp-\np. A Ipg-sm-p-ap-]t- bm-Kn-m-dn-. A Ipgp ]pcn Ipfn-n-cp-p. A
acn-nv hj--tfsd IS-p-t]m-bnpw B aWw hnp-t]m-Im aSnv \npI-bm-Wv.
Ah A-k--X-tmsS apfn.
tImWn-bn-d-mt\ klm-b-am-h-iy-ap-m-bn-cp-p- . Ad -a -J X{ms ssI]n-Sn \S-n.
a w a dn- -I-Sv Xd-hm-ns D-d-tbvp Ib-dp ]Sn Ib-dn-b-tm Abm ]d-p.
"icn Adp-ap-Jm, Cn Rm Hbvv s]mbvtm-fmw. sImdv t\cw Cu D-dv Itk-teev Hncpp t\m-s.'
Adp-ap-J Abmsf ssI]n-Snp D-d
- Sn Ibn-bt- ijw t\mn-\np ]mdp-h
- t- bmSv tNmZnp.
"C\n Fsnepw sNmtm X{mo?'
"C tams\, \o h-Xv \m-bn.'
Adp-ap-J Nncn-p. D-dv Ipd-p-t\cw Ccn-s Fp ]d-Xv A{X \ Dtiy-tm-Sp-IqSn-bm-bn-cp-n
ms a\-m- nsb t\mhn-n-p. Kmn-Pnbpw tIf-P
- nbpw HsqSn Abnw Cm-Xm-n. icn Xs. AXp ]t a\pjy-mt a\-n-em-hq. ]Sn-m-b
- n IpSnbn-cp-nb ]c-tZ-h-X-Iv AXp a\-n-em-bn-sp hcpw. Fn\v Ahsc FS--dn-em-pp? hbdn
-bn-cn-p-p. thKw InS-p-I-Xs thWw. Abm Fgp-t-p.
sXs Ad-bn Xe-bnW Nmcn-hv InS-p-tm \jvS-s ImgvN-I-sf-n Hmm-Xn-cn-m
hnP-b-ta-t\m\v Ign-n-. hme ] nbpw BSp Ihpn Ipe-Ifpw BIm-i-ns \oeodpw Abmv \jvSs
- -n-cn-p-p. ]pdv ]Sn-msd ap-am-Wv. cmhnse AXn-eqsS Nqep-sa-Spv
\Sp hcp tZh- I nsb apv Abm ]m- b - p- c - b psS apI- f n\nv P\- e n- e qsS t\mn\n
-j-Iw Ah Xs Ic-h-e-b-n-em-hp-sa Adnhv Asmw Abm-fpsS
Ac-s-n kpJ-Ic
- a
- m-sbmcp thZ\ ]In-cpp. tZhIn ]m-b
- p-cb
- n-tebvp IS-m Abm
tImWn-bpsS Xmtgbvv t\mn \npw. Np-h- n\nv Ah apI-fn-tebvp t\mn Nncn-p-sImv
tImWn Ibdp-w. Ah-fpsS ssI ]nSn-p-sImv Abm InS--d-bn-tebvv \S-p-w.
"X{m\v snm {X ]qXntm?'
"Fm ]qXn-ymsX? \o A{Xbvv kp-cys?'
"A Rms\m-cokw hn-s-ntem?'
"Rm s\s hoo hcpw.'
Hcn- AXp kw-hn-p-Ibpw sNbvXp. hnP-btat\m Hmp. Xs Ah-fpsS hop-ap-p
I-tm tZh-In-bvp-mb ]cn-{-aw.

Aymbw
]Xnaqv
cmhnse taemsI thZ-\bpw t\cnb NqSpw tXmn-bt- m ]Wnbvv t]mtI-sp tZhIn Xobm-n. sIn-tbm
]Wnbvv t]mbn-cp-p. Cs-m-bmepw hon-en-cn-mw. cmhnse
]p-a-Wn-bpsS s_v kvIqfn\np tI-tm Ah tamsf t\mm Asb Gev]nv Ipdp-t\cw InS-m-sap
w-sImv ASp--f-bn-tebvp t]mbn. Ahsf Ipfn-nbvt ka-b-am-bn-cn-p-p. Atm-gmWv X{m app
v. Ahv
]cn-{`-a-am-bn. tZh-Insb I-tm Abm IqkmsX AIp IbdpI-bm-Wv.

Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 53

C. lcn-Ip-am

Cv Ipsd-m-e
- n-\p-tijw tZhIn
hon-en-cpv kz]v\w ImWp-I-bm-bn-cpp. Fm-Wv C{Xbpw Imew Ignv
hopw X{m-s\-p-dnv Btem-Nn-m Imc-Ww. X{m-s\-m Xs-pdnv Btem-Nn-p-p-tm? X{ms
kqSv Fs\mtm?
X{m AIp IS--tm tZh
In ]cn-{`-an-p-sImv i_vZa
- S- n tNmZnp.
"Fn\m{m hoo hXv?'
"\ns ImWm. \ns ImWmsX
hon-en-cn-m tXmo-y.'
"\nv ]\ym-Wv. kmc-y, Rm C
hcmw. C{m t]mhp.' Ah Bhp{X i_vZw Xmgvn ]d-p.
`mKy- n\v A ASp- - f - b n
tamsf F tXn-m XpS-n-bn-cpp. Abmv thXv FSp -ti-j
ta Abm t]mbp- . AXn-\n-S-bn
Ahv BsI ]d- b m ]n- b Xv
"Fmw Agn- C{m' F am{Xam-Wv.
AXn- \ - t ijw ]Wn t]m
a Sm Ah ss[cyw hn-n-.
X{m ]Sn- I - S t]mI - X
I -sIm-mWv A tamsf Ipfn-nv
apdn-bn-tebvp sImphXv. Ah
tNmZn-p.
"AXvsS C{m-\s?'
"AsX-bm.'
aI-fpsS apJ-p-mb A-emv Ahp a\-n-em-bn-.
"F\nv Fp ]o--dn-bm hXm.'
"]mhw C{m, s\s \ Imcym.'
sImp-a-Ip Ac-m sIm -h--tms Ah a\-n-eX I dn-n-n-c - .
]noSv tam ame. tZh-Inbv c hf, CsXms Inn-b-tm B ]ga\v Imcy-
GXmv {Kln-n-c - . Ah hnP-b X{ms A henb X{m-s\- -dnv Btem-Nn- . A[nIw
kwkm-cn-m {]IrXw. evanbvv Abmsf t]Sn-bm-bn-c - . Ign-b -X w a n sN NmSmXn-cn-m {i
sXt sh -h-gn-bv-S v Ah-c sS e-a -v. As Imbv
sX -I, Hc ] fn-am-hv, Hc mhv. \S -hn sNd -sXne w kuI-cy-a hoS w. hmS-Ibv sImS -I
Wv ]Xn-hv. Hc hmS-I-m-c t]mb-tm evan-tbmSv AhnsS hrn-bm-m ]d- .
Hc ssaev \S-m-\v Zqcw-v. evan _ w Nqe -sa-S v Atm t]mbn. thKw aS-n-hcm hy-{mn
[rXn-bn sNbvX X S-n. \ndsb amdm-eb
- -m-bn-c - .
hoS \ndsb s]mSn-b w. Fmw Ign-t- m hnb . InW-nse XW - sXfn-shw I-tm
thKw H I fn-m-sa Ic -Xn. _-n sh-sa-S I fn-a -dn-bnse kna sXmn-bn \nd . a gn
-n. I fn-a -dn-b sS hmXn-en\v I n-b -m-bn-c -n-. kmc-y, Bcv hcm\m. XW sh-n \mbn I
-sImv tXm -tm-gmWv AX -m-b-Xv.
hmXn X dv hy-{m a n \n - . FmWv sNt--sX--dn-bmsX ]I- -\n tm X{m hmXn At
Wv. thKw a -S v
\\ taa v ] Xv AI-tbvv h . X{m a dn-b sS \S -hn \n - .
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 54

C. lcn-I -am

"evan, hmXn-e-Sv I n-bnv AI-tbv hc .'


X{ms I\-s i_vZw Hcm--bm-bn-c - . Ah ] d-t-bv hmXn-e-Sv I n-bnv
AS -f-bntebv \S- . ho w hnfn-b -m-bn.
"evan C hc .'
Ah X{ms a n Xe-Xmgvn \n . Abm Ahsf AS -nv \\ taa v FS
amn. Av tZhIn a e-I Sn {]mb-am-bn-c - .
knan \ne- -\nv Ah Fg -t-Xv Hc aWn-q-sd-ne w Ign-n-mbn-cn--Ww. X{m
hnc-e -I-fn AWn \me tamXn-c--fn Hsc-aqcn evan-b sS ssIn sImS - .
B kw`hw Hm h-tm e van ]d-p.
"C{ms Hcp hmSI hoSvv sXt shtm-go-ev. s\\--dntbzm?'
"Adnbpw At, IWm-cqs ItSsS AhnSvv sXtmv t]mW hgo-es?'
"AXz-s. \o C{m-t\mSv B hoSpw ]dpw s\s t]cnev FbvXn--cm ]td.'
"Fn-\mt?'
"Fn-\mtm? CXmsm \ IpXq-lew! s]v tNmbn-Xv tItm. FSo, s\Wpw ths
skmm-bnv Hcp sIS-m-Sw. ChvSvv Fm t]mn-h-czmv Ado-. \o ]dm X{m AXv sNmn-cn-q-e. ]
X{ms ASp-p-\nv Ans\ Hcp kuP\yw tNmZnphmp-X
- n-s\-n tZhIn Btem-Nn-np-m-bn-cp-n-. CXphsc X km[-\sfmw X{m\v Xms\ tXmn hmn--
am{X tNmZn-m A ]d-bWXv \nmcImscym-p-w At\pw. ]t kz-ambn Hcp hoSp-mhpI! A Ahv kz]
m -m-n-sm-S - .
Xd-hm-Sns Xmsg \ne-bn sXs a dn-b sS XS-hnIn-Sv hnP-bta-t\m kz]v\w ImW -Ibm-bn-c - . t
In-b sS ico-c-s--n. Xs kv]i-tm-sSmw {]Xn-I-cn- \-tZlw. Xs
In kvt\l-tmsS hg-ncp B
ico-c-ns Kw. Hcp kpJ-\n-an-j-ns
Ay-n Ah Xfp InS-p-I-bm-Wv.
ASp \nan- j - n Ah Fgp- t p
t]mIp-sa-tm-tm Abm Ahsf
apdpsI ]nSn-p.
"X{m Rm t]ms. s tPmen Hpw
Bbn-n-.'
"Rm hns-n-es?'
tZhIn Abm-fpsS Hmtcm knc-I-fnepw ]Scp-I-bm-Wv. Ah tNmZn-p.
"C{m Rm tNmbnm Hcp Imcyw sNbv
Xp Xtczm?'
"Fpw.' Abm hopw Ah-fn {]thin-m Xm-sd-Sp-p-I-bm-Wv. Ah ]dp.
"sXt shtzm-goev C{ms Hcp s]c
ty? AXv F\nv Xtczm?'
tZh-Inbvv s]sv e tXmn. Ah
njvS-an-m-smcp Imcy-amWv sNp--Xv.
Pohn-X-n-sem-cn-epw Ah asm-cm-tfmSv
Hcm-\p-Iqeyw Ccp hmn-bn-n-. X{m
Xcp- Xv kv t \lw sImm- s W t_m[tm-sS-bmWv kzoI-cn-p--Xv. adnv Xs
tZl-ns hne-bm-bn-mWv AXp Xcp-Xv
F t_m[-ap-m-bm B \nanjw Ah
AsXmw Xncn-p-sIm-Spv Abm-fpsS PohnX-n\n-p-Xs A{]-Xy- bm-tb-s\.
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 55

C. lcn-Ip-am

Ahv A-tbmSv tZjyw tXmn. hoSv kz-ambn thWsa-n sIn-tbm Dm--s, Ccp hmp-I-b thXv.
"Aso th-{m. Rm shdvsX ]d--Xm.'
Abm Ah-fn-tebvv Cd-p-Ib
- m-Wv. Ah-fpsS Bg-fn, Ah-fpsS a\-ns, tZl-ns teme-amb CS--fnte-bvv. B ]Xp-]-Xp B m-h
Abm-fpsS ]cp a\v k-cn-p-I-bm-Wv.
Abm Hcp InX-tmsS ]d-p.
"\n\- - msX thsd Bm Rm sImSp- zm, s
tZhqo?'
Ah app-Spv Xmtgbvp t]mIm ]pd-s--tm
Abm ]d-p.
"B honev Ctm Hcp amjmWv Xma-kn--W-Xv. Abmfv
Cu amnev ]co Ignm t]mhpw. Rm\n-sm-s
AXv s\s t]cnev cPn{v sNbvXv Xcmw. Rms\s CjvSn\m CXv sN- W - X v . \o kam- [ m- \ mbn
s]mbv t m.
Xevmew BtcmSpw ]d-b-.'
Ctm ]pdv shbn Xn Xnf-p hmg-bn-e-I
BSp-Xpw t\mn-smv InS-p-tm hnP-bta-t\m
kzbw ]d-p. "Ah \n-bp-h
- f
- m-Wv.' Xm InS-n-em-bXn-\ -tijw aq {]mhiyw ImWm h . a {]mhiyh w InS--bn Cc - -sI
sf sIn-n-Snv
XtemSn Ic- .
"sItym k-Xn-vWn-. Asn Rm sZhkpw hczmbn-cvv. tPmen sNmsX \o AhvsS Fn\m t]mWvXvm tN
S-n-em-tb-ns
honepw CnWn tPmen-v. tamfv kvIqfov hcp--f-n\v tNmdpw Iqm-\pw-m--Ww. Asm
sItym ]td-WXv hon-encvv Fm tPmeow Ign-m-\m.'
"\obv hm Hcp kpJm. ]t Zqcw sImtd--tm. Hc ssaeo-q-Sp-X \S-m-\vv.'
"Rmow hcm C{m.'
Ah t]mbm hnP-bta-t\m hopw kz]v\--fpsS temI-m-hpw. thZ\ kz]v\-v
hgn-amdnsmSp-pp. Ah hpt]mbnv Hcp amk-n-e-[n-I-am-bn. Ah-sf-p-dnv Btem-Nn-pIn-S-p-I
J-am-Wv. kzw `mcysbp-dn-m-tem-Nn-m Abm CjvS-s-n-. AhnsS
kvt\l-an-. asf {]khn-m-\p Hc b{w am{X-am-bn-c Ah. hk -a-Xn-b -ambn Ign
Hmtcm k`-f w Abm Hm -t\m-n. kvt\l-sa hnImcw s]mn-hc
- -n-. XnI w bm{nI-amb Hc - _w. A-Xn-ep-mb atfm? Ah Xs Hc-\y-s\-tm-se-bmWv Icp-Xp- pw. Ahsc
Ipw ]d-bp-n-. Cu hyh-n-Xn-bpsS Ipg--am-Wv. cm{Xn Ipdp kabw am{Xw, AXpw Dd--n-n
ImWp Hcp a\p-jy-\p-ambn F-Sp--am-Wp-m-IpI? acp-a--mbw ]msS Hgn-hm-bn-tm-Ip Cu
Imepw kap-Zm-b-ns Nop-\mdnp-S-nb Hcp aqe-bn X\n-mbn B hyh-nXn Imp\np-I-bm-bn-cp-
"Gm Ijmbw.'
]mdp-h Hcp tIm-bn Ijmbw sImp-hp Xe-bv`m-Ks qfn hp. Ah-fpsS
tImWn-I-bw Hgn-hm-bn. A{Xbpw \-Xv. Ah Fn-\n-sXms sNp-pshv ]e-tmgpw hnPbta-t\m Btem
Xm Ahpw aIpw thn bmsXmpw sNbvXn-n-, D]-{Zh-a-m-sX. Ah-fpsS Zmcn-{Zy-ns {][m\ Imc]d-bmw. Fnpw Xm InSn-em-b-tm Ah ip{iq-jn-p-p. sshZy Fgp-Xn--cp Ipdn--Sn- sImSp
hnvv
Ijm-b-qv hmnv, sXn\nv ASpho-gp DW--a-Sepw Hme-sm-Snbpw s]dp-n-smp-hv Ijmbw Im
- Im-p-h
- pX
- c
- p-p. aqp t\c-n-\p hI-bn-sv
Abm-dn-bmw. Hc -]t Ah CmXs ]I Xn ]n-Wn-bn-em-bn-cn- w.
"Fn\m Cu Ijm-sbm-s-m-W
- Xv?' Abm-f sS tNmZyw ad -]S- n-bn-msX Xncn- -hc
- w. Ah
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 56

C. lcn-I -am

Cu temI-sm- -as
- v tXmmd -v. Irjn\ne-sams \jvSs
-
sh w X \n-\-cm-sbpw
a\- n- e m- nb Znhkw Ah
hoW-Xm-Wv. B InSw Hcp amkw
\op- \ n- p. A- t - g nse B
i]vX-amb Znhkw ]pd-p-t]m-bnh tij-amWv hnP-bta-t\m
]d--Xv.
"\sS s\sems A\ym-[o-\s-p.'
-Hpw a\-n-em-hm t]mse
]mdp Abmsf t\mn.
"]pXy s\baw h-Xm. Iayq-WnvImcv sNbvX D]-Im-cw. Irjn-`q-ansbms Irjn-m-cm. \apv Hch-Im-i
q-ymv. C\n Aqn ]mw
Af-m hcn-. DuWp Ign-m
tdjXs thn-hcpw.'
G ]d--sX-m-sWv a\n-em-m Ahv Ipdp ka-bsa-Sp-p. ]ns Hpw ]d-bmsX
hS-t apdn-bn-tebvp t]mbn. Inen Fn-bn-. hogp i_vZw
tIv t]mbn t\mn-b-Xm-Wv. ]mdp
\nev hoWp InS- p- p. Hcp
amkw sshZy hp-t\m-n, acpp-I Ipdn-p. hfsc kmh-[m-\n Ah Pohn-X-n-tebvv
Xncn- p- h - p, ]t Hc- ] - c n- N n- X bmbn am{Xw. Hm- I ]eXpw
Ah-fpsS a\-n\nv XpS-p-\o-s-n-cp-p. ]gb Imcy- \
Hm-bm-Wv, ]t Ign GXm
\pw hjs Imcy- ]d-bptm Xp-p. Ah-fpsS `mKyw,
hnP- b ta- t \m a\- n ]dp. Xs Ic-fn\p ]Icw a\-mbn-cpp \jvS-s-tS-n-bn-cp--Xv.
Ctm tZls thZ-\s
- b-m
a\-ns thZ-\-bmWv Imp-Xn-p--Xv. Fmw hnkv-ar-Xn-bm-em-gm C\n F{X ka-b-ap-mthm?
sshZy Abmsf kam-[m-\n-n-m-\mbn Hpw ]d-bp-n-.
"\fv {ian-ym, Am-sXp sNm? Icfv Hp-ap-mepw t]mbn-cn-p-Wp. km[m-cW \ne-bnev
t]mb `msKms hfp hcm-dp-v. AXn\v kabw FSp-pw. taym-SvIqSn acvv Ign-ym. CsXm
s ssZh-ns ASvs? Xevmew Cu Ijmbw Xs sXmSczm. F Hpw th.'
F Hpw ths D]-tZiw Hc-\p-{K-l-am-Wv. Cm km[-\-am-Wsm Ign- Fp ]d-bp-Xv. Fhn-sS-bmWv
? s\p hn ]W-am-bn-cpp Imcy-amb hcm-b. B \mte- ]dn X\nv I\Iw hnf-bn-m-am-bn-cp-p. kz
aSn ImcWw Hpw sNbvXn-. sXm-Sp
hon tPmen-bn-msX Nm Zqsc tPmen-b-t\z-jnp t]mbn. sImw apgp-h sNbvXmepw Xocm
tPmen-bpv B ]d-n. ip{iq-j-bn-msX sXsmw ]m-s-m-bn. Ap-sImw app InnPqsse Unkw-_

C. lcn-Ip-am

bn-cp tX-bpsS ]IpXn Ctm Cd-p-n-. Atmp sImSp-p t]mses sXv Xncnp
Xcpw. Imbvm sXsmw shn ]pXnb ssXI \S-Ww. AXp-t]m-se-s Ihp-pw. Ipfn [mcmfw sh-a -X
- -sImv ]-Xv t\{-hm-gs
- b-ne w shbvm-am-bn-c - . AX -t]mse
]--dn-I-f w. H w sNbvXn-. s\ hn ]Ww a g -h\ w kv{Xo hnj-b-ne w aZy-tk-hbv w
sNe-hmn. AX w F I Sn? Fnv F -mbn? F t\Sn? `mcy-ho-n\nv \njvIm-kn-X-\mbn. t\Sn-btX
dmtcmK-h w.

Aymbw
]Xn\mev
_m_phmWv tNmZn--Xv.
"At, As kqSv amdoty?'
FmWv ]d-tb--sXv hkp-aXn Btem-Nn-p. Fp ]d-mepw hniz-kn-p {]mbw aqp
t]cpw ]nn-n-cp-p. FmWv Akp-Jw, AXp hcm FmWv ImcWw Fsmw Ah-dn-bmw.
]e-tmgpw ]co- bvp ]Tn-m-\n-cn-p-tm cm{Xn sshInsbm-dp As nXn Ah
t\cn In -v. Abpw A-\p-am-bp hgn\ w Ah kmn-bm-hm-d -v. AtXmsS Ahv
A-\ -ambn Dmbn-c Aev]w AS -wIqSn Cm-Xmbn.
`m-hns Ak Jw IqSn-h-cn-I-bm-sWv hk -aXn a\-n-em-n-. Atlw A[n-I-Imew Pohnn-cn-n-s w
c - . AXn-s\-n cmL-th-t- \m-Sh
- kwkm-cn- . s]v `mhn-t\m-S _-n sshIm-cn-Imw-i
- s
- fmpw _mn-bn-s-b
- m-dn-bmw. AXp-sImv Xpdp kwkm-c-n\p hnj-a-ap-m-bn-.
"Rm Cse sshZysc In-cp-p. Abmfv ]td-WXv n hnP-bta-t\ms Ic-fnev Hpw
_mn-bn-m-m.'
"Hmtcmv hcp-n-o-W-Xn\v Fm sNm?'
"Hcp Imcyw Fm-bmepw HSs\ sN-Ww. B hoSpw ]dpw mKw Ign-m ]d-b-Ww. AbmfvsS
Imew Ign-mev s\\pw apw B ]d-ov Hpw Inn-. Hs t]m s]-m-bn-cn-pw.
s\s av Fs-nepw Inzmm Inn-tms.'
hkp-aXn Hpw ]d-n-.
"Rms\mv t]mbn-t\mmw AbmfvsS ASp-t-bvv. icym-m-sW-nev thKw sNqw thWw.'
tPyjvT t]mb tijw hkp-aXn Iptd-t\cw B Ccp-ns Ccp-p. ASp sImw _m_p
tImtf-Pn t]mbm ]ns Ahfpw Xmsg-bp afpw am{X-ta Dmhq. ctm aqtm sIm-n\p-n kXn-bpsS I
w. Ac-hn-\pw tImtf-Pn t]mIpw. ]Tn-
- ns Imcy-samw
Am-h
- m t\mn-sm- sav hk -aX
- nbvv Dd- -v. Fm-hc w t]mbm Xm\n-hnsS H-bvmh w. Cu henb hon H-bvv Xma-kn- --Xnaw. Ahv `b-sam -a -m-bn-c -n-. Ah P\n- -hf
- Xv B Xd-hm-n-em-Wv. Ah-f sS Imc-Wh
-
- m-scmw Pohn
acn e-am-W-Xv. Ah-scmw Ahsf cn-m-\ -m-h -sa hnizm-k-a -v. an-\-Is ]c-tZh-X-I-sfmw
-t-S-tmfw AkvXn-Xz-ap--h-cm-Wv. Hmtcm Znh-khpw XpS-p-Xv
Ah-tcm-Sp {]m-\-tbmsSbm-Wv. AXp-sImv H-bvm-hpI F bw- A-hsm-p-ap-m-bncp-n-. Ah
-. GI-tZiw ap-p hbp Ign--tXmsS Ah
euIn-Ik
- p-J
- f
- n\nv AIp XpS-n-bn-cp-p. mhv h-tmgpw hnfn-p-Wp-tm am{Xw
DW-cp--Xm-bn-cpp Ah-fp-sS- hn-Im-c-. ]t IpSn XpS-n-b-tXmsS m-hns hnfn-pW CS-bv
sampw ]pXp-Xmbn Innb DWns ImcWw a\-n-em-bn-snepw Ah AXm-kz-Zn-p-p-m-bn-cp-p. Imc
t AXp `oI-c-amb Hch--bn-tebvv s]sv hgp-Xn-tm-Ip-I-bm-Wp-m-b-Xv. Ah [-k--S-n-embn.
-Xnns `m-hns kvt\l-{]-I-S-\- Ahsf Af-hp kpJn-n-p. AIp sN-Xns
Afhv hmsX IqSp-tm am{Xta CXn-s\m-c-]-hm-Z-ap-m-bp-q. AsXm w icn-b-sv Ahdn-bmw. a ]mb hnIm-c-sf DWn XncnsI sIm h B
Xs Ctm ew-hn-n-cn--bm-Wv.
tPmen hc Xw AS Ime-mbn Ah-f sS `m-hn-s\-n [mcmfw ]d-bm X S-nbn- -v. a w A]q

v. cmhn-se- In IpSn-p--Xn-\nsS Ah {]mcmPqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 58

C. lcn-Ip-am

_v[-fpsS sI-gn-p-tXmsS ASp--f-bpsS hmXn Hcp qfnv hkp-aXn Ccnpw. ap-h-cpsS IY-I
]tXy-Inv Adn-bph-cp-sS. ]dp ]dv Ah sIntbm cm{Xn IpSn-p-hv Ahsfsmv sNn-p Imcy-n-m-Xp-sImv hkp-aXn AsXmw tIpw. ]smpw Ah hkp-a-Xnsb _m[n-n-cp-n-. Cv
`mhv H-an-s Ah h-tm AX-hf
- psS Rc-p-Isf NqSp]nSn-n-v cm{XnI Akz-amp-p.
hnP-bta-t\m Afn-bs hchv {]Xo-n-n-cp-p. X\nbvv t\cn-tS-n-h-cp Pohn-X-{]-iv\n-S-bn
p-J-I-c-amb ki-\hpw InS-p-s--bm-dn-bm-am-bn-cp-p.
AXns Dt-iyw Fm-bn-cn-p-saqln-v AXp t\cn-Sm-\p Xm-sd-Sppw Abm \S-n-bn-cp-p.
cmL-h \mb hfsc Ime-n\p tij-amWv B hon Imep Ipp--Xv. ]Sn-pc IS DSs\
Abm\p`-hs
- -Xv B ]d-ns timNym-h
- b
- m-Wv. Ime-hjw Xnap-s]bvXp ISp t]mbnt-bp-p. Fnpw B ]dv DW-n-nSpp. sXn Xe-p-I
Xbn-e-[nIw Cd-n-s--bm IW-m-n. Ihp-p-I Btcm-Ky-an-msX Im-m-Sn. [mcmfw IpeI Dm-th
- nsS timjn ]qp-eI
- hncn-bm aSn-p-\n-p. Hcp ]p hjsa-nepw Cu ]dv Xosc {in-msX InS-p-I-bm-bn-cn--Ww.
q \nc-p i_vZw tI-tm hnP-bta-t\m Ip Xpd-p. Afn-bs\ I-tm s]sv
Ggp-t-n-cn-m {iaw \S-n, ]ns AXp ths-p-h-p.
"F-s\vtm?'
Abm adp-]Sn ]d-n-.
"sshZycvsS acp-sms Ign-n-Wnty?'
adp-]Sn Inntb ASp F hmin-bn-em-bn-cnpw cmL-h \mb. Abm aqfn. hkp-a-Xn-sbn tNmZn--W-s
m ]t hmp-I ]pd-t-bvs-Sp-n-.
"s]fv Fpw ]dbpw Hv hv ImW-Ww-v. Ahfpw \ sXc-n-em-Wv. IptymfvsS Imcyw-Xs
]nSn--Xvv. AXv Ign-n-s-hnSym t\cw? Asm FtmSv ]dt Hv Afn-bs\ t]mbn ImW-Wwv. acvv Ign
?'
hnP-bta-t\m Hpw ]d-bp-n-. hf-p-sI--ens Bh-iy-sam-p-an-, t\cnv Imcyw ]d-pIqsS? cmL
tebvp IS-pIXs sNbvXp.
"Asm \apo ]d-ns Imscyms Hv icymn FSp-s?'
"Fp Imcyw?'
"A, thXv AXmXv Ime-s sNbvXv Xozs \Xv?'
"cmL-h \mbcv apJ-hp-scympwymsX Imcyw ]d-bq.'
"Rm-d-b-WXv mK-s--n-bm-Wv. Cu hoSpw ]dpw \nsS Xd-hmv kzm-W-sm. AXv cpt]pw IqSo-
"Cu ]dns B[mcw ssInev t]meym-Wsm kwkm-cn--W-Xv.'
cmL-h \mb-cpsS Imen-Sd- n. C{X s]sv Cns\ Hcp adp-]Sn Abm {]Xo- n-n-, AXpw \nlm-b\
- mbn InS-p Hcp a\p-jy-\n\n-v. hmp-I AbmfpsS \mhnXp-n\nv sXdn-p-t]mbn-cn-pp. AhSpv Abm ]d-p.
"A \-sfms _p--fm-W-sm. Asm At\ym\yw Imcy--sfms Adn-bmtem. \tmcp
Imcy-sv IcpXn ]d--Xm-Wv.'
"Rm hoWsm Xmm \n-fm-cpw-m-bn-y. ]m-b-sm-tcev aqv amkw hms sIStm t\mm \nsS s]
Zhkm h-Xv. Ahfv hp \nfn-cp amXncn B qfn ]p an\nv t\cw Ccpp t]mhqw sNbvXp. Rm Ign-m
gs-d-n-h--Xv. ]m-b-s-tc-em-bn-cp-p. Cu aqv amtkmw ]m-b-s-tcsS tamfn-env acvv
Xcm\pw In-X-cm\pw \mep-t\cw tIdn-bXv CXm Cu \nW hm kv{Xobm-Wv.
cmL-h \mb Xncn-p-t\m-n. hmXn ]mdp-h-bpw aIfpw hp \nn-cp-Xv Abm
Atm-gmWv {in-p--Xv. Abmv Ipdp oW-am-bn.
"F\nv Iq-kn t]mbm IgpIm-\p shw-IqSn B ]mhmWv Gn-sm--n-cv-Xv.
ChnsS thsd tPmen-m-scm- w-y. Asm w Xncn- -t\m-m Bmcv C `mKw \S-m
]d-b --Xv.......'
hnP-b tat\m InX-n-c - . IS hbd thZ-\b w ] d-s-n- -v. AX w ISn- -]n-Snv
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 59

C. lcn-I -am

Abm InS- .
"Rm \nsS av \
Xv htm-sv hv ]d--Xm.'
"]n- - ov Xn- - d n- s - S KXn-tI-sSm w \nsS
Xd-hm-Sn\v CX -hsc hn-n-sm.'
"icn, kmc- e y. m Rm
t]ms.'
cmL-h \mb Fg -t ,
hmXn\n amdn- \ n
]md - h - sb t\mn t]ms
F A- n Xe- b m- n.
Abm-fpsS A{]-k
- a
- mb apJw
I-tm ]Zvan\n Xe-Xn-cn-p.
"G-s\-n\m C-s\yms
Abm- t fmSv kwkm- c n- m
t]mb-Xv.'
"]ns-\ym kwkm-cn-Xv?'
"Am, GS-ty-bvv F
m thXvm sImSp-tm-fp.'
"Fs `mKw BmWv sImSp-
- Xvv Rm Xoym-n-sm-mw. \o t]mbn F\nv sImdv
NqS -sh-w-m-n-sm-c
- q. hm hb-d -th-Z\
- . ]ns Ad -a -Js\ hnv hoK -ak
- vX cmta-s\ymv hnfn-n--Ww. CvXs hc-Ww w ]d-bq.'
Xm Znh-k--sf- -I-bm-sWv hnP-btat\m\v tXmn. icn-bm-Wv. amk-Iq-Sn-bn-. Znhk-. sshZy-\ -n \S- Imcy-- A-bm a\-n-em-bn-c - .
NnX-ens Hc km{amPyw AhnsS he -Xmbn hcn-I-bm-Wv. Ic- -Xn- i_vZw Abm
tImw. Ic am{X-a AXn-\-S - Ah-b-h--sfmw {Zhn X S-n-bXv Abm Adn- .
ImX ]qX-en t]mI -X \n-lm-b\
- mbn t\mn-\n Hc hhr-s-tmse Abm
\nw-KX
- t- bmsS \n- . ]q-am-hm C\n F{X Ah-bh
-
- IqSn {Zhn-Ww Bthm. AXn-\n-Sbvv
a\- -IqSn {Zhn- Inm FmWv hgn?
]Zvan\n then--c -In t]mbn Ad -a -Js\ hnfnv cmta--t\mSv hcm-\mbn ]d--b- . kvIqfn
t]mI hgn-bnemWv cmta-s hoSv. Ah t]mb-tm ]Zvan\n then--c -In I d- -t\cw
shd sX \n . Ime-Sn-bn Inc -In-c - -m-nb N -N-h-d -I- Ah shd sX amn-t\m-n. Hc
]gb kz`m-hw. Ahn-sS-b -m-bn-c Iq s\n-acw Am-h shn- hn-n-cp-p. InW-n\v s\n-Sn-bp
y-am-Wv. \ hne Inn-bn-p-m-hpw. Fmw ]t Ip-s Nmcm-b-S-bn Fn-bn-p-apm-hpw, As-n
A]q-amtb hcm-dpp. Ah ssZh-n\v \n ]d-p. hcp-tm-gm-Is Ah [cn-n-cp B`-cW
-
- fpw hkv{X-fpw
Ahfn Cm-bva Df-hm-nb ISp A]-IjXmt_m[-ap-Wn. Am-h InS-n-em-b-Xn\p
tijw Ah Hcn-e
- mWv h-Xv. Ipn-Iv As ASpp \nm Xmev]c
- y-an-m-X
- p-t]mse
DSs\ Cd-n-h-p. ]ns ]d-n-sems HmSn--fn-p-I-bm-bn-cp-p. Ah Icp-Xm-dp-v. Am-h\v
AXp-Xs thWw. A\p-`-hn--s.
Cv ]t Ah-fpsS a\v Aen-bp-I-bmWv. AhnsS acWw Imp-In-S-p- B a\p-jys
Dn Fsm-stbm kw`hn- - -v. B a\v {] -_v[-am-Wv. sNbvX sX -Iv {]mbnw sNm B a\ -j
bvXX
- -sImv kzw a\-ns\ I hn-a -a
- m-m-sa-

- m-sX, B sXp-I ImcWw ap-h


- A\p-`h
- n IjvS
- m-Sp-Iv kabw Xncnp-hv am-ap-m-hp-n-. kabw ]nd-tImv t]mIp-n-. AsXmw A\p-`-hnp I
Hgn-hm-m ] -am-bn-c IjvS-m-S -I.
Xs Pohn-X-Imew a g -h t{Zmln a\ -jy-\ -thn A ASp--f-bn Ijmbw Imp-I-bmPqsse Unkw-_
60

C. lcn-Ip-am

Wv. Hcp Xc-n-ep Ime jyh w Ah-c sS a\-n-en-. Ah hn[n-bn hniz-kn-n-c - . \psS
IjvS
- m-Sp-Iv ap-h
- sc I -s-S -n-bn- I
- m-cy-an F-h ]-db
- m-d -v. a -h
- Hc \nanw
am{X-am-bn-cn- w. ]Zvan\nbvv t]Sn tXmn. CXn-s\m-c-h-km-\-ant?
"sIm-{m-n, cmta- Csm hcmwv ]d-n-vv.' Ad -a -J Xncn-s-n-bn-c - . "X{m\v
F\vv?'
"sImd-shm- w-y. Hmtcm Znhkw Ignb g w tamim-m-Wv.'
"Ic-sfmpw _mn-m-hn-ms?'
"]pXy ]pkvX-sImpw Inos?'
"Rm Cv t]mWvv sIm-{m-o. sIms-cmw.' ]Zvan\n hnjbw amp-I-bm-sWv Adp-apJ\v a\-n-em-bn
j-a-sam-p-ap-m-bn-. F{Xym-bmepw kzw Am-h-\m-Wv.
cmta- hc-n-eqsS \S-p-h-cp-Xv Itm ]Zvan\n ]dp.
"Rm t]ms Adp-apJm. cmta- hcvWvv. AhnsS Fs-nepw Bh-iy-m-hpw.'
cmta- t]mb-tm ]mdp-h ]d-p.
"Gm, AXv tho-cvn-. s tamv BcvtSw im]w In-.'
"s\s tamv BcvtSw im]w Inn-. Fs `mcy-ho-nev [mcmfw kzvv. AhcvsS s\sempw
t]mbn-n-. Acn hmm tdj ItSev hcn \nszmpw th. s\s nXn A-\y-. Cu
\mte--dov sjbdv Ino-smpw th hkp-a-Xnbvpw Iptympw Pohn-m. Ahpw
Iptympw Rm \tmWw sImSvn-vv. \msf cmta- hn]{Xw Fgp-Xn-sm-p-hcpw. Rm\Xv
Hn-Spw. AXv kq np shtm-fp. Fs Znh-k-fv Fn-sm-S-o-cn-p-Wp.
"An-s\ympw ]d-b-. \msf FmWvmmv \sS In-sempw A.'
icn-bm-bn-cn-mw. hnP-b-ta-t\m kzbw ]d-p. ]t ssZh-ns In-ep-Xv ImWm
F\nv ] - -v.
Aymbw
]Xn\v
hkpaXn CsXm-s-sbmWv {]Xo- n--Xv. G tI
kp sImSp-p Imcyw ]d-tm Ah k-Xn-n-.
"tht- m, Fn\m B
s]Ip-osS im]w hmcn Xteen- S - W - X v . B Atw tamfpw
Xty-q. Ahsc tImSXn tI. s\sems t]m-tbm-S -IqSn
Ahcv Cs ]n-Wo-emm
Xw ]td- W - X v . Fs-  ne w
Bbn-tm-s. D-tXmv Ah
cv Ign-tm-s.'
cmL- h \mbc w A{X
No- b m- b n- c - n- . hj-
tijw B hon t]mbtm-gmWv Ah-c sS nXn C{X
tami- a m- s Wv a\- n- e m- b - X v .
AXn-s\mw {][m\ Imc-W-mc hnP-b-ta-t\m Xs-bmsWv Adn-b -tmg w Fn-\mW-bm AX sNbvXs
- X tNm
Zyw ad - ] Sn InmsX Abmsf
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 61

C. lcn-I -am
I g- -I-bm-bn-c - . \mbn Pohn-m-\ ]cnX-n-Xn-b -m-bn w Hcm hgn sXn t]mI -Xv
cmL-h \mbv Hc Ime w a\-n-em-bn-c -n. Iq -sI--s--dn-bmw. hnP-bta-t\m\v \-tXm
Notbm Bbn bmsXm-c -hn[ Iq -sI w Dm-bnc -n-. A-es
- k-n-e w-IqSn tat\ms\ ImWm-dn-.
X\n- - h nsS Innb kzoI- c Ww tami- a m- b - X n\v
Bscb w I w ]d- n- - Im- c y- a n- . hnf w
Xmeh w ]nSn- kzoI-cWw Xm {]Xo-n-nc tm?
Abm ]d- . "\ns CjvSw t]mse.'Afn-bs Xd-hm-n-te-bv bm{X Abm-f sS
a\--am-[m\w If-n-c - . Irjns\ew \jvS-sXv Cu AS Ime-m-Wv. Hc \mtem Atm
sIm-am-bn- -m-h w. AXn\ a w B ]d-ns
nXn Cn-s\-sbm-s--s-bm-bn-c Fm
Wv cmL-h \mb-c sS Hm. ]e-tmgpw Ah-cpsS
]d-n t]mbn tPmen sNn-m tXmm-dp-v.
Abm ASn-apSn Hcp Irjn-m-c\
- m-bn-cp-p. Ans\-bp--hv Hcn ew shd -sX-bn-S -Xv
kln-m-\m-hn-. hS-s- -f
- n\ ] dsa sX
-In-g-mbn asmc I f-h -a -v B ]d-n. sNd Xm- s W-  ne w AXne w [mcmfw sh- a - v .
cne w Gw hm B ]d-v a -g -h \\
F w. Fsms Irjn sNmw AXn?
s\hb-e -I \jvSs
- -t- m B ]d-n {i

hms [mcm-f-am-bn-cp-p. Ft B


a\p- j y AXp sNm- X n- c p- Xv ? Fm- b ncpp B a\p-jys {]iv\-?
"\n\-smv Afn-bs\ t]mbn ImWm-bncvnty?'
hkp-aXn Hpw ]d-n-. t]mhm-bn-cp-p.
Ctmgpw t]mhmw. ]t Ftm Hv Xs
AXn\npw ]nSnp hen- p- p. At- l ns IpSn- b m- b n- c ptm Imc- W w. Hcp
ImcWw AXm-bn-cn-mw. kzbw \in-m
Hcm Hcp-n-p-d-s-m FmWv sNzm?
]t Fn- \ m- b n- c pp AXv ? Fn- \ m- b ncpp ap kv{XoI-fp-sS, AXpw thiy-If
- psS
ASp-p-t]mbn Notcp-m-n-bXv? Fm AsXmw Adn-n-p-m-hp-sa-h
- dn-bmw. Ah Hcn-epw AsXmpw Adn-Xmbn \Sn-n-n-. X-am-WXp ]d--Xv. AXpw
Ipn-tm-Zn--tm. Hcp-]t X{ms\ D]tZ-inv \m--W-sa Dt-iy-tm-sS-bmbncnpw Ah ]d--Xv.
"X{m-n, Rms\mcp Imcyw ]d-m s
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 62

C. lcn-Ip-am
hgv ]dtbzm?'
"Fm Xw, Rms\-n-\mWv
s\s hgv ]td-WXv?'
"Aso th-{m-o.'
"\o ]td Xw. Imcyw ]
- d- b
- m
sXmS- ov sm s FhnSow
AmsX \n-s.'
\qdp hw Dd- p- s Im- S p- Xns tij-amWv Ah ]d-Xv. Nppw t\mn Bcpw tIhnh- - n- s
- m- b - t m
Ah hfsc kzcw Xmgvn ]dp.
"X{m No s]p-sS
ASp-sms t]mWvvv tI
mv. X{mn sn Hpw
hnNm-cn--s. Rm ]d-qv
BtcmSpw ]td-t. X{m-tymSv
thp-tIymv ]d--Xm.'
Dn s]mn-h Xo Xmgm
Ipdp kabw thn-h-p.
hkp-aXn Hpw ]d-bmsX Ccn-bm-Wv. X-n\p t]Sn-bm-bn.
"X{m- o, Rm CsXmpw
X{m-tymSv ]d-bm ]mSn-ym
v.'
hkp-aXn sR-en\n-p-W
p.
"kmcy Xw \o ]d- Xv
\m-bn. Asn Rm CsXm
s Fn\ym Adnm?'
Xw tPmen Ignv t]mbXn\p tijw hkp- a Xn Iptd
t\cw B C-cn-n-en-cp-p. Bscnepw ]d-bp-Xv tIv hv ]dbp Iq- n- e Xw. \nPnXn Adn-
Fs-nepw ]d-bm-dp-q, {]tXyInpw Cn- s \sbmcp Imcyw.
Fm-bn-cpp Atcvv AXn
s Bhiyw?
Ah Av Iptd t\cw
Im- S nbv p apn sNe- h mn. Xncnpw adnpw t\mn.
Ah Adn-bp GXp kv{XoItfmSpw InS-]n-Sn-bvm t]mcp
kucyw. Ipdp XSn- b p- v ,
]t m-hn\v B XSn CjvSam- s W- - h - d n- b mw. Ah
Im-Sn-bpsS apn \nv ta
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 63

C. lcn-Ip-am

apv Agn-p-am-n. kzw \X t\mp--Xv A-hn-jvS-ap-m-bn-cp-n-. CXp-hsc Ah sNmsmcp Imc


- v. Ipf-n-se- Ipfn-ap-dn-bn-em-sW-n t]mepw Hcp tXms-nepw Ac-bn
Npnbm-Wh
- Ipfn-m-dv. ukpw appw DSp-X
- n\p tijta Ah Im-Sn-bpsS apn t]mImdpap-q. kmc-an-. Ah ukpw ASn-hk
- v{Xhpw Agnp amn. Hpw DS-bm \-X. C{Xbpw Imew
AsXmpw t\mm-Xn-cp-Xv IjvS-am-sbv Ahp tXmn. \mev]Xp Ign-p-shv ]d-m
Bcpw hniz-kn-n-. t\mn-sm-n-cns Im-Sn-bn-ep cq]w A-hsf Dt-Pn-n-p-IbmWv. Cu
icocw Xn-amn B a\p-jy Fn\v sXc h s] --f sS ]nmse t]mbn?
]ns Znh-k- IS- -t]m-b-tm X-n Xn-e hnizmkw Dd-n-m Ign--tm
kmh-[m-\-n Ah-f sS AS - -\nv IqS -X hnh-c- Inn. {Kma-n B `mK--sfmw
Ah-\y-am-bn-c - . Aente-bv hgn Adn-bmw, kvIqfn-te-bv w. AXn-\ -a
- -d
-
`q{]-tZ-i- Ah-fn F w AZv` Xw krjvSn-m-d -v. I jmn-s\--nb w AXn-\-S -
ca-Wn-b sS hoSn-s\--n-b -sams Adn-b -Xv Xw ]d-b -tm-gm-Wv. An-s\b w kv{XoI-f -mI tam
n-c Ah Btem-Nn-X
- v. "\n\v Afn-bs\ Hv t]mbn ImWm-am-bn-c -ns?' Fv
G tNmZn-tm hk -aXn CsXmw Hm . Ahsf \ncm-Ic
- n Hc a\ -jys\ ImWm Fn\
t]mI ?
hnP-bta-t\m thZ-\t- bmSv an-S -Ib
- m-bn-c - . Fn-\mWv C{Xb w IS Hc thZ\ X\nv
hn[n-Xv? AXn-\ -am{Xw sXsms Xm sNbvXn- tm? Xt-Xmb Nne kz`m-hs
- sh-Nn{Xy-f -mbn-c - . Ah Imc-Wa
- mWv sXsv a -h
- Ic -X Imcy- sNbvXX
- v. H w thW-sa hn-. Xm Bscb w kvt\ln-m-Xn-c -n-n-. s]-sfb w ac -aI
- s
- fb w Ah-KW
- n-X
- -Xs `mcysb
IqS -X kz-ambn Inm-\ B{K-lw sImm-Wv. kvt\lw InmsX hc -tm-gmWv Xs--ns Dd-n-m-Xm
- v. PohnXw a g -h\ w kzw Ign-hn-e hnizm-k
- -dt- hmsS Ign- . B
hnizm-k
- -dh
- mWv Xs-smv Fmw sNn-s
- X-b
- m t_m[y-am-bn. ]e-tmg w Xcn-d- nhv
hc -Xv sshIn-bm-Wv. Atm-tgbv w Xnc -m-\ kabw Ign-n-cn- w.
"Xmtg-bvn-d
- n-bXv \m-bn.' sshZy ]d- . "F\n w tImWn Ib-dm hm-m-bn-cn- -W .
hmX-ns IS-nev \tm-Ww-v.'
hnP-bta-t\m Nncn- .
"Fm Nncn--WXv? I d -tm-nbvv hmXwv tIn-ns? kzw tcmKw NnIn-np amm Ignbm sshZy-cm
amm \S-vW-Xvm-bn-cn w Btem-Nn--WXv As?
A-\y-m-tm. hmX-n-s\ms NnIn--v. ]t AXn-\mbn Ccn--Ww. F\n-s-hnSym AXns\ms t\cw? Fgp
"Rm AsXm w Dt-in-n sshZy-sc. Rm Fs Imcyw Btem-Nn--Xm. \me amkm-bnty
ac -tzmfv Ign-m sXmS-o-v. IqSz-msX H w sImdhv hn-n-. Asm-ns ]mhw hm ]mdqs\- Ij
Cm ]tWmw sNe-hm--tWm-m.'
sshZy I d- -t\cw Xs a n InS- saen cq]s t\mn. hmsX oWn Hc
tImew. icn-bm-Wv. ac - -I ^en- -n-.
"ac v Ign-y-m-sXsm Fm sNm? Rm Ijm-b-nev I d acvv-vIfv amn-bn-vv. CXv
Ign t\m . t`Zm-tmv t\mmw.'
"Hcp Imcyw sshZyv ]dp Xcm ]tzm?'
"Fm?'
"F\n-nn F{X Znh-kw-Iq-Sn-mhpw?'

hmXn \n ]mdp-h AI-tbvp IS-p. "Gs\m Cn-s\yms ]td-WXv?'


"AsX, Ans\ ]d-p-sIm-Spp G-\v.'
sshZy Fgp-t-p. Abm t]mb-tm acp-ns Ipdn-n-\p-thn ]mdp-h ssI\o-n. hnPbta-t\m sImS
"Rms\mcp ]pXnb coXn t\m-s.' Ipdnv Xe-bW
- b
- vS- n-bn hp-sImv Abm ]d-p. "CXv
Xe-bW
- sS ASoev shm Akp-J
- n\v hyXym-kw-m-thm-v. Hpw-sy-nev ]Ww sNe-hm-vWny-sm-m-temNn-m \ Hdsnepw Inpw
"G B Ipdnv Xcp, Rm Adp-ap-J-t\mSv ]dv acvv hmn-s.'
"\o t]mbn Ipdv NqSp-shw sIm -h-c . C\n-a -X F\nv ac -sm w th.'
"An-\ym-bm icn-bmthm?'
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 64

C. lcn-I -am

"\o Rm ]td-WXv tIm-a-Xn.'


Gs Znh-k--sf-n- -S-n-sbv ]md -h-bvp a\-n-em-bn. B a\p-jy Fgp-tp-Xp-Xs hfsc Ij
- -n-m-Wv. CS-bvn-Sbvv ]\n iey-s-Sp-p-p-v. ]e-tmgpw sImSp-p
In apgp-h IpSn-msX Xncnp Xcp-p. C-W-n\v F{X Znhkw? Ah-cpsS a\-n asm-cm[n-bp-m-bn-c
cm-Ky-s--n-bm-Wv. X\npw Cu Btcm-Kyw-hv F{X Imew ]nSn-p\nm ]pw? AXp Ign-m ]Zvan\nm? ssZhta Ah Hcn-S-m-hp--Xp-hsc
X\n-smpw ]t Fp am{X-amWv {]m-\. AYhm X\n-s-s-nepw kw-h
- n-mtem? Cu Nn
Ah-cpsS Ddw If-bm XpS-n-bnv Ipdp Znh-k-am-bn.
Hcp Znhkw hmsX hnj-a-am-b-tm Ah G\p In sImSp-p- ka-bv Ah-fpsS b ]d-p.
"Rms\m sNm--do-. As\ h-Xpw-m-bm s Ipn H-bvm-hpw.'
hnP-b
- ta-t\m Hpw ]d-n-. Xs In AXn-\p ]cn-lm-cs
- am-p-an-. Ah-fpsS {]iv\v Xm\mWv {][m-\- Im-c-W-m-c-s\--bm-dn-bmw. Cn-s\-sbm-p-am
-bncp--Xv. C\n Fp sNm-\m-Wv.
"Rms\mcp Imcyw sNbvXm-tem-m-tem-Nn-ym-Wv.'
Abm Hcp tNmZy-tmsS ]mdp-h
- sb t\mn. GXp \nt-ihpw ]cn-KW
- \ml-amsW Ahbm-Wv.
"Rm tamsf Xncp-ta-\nsS ASvv sImm-ym-tem-m-tem-Nn-ym-Wv. thsd Hpw s a\-nev
hcvWvey.'
"GXv Xncp-ta\n?'
"]mv a\-bvse Xncp-ta-\n.'
"Bcv IrjvW \q-Xn-cntbm?'
]mdp-h aqfn. ]gb IY-bm-Wv. AXv a\-n Ctmgpw \otcm-a
- p-m-p-p. AhnsS Hm-If
- psS
then Ae--cn-p-Xv \ndsb ]q-fp ]SsSn-I-fm-Wv. AhnsS Zo]m-cm-[-\-b sS k K--am-Wv.
CS-bv-bpsS i_vZw. \mep Znh-k-ambn XpS-bmbn ImWp kpap-J-\mb \q-Xn-cn-bp-hmhv {]Z n-W-k-a
-bv ASpp hcp-p. Adn-bm an Hw \S-p-p.
"F\nv Ipty \ CjvSm-bn.'
]mdp AXp tIm an \S-p-I-bm-Wv. \q-Xncn ASp-p-\nv amdt F-h K-h-XntbmSv {]mn-p.
Ah B H icocw Zo]m-cm-[\ ka-bv ImWm-dpv.
Ikhp appw CSs Npa-en Ikhp thjvSn-bpw. X\nv Inp m-hns amXrI CXm-bncn--W-sa--h Xo
hv ]Xn-\p hbt Dm-bn-cp-p-p-sh-nepw
kz]v\w ImWm XpS-n-bn-cp-p. \q-Xncn hnp amdn-bn-. Hw \S-p shfpv kp-cn-bmb B
]mhm-S-m-cn-tbm-S-bmv hmsX Iw ]nSn-p.
"Fm IposS t]cv?'
Ah Xe Ipn-p- \SpsIm-p- Xs ]d-p.
"]m-Xn.'
"Ipn Fhn-Spym?'
"Xmg-p-ho-n tiJ-c \mbcvsS tamfm-Wv.'
Ah Xe Xmgvn-smp Xs ]d-p.
"s t]cp IrjvWm. IrjvW \q-Xn-cn.'
]gb Imcy- Hm-t]mse ]mdp-h I-S-p-\n-p.
"Xncp-ta\n Btem-Nt\w sImv hXv Hmtm?'
]mdp-h h-am-\-n-tebvv Xncn-p-h-p. Ah aqfn.
"s\s PmX-Inev ssh[hyw A\p-`h
- n-pwvv. AtXmv A \q-Xncn k-Xn-n-. km[mcW tPymy-mcv t\mym In-ymv hc wv ]d-
- nev CXn\v
{]Xn-hn-[n-m-h w w ]d- . aIs PmX-I-nev Ans\ H w-ym-s{X. vst-m-bXv?'
"Ft?'
"A Cn-s\-sbms t\mo w Xnc -ta-\osS A\ w sNd --nev acn-ty-m-b-Xv. s\
s IeymWw Ign-n-c -sz-nev sNetm cv tbmK-f w IqSn-tv \ tbmKm-bnot-s\.'
AXn-s\m w F\nv tbmK-y. ]md -h hnNm-cn-p. t]ms AsXms Ctm Btem-Nn-n-sp
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 65

C. lcn-Ip-am
Imcyw.
"thsd FhnSow Rm ImWvWn. hy acn-tXm-Sp-IqSn \avv Xd-hm-Szmbnv _w Xosc
hnqv - X s ]d- b mw. ]ns GS- nbsS
ASvm-Wv. ]Zvan\n- AhvsS t]mbn Xma-kn-sympw-y.'
hnP-bta-t\m Hpw ]d-bp-n-. X\nv
]cn-lc
- n-m ]m {]iv\a
- m-WX
- v. Npp-h- a
- p
Abm-sc-n Abmv \ A`n-{]m-b-an-.
Nm-b sS ho -Im am{Xta s]c -am-dm sIm
q. a --h-scms Ah-kcw Inm Im \n -I-bm-Wv.
"Rm ASvs Hcokw C t]mbn Xnc ta\ow Iv kwkm-cn-mw. s Imew Ignm
tamfv AhnsS hc wv ]tdw sNmw.'
"s\\v t m Ct{Xw Zqcw bm{X sNms\ms ] W ?'
"Cs ]Sn-ve-hsc _vvv ]td-W .
sabn tdmU -hsc \S-m-a-Xn.'
hnP-bta-t\m I-S InS- .

Aymbw
]Xn\mdv
hopw Hm- I Xmfw sXp- I - b m- s Wv
]mdp- h - bv v a\- n- e m- b n. a\- ns GsXmstbm hgn-I Xpd-m ]m hn[w ASbv-s-
]Zvan\n ]d-bp-p. "Fm-W C-s\. B Imcy--sfmpw Hm-ty? AsXms ASvv \S-Xs?'
]mdp-h Btem-Nn-m {ian-p-p. Gs acWw Hm-bp-v. Hcp amkw XpS-bmbn acpp
Ign-m k-Xn-n-.
\n-n-p-tm Atlw thZ\ ISn-p-]n-Sn-p-sImv ]d-bp-p. "CXv amdm tcmKm-Wv, NnIn-bn-. N
Wv. Fs thZ\ow IjvS-m-Sp-Ifpw \on-n-ov Bm KpWw?
G Cn-s\-sbmcp am\-kn-Im-h
- b
- n-se-p-sav ]md -h Hcn-epw Icp-Xn-bn-cp-n-. PohnX-tmSv hm Bk-n-bp Hcp a\p-jy- Cu
- a-n? Hcn-s
- e-ne w hk a-Xnsbb w a-sfb w ImW-W-sa ]d-b -I-b -m-bn. Ftm Hc hmin-t]m-se. ac-W-ns
Xte- - cm{Xn In sImS - -hm ]md -h t]mbn. In Fp ]d-m, Ah-km\ \mfp-Ifn shdpw In-shw
n-n-c - - . Ak -J-w IqS -Xem-sW--dn--tm Hcn-
Aqn ImWm h . ]gb \mf -I-f sS Hm-bn Abm Ipdp s]mSn-bcn sImSp--b-n-cp-Xp-sImv G-\
-m ]n. tdj-\c
- n-b sS In-shw Fn-s\-bmWv
I Sn- I?
ac-W-ns Xte cm{Xn In-shw sIm sImS --tm G ]d- .
"]Zvan\os\ Hv ImW-Ww.'
]Zvan\n h-tm Abm ]d X S-n.
"tamsf, Am-ht- \mSv an-W
- w. sImtd sXvIfv ]ovv Am-h\
- v. Hpw thWw-n-
- . Fm
]td--Xv-do-y...... Rm Fs kptJmw kuIcypw am{Xw t\mn. AXn-s\-tSev tamfsS Imcyw
t\mm ]o-y...... ]ns Rm hnNm-cn-tS-smpw A Imcy-fv \oo-Xv. Fmw s Iov
hgp-Xn-tm-bn. tamtfmSv acym-Z-tISv ImoXv t_m[-tmSp IqSo--. an--Ww. Fm-n-\pw in
Rm A\ -`-hnvWvv. Fm sX w Xnc n \mbn PohnXw X S-mwv hnNm-cn--tm-sgbvv
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 66

C. lcn-I -am

Fs shf-nse F hn--gn-n-cn- -W . tamfv amabvv amv Xc-Ww.'


]Zvan\n Btem-Nn- -I-bm-bn-c - . FmWv ]d-tb--Xv. F -]-d-m-emWv kmz-\-am-h I?
"AsXm w kmcy Gm.' ]md -h ]d-p. "Ign--sXms Ign-n-t. AsXms Ahfv
ad-n-cn-pWp.'
"F\nv shj-sam-pwy hnP-b-msa. Rm\-sXms ad-n-cn-p-Wp. ama shj-an-sympw
th.'
"Rm ImcWm s\\v h aqv \ Btem-N-\-Ifv Ae-kn-tm-b-Xv. Cn-s\yms Bhpwv
Rm Icp-Xo-cvn-. Fs Adnhn-ym-bvtamv ]o-Xm-Wv. tamsf-\nv amv XcWw.'
]Zvan\nbvv AhnsS \nm Ign-n-. Ah D-dv hn-cp-p. tai-p-dv Hcp hnfv
ap\np Ip-p-v. AXns shfn-w-IqSn Cm-bn-cp-p-sh-n-se--h Bin-p. Ahv Ccpv Ccn-W
- w. Ah Fgp-tv hnfv CS-\m-gn-Ib
- n-tebvp amn-h
- p. Xncnv D-d
- p hv hoXnbp Cc -n-b sS Gh w sX -hi
-
- X W w Nmcn-bn-c - . a Xn-Xn\ tijw Ahv
Am-a-t\m-Sp `bw I td I d-n-c - . Ah kzbw Am-a\v amp sImSp-p. Fm apdn-hpIfpw Fs-  n
An-s\-bn-cn-p-tm-gmWv B kw`h-ap-m-b-Xv. AXm-Is amp sImSpm ]m hn[-n-epXmbn-c . A
uk w CSm X S- n- b n- c - .
sshI - t cw ta Ig - I n- - g nm Ah a m- W - S - - I .
Bd - a-Wnbvv X S- \maP]w
Gg aWnhsc X S-c w. A Ctm
\maw P]n-m-\n-cn-m-dn-. Ahv
Fm-nepw hnizmkw \in--t]m-sebp- v . Hcp- ] t Ah a\- n
Gtmgpw Cuiz-cs\ hnfn-p-pm-hpw. A Cu temI-sm-p-a
Fv ]Zvan\nbvv Adn-bmw. ]d-bpXv Atmv Gip-n-.
\ma- P ]w Ign- m ]Zv a n\n
Inbv v Nn Ac- b v pw.
In ASp--p-\nv hmn Bhiy-n\v Dnv Cfn hbvpw. Fp
aWn-bm-bm Ama ]m-b
- p-cbn\nv Cd-n-h-cm-dp-v. ASp
Imembn Fp-sampw `mcy-hon t]mIm-dn-. hons NSp-Iq-Sn-bn-cn-pw. Hcp Znhkw Fc-a-Wn-b
mWm-Xncp--tm Ah-tfmSv t]mbn hnfnm ]mdp-h Bh-iy-s-p. tIm
Wn Ib-dn apI-fn-se-n-b-tm-gmWv
Ahp a\- n- e m- b Xv AhnsS
hnfp In-n-n-. BsI Ccp-v.
Ahp t]Sn-bm-bn. Am-a Ddp-Ib
- m-hp-sa-m-Wh
- Icp-Xn-bX
- v.
Ah apdn-bpsS ]pd-p-\nv hnfnp.
"hnP-b-m-ta...'
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 67

C. lcn-Ip-am

"AIp hm.'
Am-a\v Ftm kpJ-an-m-Xmbn Fm-Wh
- Icp-Xnb-Xv. hmp-I hnj-anv ]pd-tbvp hnSp--t]m-se.
Ah AIp IS-p. Ctm-tgbvpw Ah-fpsS IpI Ccp-n-t\mSv ]g-In-p-S
- n-bn-cp-p. Am-a InS-pI-bm-sW--h Ip. Ah In-en--Spp sNp.
s]sv Am-a Ah-fpsS ssI ]nSnv hen-p. Ah
InS-bv-bn-tebvp hoWp.
"tZhqn, hm.' Am-a ]d-bp-p-m-bn-cp-p.
]Zvan\n BsI t]Sn-p-t]m-bn. s]s-p ]nS -h w
hen-e w Ah Xosc {]Xo-n-X
-
- . Am-as i_vZ
hpw Ftm Hcp an-em-bn-cp-p. Ah Am-as ssI
n\nv IpXdn Fgp-tv Hcp \ne-hn-fn-tbmsS tImWnbn-dn HmSn. apw apdn-p-I-S-p-tm-tgbvpw
p-p.
"Fp ]o tamsf?'
aI Ftm Ip t]Snp Fm-W-h Icp-Xn-b-Xv.
Ah Asb sIn-n-Snp InX-bvp-I-bm-bn-cp-p.
Ah tNmZy-am-hn-p. Ah tNmZn-p.
"Bcm-Wt tZhqn?'
]mdp-h
- bvv Imcy- a\-n-em-bn-p-S
- p-Ib
- m-bncp-p. Ah tamsf AW-p-]n-Sn-p.
"t]Sn- tamsf, kmc-ey.'
"hm \mpw. Fns \mm At AXv?'
"kmcey tamsf, Cp hcq.'
Ipdp Znh-k--fmbn G cm{Xn In IpSn-m\mbn Fn-bm Dm-hm-dp \mw Fn-t-Xm-sWv
Ah Duln-n-c - . Ie-nb I -If w B \mh w
]md -h-bvv ]cn-N-b-an-m Hcp kz`m-h-s-bmWv
kqNn-n--Xv. ]ns tZhqn F hnfn. Ign BgvNbmWv Ahv B Imcy-n kwi-b-ap-m-b-Xv. Hcp
Znhkw, XpWn Xncp-n Ign-m ]d-n\nv aS
s]dp-n-sm-p-hc
- Wsav tZh-In-tbmSv Bh-iy-s-n-cpp. XpWn tXmcm\nv Iptd t\c-am-sb-nepw tZh-Insb
ImWm-\n-. C{X-b-[nIw aS Ah s]dp-n-smp
hcptam? Ah hS-tm-dv ap-n-dn ]d-n-tebvp
t\mn. Fhn-sSbpw ImWm-\n-. Atm-gmWv Ipf-n
\nv Xncp-nb XpWn Cp sImphcp _v ]mb-p-c-bpsS D-dv I-Xv. Fn-\m-W-h Ctm
]m-b-p-c-bpsS Dn-tebvv Ib-dn-bXv F-dn-bm
Ah At\z-jn sN . Xmgs aq a dn-I-fne w
Ahsf In-s h-tm Ah kmh[m-\-n
tImWn Ib- d m X S- n. kzXth Ah- c sS \Sw
`qansb thZ-\n-n-c
- tX F an-em-bn-c - . Cv Ah
Xosc i_vZa -m-msX tImWn Ib-dn. a I-fn \S -hnes a dn-b sS hmXn Nmcn-bn-c - . Dn\nv G
-In-b -sSb w kwkmcw tI . Ah i_vZ-a m-msX Xncn t]m .
B kw`hw Hm -sImv Ah ]d- .
"C\nsXmv Am-as\ Rm t]mbn hnfn-mw. tamfv
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 68

C. lcn-Ip-am

t]m.'
Av hnP-bta-t\m Xmtg-bvn-dn hn. B Znh-k
- n-\p-tijw ]e-tmgpw Atlw cm{Xn
In-Ip-Sn-m CdnhcnI-bp-m-bn-.
D-ds Ccp-
- n-cpv ]Zvan\n hnP-b
- m-ab
- psS {Ia-n-ep ]X-\s
- n Btem-Nn- . Fn\m-bn-c AXv?
B amkw Ign-bm-dm-bn-c - . AS amkw a X tZh-In-tbmSv htc-s ]d- .
"Chn-sSsm As{Xym w ]Wny tZh-In,' ]md -h
- ]d-p. "t]mcm-X
- n\v Fm amkpw ifqw
Xc-s. C-gs s\e t\mymev Rv AXn\v Ign-shm- w-y. D tPmen-sbms Rm\ w
tamf w-IqSn sNbvtXm-fmw.'
B honse nXn \-hw Adn-bm-h X -sImv tZh-Inbvv H w ]d-bm-\n-m-bn-c - .
X{ms Imcy-n Ah tXmn-cn--bm-Wv. t_m[-a Znh-k- N c --am-bn-c - . cmhn-ses I Sn X
ASn- -hm-cmsX H -c Znhkw t\mn. ]t An\s Znh-k
- f
- n X{m Xmsg-hv hnfn- -sIm- -t]m-I w. t]mbm ]ns An-s\-sbm w
hnSn-. X{mn At\z-jn-m-Xn-cn-n-. AX ]d-m tZjyw ]nSn- w. ]ns ]cn-`h
- a
- m-Wv. Fs
B w thm-Xm-bn, Rm Hn\ w sIm-c -Xm-tm-\m-Wv, Fsms ]d-bm X S- w. AX
tI -tm hnj-a-am-Wv. X{m\ w `mcyb w Xn A{X ck-n-e F-h a\-n-em-n-bncp-p. `mcy-ho- fmpw XtmSv apv ]d-n-cp-n-. Ctm AXmWv Imcy-amb kwkmcw. Xs a\-n ]mhw tXm-ep-m-m
msanepw ]mhw tXmn-tm-Ipp. X\n-p-thn Iptd sNbvX a\p-jy-\m-Wv. X\npw tampw ]-. HmW-
n\pw
appw ukn\p XpWnbpw tamv DSppw hmncm-dp-v. Fmw Ignv Ahv kz-ambn
Hcp hoSpw ]dpw X Bfm-Wv. Cv
B hoSn-m-bn-cp-p-sh-n Fhn-sSbmWv Xma-kn-pI F-dn-bn-. h
]pdw-t]m-nepw IpSn-ep-sIn Xma-kntn hcp-am-bn-cp-p. ]gb hoSv Hgnp-sIm-Sp-tn hp. An-s
s\ Ia -n
\in t]mI -tm k-Ss
- -S -Ib
- msX F sN w?
D-dv Ccp-n Iptd t\cw Ccp-tm ]Zvan\nbvv Bizm-ka
- m-bn.
Ama ASp-p-Xs acn-p-sa-hp tXmn. Ipdp Ime- a mbn
Ah Am-asb ImWm-dn-. Cv
I- t m- g mWv C{X tami- a mWv
nXn-sbp a\-n-em-b-Xv. shdpw
Fpw tXmep-am-bn-cn-p-p. cm{Xn InSp-tm A Hpw kwkm-cn-n-.
km[m-cW Fs-nepw kwkm-cn-mdp--Xm-Wv. ]ntv tdj hmm
Fn-s\-bmWv ]W-a -m- I FXn-s\-- n-tbm, Ad -a -Js\ tX-mc sambvXos AS v ]W-n-\ thn
bm
kwkm-cn-m-d --Xm-Wv. Cv Ah-
\n-_vZ-bm-bn-cn - .
]Zv a n\nb w kwkm- c n- m- \
am\-kn-Im-h--bn-e. Hcn- Dd- n\n- - W t\mn- b tm A InS--bn Fgp-t-n-cnPq

C. lcn-Ip-am

p-Xp Ip.
"Fm At?'
"Hpw-y, tamfv Hd-ntm.'
cmhnse Fgp-t--tm-gmWv a\-n-em-bXv cm{Xn Ftmtgm hnP-b-ma acn-ncn-pp. ac-W-sn amabv
-hp-m-bn-cptm? AXp-t]mse Abvpw? Ah cm{Xn apgp-h
Dd-n-bn-n-sv ]Zvan\nbvv a\-n-em-bn.
AXn-\p-ti-j-ap Imcy--sf--n-bmWv A-bvv ad-hn-bp-m-b-sXp tXmp-p. Ah ]dXns\-n ]mdp
C Ans\ ]pXnb cv Btem-N-\-I h-Xmbn
Hm-bn-.
"\mhvWvv. Cu At-smv Rm FmWv sNm In-cn--WXv? At cpw- \
Btem-N-\ym-bn-cp-p. Hv Hscm aI-\m-Wv. Abmfv AssSw sNdy-sSw Hm h-Xv. sNdy--\pwm-bn-cp
sXv HcmWpw s]pw am{Xw. Abmfv Am-bn-sSmm h-Xv. \sS ]Wn--cm-h\
- p-wm-bn-cpp IqsS. cpw \ Xd-hm-o-m. ]t cp t]pw ChvSvs Imcy-s
- fmpw
CjvSm-bn-. hoSns sISpw BsI Npp-]mSpw Ahv ]nSn-n-. s]ns\ t_m[n-qm cp
Iqcpw ]d--Xv. An-\ymWv ]Wn--c-ma ]d--Xv. PmXtImw tNq-s{X.'
"AsXt As\?'
"At ChnsS hv ImW-tWmv H t\m-nev a\-n-emhpw \avv In IpSn-ym hIbn-ymv. A-\s ho
n htczm At?'
Ah-km\w ]d hmIy-n Hcp tX-sem-fnp InS-Xv ]mdp-h
- sb thZ-\n-n-p. Ahsc
kw_-n-t-S-tmfw ]Zvan\n-bpsS Ieym-W-am-bn-cpp Ah-km-\s Xpcp-v. aI-fpsS IeymWw
Ign-m Imcy- \ Zni-bn-tebvp Xncn-bp-sa-h
- p-d
- p-mbn-cp-p. BsWm-cp-\
- p-sn AhnsS ]eXpw sNm-\p-v. Ftm mKy-n\v Gv B \mte- ]dv apdnp hnm\p kabw In
Xt shp-h-gn-bnepmbn-cp hoSpw ]dpw tZhInbvp sImSp-p. hnq-mWv ]d-n-cp-X
- v. Iptd IS-apv B ]Ww sImv AsXms hon-bs{X.
]mdp-h AXp apgp-h hniz-kn-n-. Imc-p-dv hons Ap-d-p ]Xn-\v sk v eh w
hn . Bs-S sImS Bthm? Ctm Cu \mte- am{X-a -v. B ]d-n s]m hnfbn-m-sa--h-d
[cy-an-msX Ah B ]d-n-s- ]-X\w t\mn\n -I -am{Xw sNbvX . \smc sNd --m-c hc -sa w \
-\ -n
AsXmc ]qm-h-\-amn am -sa w Ah {]Xo-n- .
"Bsc-ne w hc w tamtf. ]m-b-ns Dne w sXns ate w t\mm h sNd -mc w hc w. Asm tamfv
w. AsXms ImWm s\s A Pohn-n-cn-tym-do-ey.'
"A Ans\ t]msmpw C. thm-Xv ]d-bm-n-cn-q.'
]Zvan\n ]t Xm ]d-X
- n hniz-kn-n. A-bpsS BtcmKyw A\p-Zn\w bnp hcp-Xv
Ah ImWpp-v. C\n F{X Imew Pohn-n-cnpw Fp Xs Ah-dn-bn-. H-bvp PohnX-s-n Ah Bte
w X S-n-bn-c - . s]m-bmb hm I ]d-bm Ah CjvS-s-n-. AX -sImv Cu hI kwkmcw Ah \nc
hmp-I Abvv B -hn-izmkw sImSp-p-sa-nq-Sn.

Aymbw
]Xnt\gv
]mdph ap-t-bvn-d
- n. cm{Xn s]bvX ag-bn {]IrXn XWp-n-cp-p. aps aW IgpIn
hrn-bm-s
- -p. Hcp sImp-Ip-n-bpsS IuXp-It- msS Ah XWp aW-en Imean \np.
]Zvan\nbpsS A Hcn- AhnsS \np-sImv ]d-bp-I-bp-m-bn.
"s tamfvsS Ieym-W-n\v ChnsS hteymcp ] s]mpw.' aqtm \mtem hb-p ]Zvan\n
Av a v HmSn--fn- -I-bm-bn-c - . Xs Ieym-W-n-\mWv a v AhnsS ] s]mn-b-Xv.
a w NmWIw sag In DW-n-bn-c - . Hme-ta Hc henb ] AhnsS Db -h . ]Sn- c-sXmv I c -t
-bn-n-c - . a f-b sS XqW -I Cu--\-b sS CeIsImv adv Ae--cn . ]-en-tebvv {]th-in-
I shn-h-n-c Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 70

C. lcn-I -am

. cm{Xnbm-bn-c Ieym-Ww. As
mw Ieym-W
- cm{Xn-bm-Wv \S-n-c -Xv. cm{Xn ] s]t{Sm-amIvkvs shfn-n X Sn- -\n w. h--S-em
- Imn Cf-In-bm-S w.
A cm-hnse Xnc -ta-\n-b sS Imcy Hc s]mXn-b -ambn h . s]mXn
As\ G]n- - s Imv Abm ]d .
"A Xnc -ta\n sImS -b
-
- X
- m-Wv.
tamv Ieym-W-n\v Hc km-\w.'
s]mXn-bn \ hoXn-bn kzcbp Hc sk-va v.
"Xnc -ta\n Ieym-W-n\v hcz-m-hnmv ]d- . Asm CXv t\cs
Cv Fn-mwv h . A\ -{K-lwm-h wv {]tXyIw ]d-bm Gev]nnvv.'
Ahv Ieym- W - n- \ - S - m
hmn- b - X n- t \- m `wKn- b a v .
Ah Ieym-W-n\v B a m-W -S -Xv. B a v As In\n hmn
AI- - t ]m- b n. AX w aSn- b nhv
Ah Hmtcm-tm . aI ]d-X\ -k-cn-m-bn-cn-Ww A \q-Xncn
B km\w sImSp--b--Xv. s]s-hp Ic-n hp.
Cv ]n-cp]sp hj-p
tijw AXn-s\-n Btem-Nn-p-tmgpw
Dbp hcp-Xv Hcp tX-em-Wv. Xncp-ta\n-sb-bm-bn-cpp IeymWw Ign-n-cp-s
- Xn Cn-s\-sbm-p-amhpam-bn-cp-n
Xs Pohn-X-sa tXm.
"Fm A ChnsS ]c-{_w Ip\n-WXv?'
]Zvan\n D-ds HXp-p-I Cd-nh-p.
"apv \\hvvtm. C\n ssht-cm-tfbvv Imev thZ\ymv ]d-bm\m.'
"Rm ]tg Imcy--sfms Hmv
\n-Xm.'
"m Cv tIdp.'
"Rm ]d-nev h aSepw hoWv-vtmv t\mn hcmw.'
"m \S-q. Rm\pw hcmw.'
Ah \S-p. ag s]bvX-Xns ]ntv cmhnse ]d-n \S-m ]Zvan\nbvv CjvS-am-bn-cp-p.
sNSn-If
- psS Ce-Is
- fmw IgpIn hrn-bm-s
- -n-p-m-hpw. tNn-eI
- f
- n sh- -n-I Xn\n -Xv Cf- -tm InS-tmSn Ifn- w. B sh- -n-Iv ck-ns \ndw F
In - -shv Ahv Adn-bn-. Ad -a -J-t\mSv tNmZn-m Ah ]d Xc w. Ahs Adnhv
kvIq ] kvX-I-fn\n w ] d NmSn hnim-e-amb hmb-\-bn Fn \n -I-bmWv. Xm
t\mh-e -If w IY-If w am{Xw hmbn- -tm Ah ]e hnj-b--fn-e -a ] kvXIw hmbn .
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 71

C. lcn-I -am

Ah-t\mSv Ac aWn- kwkm-cn- -Xv Hc ] kvXIw hmbn- --Xn\ X ey-am-Wv.


"\avv \msf Hv s]mdv t]mWw.' ]md -h ]d-p.
"s]mdv t]mt? Fv?' ]Zvan\nbvv AZv`p-Xa
- m-bn. ASp Ime-smpw A ]pd-n-d
- nbn-n-.
"\avv Xncp-ta-\nsS hoSp-hsc Hv t]mWw?'
"GXv Xncp-ta-\nsS? ]mpa-\-bvse Xncp-ta-\ntbm? Fn-\mt?'
"Hcp Imcywv.'
"Abvv C{Xow Zqcw bm{X sNm-s\ms ]tzm?'
"]Xvs \S-mw. sabv tdmUvhcys \S--q.'
Ah ]ns Hpw tNmZn-n-. AX-h-fpsS kz`mh-am-Wv. Ipn-tm-Zn-m-dn-. ]t ]noSv B
hnjbw Ah hopw FSp-n-Spw, Ahv Adn-tb Imcy- apgp-h a\-n-em-p-Ibpw
sNpw.
Dbvv In-IpSn Ign-m ]pd-t-bvp hmXn ASv I n-bn-S w. I d- -t\cw Hv
Nmbm-\m-Wv. Atm ]Zvan\n ho w B hnjbw FS -n- . Hc -Xcw A\ -\-bh w IqSmsX Ah
kmh-[m-\-n ]d-bm X S-n. Hc CjvS-ns IY. a\-n Ctmg w ]-]n-Sn InS-
A]qw Imcy--fn Hmb B IY ]dp Ign--tm Ahv Bizmkw tXmn.
"CXv Hcp t\mh-ense ItY-m AZv`- p-Xm-bn-tm-p-Wp.' ]Zvan\n ]dp. "Cns\ Hcp Cm
_qw-hv tamsf Xma-kn-m sImmzm?'
"Atlw \ns Hcp tam-sf-tmse t\mpw. AmsX hsgympw Rmm-WvWn-y. s\\v Ambn-SSvv t]mhm Cj
"AsS Imew Ign-nv t\mmw As. C\n Imew sImtd-v. AXn-s\-Sbvv Fsms kw`hn-mw. Fs IeymWw
Imcy--sfms icym-hpw. A kam-[m-\n-q.'
"Fm-bmepw \msf Xncp-ta-\nsS ASvv Hv t]mmw.'
"Csmpw th-s. As-nepw AsXmpw icy-. GsX-nepw Imes Hcp ]cn-Nbqw hv
tamsf Xma-kn-n-tymv tNmZn-Ws
- Xmpw icy-. t]mcm-X
- n\v F\nv A-\s Hcp honev
Xma-kn-m-s\mpw CjvS-.'
]Zvan\nbvv ]t B Cw ImW-Ws
- a-p-m-bn-cp-p. Adp-ap-J ]v B C-s-n ]d-pX AZv`p-X-I-Y-I Ah-fpsS a\-n-ep-v. Nm
h Av Xncn-ph-Xv Xms\ \S-p-sIm-m-bn-cp-p. Hcp-d
-
- n\nv FWo-t- ]mse tXmn FmWv Ah ]d-Xv. Fgp-tp t\mp-tm as\-sS ap-m-Wv. apn Xnc
w
ssIn ]nSnv Ccn- - . \ Zml-a -m-bn-c . AX hmn- -Sn--tXm-S -IqSn BsI Djmd
tXmn. N w t\mn-bt- m A, A, Abm. Ah\v ]mns Imcyw Hm-h
- p. ]mv
Np-shv ]no-S-dn--tm Ah\v kSw tXmn. AXp hm-smcp in -bmbn F-h ]dbp-p. ]t Xs c ncp-n-s--h a\-n-em-n.
"Av sIm-{mn s I-tXm-m Rm c -s-X
- v. As-o Rm AhnsS sIS-W
- Xv Bcpw
ImWq-ym-bn-cp-p. Rm ip-t]m-tb-s\.' Ah Ifn-bmbn \mp ]pd-nv Igpp sNcnv IS-p-sImv ]
]Zvan\nbvv ]t Ah-fpsS Dnse I -t_m[w am -I-f-bm hj- tijh w Ignb -n-. Ah Imc-Wa
- mWv Ad -a -Js\ ]m ISn-X
- v. Ahs {i ]X-dm Xm\mWv Imc-W
- mcn. Ah-\X
- ns\ ]nSn-m Hcp \nanjw IqSntb thn-bn-cp-p-q. Atm-gmWv Ah Dds i_vZapm-n-b-Xv. Adp-a
sf Ip-sSp-p-n-. AX-hs hepw ImWn-p-p-shp
am{Xw.
"app s\td ]mns cq]w sImnb IvIf
- m-Wv.' Adp-ap-J ]d-bpw. "]d-ns ]mpIv thn A-epwv.' ]mnIm-hn Bbn-c
- W
-
- n\v kz-\m-K
- hkn-p-p-sv
Ah\v a\-n-em-bn. Ap-sXmv Ah\v Xncp-ta\n Bcm-[y-\m-bn.
AsXmw Hm h-tm ]Zvan\n ]d-p.

"\apv ]nsmcp Znhkw t]mImw At. shdvsX B Csmv ImWm thn. A sImtd
mew Pohn-n-cvnv t]c-p-tymfvsS Ieym-sWms Ign-nt t]mIq. t]Sn--.'
]mdp-h Nncn-p. bmsXmcp Idbp-an-m Nncn. ]Zvan\n B A]q Zriyw t\mn-\n-p.
Hbvv Pohn-tn hcp-sav ]Zvan\nbvv Dd-m-bn. hn[n-tbmSv tXmp sImSp-m Ah XmPqsse Unk

C. lcn-Ip-am

dm-bn-cp-n-. Ah hndIp]pc-bn Dt]-n--s \nebn I ssItm-s-Spv hr-n-bm-n. \ndsb Xpcp


]nSn-Xp -ap-gp-h Hcp Ins IjvW-sa-Spv Dcv Ifp. Ah Pohn-X-n BZy-ambn Hcp ssItm-p
ssIn- s e- S p- p- I - b m- W v . Ah AXp- s Imv an
Bp-sIm-n. \\ av Ah-fpsS Azm\w Ipdv
Ffp- - a p- - X m- n. Hcp aWn- q t\cs tPmenp
tijw hnbsm-enpsImv Ah Ipf-n t]mbn
XWp sh-n apJhpw Imepw IgpIn hon-\p-n
Ib-dn. C\n thXv Ipdp hnp-I-fm-Wv. Adp-ap-J-t\mSp
]d-m Ah sh-bp-sSbpw ssI-bp-sSbpw apw
hnp-I sImp-hp Xcpw. Ah then- sNv
Adp-ap-Js\ hnfn-p.
Ah hv ]Zvan\n sNbvX kmlkw Ipd-p-t\cw
t\mn \np.
"CXp apgp-h sIm-{mn sNbvX-XmtWm?'
"AsX.'
Ah-fpsS, An-am\w sImv hnI-kn apJp t\mnb-tm Ah\v Nncn hp. Xe-bn \nv hnbsm-gpIn
Ah-fpsS apJ-p-IqSn Nmembn Hgp-Ip-p. ]mhw \-hw
Azm-\n-n-cn-p-p. Hcp cp hmg \Sm-\p ew apgph BsI Inf-p-a-dnv Ippw Ipgn-bp-am-nbn-
Ah\v Bp Nncn-m-\mWv tXmn-b-Xv. Ahs apJ
p t\mn-b-tm Xm icn-bvp-X-s-bs Fmw
sNbvXn-cn-p--sXv ]Zvan\nbvp kwi-b-am-bn. AXp-hsc-bp-m-bn-p B -hn-izmkw tNmp- t]m-Ip- m-Wv.
Ah tNmZn-p.
"Ft?'
Ah ]d-p.
"sIm-{mn \tmWw Azm-\n-n-vt- m. Cu sIfbvW ]sWyms s Gev]nm aXym-bn-cvnt? \m-bn
w, s\c--Ww,
XSw-m-W
- w. Ah ssItm-s-Spp tPmen sNp-Xn\p apv AXns hmbve t\mn. \ndsb Xpcp-v.
Xosc aq-bn-m Cu km[\w sImmtWm ]mhw
C{Xbpw Inf-p-m-n-bXv?
"Rm t]mbn Fs ssItm-s-Spv sImp-h-cmw.
CtXmv Fn\ym tPmen-sbSvzm?'
Adp-ap-J kzw ssItm-s-Spp sImp-h-p.
Ac aWn-q-dn-\Iw ssXI \Sm-\p XSw Xm-dm-n.
"Rm t]mbn sImdv shtSw hgvXn-\tSw ssXv FSptmv hcmw. AtsS Irjo-evv.'
]mdp-h ASp-f
- b
- psS P\-en-eqsS t\mn \np. Hcp
Imev Ahv ]-dn Irjn-sN-m CjvSa
- m-bn-cp-p.
]d- n Ipcp- t me ]bdpw shbpw hgp- X n- \ bpw
hfn-bn-cp-p. ]ns hn[n XpS-bmbn X\nsXncmbn h-tm Ahv AXn-ep Xmev]cyw \in- -Ibm-W
v sN --sXv
t]mbn t\m-W-sa- -v. Ah No ]d-b tam F
`bw ImcWw Ah a -t-bvn-d-nbn.
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C. lcn-I -am
Ad -a -J A-bpsS Irjn-bn\nv
Nqm ]nb hXpw Dtm Fp
t\mp-I-bm-bn-cp-p. AIv Ftm
tPmen-sb-Sp-p-sIm-n-cp \oen ]pdtbvp hp.
"Fm Ad-apIm \o X-WXv?'
"Rm AtsS sNSn-Ifv tamn-ymWv.'
"Bm?'
"sIm-{mn Ahn-sSyms sIfv
Ipgn-n-vv. Rmtmbn AsXms Hcp
s\c-m-o-vv. ]mhw ]-dn \Sm
t]mm{X.'
\oen ]pdp hp, Ahs\ amn\nn kzw tXm- nse ]- - d nss-I BsI-sbmp t\mn. ]ns
Ipnv CS- b n\nv Btcm- K y- a p
ssXI am{Xw sXcv ]ngp-sX-Sp-p.
"sIm-{m-tymSv \tmWw Nmtcmw
NmWtImw CSm ]td. m s]sv
hevXm-hpw.'
"AhnsS NmW-sImpw C-t. ]ipym-tm-Sv Fv NmW-Im.'
\oen a\-p-sImv app hnc
hp. Ah-dn-bm-n--. FXp-Imepw Id-p Hcp ]ip-shn-epap-mbn-cp Xd-hm-Sm-bn-cp-p.
"\o C_vSvv Hcp sImtev sImtmbvtm. Rm-cWm?'
"th-t, Rmsm-tm-bvtm-fmw.'
Adp-ap-J ssXI-fp-w Hcp sIm-bn
NmW- I - h p- s aSpv t]mbn. sImbpw
ssXIfpw \nev hv Ah ]Zvan\nbpsS apn \np.
"sIm-{m-o, honev shn-tew AS
twtm?'
"Adp- a p- J Fp- s Xmm apdpv
sXmS-oXv?'
"apdp- m- \ - , Hcp Imep- d p- ntIw
thWw. CsXms ]Tn-n-W
- X
- n\v apv
Z nW shbv-Ww.'
]Zvan\n-bpsS {]Xn-Ic
- Ww Xosc {]Xo n-m Hm-bn-cp-p.
Hm- I thZ- \ bpw sImmWv
Fp- - X v . thZ\ sImp- h - c m
GsX-nepw Hm-I X\n-p-m-bnptm? kwi-b-am-Wv. Adp-ap-J-\n
\nv Kpcp- Z n- W - s b t]cn- Hcp
apmta-Sn-Xpw A Bh-iy-sv
AXp Xncn- p- s Im- S p- Xpw Ah
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C. lcn-Ip-am

tm-bp-v. B kw`hw Adp-ap-J Ctmgpw Hmp-h-bvp-p-s-Xv Ahsf thZ-\n-n-pI-bm-Wp-m-b-X


p-p-Iq-Sp Pe-I-W- AZv`p-X-tmsS t\mn-smv
Ah tNmZn-p.
"sIm-{mn Fn\m Itc-WXv?'
Ah Hpw ]d-bmsX Adp-ap-Js\ t\mn. Ah hep-Xm-bn-cn-p-p. shdpw Hcp {Suk am{Xanv Ah-fpsS H
fn-n-cp Ipn-b Ah\ntm. apJv Iptds XmSn-tcm-a- apf-ph-n-p-v. aoi-sbp ]d-bm am{X
dw. jpw app-am-Wv
thjw. jn-\p-n Dd tZlw. AX -t]mse Xm\ w he -Xm-bn-cn- - -sh Hm-bn Ah
\np. Adp-ap-J ]d-p.
"sIm-{mn Itc-.'

Aymbw
]Xns\vv
]Sn-tebvp t\mn-smv ]mdp-h ]d-p.
"tamsf, t\mv Btcm hcvWvv.'
"Bsc-nepw \sf D]-{Z-hn-m hczm-bn-cn-pw.' ]Zvan\n ]d-p.
]mdp-h aIsf tNmZy-]qw t\mn.
"A, Bsc-nepw \sf klm-bn-m Cu ]Sn ISp hcp-wv A {]Xo- nvWvtm?'
]Zvan\n D-dt- bvp hp. Abm Xe-bp-bn sXp-If
- psS Xe-If
- n-tebvp t\mn-smmWv \S-n-cp--Xv. Ic-bp a w shf j w thjw. a -s-n-b-tm-gm-W-b
a\-n-em-b-Xv.
"CXv At hS-t-mvse \ta-\-\m-Wv. Am-hs\ ImWm FSbvv hcm-dns?' Ah
i_vZw Xmgvn-smp ]d-p. Abm hm t\cnv ]m-b-p-c-bn-tebvp t]mIpw. AYhm
hnP-bama D-d
- n-cn-bvb
- m-sW-n Abmsf Im ap-t-bvn-dn cp-t]-cpw-IqSn ]mb-p-c-bn-tebvp t]mIp-I-bmWv ]Xn-hv
Abm Ahsc {in-m `mh-n D-d-tbvp Ibdn Itk-e-bn-en-cp-p. AXr-]vX-amb
Ip-IsImv Nppw t\mn tNmZn-p.
"hnP-btat\ms s]-fs? ]m-Xn-b?'
"AsX.' ]Zvan\n-bmWv Dcw ]d--Xv.
"aI-fm-W-s, Fm t]cv?'
"]Zvan\n.'
"A-tgbv Rms\mcp Imcyw ]d-bm h-Xm-Wv.' cp-t]-cp-sSbpw apJp t\mmsX Abm
]d-bm XpS-n. "hnP-bta-t\m FSvvv sImdv ]Ww ISw hmo-vv. Bdp amk-n-\Iw
Xncnp Xcmwv ]dm hmo-Xv. Bdp amkw t]mbnv Csm sImw cm-hm\mWv t]mWXv.
]entiw Hs-qSn \smcp kwJym-bn-vv. AsXm Xncnv Xcm ]zm--dn-bm h-Xm. AXns\-tSev ]Ww I
hnp. C\n B ]Ww Fgm Xncnv Inzm--dn-b-Ww.'
"F{Xym kwJy?' ]Zvan\n tNmZn-p. Abm Xosc Xr]vXn-bn-msX Ahsf t\mn.
"sImd--[n-Iw-v. F{Xym--dn-m C Xncnp Xcm ]tzm?'
"F{Xym-dn-tbnepw sNbvXqsS?'
"]eni Hs ASw aqm-bn-c-ns ASvvmhpw.'
ssZhta! ]Zvan\n Xe-bn ssIh-p. Atm ama-bpsS D]-{Zhw Ign-n-n-. Fhn-Sp-p-m-m\mWv C{Xbp
"ama Ans\ ]te-Svpw ISw hmo-vv. AsXmpw Rp thntbm Cu hoSn\pw ]dn\pw thntbm A. R-s
Ww-mzm?'
"Fn\v thom Bv tho-m-smpw ISw sImSp-W Bfv t\m- Bh-iy-y.
sImSp ]Ww Xncnv InWw, A{Xy-s.'
hopw ]Zvan\n ]d-bm Xp-S-n-b-tm Abm CS-s]-p.
"Rm ]m-Xn-b--tbmSv kwkm-cn-m-\mWv h-Xv. apXntmcv Xnev kwkm-c-n I nIfv FS-s]-sS-
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 75

C. lcn-I -am

"A kpJ-an-m kv{XobmWv.' ]Zvan\n Dd-n-p-sImv ]dp. "AXp- s Im- mWv Rm


Xs ]d-bW
- X
- v. Xevmew B ]
Ww Xncnp Xcm R-sf-sm
mhn. RfXn\p _my
c-m-vXv thsd Imcyw.'
"AXv icn, Asm kwkm-cnnv Imcy-y-t.' Abm ]Zvan\nb sS a J- t bv v t\mnsmv ]d- . "Hc
w hnP-bta-t\m Hc
t{]mt\mv Fg Xn- - nv v
F\n-v. t]mcm--Xn\v Pmaymbnv Cu ]d- ns B[mtcmw
Xn-vv. Fgm ]Ww XcvWvm
Av B[mcw Xncnv Xc w.
hmsX sshIym ]ns tIk w
P]v X ow Hymbn Cu hoS w
]d w Hgn- - X - c n hc w.
Rm ]d-n-mv th.'
Abm Fg -t a v amSn n ]Sn-bn-d-n.
Abm ]d- Xns A
w apgp- h a\- n- e m- h msX
]mdp-h angn-n-cp-p. Abm
]d-Xv ]Zvan\nsb t]Sn-n-n-cpp. kzw hoSn-s B[m-cw-IqSn
Ah-cpsS In-en-s-s AXp
ImWn-p-Xv? A-bpsS apn
s]- n- b n- e p- m- h p- s a- m- b ncpp Ah-fpsS [mc-W. Ah
B s]n Xpd-m-dn-. Nne kzIm-cy-X-I kzw A-bvmbmepw hI-shp sImSp-m Ah Xm-dm-bn-cp-p.
Fgp-t-p. Am-hs Ae-am-dn-bpsS Xmtm Fhn-sS-bmsWv Ah-dn-bmw. Am-as tZlw \nend-n- hb
Sn-bn\nv Btcm Xmtmq-sa-Spv Ah-fpsS In sImSp-n-cp-p. Ah-fXv Atm
s InS--d-bnse tai-h-en-n C-tXm-bp-v.
Xmtm-ep-sa-Spv Ah ]m-b
- p-cb
- psS hmXn Xpdv AI-p-Ib
- d- n. \nep \ndsb s]mSnbm-Wv. Ipsd-m-e-ambn ASn-p-hm-cn-p-S-bv Dm-bn-n-. CS-\m-gn-I
hnsebpw Ccp-m-Wv.
P\-ep-I Xpd-m shfnw Inpw. Ah ]s AXn-s\mpw sa\-s-n-. Xpd-m hopw ASbvm \n-Ww.
n-bm-bn. tImWn Ib-dp-tm Hcp
\cn-odv s]sv Ah-fpsS Xe-bvp-ao-sX-qSn ]dp t]mbn. Ah sRn. Ah-fpsS ss[cyw
tNmp t]mIp-Ib
- m-bn-cp-p. apI-fnse CS-\m-gnIbpw Ccp-p-\n-dp InS-p. Hcphn-[
- n Ah
\Sp-hnse apdn-bpsS hmXn Xpd-v AIp IS-v P\ Xpd-n-p. Ah CSw-I
- nv In-en-tebvp
t\mn. Xm Fsmcp t]Sn-sXm-n-bm-Wv. FmWv In-en-t {]Xo- n-Xv? Hgnp InS-
Inens Xe-bv-embn acns Ae-amdn AS-p-In-S-p. lrZ-b-ns anSnv km[m-cW \nebn-em-hm Ipdijw Ah Ae-am-dn-bpsS ASp-tbvp sNp. GI-tZiw Hcqlw
hv Hcp Xmtm FSpv Xmtm Zzmc-n Cp Xncn-p. hmXn Xpd-p.
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 76

C. lcn-Ip-am

Ahsf kzoI-cn-m-\mbn \ndsb Hgn- Ipn-I \nc-p-\n-p. `wKn-bp Nn{X-f


- ]e he -n-e I n-I. asmc In-bn Am-as appIfpw jp-If
- pw. Fhpw apI-fn-ep Inbn I td IS-em- -If w _n -If
- w. Gh w ASn-bn-es Xv Hgn- -In-S
- . B ]d-ns B[mc-n-\mbn Ah ]c-X -I-bm-bn-c - . hkv{X--f sS ASn-bne w I n-I-f sS CS-bn
w Ah
ho w ho w Xnc- . hn^-e-amb B Xnc-n-ens Ah-km-\-n Ah oWnv In-en-ten-c - . C\n? A
mn-bnp Imcy-an-s-h
- p tXmn. \ta-t\m
]d-Xv icn-bm-bn-cn-mw. Ah Ae-amdn ]qn, P\-e-Sp ]pdp IS-p.
Asb D-dp ImWm-\n-. Ah AIp IS-p. A In-en InS-p-I-bm-Wv.
"Fp ]o At?' Ah ASpp sNp. A Ic-bp-I-bm-tWm. A A shdpsX Ip
Xpdp InS-p-I-bm-Wv. B InSv Ahsf `b-s-Sp-n. Ah tNmZy-am-hn-p.
"Mqw, Mpw.'
"kmc-y-t, \avv Fs-nepw hgn-m-mw. A kmam-[m-\n-q.' Ah-cpsS ASp-n-cpv ]pdw
Xtem-Sn-smv ]Zvan\n ]d-p.
"\avv Hpw-ym-Xm-bnty? \mte- ]dpw hoSpw ]m-b-stcw Dsm Fm-iz-kn-n-cnp-tmfm Cns\
h sNdp--mcpw Btem-N-\ow Bbn hczm?'
"kmc-y, A thh-em-Xn-s-Sm-Xn-cn-p. Fmw t]mhm-\mWv tbm-Kw-mev Ans\ hcpw. thhemXn-s-n-s
.' s]sv Ftm Hmv Ah ]d-p. "At, A Xncp-ta-\nsS Imcyw
]d-bm-dn-t. Rm \msf Cv t]mbn-t\m-ym-tem-m-tem-Nn-ym-Wv.'
"Fn\m?'
"At-l
- n\v Fs-nepw sNm ]tzmv t\mmw. Hp-sy-n \tas\ Hv ]dv
\nm-s\-n-epw.'
"F\nv Cu BtcmKypw hv hcm ]tzm tamsf?'
"th-t, Rms\m-bvv t]mbn t\mmw.'
]mdp-h Hpw ]d-n-.
"Rm Adp-ap-J-t\mSv Fs _v tIn--c-Wwv ]d-bmw. Rms\m-bvv t]mbn t\m-s.'
Hbvv Fhn-sSbpw t]mbn-n-m Ipn-bm-Wv. C\n Fmw H-bvs sNn hcpw. B Adnhv
]mdp-h-sb thZ-\nn-p-I-bm-Wv. FmWv Cn-s\-sbms kw`-hn-m. Bsc-bpw Ip-s-Spm Ah-cpsS \
Zh-hp-ambn Hcp Gp-ap-e
- n\v Ah Xm-dm-bXpan-. AXmbn-cnmw hn[n-n-p--Xv. Hmtcm-c -v Hmtcm hn[n-b-s. AX -t]m
stb Imcy \o . Xnc -ta\n Fs-ne w sNbvXm \m-bn-c - . aIv Xma-kn-m-s\m-cn-S-an-m
Ah Btem-Nn-m h.
"A Fgp-tp.'
]ntv cmhnse Fgp-t DSs\ ]Zvan\n Btem-Nn-Xv Xncp-ta-\n-bpsS Cp t]mIp Imcyam-Wv. AXn sX
In-. \n-lm-b-cm-b-hpw Fhn-sS-\n-s-nepw Hs \oXn
Ins? ]t Xncp-ta-\n-bpsS ASpp sNm \oXn e`n-p-sa Bibw Ah-fpsS a\-n
Fn-s\-bmWv IS-p-Iq-Sn-b-sXv Ah-dn-bn-. A-bpsS kwkm-c-n\n-m-bn-cn-ptam?
cmhnse Fgp-t DSs\ ASp--f-bn ISv \new ASn-p-hmcn ASpv NmWIw sagpIn, Inm{Xw ASp--m-
w sagp-I BgvN-bn sNmbpw shn-bp-ambn Npcp-n-bncp-p. Hcp BNm-c-sa--Xn-\-pdw Bh-iyw-Iq-S
m-bn-cpp AXv. Hcm-gvN-p-n ASpv hnp XpSpw. tZhIn Dm-bn-cp ka-b-p-Xs HmSns ASpv hm
pI Ipdhm-Wv. NmWIw sagp-tI Bh-iy-an-. NqSpw IqSp-Xe
- m-Wv. Hs icn-bm-Wv. ]ntv tdj hmm
]W-sa-ns\ Inp-sa-m-tem-Nn-p-sIm-n-cnp Hcp IpSw-_
- n\v HmSns ASppw AXp-t]m-ep
]pXp-ab
- p-samw kz]v\
- am{X-am-Wv. Npp-ap \ \mbIpSpw-_
- s
- f-mw-Xs hnZyp-On
FSp-n-cn-p-p. cm{Xn-bm-bm Ah-cpsS hop-]-Sn- shn-p tm_p-I \ne-n-d-n-h
N{-s\-tmse {]Im-in-p-Xv ]Zvan\n hop]Sn- t]mbn-\nv t\mmdp-v. X\n-Xn-\p tbmKan-.
Ah ASp-fhmXn-en-eqsS ap-n-d-n. apv aW-en cm{Xn ap s]bvX-Xns \\-hp-v.
Ah ap-aS- n-m Nqen\ -thn hnd-I -] -cb
- n-tebvv \S- . ]d-n Ah \ sh-ss-I
a- Hc-sbsb-t- ]mse Ahsf amSn hnfn-p. Ah ]d-n-tebvp \S-p. sh-s-Sn-I Hc

ASn Dbcw shn-cp-p. s]s-mWv Ah IXv Hcp sNSn-bpsS Ce hncn-bp--Xn-t\m-sSmw


Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 77

C. lcn-Ip-am

sampIfpw Dm-bn-cn-p-p. Ah IuXp-I-tmsS AXp t\mn-\n-p. A-tbmSv ]d-bm-\mbn


Ah HmSn. A Fgp-t-n-n-. Ddw Xs-bm-Wv. AtXm I-Sp InS-p-Ib
- mtWm? Fm-bmepw
_pn-ap-n--. Ah Adp-ap-Js\ hnfn-m HmSn. Dbph Bth-i-n Hcp Ccp-]Xp hbp-Im-cn-bm-Wv
an\n hnkva-cnp. Ah Hcp Fp-h-b-p-Im-cn-bm-hp-I-bm-bn-cp-p.
Adp-ap-J Fgp-t-n-p-m-bn-cp-n-. \oen hnfn--tm Ah thKw Xn-n-S-s-gp-t-p.
"FWo-Sm Ad-ap-Im, then-ev sIm-{mn hnfnvWvv.'
Ftm AXym-hiyImcy-n-\m-bn-cn-p-sa [mc-W-bn Ah Fgp-tv jnp ]pdp ISp.
"Fm sIm{mo?' Ah then--tebvp hp.
"Adp-ap-Jm, s sh-v-I-fv..... Aso th Rms\mcp km[\w Imn--cmw. hcq.'
Ah Xncnv ]-d- n-tm-
- n-tebvv HmSn. t\mp-tm Hcp-am-Xncn Fm sNSn-Ifpw samnp
\n-bm-Wv, Ah-fpsS AXyp-m-l-n tImcn--cn--t]m-se.
"Hm CXn-\mtWm sIm-{mn s C{X t\cs hnfn-sm-WoXv?'
Ah-f sS Dmlw s]s sI , a Jw an.
"s sNSn-Ifv ]qhnm \n\-sm- wty?'
Ad -a -J hm-Xm-bn. Xm Hc s]-I -n-b sS Dm-l-n XWp shw tImcn-sbm-gnp. B sNSn-Ifpw A
Ipnsb kw_-n-t-St- mfw F{X {][m-\s
- -X
- m-sWv
Ah a\-n-em-n.
]Zvan\nsb kw_-n-t-S-tmfw B sNSn-I-fn hncn-bp-Xv DW-nb Bi-IfpsS inJ-cfn s]mn-ap-f-bv
m-p-I-fm-Wv. PohnXw GsX-nepw Imev ]-]n-Sn-p-sa {]Xo- Cu samp-I-fp-ambn Ah At_m-[-]q
_-s-Sp-n-bnp-m-I-Ww.
"Rm shdvsX ]d-Xm sIm-{m-n.' Adp-ap-J Nncn-p-sImv ]d-p. Ah ASp-p-t]mbn
sNSn-I-fpsS Iqp-I ]cn-tim-[n-p.
"]qhv hncn-bm C\ow cmgvN ]nSn-pw. Ah XpSp. "RsS hoos sh Cs{Xympw
Hbcw hn-n-. CXv s]sv hfXv sIm-{m-nsS ip{iqj Imc-Wm. cv t\cw \\-bvvW
v- t?'
XS-n Atmgpw \\-hp-m-bn-cp-p.
"Mpw, cv t\cpw \\-bvpw. FS-bvs-Sbvv IS sN\-n-sm-Sp-pw. ]pgp-sf ]nSnpw.'
"AXm-Wv.' Hcp henb Ip-]n-Sp-w-t]mse Adp-ap-J ]d-p. " AsXmpw sNq-e. \
am-b-tXmm AhvsS ]now \mbn hcvW-Xv.'
]Zvan\n {]iw-kn--s-n-cn-p-p. Ah-fpsS apJw hnI-kn-p.
"Rm\nsm Ihp-n\pw \\-bvvWv-v.'
Adp-ap-J ASp I-n t]mbn-t\m-n. icn-bm-Wv, Ihp-pI-fpsS IS-bv Hmtcm sNdnb
h-n sImp XS--fp-m-n-bn-cn-p-p. Ah Nncn-m XpS-n.
"Ft?' Ah-fpsS apJ-p-\n-dsb tNmZy-.
"sIm-{m-n, Ihp-n\v Cu shsm w t]mc. CXv B\bvv HuWvkvm-nev shw I Sn-m
sImS --W-amcym-Wv.'
"Rms\m sNm? sImf-ov shw tImcn-sm-
- vmWv Rm \\-bvvWXv?' Ah ]cn`-h-tmsS ]d- .
"Hc Xvemw shv tXh-Ww. mse CXn-s\ms \\ Inq. Ih -n\v Cu Inw-t]m-es
XsSm w t]mc.'
Ah icn w ]cn-`h
- n-n-cn- - . B honse D -I
- n-I \-hw Adn-b BfmWv Ad a -J. Gw shv tXhm-\ ]W-sam w Ahc sS In-en-. Fn-s\-sbHv \m-n-sb-S -W
- w, Am-bncw AS-s
- b-ne w hnm InWw Fsms hnNm-cn-n-mWv
Ah C{Xb w Azm-\n-p--Xv. AsXmw Adn-p-sImv Adp-ap-J Cns\ ]d-bp-tmtgm?
"Gw hbvm\v ]sWmpw Svn Adp-ap-Jm. Asm ]d-n-sm Imcyw.'
Adp-ap-Js apJw Kuc-h-]q-am-bn. Ipd-p-t\-cs Btem-N-\bvp tijw Ah ]d-p.
"A klm-bn-ym-sW-nev Rm Gw-m-mw. Znhkqw cmhnse t\cs hv tXhntmbm aXo-tm. sIm-{mn
-pw. sIm{mn vXs tNmbn-p-t\mp.'
"\msf tNmZn-mw. Cv F\nv Xncp-ta-\nsS hon-semv t]mWw.'
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 78

C. lcn-Ip-am
Adp-ap-J Hcp tNmZy-tmsS Ahsf
t\mn.
"Rm Xncnp hnv ]d-bmw. s Hv
_v Ibn hnS-Ww. ]tzm?'
"Fm ]msX? a\- ev hgn t]mW
_vv F-cbvv AXn\v t]mbm sIm{msy _v tIn--nv B hgnbvv
F\nv ]Wnbvv t]mhmw.'
"Rm Xm-dm-hmw.'

Aymbw
]smXv
_v Cs ]Sn-s \nn-p. B ]Sn-p-c-bpsS apn ]Zvan\n
Ipd-p-t\cw t\mn-\n-p. Ah BZy-ambmWv AhnsS Imep-Ip-p--Xv. ]Sn-pc
Hcp henb tIm-Ih
- m-Sw-t]mse Ahsf bs-Sp-n. s]s--h A[o-c-bm-bn. Fp
In- mWv Xm Xncp- t a- \ n- b psS ASptbvp t]mIp-Xv? At-l
- ns \
a\-ns\n tIn-p -I-Y-I Hmn-mtWm, AtXm A ]d ]gb Imcy-
At- l - ns Hm- b n- e p- m- h p- s a
{]Xo- bnemtWm?
]Sn-hm-Xn IS-v k-{]-Xn-jvTbp
A-e-ns a n-se-n-b-tm Ah
\n sXmg -X . Xs PohnXw \m-bn-hcm\mbn klm- b n- m Ah k- tfmSv {]mn-p.
D-dv Nmcp-It- k-eb
- n Xncp-ta\n Ccnp-p-m-bn-cp-p. kwi-bnv \S-p-hcp s]-Ip-nsb I-tm Atlw
\nhn-cp-p.
"Cv tIdn hcmw.'
FXnh-i
- n Itk-eI
- Nqn-mn
Atlw ]d-p. "Ccn-mw.'
]Zvan\n Aev]w aSn-p-sImv \np.
"Ccn-mw. s apn-en-cvtmv sImgsm-pw-y. FhnSvm?'
"]m- X nbsS aIfm Rm. Xmsg
honse tiJ-c \mbcvsS aI.'
IrjvW \q-Xncn Hcp \nanjw \n-_vZ-\m-bn. ]ns ]Zvan\nsb t\mn-smv ]d-p.
"Fn\m tamfv hXv?'
BZyw kwi-bnpw \nnbpw XpS-n-b- kw-kmcw Xncp-ta-\n-bpsS apJ-p-\np e`n t{]mml\w aqew Hcp
sm-gp-m-hm A[nI ka-b-sam w thn-h-n-. Xnc -ta\n Fmw {inp
tIp-I-bm-bn-cp-p. At-l-n\nv Hpw -a-d-p-h-nv Imcy-an-s--hp tXmn. Xm
\oXnbvp thn-bmWv At-l-ns ASpp sNp--Xv. Atm Imcy--fpsS InSv icnpw
Adn-bnm-Xn-cn-p-Xv icn-b.
Ieym-Wn-b hmXn-en-\-Spp hv apc-S\-n.
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 79

C. lcn-Ip-am

"Ieym-Wn-bt- ,' apJw Xncn-msX Xncp-ta\n ]d-p. "Cu Ipn Rm ASvd- n-bW honevymWv. htey X
m-p-Im-cm. Chv IpSn-m kw`mtcm asm-m-q.'
]-ap-fIpw \mc-I-ns Cebpw tN kw`mcw Hcp sam-bn-emn Ieym-Wn-b sImp-hp. Hw sImp-h c
Ip. qfn h mp-I Nqn Xncpta\n ]d-p.
"AXp IpSn-mw.'
]Zvan\nbpsS, tXmcmsX \n ag-t]mse s]bvX kwkmcw \ne-n-cp-p. a\-ns hnkvar-X-amsbmcp `q`m
-Kv Hcp ae-bn-Sn-n-cn--bm-Wv. Xncp-ta\n Iptd-t\cw Hpw ]d-bm-Xn-cp-p. FmWv
]d-tb-Xv? apn Hcp s]Ipn B{i-b
- n-\mbn Xs Dp-t\m-n-sm-n-cn-bvb
- m-Wv. klmb-n-mbn Ahv thsdm-cn-S-tbvp t]mIm-\n-. Ah-fpsS kwkmcw A{Xbvp ka-{K-am-bncp
Ah-fpsS Pohn-X-ns HtcSpw C\n Fgp-XsSm-\n-. Xncp-ta\n msk-Spp kw`mcw H-bnd-n\v IpSn-p
i_vZ-an-msX qfn-t h-tijw Atlw ]Zvan\nsb t\mn.
"Rm sm Fm sNt-Xv?' Atlw sNw ASp-p-hv shn-e-sb-Sp-p. "Fm-m ]dtm-fp.'
]Zvan\n kw`m-c-sa-Spp IpSn-p. Ahv Zml-ap-m-bn-cp-p. Xncp-ta\n shn-e-sb-Spp sRn
Ifv \Jw-sImv Rc-p-I Rc-Sn-sb-Spv Npmp tXbvp-I-bm-Wv.
"Xncp-ta-\nbvv ]sz-n Rv sImdv kabw A\p-h-Znv Xcm \ta-\-t\mSv ]d-b-Ww.'
"kabw A\p-h-Znv Xqv Icp-Xp, Fms \n Fn-\ym-WXv Xncnp sImSp-m
t]mWXv? aqm-bncwv ]db-WXv sNdnb kwJy-.'
"Hpw Ado-y.' Ah
apJw Xmgvn-smp ]dp. "Fs-  nepw hgn
Xpdp Inpwv {]Xot- e mWv Rm Hmtcm
Znhkpw Xn\o-W-Xv.'
B hmp- I Atls hmsX kv]in-p.
Atlw \n- _ v Z - \ m- b n.
AZv`p-X- kw`-hn-p-sap {]Xo--bn Pohnp Hcp s]Ip-n. B
Nnm-KX
- nXs A]-IS- I
- mcn-bmWv F--t-l-n--dnbmw. Fn- s \- b m- W - h
]Ww Xncn-p-sIm-Sp-m
t]mIp-Xv? ]Zvan\n-bpsS
kwkm-c-n\nv
Irjv W \- q- X n- c nbv v
B Xd- h m- S n- s \- - nbpw
_p--sf--nbpw
\smcp Nn{Xw Inn-bn-p-v.
B s]Ip-n-bpsS Ieym
Ww Ign- m am{Xta
Ahsmcp Xmp- mhp. Ipn kp- c n- b m- s Wnepw Ah- c psS Ctm- g
s \ne-bn AX{X Ffp-hp-a
- . Ae-kn-tmb \me
v hnhm-lm-tem-N\
- I
- f
- psS
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 80

C. lcn-Ip-am

IY AhXs ]d-p. C\n Ah-fpsS IeymWw Ign-mqSn B sNdp--m-c\v Ch-cpsS


Am-h hcp-n-h ISw hom Fp Xmev]-cy-amWp-m-hpI?
s]Ipn B m-`n-am-\a
- p Iq-n-em-sW kwkm-c
- n\n a\-n-em-bn. CXn-s-sbmw
Ayw Fn-s\-bm-bn-cn- -sa-tm-tm Atlw sRn.
"tamsf, kam-[m-\m-bn-cn-v. Fs-ne w hgn-m-m-tamv t\mmw. \ta-t\ms\ Rm Adnb w. kwkm-cn
]Zvan\n Fg -tv At-l-ns Im \a-kvI-cn- .
"Fg -tv tamsf. \ns \msf-mWv?'
"ImnI.'
"\mbn hc w. C\n-Xv \ Imem-Wv. tamsf, Fs kzw A-s\-tmse Ic Xym aXn. Fsne w Bh-iy-s-n
icn-bm-h w. H -IqSn Ie-n-sfn-bm-\vv.'
"Rm Cd-s Xnc -ta\n?'
"DuW I-gn-n t]mbm asXy-nev A-s\-bm-hmw.'
"th A H-bvm-Wv. F\nv AsS Imcy-nev \ t]Sn-v.'
"Xncp-\m-hm aqns\ Hv ImWn-ym-bn-cvnty?'
]Zvan\n Hpw ]d-n-.
"\nsS CjvSw. t]mhm hc-s.'
Xncp-ta\n AI-p-t]mbn Hcp Ih-dp-ambn Xncn-p-h-p. B Ih Ah-fpsS In hp-sImv
Atlw ]d-p. "CXp sImpt]mIp.'
AXp ]W-am-sW--hp a\-n-em-bn.
"AXp th Xncp-ta-\n. Rm CsXmpw {]Xo- n- hXv.'
"ssI \op. A XczmWvv IcpXn hmp. \n-m-h-iym-hpw.'
Ah ssI\on AXp hmn, Hcn-qSn Xn-cp-ta-\n-bpsS Im \a-kvI-cn-p.
"Fgp-tp.' ssI Ah-fpsS Xe-bn hv A\p-{K-ln-p-sImv Atlw ]d-p. "\mbn hcs.'
"cma \mb-sc, Cu Ipnsb Hv _v tIn hnSp. Csm h _pwtm?'
tImem-bn At-e
-
- Ccn-p-Ib
- m-bn-cp- cma \mb \ne-p-\nv Fgp-tp hv Dd-p LSn-Im-c-n t\mn.
"thKw t]mbm ARvP-en-v.'
cma \mb ]Zvan\nsb _ -Ib
- n Xncn- -h
- t- m Xnc -ta\n I-S
- n-cn-b
- m-bn-c - . Abm
Nhn- -In Ime -c-bv i_vZw tIv Xnc -ta\n I X d- .
"cma cmhn-ses t]mbnv hS-t-mvse \ta-t\m-t\mSv Hn-t{XSw hcm ]d-b-Ww.'
"Hm.' cma \mb kwi-bn- -sImv ]d- . "Abm-sfmc PmXn a\ -jy\m Xnc -ta-\n.'
"Bbvtms cmam. \tmcv am{X temIw Fn\ sIm w. ag-hn-n\v Fm s\dqw ths?
Abm-tfmSv Cv Xs hcm ]td-Ww.'
"ASn-b.'
"Ieym-Wn-bt?'
"Hm....'
"In shf-n-tmfp.'
Xncp-ta\n Nn-bn-em-bn-cp-p. Xd-hm-Sp-If
- psS ]X-\w. `q\n-baw am{X-a AXn\p Imc-Ww. hnP-btat\m-s\-tm-ep--hc sS I -gn PohnXw AXn
\ Bw Iq -I-bm-W -m-b-Xv. Fmw Ignv
IjvSs
- -S -h
- tcm Fh w Xmsg-b Xe-a -d. ]Zvan\n-b sS a Jw I-a -n\n ad-b -n-. hfsc-m-ew-a v Xs
w Hm h-tm Atlw {]mn-p. Cuizcm Fns\-sb-nepw \mbn hc-s.
\tat\m hXv D Xncn-m-bn-cp-p. Xncp-ta\n D-bp-dw Ignv D-d-n-cpv Nmb
IpSn-p-tm-gmWv Abm Ib-dn-h--Xv. HXpp-I Ibdnsmn-cn-s Abm tNmZn-p.
"Xncp-ta\n Fn-\m-Wmthm At\z-jn-Xv?'
"Ccn-q. ]d-bmw.'
Abm Xncp-ta-\n-bpsS FXn-cmbn C Itk-e-bn Ccp-p.
"aI Csm FhnSym?'

Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 81

C. lcn-Ip-am

"Ah a{Zm-knem Xncp-ta-\n. Fn-\o-b-dnMv Ign HSs\ t]mb-X-s. Csm \mep sImmbn
tPmen-sb-Sp-zm.'
"\ iw_-sfm-s-mhpw As?'
"Mm, tami-y. Ah\v I\n amd-Ww-sm-s-v.'
"Ft C I\n tamimtWm?'
"tamim-bn--. Hbv hcm\v Ah-kcw sImd-hms{X?'
"h s]I -o\nw t\mvWvtm?'
"t\m-Ww, C\n GXm-bme w tPmen amdov aXo-n-m.'
"Ahs\ ChvsS sIm-Xv Hmtm?'
"Hm-eym-Xn-cntym Xncp-ta-\n. AhvSvt Ahs\ c n-Xv?'
Pohn-X-n ad-m Nne A\p-`-h--fp-v. AXn-sem-m-W-Xv. ]{p sImw apm-Wv. Hcp
Rmb-dmgvN Icp-W Abh-s Ipn-It- fm-sSmw HmSnfn-p-Ib
- m-bn-cp-p. s]sv Imen
Ftm Ipnb-t]mse tXmn-b-s{X. h apf-bpsS Btcm asm Ib-dn-b-Xm-bn-cn-p-sap IcpXn
Ah {in-n-. Ipd-p-I-gn--tm thZ-\bpw IS-nepw IqSn. Ap-an-\p-n-\p-n Ah
t_m[w sIS -Ib w sNbvX . I n-I-fmtcm BWv kwibw ]d-Xv ]m ISn--Xm-bn-cn- -sa-v,
ImcWw Ah Ifn-n-c ]d-nse Nn-eI
- n-Sb
- n-eqsS Hc henb ]mv Cg- -t]m-I -X
- h
-
In-c - .
Ic -Ws\ DSs\ AS - Bi -]-{Xn-bn sIm -t]m-bn. a dn-hmb ]cn-tim-[n tUmIvS
]m ISn-XmsW ]d- . AhnsS C--\ ac -n-s w DSs\ SuWnse Bi -]-{Xnbn-tebv sIm -t]mXmeq-m-i -]{- Xn-bn sIm t]mbn. tUmIvS C-
sImS - . Ic -Ws tZlw BsI \oe X S-n-bn-c - .
"Fgm ]mv ISn-Xv?' tUmIvS tNmZn- .
cmhnse F -a-Wn-bvm-sW ]d--tm Atlw I td No ]d- . C{X-t\cw Ft
sNbvXn-c --sX tNmZn- . Ac aWn-q Ign-n w bmsXm-c-\--h -an-s I-tm
tUmIvS ]d- .
"C\n H w sNm ]n-, sImtm-bvtm-f . sshIn-tm-bn.'
aIs ico-ch w aSn-bnhv Bi -]{Xn hcm--bn hmhn Ic-Xv \ta-t\m\v Ctmg w
Hm-bp-v. AXn-\n-S-bvmWv Btcm ]d-Xv Xncp-ta-\n-bpsS ASpv t]mbnt\mm-sa-v. `mKyn\v Bip-bn-tebvv GtXm tcmKnsb sImp-h Im Inp-Ibpw sNbvXp.
Xncp-ta\n Icp-Ws\ ]cn-tim-[ntijw Xe-bm-n. AXns A-sa-m-sWv \ta-t\m\v
a\-n-em-bn-. At-l
- ns apJw Kuc-ha
- p-X
- m-bn-cp-p. cma\m-b sImp-h acpv apdn-hmbnepw \ndp-I-bnepw aqnepw ]pc-n-b-tijw Atlw
-nb tZl-n\p apn [ym\\n-c-X-\mbn Ccp-p. kmh-[m-\-n kqcy C-ns tap-cbvp ]nn ad-
Atmgpw [ym\-\n-c-X-\mbn I-Sv N{aw-]-Snncn--bm-bn-cp-p. Xncp-ta-\n-sbbpw Ne-\-an-msX
]pm-bn InS-p aI-t\bpw t\mn \ta-t\m Ic-bp-Ib
- m-bn-cp-p. shbn an, cma\mb \ne-hn-f-n Ipd-p-IqSn F-sbm-gnp amdn \np.
Nppw Ccp-n-p-S
- n. D-dv Hcp kv{Xo \ne-hn-fp sImp-h
- p-h
- p. Xncp-ta\n Ip Xpd-p.
"sImp-t]m-Imw. Ipdp Ign-m FWo-pw. cm{Xn Dd--cp-Xv. Ign-m Hpw sImSp--cp-Xv.
` Ww thWw-sms ]d-bpw. mepw sImSp-c
- p-Xv. Hdm A\ph-Zn. \mtfbvv icn-bmbn-tm-fpw.'
Atlw Fgp-t-p. Icp-W Aev]w A\-ntbm? Am \ne-hn-f
- ns Xncn Cf-Ip-X
- p-sImv
tXmn-b-Xm-bn-cn-ptam? A, Icp-W icnpw A\-n, ssII Iptds Nenn-p.
\-ta-t\m Btem-Nn-p-I-bm-bn-cp-p. ]{p sImw apv \S Imcy- Cse \S-t]m-se. Av HmSnp-ta-\n-bpsS Im hoWXv Hm-bp-v.
"Xncp-ta\n Fn-s\-sb-nepw s tams\ c n-W
- w. s kzv apgp-h Ahn-Sp-tbvv Xcmw,

mepw s tams\ -c- n--Ww.'


cma \mb apv ]pmb hncnv Ipnsb InS-m ]d-p.
"Ct{Xw s\temw ]dpw sImv Rm Fp sNm\m?' Ingp ]Sn-m-dmbn InS-nb IpnbpsS Im`m-Kv N{aw
tm Xncp-ta\n ]d-p. At-l
- ns apJw Kmw`ocyw \nd-Xm-bn-cp-p.
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 82

C. lcn-Ip-am

"Av \nfv ]d-sXms Hmtm


ta\\v?'
{]Xn-^e
- a
- mbn Atlw hmn-bXv shn-eb
- psSbpw AS-bvb
- p-sSbpw Hw hp-sIm-Sp H
Ddp-nI \mWyw am{Xw.
"Av Xncp-ta\n s BsI Hc k-Xnsb
BWv cn- - X v . Cg w Xnc - t a\n F ]dme w Rm sNbvX -X-c w.'
"Rm\ \nsS tams\ cn-Xv Cu km-hnevs \mK--fm-Wv. kXy k--fmWv. \sS Poh c n-mwv B
k-Xnm AsXmcp Icm-dm-Wv. ]ns \fv
kXy-n\pw \oXnbvpw hncp-m-bn-smpw
sNn- mv Icm- d v . Asm \v s S Pohn- X nepw \fv ipow kXypw ]men--Ww. B
Icmdv \fv sXn--WXv Ahcv s]mdp-n-.'
"Xncp-ta\n Rm kXy-n\pw \oXnbvpw
hncp-m-bn-smpw sNbvXn-n-.'
"Xmsg-d-
- nse hnP-bta-t\ms\ Adntbzm?
Bfv acnp t]mbn.'
"Adnbmw Xncp-ta-\n.'
"AbmfvsS ASvvv sImdv ]Ww Inm-mbn-cpp As?'
"AsX.' \ta-t\m hfsc kq nv hm
p-I D]-tbm-Kn-p. hgn-bn-se-hn-sStbm A]ISw hmp-If
- psS cq]-n ]Xp-n-bn-cn-p-psv Abmp tXmn.
"Hcp t{]mt\mpw AhcvsS hons B[mcpw AbmfvsS Iov hmn-h-n-vs?'
"AsX, Xncp-ta\n Fs-nepw Hcp tcJ-ymsX cm-bncw Ddp-nI As\ sImSp-m ]tzm?'
"icym-Wv. ]t C B hon-evXv AbmfvsS k J-eymsX sIS-W s]f w ac -aI
- f w am{XmWv. Abmfv ]Ww hmoXv a g -h I Sn-m\ w s]-hn-j-b-n\v tho w BWv. cma\m-b-cv
CmWv FtmSv Cu Imscyms ]d--Xv. \mn-sems ]mm-W-s{X. \nfv Adn-bm-Xn-cn-sym w-t- m. ]
ob w aIf w Cv ]n-Wn-bn-em-Wv. C\n tIdn-n-S
- m Hc s]tcwIqSn Cym-m-es Ah FmWv? \nfv C-se- A-hsc I-v kwkm-cn-X
- n\v tijw B ]mhw
kv{Xo FWo-n-n-.'
\ta-t\m H w ]d-bmsX Ccn- -I-bm-Wv. hm-smc I S -n-emWv h s]-Xv.
I d- -t\-cs au\-n\ tijw Xnc -ta\n tNmZn- .
"\nv Fs-ne w ]d-bm-\ tm?'
\ta-t\m a c-S\
-
- n. hc \mhv \\-bvm I d Dan-\o-cn-\mbn Abm {ian- -Ib
- m-Wv.
"Rm An-s\ym w Dt-in-n-n-.'
"m \nfv Dt-in-nm ]d-Xvv Ahv a\-n-em-bn-n-.'
"Xnc -ta-\n, Rms\-mWv sN-Xv?'
"\msf cmhn-se-s B honev t]mbn B t{]mt\m w B[mc w Xncn sImS - -I. Ahv
GsX-ne w Imev Xncn Xcm ] -sa-n ]Ww Xncn- -X-c w. CsXmw \nv kzbw
tXmov sN-Ww. Hc Imcy-ne w Rm \n-nvWvey.'
"Rm Xncp-ta\n ]td-W-t]mse sNmw. C\n Ahcv ImcWw s tam\v Hcp im]w-m-h-.'
"icn, Imntbm kwmtcm thXv?'
"Hpw th Xncp-ta-\n. Av Hpw hnNm-cn--cp-Xv.'
"C. t]m k-{]-Xn-jvTb
- nev Hcp ]q shv sXmgpXv s]mbvtm-fp. Hcp {]mb-n-m-bn-tm-s.'
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 83

C. lcn-Ip-am

Aymbw
Ccp-]Xv
Xncn-p bm{X-bn ]Zvan\n kp-jvS-bm-bn-cp-p. Xncp-ta-\n-tbmSv kzw A-t\m-sS t]mse
Hc-Spw tXmn. ap-
- f
- n-te-sX-nepw Hn An-s\-bm-bn-cn-W
- w. At-l
- n\v Xtm-Sp
hmeyw Hcp IpfnIm-mbn ]nXp-Sc
- p- . Xnc -ta\n Fs-ne w sNm-Xn-cn-n-. I d Imes
CS-sb-ne w Inn-bm c-s- . A-bpsS Imew Ignbp-X
- p-hs
- c-sb-n-epw. ]nstbm? B tNmZyw
D-c-an-msX InS--s. Fm tNmZy-pw Dcw In-W-sa \nw ]nSn-p--sX-n-\mWv.
Asb D-dp In-. ASp--f-bn Fs-nepw ]Wn-sb-Sp-p-I-bm-bn-cn-pw. In-Ip-Snpthm Bthm. D
-m-hpw. Fc aWnbvv _v tmn-se--W-sa-Xp-sImv ` -W-samw hn-m-hm-sap hnNm-cn-p. A A
p-n-. Ah
Fgp-t-n-n-sp a\-n-em-bn.
"Fp ]o At, Fm sIS--WXv?'
InS-bv-bn-en-cpv A-bpsS ssI XS-hn-smv Ah tNmZn-p.
"h.' oWn kzcw.
"Rm thKw In sIm-cmw. Xncp-ta\n \ta-\-t\mSv kwkm-cn-mwv ]d-n-vv. Fmw
icn-bmhpw At.'
Ah ASp--f-bn t]mbn Hcp Ip ]nm-W-n In hnfn sImp-h-p.
"At FWo-p.'
adp-]Sn "h' F H hmp -am-{Xw.
"Cuizcm!' Ah t]Sn-n-cp Imcy- C{X thKw ASp-s-ntbm? Ah A-bpsS ssI
]nSnv Fgp-tn-m {ian-p. A Fgp-tp-n-. Ah In-en Ccpv A-bpsS Xe
aSn-bn-tebvp hp-bn kv]qWpsImv In HgnpsImSp-p. Xncp-ta-\n-bp-am-bp-mb
kwkmcw apgp-h hnh-cnp. Hcp {]Xn-I-c-Whpw C. Hpw A-bpsS a\-n Gim--t]m-se.
Hgn In-nw ASp-f
- b
- n sImp-t]m-bn-hv Ah \nev shdpsX Npacpw Nmcn Ccpp. ASp-n I\ Nmc-n-S- n-bn Xmgvp
S-bvsmcp Imv hmXn-enqSn ISp
hcp-tm AXv Xnf-pw. Iptd t\cw AXpw t\mnbncp--tm Ahv Hcp Imcyw a\-n-embn. Fn-s\bmWvv
Xm ad-n-cn-p-p.
Xncp-ta\n X Ih Hm hp. h DSs\ Asb At\z-jn-Xp ImcWw AXp Xpdp
t\mm ]n-bn-. Ah Fgp-tv AI-p-t]mbn Ih FSpp Xpd-p. ]ns ]p t\mpI. \qdp-dp-n-I.
pw ]Ww X-Xv. GXm-bmepw Hcp amks Nnehn\v
AXp aXn-bm-hpw.
Ah then- \nv \oensb hnfnv tIi-h sshZysc hnfn-m Bh-iy-sp. Adp-ap-Jt\m
Nmtbm ]Wn-Ig
- nv Fp-tm Bdp-aW
- n-sb-nepw Bhpw. A{Xbpw sshIn-tWm? t]mcm-Xn\v A{Xbpw sshIn-bm sshZy Cp hcp-I-bp-m-hnhb-m-bn-t. ImgvN-p-d-hp-ap-v.
"hym-{m-nbvv Fp ]o?'
"Ado-. A sIS-z-ym-Wv. sshZysc C-s hnfn-p-sIm--cp.'
Dbvp tijw tIi-h sshZy hv Asb ]cn-tim-[n-p. \mUn ]nSn-p-t\m-n-smv
Atlw tNmZnp
"Fm a\-n\v h shj-apw-mtbm Abvv? Fs-nepw Imcy-nev thh-em-Xn-stSzm asm
sNbvtXm?'
"a\-n\v shj-a
- ym GXv ImemWv Abvv
- m-bn-vXv? Bh-emXn ]dbW kz`mhw ] w
Ctm. Fmw a\-nev shv s]mI-b-v w.'
"AXmWv {]iv\w. A-\tm-csS nXn IjvSm. adnv sImtd Bh-emXn-s-m AtXmsS
Ign . Fm-bme w Rms\mc Ijmbw Fg XvWvv. Hc K fn-Iow. K fnI Hcukv Ijm-b
- nev

Nmenv aqv t\cw sImS --Ww. Ijmbw Xm-dm-b-Xs sshZy-imteev hmm In w. sImdv
Imew ]nSn w icn-bmbn hcm. Biv]{- Xoev sImtm-bm sImd- w-IqSn thK-nev icymbn In w.
ChnsS AXn-s\m-s Bf wamf w-tm--dn-q-Sm.'
]Zvan\n Hc \o b -n\p Xm-dmbn \np. Adp-ap-J hm sshZy-imebn-tebvp ]dPqsse Unkw-_ 2

C. lcn-Ip-am

-b
- W
- w. \oenbvp t]mhm ]n-. Ah ]c-am-h[n t]mbn-p-Xv sXt shp-hg- n-bn-te-bvmWv. AhnsS ]q
hmcn-sb-Sp I hnm shn-p-m-hpw. an
hmm Atmp t]mI Bh-iy-an-. aoIm-c amnf \mep aWn-tbm-Sp-IqSn ]mf-s-cn-p-anv
sImbpw Xe-bn-ten Iqn-smv hc-n-eqsS HmSp-p-m-hpw. B Iqv hfsc Zqsc\np
tIpw. AXp tIm kv{XoI Nn-bp-ambn hons ]pd-n-dn \npw. ]ns \oen ]pd-nd-pI Rmdv \S
X-am-Wv. AXm-Is ap s]p--fpsS H-am-Wv. Ah Hcntmepw SuWn t]mbn-n-.
\msf Rmb-dm-gvNb
- m-Wv. Adp-ap-J A-t\bpw Iqn G-ap-m-m-sav ]d-n-cp-p. AXn\v
Fs-nepw km[-\- hmtn hcptam F-dn-bn-. Fm-bmepw Xncp-ta\n X ]Ww Dtm.
kybvv hnfp sImfp-p-Xn-\p-apv ]Zvan\n Hcp sam-bn sh-sa-Spv A-bpsS apJw
\\psImSp-p. Hcp tXms-Spv XpS tijw `kva-saSpv s\n-bn sXmSo-p. hnfp
sImfpn Ah A InS-p-n-Sp ImWn-p. Zo]w, Zo]w Fp-cp-hn-p-sImv Ah \ne-hn-fpambn Ad-b-I
tZ-h-X-Isf shfnw ImWn-p. ]qPbpw \nth-Zyhpw Hp-an Ctm.
Ah apS-msX hnfp ImWp-I-sb-nepw sN-s. D-d-s-n-b-tm Adp-ap-J app
\np-Ib
- m-Wv. hnfp I-tm Ah sXmgp-Xp. Ah Xpf-kn-d- b
- n Xncn-hv hnfv tImembn \Sp-hnembn hp.
"A sIS-n-em-bom tXm-WXv.'
"Xosc FWo-m ht?'
"MqwMpw.'
"acvv hmn-sm--cmw. sshZy-imemcv t\cs IS AS-bvpw.'
"icn. Xncp-ta-\nsS AhnsS t]mb hnti-j--sfms hnv ]d-bmw.'
]Zvan\n cm{Xn Iptd t\cw Dd-msX InS-p. A Dd-p-Ib
- m-Wv. Asb kw_n-t-St- mfw
C\n {]iv\--sfm-p-an-. As-n {]iv\--sf-n Ah t_m[-h-Xn-bm-hp-n-. A{Xbpw \-Xv.
As-n Xm\pw AXn-s\-n C{X Btem-Nn-n-sp Inm-\mWv? Adp-ap-J\v Xncp-ta-\nsb \ hnizmk-am\ta-t\m-t\mSv ]dv Imcy- icn-bm-p-sav Ah Ddp hniz-kn-pp. Xncp-ta-\nbvv Ans\ ]e A
n-hp-I-fp-ap-sv Ah ]d-p. Cv ]mpIv btYjvSw apdn-Ip-n-sems IS-m-as{X. kzw Ipn-I
Wv Atlw
Ah-tcm-sSms s]cp-am-dp-X
- v. a\-bv\nv Bpw Hcp km[-\hpw Ip sImp-t]m-hm ]n. {ian-m apn ]mp-I {]Xy- -ssW-n cmhnse
Xncp-ta\n DWv hcp--Xp-hsc I apX-ep-ambn AhnsS \nt-nhcpw.
cmhnse Ipfn Ignv app-Spv D-ds hmXn Xpdv tImem-bn-tebvp IS--tm-gmWv
]Sn-IS- v \ta-t\m hcp-Xv IXv? Adp-ap-J ]d amXncn kw`-hn-pthm? C{X t\cs?
Abm ]Sn-ta sNcn--gn-p-hv D-dp Ib-dn.
"Asb Hv hnfntym?'
"Ccn-q.' apJv i{Xp-X-sbmpw ImWn-m-Xn-cn-m {in-p-sImv ]Zvan\n ]d-p. "A
sIS-zm-Wv, FWo-m ]pwv tXmvWn-.'
"F\n-smv IqsS?'
]Zvan\n kwi-bn-p.
"Cse \nfv hv t]mb-Xn\v tijm Abvv Xosc hm-Xm-bX
- v. C\ow Cv hopw Im
F-\ym-hpw--dn-bn-.'
"C, Rm Hpw ]d-bvWvey. Hv Iv Cu B[mcw Av Gev]nty thp.'
\ta-t\ms In-ep ]{X--S-em-n s]mXn IS-em-k sIv Ah Atm-gmWv {inp--Xv.
"hcp.'
Abm InS-d- bvp apn kwi-bnp \np. ]Zvan\n AI-p-t]mbn A-bpsS taapv icnbmn ]d-p. "At
Imv hn-vv, Hv ImW-Ww-s{X.'
Abm AIp IS-p. In-en InS-p cq]s I-tm Abmv hnj-aa
- m-bn. Abm
C{X-sbmpw {]Xo- n-n-. ]Ww ISw sImSp-p-Xv Abm-fpsS I-hS- a
- m-Wv. AXn-\n-Sb
- n BmtcmSv hrn-tI-Smbn s]cp-am-tdnhcm-dp-v. A{X-sbm-stb Dt-in-p- .
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 85

C. lcn-I -am

"]m-Xn-b-t, CXm \nsS B[mcw sImvv-v.'


Abm \on-b- B-[mcw hmm Ign-bmsX
Ah aIsf t\mn.
"Abv v ssI s]mn- m shj- a wv v
tXmp-Wp.' ]Zvan\n ]d-p.
Abm B[mcw ]Zvan\nbvv \on.
"CXm CXv B[m-cw, CXv t{]mt\m-m-Wv. cpw
Xncnv Xczm-Wv. Fs-nepw \nv Ign-hvm-msW-nev ]Ww Xncnv Xt-bvv. cm-bncw Ddp-nIym-Wv
h. samX-evXs Rm
\n-n-vWn-.' Abm ]mdp-h--tbmSv ]dp. "kam-[m-\mbn Ccn-p. Rm Fs-nepw
hn[-n iey-s-Sp-o-vs-n an--Ww.'
Abm Ahsc sXmgpXv ]pd-n-d-n.
"tamsf, Hpw hnNm-cn--cvXv. CXns t]cn
n Fs i]n-sympw AcvXv. Rm t]ms?'
]Zvan\n Xe-bm-n. B[m-chpw t{]mt\mpw In
]nSnv Ah D-d
- p-Xs \np. Adp-ap-J ]d-Xp-t]m-se-s Bbn Imcy-. Ah C{Xsbmpw {]Xo- n-n-. ]c-am-h[n,
Ipdv kabw Inpw Ft Icp-Xn-bp-q. Ah
Xnc -ta-\nsb a\- -sImv {]W-an- .
Ad -a -J hons ]nn \nv hc - -m-bnc - . \tat\m ]Sn-bn-d-n-tm-I -X Itm Ah ]Z
tNmZn- .
"Ad -a -J ]d t]mse--s, Abmfv B[mtcmw t{]mt\m w sIm- , ]Ww Dsm
Xm-a-Xov ]d- . ]en-i-sbm w thm-s{X.'
Ad -a -J\v AZv` -X-sam- -a -m-bn-. Xnc -ta\n AX w AXn-e- -dh w sNm {]m]vX-\m-sWv
Ah--dn-bmw.
"A hn-vv. Rfv Gw-m-W ]Wo-em. Imev \mm \mev samf sh-Ww. _mnsbms shd-Ivs]m-tc-ev
S ImW w-v. G-sm ]mb-sm-tc-evm-h wv ]d- . AX w t\m-Ww. Rm hoo-tmbn sImdv NqSn-sIm-cmw.'
]Zvan\n D-d
- p-IqsS apd-dt- -bvn-dn Ipfc-bn-tebvp \S-p. Nm hnd-Ip-]p-cb
- n\nv
FSpp-sIm-p-h km[-\--sfmw ]cn-tim-[n-p-I-bm-bn-cp-p.
"CXvs\mpw tISv ]o-vey sIm-{mty. G-sm ]mbstcev Nmbv]n-ep-m-hpw. Rm
FSp-p-sIm--cmw. hey-{m-nbvv F-s\v?'
"hyXym-skm-pw-ey. Ijmbw sXmS-o--t- .'
"icn-bm-h w, sIm-{mn shj-an--.'
Nm tX -sIm-s
- b-S -m ]m-b
- -cb
- n t]mbn. Hc sXtme shn a g -h\
- mbn saSv
hen-sbmc sIm-b -mn hn- -v. C\n AXn I -I-jvW-f w a I g-X w \ndv Xqa -m- w. Nm
"sIm-{mn CXn\v tIsSm w ]o-vey. Hcokw sImf-nev Xmgvn CS-Ww. Hv I Xn-cm-\mWv,
Aso tNm-m-h w. nv HW-y-tijw Ioe-Snm aXn. ]ns H w tNm-m-hn-. Ioev shdIv
s]mtc-evm-h w. Csn s s]tcevv. sN-t\mSv sIm-cm ]d-bmw. Imevm-m \mev samf
thWw. ASn-b AXv shov hcmw.'
a f-b sS \me Ime -I I f-n \mn AXn-t-emWv \n tXhm-\ ]e-I-bn-S --Xv. AhnsS-\nv Ic-b
vv Icn-\mn- h- -sIm-S - w.
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 86

C. lcn-I -am

G- ns ]Wn Ign- tm
A\ w aI\ w IqSn Nme -I \nn-p,
Ihp-n\v XSw Iqn, ]--dnbvv \\bvm-\mbn Hcp Ipgn-bp-m-n. AXn
shw \nd-m _- -sImv a n- \\-bv -I-bt th . ]Zvan\nbvv Xr]vXn-bm-bn. ]Wn Ign-t- m
Bd aWn. D-hsc I f-n Xmgvnbn G-sm DW-n-sb-S --Xn
Io tXbv ]Wn aIs\ Gev]nv
Nm ]d- .
"sIm-{m-o, Nm t]mWv. sN
\msf-smv hv tXhntmf w.'
"Nm Hc an\ v \nq. Rm ]Wsa-S -nv hcmw. F{Xym Iqen?'
"Iqseyms ASn-b ]ns hmntmfmw sIm-{m-n. B sN\v Fm
thXvm sImS -tm-f .'
Abm Hn\ w Im -\nmsX
\S- - t ]m- h - I - b m- W v . Hc tXm a Svv tXmfn asmc tXm
a n\ -aosX ssItm- -ambn Aev]w
Iq\n- q\n \S- - t ]m- I B a\ jys\ ]Zvan\n AZv` -X-tmsS t\mn\n- . Ah ]Sn-msd a \S- . AhnsS tX -sIm Ioe-Sn-tijw hnd-I -] -c-bn DW-m-\mbn
Xqn-bn-S -I-bm-bn-c Ad -a -J.
"\msf Rm t\cs hcmw sIm{m-n. \avv tX - sXm-S-mw. sIm{m- nbv v shw Xncn- m- s
Adntbm? Rm ]d Xcmw.'
"Ahv AX I-tXm-bp-v.
Nm tXhm XpS- n- b m ]Zv a n\n
Nmen t]mbn \npw. shw Hc
s]c -m-n-s\-tmse Hg In hc -tm
Ah AXn\ - a - n HmS w. Nm
hnfn ]d-b - -m-h w.
"]Wv s]mn-s sIm-{m-ty-bv.'
Asmw Ad -a -J-\m-bn-c sh
w Xncn-m-dv. Ah Hmtcm XS-ne w
Bh- i y- n\ shw Ib- d n- b m
AS Ih -ns XS-n-tebvv X d - h n- S w. AX \nd- b m- s \- S -
kabw Ah ]Zvan\n-b -ambn kwkm-cn w. AsXmw hj- -a -m-bn-c . PohnXw Atmg w Cc hgn-b
n-n- -m-bn-c -n-.
Ad -a -J Ahs ssItmv hndI -] -c-bn sh .
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 87

C. lcn-I -am

"Asm \msf hcmw.'


"Ad -a -Jm, \nq, F{Xym Iqeov ]db . s Inev Imivv.'
"A\v sImS -m.'
"]ns hmmwv ]d-nv H t]m-v t]mbn.'
"Bmcvv ]Ww thm-mev Fm sNm?'
"AX t]ms Ad -a -J\v F{Xym Xc-Xvv ]d-bq.'
"AXs ]d-Xv Bmcvv ]Ww thm-m Fm sNm?'
Ad -a -Js i_vZ-n hm-ey-ap-m-bn-cp- . Hc sNdnb I nsb sImn- -X t]msebmWv Ah AhtfmS
-Xvv. ]Zvan\n-bv hnj-aa
- m-bn. B A\ w aI\ w cmhnse Gg a-Wnbv a v Fn tPmen X S-n-b-Xm-Wv. Ctm kabw Bd-c. AX sc c -t]c w ITn-\mzm\w Xs-bm-bn-cp-p. Dbvv  Ww sImSp-m ]n-bn-. Ah hon t]mbn Ign
- mWv
sNbvX-Xv. Fmw Ignv t]mIp-tm Iqen-hm-mIqSn Iqm-p-n-.
"Cn-\ym-bm icn-bm-hn sItm. cp-t]cpw Fs-nepw hm-Ww.'
"Bh-iym-hptm tNmZn-m-tmsc?'
"\n-sfs IjvS-s-Sp-Xzm-Wv.'
"Rm ]oSn-tIev t]mWvv. Fs-nepw hmm\vtm?'
"C.'
Adp-ap-J t]mb tijw In-ep t\mp-I ]nSn-p-sImv Ah Iptd t\cw Ccpp. Nppw
Ccp-n-p-Sn. Fhn-sS-\ntm t\cnb XWp-p Imv hoin. Fhn-tStbm ag s]p-t- ]m-se. Xs
tXm-em-bn-cn--Ww. hnfp sImfp-n-bn-s-v Hm h-tm Ah CS-\m-gn-I-bpsS Ccp-ntebvv Duf

Aymbw
Ccp]smv
hnP-tb-s ]Xn-\m-d-Sn-b-n-c-n\v t]mb-XmWv -ho-n-ev. As bm{X `m-hns hon-tebvp Ah-k
-aXn Xo-bm-n-bn-c - . B hoSv Ahsf kw_-n-t-Stmfw Fm {]Xo- I
- f
- p-sSbpw a-cW
- h
- oSm-Wv. B hon hmWv mhv aZy-]\
- m-bX
- v. B hon
hmWv Atlw kv{XoI-fn Bk--\m-b-Xv. Xs IqsS-bm-bn-cpp Xma-kn-n-cp--sX-n
CsXmpw kw`-hn-p-am-bn-cp-n-s-v A-hp tXmn. At-l-n\p th-sXmw Xs Inep-mbn-cp-p.
\v No hgn-bn-eqsS \S ?
X-amWv \mn ]mmb Imcy- ]d X-Xv. \mvImcv C-s\yms ]d-bvWv-{msy
F a J-h -c-b -ambn Ah ]d- X S- - .
"tZh-Inbvv hoS w ]d w shdvsX sImS --Xmm ]dv tI-W-Xv. Hmfv ]td-WXv X{m
Svvv Imi -sImSvv hmo-Xm-m. HmfvsS ASvs-hnSym C{Xow Imivm-h-WXv? Hmfv X{mSv-ym-bnamtfmcv ]tdWv tI-Wm-Xm-{m-o. Hs Hmtcm-evcv ]d-vm-W-Xm-tWm w sXcn-bqe. X{m HmfsS ho
vv s]mmdvvs{X. B X I w
sNhow-ymsX sIS-z-t.'
X-ns In-I Sn Ign-b --X -hsc IYm-I-Y\w X S-c w. Hc Znh-k-t-bv Atem-kc-s
- fmw hk -aX
- nbvv sImS - -sImv Ah t]mI w. Ah sXt sh -hg- n-bn-e B hoSv
Hm w. IeymWw Ign Imev Ah Hcn- AhnsS t]mbn- -v. B honse hmS-I-m-c
Hgn sImS --tm hoSv hrn-bm-nm-\mbn hnP-tb- t]mbXmWv. Ahf w Hw t]mbn.
Hc _p-hns hon DuWp Ign-m-sa-t-n-cp-p. t]mIp hgn-bvm-bn-cp--Xp-sImv B
Imcyhpw \S-m-sap Icp-Xn-. sNdnb hoSv. aqp apdn-I-fp-v, Hcn-S-\m-gn-I-bpsS Av ASp-f.
ASp-f henb Hm-bn-, ]t Ahn-Sps InS-d Ah Ctmgpw Hmp. B hon ASn-pXfn \S-n-bn-cp
bn-cpp Xma-kw. Ahsc hnfn-p-sIm-p-h-p. Hcp
aWn-q-dn-\p-n tPmen-sbmw Ign- . Ahv Iqen-sIm-S ]d--b- . C\n sshImsX
t]mhmw F ]d-b -tm-gmWv hnP-tb- thsd Nne ]cn-]mSn-I-f -ambn AI- -I-Sv hmXn-e-S-Xv. Ah
mZn- . "Cu ]m--Item?'
"]Iev sNW ckw s\\--dn-bm-nm?' Ahsf AS -n- -\nn kmcn Agn- -am-n-smv
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 88

C. lcn-I -am

hnP-tb- ]d- . knan \nev \-i-cocw


Aa-cp-tm-gp-m-Ip kpJw hkp-aXn Hmp.
Pohn-X-n BZy-ambn ]Ikpc-Xw-sImv
Xs ckn-n B hon Abm tZh-In-bp-ambn
InS-p-Xv a\-n I-tm Ah-fpsS a\v
Iep-j-am-bn. Rm F sImS -m-Xn-c -n-mWv?
cmL-th- CSbvv tNmZn- - .
"B Xtw tamf w H- b v t? Hv t]mbn
At\z-jn-t? H w Cs-n \mvImcv ]dbnt?'
]ns t]mhmw F am{Xw Ah ]d-b w. DSs\-s C\n AhnsS t]mI-e -m-hn F a\n-e -d
- n- -Ib w sN w. ]md -h Xosc InS-n-emsWv cmL-th- ]d-tm Ah Ipdp
hnj-a-n-em-bn. CsXmpw B kv{Xobp-sStbm
aIfp-sStbm Ip-a-. Xms\-n\v Ah-tcmSv i{XpX
hn-cn-pp? Ahv ]t B hon t]mIm
Ign-bp-n-. AhnsS Xs Pohn-X-n\v XS-bn
Ftm Zpin-bp-v. B hoSns Ip-am-bn-cnmw.
"Ign-sXms ad-tbv.v' cmL-th- ]d-b . "Ftm-SmWv Ah tamim-bnv s]c -am-do-vXv. Rms\m
- m. AhcvsS
nXn AXm- b n- c n- w. ]tz-  nev \av v \msfs Hv t]mbn-h-cmw.
]Sn-hm-Xn IS--tm-s -X-I-b sS
Nn{X- hk -aXnsb kzoI-cn- . DW-n-b- ]-d
- v,
s]mnb HmS -I-f ta -c, I mbw ASpt]mbn hnIr-X-amb Nph-cp-I, Hgn ]ip-smgp-v. AXn-\p
sshtmIq-\bp-m-bn-cp cn-S--fn sshtm HXp-m \mnb ac-sm-p-I-fn Nn-I Xg-p-h-f-c
in-jvS-sf _m[n-n-n-.
"At Ambn hn-vv.' ]Zvan\n A-tbmSv ]d-p. AhcpsS apJv bmsXmcp hnIm-c-hp-an. hkp-aXn ASp
Np.
"Ccn-p.' hfsc oWn kzcw.
cmL-h \mb ap-t-bvn-d
- n. Hcp Ij-I\
- mb Abmv B ]d-ns A\-k
- m-[y-XI
-
ImWp-tm shdp-sX-bn-cn-m tXmp-n-. ]d-n-eqsS \S-p-tm Abm Ip. \\ XpS-nbn-cn-p-p.
Ipf-n G-an--X-bm ]cn-tim-[np. ]pXp-Xmbn CXm-Wv. C\n-bp Ime--fn-sem w G-anv \\-m
hn[w \\ Fn-. Hc
]v hv sh-a-Sn--Ww. \\ ]d-n-se-m-bn-S w F-Ww. sXn\ w \\-bv-Ww. Fmse
hj-m-ev tX Inq. th\-ens Ae-n sXn I e-If
- n A\ -`h
- s
- -SWXv hj-nemWv. Ctm aqv tlmgvkv]h
- tamtm-dns ]m-sW-n ImjnI \ncv sImS -m aXn Idn\v.
Xncn \S- -tm-gm-Wbm I-Xv. sh-s-Sn-I ]qh w Imb -ambn \n - . A -dv
hg -Xn-\s
- -Sn-I Btcm-Ky-tmsS Xg hf-c - . AX w samn- X -Sn. B Zriyw cmL-h \mb
Iu-X -I-tmsS t\mn-\n- . BsI DW-n-tm-sb Ic -Xnb Hc ^e-hr--n-t ho w
\ndsb s]mSn- -I ImW --t]mse Abm B ImgvN t\mn-\n- .
Abm Xncnv D-d-s-n-b-tm hkp-aXn At\z-jnp \S-p-I-bm-bn-cp-p.
"Rm ]d-n-t. G ]d-n-se-hn-sS-sb-nepwm-hpw-v.' Ah ]Zvan\n-tbmSv ]d-p.
"Rm ]Zvan\osS Irjn t\mzm-bn-cp-p. \m-bn-vvtm tamsf. Bcm tXh-WXv? NmymtWm?'
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 89

C. lcn-Ip-am

"A NmsS aI-\m. Adp-ap-J.' ]Zvan\n {]iw-kn--s-n-cnp-p.


"t\mp cmL-th-m, ]mdp-th-S
- nsb ImWs? hm-Xm-bn-cnp-Wp.'
"ImWmw.' Abm s]tfmsSmw AI-tbvp Ib-dn.
]Zvan\n D-d-p-Xs XqWpw Nmcn \np. Ah-fpsS a\-n
Hcp cmk-{]-{Inb \S-p-sIm-n-cn--bm-bn-cp-p. Ch-sc-p-dnp
Xs a\-n-ep-m-bn-cp A`n-{]m-b- ]Xps amdp-I-bmsWv Ah Ip. Ah-scmpw A{X tami-am-bn-cnAma No-bm-b-Xn\v Ch-scp ]ng-p. cmL-h-ma s]
v `mKw tNmZn-p- hp. icn-bm-Wv. Cu hkvXp-hn Ahpw
Ah-Im-ia
- p-v. AXp \in-n-Xv Ah-cpsS `m-hp-Xs
- -bm-sWXpw s\pw tXbpw hn ]Ww Xd-hm-n-\p-thn sNe-hmmsX ]pdv Hmtcm-cp--cpsS In-se-
p-p-sh
Xpw Ah-cd- n-bm hgn-bn-. AXp-t]mse Xd-hm-p-hI `qanbpw sInS-fpw hnp-p-s-pw, AsXmw A
cpsS ASps- p- I - b m- b n- c p- s pw ]mhw Ah- s c- n- s \ A- d n- b m?
`m-hns I -I -Sn-sb-n Ah Adn-n- -m-h w. AXv
Ah-c sS au\m-\ -aX
- n-tbm-sS-bmbnc - -shv ]s ]Zvan\n Ic Xn-bn-. B a\ -jys\ \nb-{n-m hnj-a-am-bn-c -sv
-dn-bmw. CXn-semw Ah GX hn[-n-emWv sX -Im-cm-h Xv? Xm Xs CsXmw Adn-b -Xv Ad -a -J
Ah Imcy- X d- -]-d-b Iq-nem-Wv. "sIm-{mn
F hnNm-cn-me w icn CsXm-ymWv \mvImcv ]td-WX
- v. sIm-{mn CsXm w Adn-n-s-nev
hnUvVn-bm-t-q. X{m No s]p--fpsS ASvv t]mWvvm ]td-W-Xv.'
No s]p- Fm Fm-sW--Xn-s\-n Ahpw henb cq]-sam-p-an-. Ahv
Ccp-]Xp hb-m-bn, icn. ]t _mly-tem-I-hp-ambn _-an-m--Xp-sImv Ah-fpsS kmam-\yhn-hcw hfsc
]cn-an-X-am-bn-cp-p. Adp-ap-J-\p-am-bp kwkmcw Hcn-epw _men-i-tam hne-Ip-dtXm Bhm-dn.
]ns Dm-bn-cp-Xv tZh-In-bm-bn-cp-p. Ah KqVm-n ]d-n-cp
Imcy- ]Zvan\nbvv a\-n-em-bn-cp-n-. Ah- tPmen \nn t]mb tijw ]pdw-tem-I-hp-ambn
Hcp _-hp-an-m am-Wv. Ah t]mbXv Fm-bmepw \m-bn. Adp-ap-J tZh-In-sb--nbpw
]dn-cp-p. C{X sXm-Sp-m-bnv ]Zvan\nbvv AXns kqN-\t- ]mepw Inn-bn-cp-n-s-Xv AZvpXwp-J ]d--ti-j-amWv Am-a-\p-ambn Hcp cm{Xn-bp-mb Akp-J-I-c-amb A\p-`h-ns s]mcp Ahv a\-Xv. B A\p-`-hn\p-tijw Ah Am-as\ Hgn-hm-pI-bmWv sNbvX-Xv. ]noSv B a\p-jys XI s]s-pw sNbvXp.
Am-bnbpw cmL-h-m-abpw ]pdp IS-p.
"Rfv t]ms ]Zvan\n.'
Ah Xe-bm-n.
"Fs-nepw Bh-iy-s-nev ]d-bWw sItm tamsf.' cmL-hama ]d-p. "aSn-bv
- . Adpap-Js\ ]d--b-m aXn.'
]Zvan\n Ah-tcm-sSmw ap-n-d-n. Ah ]Sn-I-Sv hoXn-bp hc-n-t \S- -Xv Ah
t\mn-\n- . Aev]w XSn-b -st Dq. F `wKn-bmWv Am-bn-bvv. Ipn-m-e-p-Xs
Ah hm Ipn-I-fpsS `wKn-bp DS - -I-f w, Ambn D-Sp-n-cp skp-ap-n-stbm kmcnbp-sStbm ]
psS Inepw Igp-n-ep-ap- In-b B`-c-W-f w Ahv hmsmc A]-Ij-Xm-t_m[w Dm-m-d -v. Ah
-am-bn-cnpw [cn-n-cn-p-I.
AXp-Xs \ndw anb-Xpw. Ah Ien-v Smo-kn Pohn-X\
- uI ImWm t]mb Imcy-s
- fmw
]d-bpw. Ah-cpsS Am-a\
- mWv Fm Ipn-Is
- fbpw kn\n-abvp sImp t]mIm-dv. cmL-ham-abvv
Ipn-Isf henb CjvSa
- m-bn-cp-p. ]Zvan\n Akq-bt- bmsS Ah ]d-bp-Xv tIn-cn-pw. X\nv Ans\-sbmcp Am-asb Xcm
a\-n i]n-pw.
Apw Ah Am-bn-bpsS `wKn t\mn-sm-n-cn-mdpv. A{X `wKn-bp Am-bn-bp-Pqsse Unkw-_ 200

C. lcn-I -am

tm Fn\v Am-h CXn-s\ms t]mbn?


\msf Rmb-dm-gvN-bm-Wv. Adp-ap-J cmhnse tXhm hm _mn-bp Ih -I -IqSn
\\-bvm-\ XSw-Iq-m-sa ]d-n v AX -t]mse I d t\{-hmg shbvm-\ Nme
Iodm-sa w ]d-n- -v. Ah\v Fhn-sS-\ntm I dv t\{-hm-g
- v Inn-bn- -s
- {X. tXh C\nsXmv c t\c-am-m-sa ]d- . ]I Xn cmhn-seb w ]I Xn sshI -t-c-h w. As-n
-hn-.
Ah AI sN , In-en-en-c v A-bpsS ssI aSn-bnhv Xtem-Sn.
"Abvv Ah-scyms a\-n-em-bnt?'
Ah apfn-. Ah-cpsS {]Xn-Ic
- W
- s
- a-m-sW-d- n-bm hgn-bn-. cmL-hama Fm-bn-cnpw AtbmSv ]d-n-cn-p-I. XtmSv ]d-t- ]ms
-iy-ap-s-n Adn-bn-Ww Fmhpw. A CXp-t]mse shdpsX aqfn-bn-p-m-hpw. A-bpsS Hm-bn hnSAh-dn-bmw. apsmw ]Zvan\n AXn-s\-n kwkm-cn-n-cp-p. Hm-bn\nv c -s-p-t]mb
Imcy- Ah Asb Hmn-n-m-dp-m-bn-cp-p. Ctm Ans\ sNp-n-. Hm-a-Xmbn
Fsm-s-bmWv A ad-p-t]m-bs
- X-d- n-bm hgn-bn-. ]ns Hmn-n-npw Imcy-an-s-h
- p
a\-n-em-bn-cn-p-p. Ctm Ah-fpsS tNmZy- In sImp-h-cm-dm-tbm, taev sXmS-n--s,
As-n s]mdv t]mhm tXmvWvtm Fnh am{X-am-Wv. Ah s_Uv]m ASn-bn hpsIm-Sp-pw. Adp-ap-J
-p-h--Xm-Wv. AXp henb D]-Im-cam-bn. CSbvv Xncnpw adnpw amn-n-S
- W
- s
- av sshZy ]d-n-p-v. As-n ]pdv ]pp
hcpw.
Adp-ap-J Ipn-m-ev D]-tbm-Kn-n-cp ssItm-mWv ]Zvan\n Ctm D]-tbm-Kn-p-X
- v. as
ssItmv \m-n-sb-Sp-m-\m-hptam Fv Ah Iptd {ian-p. Atm-gmWv Xs ]gb ssItmn-s\-n Hm
X-Sp-p-sIm-p-h
- p. AXp-sImv Nm Xncn-p
]Wn Ffp--am-bn. Adp-ap-Js ]pXnb ssItm-ns `mc-an-, Fm Bh-iy-n\v aq-bpvXm\pw. Ah t
w Ign-p. C\n ]-dn \\-bvm-\p I n-tebvv
shw X d-n-S -Isb th . Nm AXn-tebvv hn-tijw Ah hnfn ]d- . "aXn.' C\n
Nmen Hg -In-h-c shwsImv I gn \nd- -sIm- w.
X em-ns Ic-Ici_vZw \n . Ad -a -J tX -sIm c a f-In-Sb
- n sImf -n-hv
]mn-bn-e sS \Sv ] d- -I-S- .
"Rmtmbn In I Sn-nv hcmw sIm-{m-n. s ssItm w sIm-cm. hmg-sh-bvm\v
Nmev Iod-Ww.
"icn, Rm A-gbvv Cu sh-bvsms \\-bvmw.'
"F{X Iv sIm-cWw? Hc ]sw Bhmw As? sIm-{m-nsS tPmen IqSzm-Wv. ssXv
he -Xmbn XSw sIn-sm-SvW-hsc _-sSvv \\-bvnhc w.'
"AX kmc-ey. F{X sIgv Inovv?'
"]-Xv Fw-v. sNtdy-Ss X{m X-Xm. H -Inev Ad -a -J hnv Imim-ntm Asnev I Soev sht
n Imev shbvm eey. _mn-Xv thsd
Bs-ne w sImS -mw.'
s]s-mWv B Bibw ]Zvan\n-b sS a\-n HmSn-b-Xv. Ah ]d- .
"Fmw ChnsS \q-sS. e-eym-nv Irjn sNm-n-cn--.'
Ad -a -J I d- -t\cw Btem-Nn- . Xc-t-Sn-. Chn-sS-bm-sW-n [mcmfw ew Hgn- -InS- - . I
sh-a -v. th\-en shw hmsX Xmg -tm am{Xw I d hnja-am-h w. Cu I f-n Ans\ Xmgm-dn-.
shn-m-gv-Ww.
"\avv Hc Imcyw sNmw. c -t] w IqSov t\{-hm-gI
- rjn sXmS-mw. Inn-bXv ]m-Xn-bmbn
]n-Smw. Fm?'
"FtmSv Ad -a -J IW ]d-bc
- -Xv.' ]Zvan\n-b sS kzc-n thZ-\b
- -v. "Ad -a -J ChnsS

F thW-ne w \tm-f , sIm -t]mbn hntm-f . F\nv H w th. Ad -a -J F\n- -thn


C sN-WXv Xs hfsc A[n-Im.'
"Rm An-s\ym w Dt-in-n sIm-{m-n.' Ad -a -J Xe Xmgvn-smv ]d- . sIm{mn C-s h
- SvWvv. AXv hmg-v \Szm-vts Aw sZhkpw cv
t\cw AXv _v shw-hoXw Hgn-ym-m-Wv. cs-te-nepw hctWs aps XSw-m-m
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 91

C. lcn-Ip-am

]n-. AXphsc shw Ipgov apn Hgn-Iys thWw. sImsdyms Rm\pw sNmw. cmhn-eymhptm \nv ]Wnv
hWw.'
"Asm CXp-hsc Adp-ap-J sNbvXn-cp--sXms Bp-th-o-m-Wv. \fv Xnev IWsmpw th. B Ip-If
sS \Smw.'
"Rm In IpSn-nv ssItm-p-saSvv hcmw. Im\ev hogm ]dv t\mn Ipgn-mw.
hmgbvv Hpw Im\ev ]mSn-. Hw-Xs sImf-ov hmsX AIem\pw ]mSn-.'
Adp-ap-J Nppw t\mp-Ib
- m-bn-cp-p. ASp-p-Xs
- -bp ]d-n-tebv Nqn-smv Ah
]d- . "B ]d-n-em-hmw. Hc Rmhev amt{X- . AXv kmc-ey.'
Ad -a -Js Adn-hn AZv` -X-s \n -I-bm-bn-c ]Zvan\n.
\\ Ignv ]Zvan\n Abvv In sImSp-p. In sImSp-p-tm-gmWv Ah A-tbmSv
kwkm-cn-p-X
- v. Ah Fmw aqfn-tpw. a\-n-em-hp-ptm Fv ssZh-n-\d- n-bmw. InIp-Snv ]d-n-tebvp t
Ipgnbv
- m XpS-n-bn-cn-p-p. Ah \o InSp-I-fm-Wp-m-p--Xv. Hp Ipgn-p-I-gnm Ipd--I-e-mbn
Htc AI-e
- n Fv Bg-ap Nme I Dm-n--gn .
"C\n CsXms ]stew N w
Nhd w sImv s\d--Ww.' Ah
sh -I
- n-b -ambn ]d-n \S- -Ibm-Wv. sNdnb ac--f sS Nn-If w
a w shn-sm- -hv Ah I gnI Ce-I sImv \nd- .
"shod w NmWtImw \av
AtsS ASvvv Xcm-mw. _mn
]Wn sshtcw tXhm hcptm
sNmw.'
Aymbw
Ccp]ncv
A Hcm-gvN-bmbn ` Ww Npcpn- b n- c n- p- p. ctm aqtm
kv]q sImSp-p-tm-tgbvv aXnsbp ]dbpw. ]ns Fp ]dmepw tIp- n- s an
I-Sp InS-pw.
"Cn-\ym-bm icymtm At'
F ]Zv a n\n- b psS ]cmXn Ah
tIp- n- . As-  nte Fpw
tXmep-amb B icocw hopw Npcpp-I-bm-Wv. A ASp-p-Xs acnp-sapw Xm H-s-Sp-sa-p-ap
Adn-hn Ah ]I- -\n- . Rm
FmWv {]Xo-n- -Xv? H -an-.
]ns Cu Pohn-X-n-s\-mWv A
w? {]Xo- -I-fn-m Hcp Pohn-Xs-d- dn Ahv Btem-Nn-mt\
h. Fs-nepw Hcm hv Xs
IeymWw Ign- p- s av Icp- X p- p
tm? Csp ]d-bm Ahp
ss[cy-an-. Ahn-tmgpw \smcp
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 92

C. lcn-Ip-am

Pohn-X-s-n kz]v\--fp-v. Xm CXp-hsc Pohnpt]m Pohn-X-a bYm-n-sepw CXn\p-sams Apf Imn-cn-p-spw Ah hniz-kn-p. hn[n-bpsS Hcp
aewa-dn-n-en Ah B Pohn-X-n-tebvv Fn-s-Sp-sa-pw. B hnizmkw Ahsf sImp\-S
- p-Ib
- m-Wv. AsXmcp sshcp-y-am-sWv Ah-dn-bmw. Hcp hiv kzw PohnXw XmXs
Dm-t-X
- m-sWpw hn[nbvv AXn-sempw sNm-\n-spw hniz-kn-p-tms Ah
\ Pnhn-X-hp-ambn hcp hn[nsbbpw {]Xo- n-v Ccn-p-I-bmWv.
Pohn-X-s-n kz]v\- Fm-hp-ap-sv Ah-dn-bmw. hmg-ss-I Xg-p-h-f-cp-Ibm-Wv. cp t\ch
-p-p.
"Cu hmg-bp-sS-sbmw Ipe- aq-m FmWv sNm t]mWXv?'
"A-tgbvv HmW-m-em-hn-t, \ she Inpw?'
"vv InW ]sWms Fm sNm?'
Adp-ap-J Ipd-p-t\cw Btem-Nn-p.
"s ]v Rm _mn-en-Spw.'
"Adp-ap-J\v _mnev Au-ustm?
"Mpw, F\nv InW Iqen-sbms FSpp shbvm-\mWv A ]td-WXv?'
"nv?'
"Ieym-Wm-hp--gbvv hosSmv \m--Ww. HmSn-S-Ww. Iqkpw Ipfn-ap-dow-m--Ww.'
"Adp-ap-J h s]p-tyfow Ipsh-nvtm C-s?'
"Gbv. AsXms A t\mn-tmfpw.' Adp-ap-J Nncnp-sImv ]d-p. "R ]pe-bmv A{X henb B{K-l
- s
- fm-pw-y. B{K-l
- s
- fmpw ]mSnmmWv A\p-`hw ]Tn-n-n-vXv. s A Hcp ]mhw kv{Xobm-Wv. \ A, kvt\l A. Htm
cv
Ah-sc-tmse Hc ]mhw s]ns\ sImc w, F\nv thn. Rm Ahsf sIn henb B{K-l-sfm- w-eymsX s s
nenev Xma-kn- w.'
Ad -a -Js a\-ne w Ah sIm t]mI s]-I -nsbnb w Ah-tfm-sSm--a PohnX-s--nb w kz]v
"Rm\o hmsgyms F hnizm-k-n-emWv ChnsS hf-WXv?'
"Ft?'
"Cu hmsgyms sImev shm ]mI-n-em-h -sgv sIm-{m-nsS IeymWw Ign-b w, hcW
X{m sn-Snv Xqn Fdnbqw sN w. s Azm-s\ms sh-n-em-hpwm tXm-WXv?'
]Zvan\n Nncn-p. h-tmgpw Adp-ap-Js kwkmcw tIp-tm am{Xsa Nncn-m ]p-p-p.
Nncnbpw, Ic-nt]mse Ah-fpsS Pohn-X-n\nv A{]-Xy- -am-bn-sm-n-cn--bm-Wv. Ipdp
Znh-k-ambn CS-bvn-Sbvv Xncp-ta-\n-bpsS Hm hcp-p. Hv t]mbn ImW-W-sa-p-v. Asb
Cu \ne-bn hnv Fn-s\-bmWv t]mhpI? Fmw Ignv A-bpsS Imew Ign-m X\nv Xncpta-\n-bpsS C-
Xma-kn-t-n-h-cptam? AhnsS F{X Imew? AXpw Ign-m-tem.
Ans\ Btem-Nn-p--Xn henb A-sam-p-an-. H-bvm-sW-n H-bvv, Cu hon
s Pohn--Ww. Adp-ap-Js klmbw F{X Ime-ap-m-Ip-sav Adnbn-.
tX-m-c sambvXo hp. ]nmse Adp-ap-J\pw. Cu ]Sn ISv Bsc-nepw hcn-I-bm-sWn Hp-In \oen
]nmse At\z-jnp hcp-p.
"X{m-nsS AkpJw amdos?'
"C sambvXo\vm. A sIS-m.'
sambvXos t\mw sXnX-e-p-I-fnem-Wv. Abm ]d-n-semw Npn-b-Snp Xncnp h-p.
"tamkm-Wsm tamsf. sImsd-mew t\mm--os tIsSms C AdoWvv.'
"Csmw ag sXmS-ymev IS sXmd-W
- w. hsfms Cp-sIm-Sp-W
- w. cp sIm-n-\p-nev
t\cym-h w.' ]Zvan\n ]d- .
"Csmw F\ym? Icm-dn\v sImS vWm?'
]Zvan\n HmXv Hc GIm-Zin Znhkw A Icn-n-Sm Adp-ap-Jt- \mSv Bh-iy-s-tm Ama ]d--Xm-W
\v IWv-m-hpw....' sXv ]IpXn Ib-dnb Adp-ap-J-t\mSv Cd-n-h-cm
]d-p. Av A ]-shw I Sn-msX InS-Xv Hm h-tm Ah ]d-p.
"C sambvXo\vm Icm-sdmpw sImSvvWv-ey. A-s shebvv Xcmw. sXv tIn-bm
Adn-bn-mw.'
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 93

C. lcn-Ip-am

Abm Ipdp \ncm-i-\m-bn.


"A-\ym-sWo A-s\. ]o-k-n-\p-nev sXv tIdm-\m-h w. Ado-m aXn.'
sambvXo t]mbn.
"sIm-{mn As\ ]d-Xv \m-bn.' Ad -a -J ]d- . "amf sImdv kmay-m-c\
- m.'
"Abm-fsS Itm-Ss Adp-ap-Jm. Abmfv em-n\v \S-zmWv. \jvSw hcmsX t\m-Xv \f-s.'
\\ XpS-n-bXv Ihp-p-I Adn-sp tXmp-p. Ah-bpsS hmw Xop, C\n Xma-kn-bmsX
Ah ]qm\pw Imbvm\pw XpS-pw. C\n thXv sXp-Ipw \\-bvp-I-bm-Wv. AX{X Ffp-a-. Adp-ap-J
-s\-sb-nepw Id-s-Sp--W-sa-m-Wv. Fnv tamtm shbvWw. Ctm Inp--Xns aqn-cn tX In
thWw. Fm-c ImZcvmbvv Ipd-p-IqSn ]Ww sImSp-m-\p-v. AXpw sImSpp Xo-Ww. ]ns ISsamp
-Ib
- p-an-sv Xo-bm-n-bn-cn-p-p. Am-a acn tijw IS-m-cpsS
Hcp {]hm-l-am-bn-cp-p. AXn-s\--n-sbmpw R-dn-bn-sv ]dv Hgn-hm-p-I-bm-bn-cp-p.
ImZcvm-bpsS ISw-IqSn sImSpp Xonp thWw tamtm-dn-\p Id v IW--s\-ne w Xc-amm. hon-\
I g-s
- am- -an-. kl-Ic
- W _mv, ]v hmm-\
]Ww hmbv]-bmbn Xc -sa tI - . t\m-s.
A-bpsS hmp-I Xosc Ahy-a
- m-bn-cn-p-p. Fm-WXp Xosc \ne-bvpI Bthm. In
sImSp--tm BsI Hcp kv]q am{X-amWv IpSn--Xv. Ah Ftm ]d-bp-I-bm-bn-cp-p. Ipsd
{]mhiyw Bhn--tm-gmWv a\-n-em-bXv AXv "Xncp-ta\n' F hmm-bn-cp-p-sh-v. Ah
hopw ]d-p. "t]mWw.'
A aIsf kw_-n-p Imcy- Ctmgpw Hmp-sIm-n-cn-p-p. Ah-cpsS a\p
\ndsb aI-fpsS mhn-sb-- n-bp D-WvTb
- m-Wv. ]mhw. A-sb-smv kwkm-cn-n-p-Xv {IqcX-bm-Wv. ]e-tmgpw hmp-I C-Xm-bn-cn-p-sa
-Ib
- mWv Ah sNp-X
- v. Xm
Xncp-ta-\n-bpsS ASpv t]mW-sa-m-bn-cnpw A Dt-in-n-p-m-hp-I. Ah ]d-p.
"Rm AsS Imew Ign-m Xncp-ta-\nsS ASvv t]mWw-s A Dt-in-Xv?'
Ah aqfn.
"Rm t]mhmwtm As. A kam-[m-\mbn InSp. A As\ s]s-smpw t]mhn-.
Ipd-p-IqSn In IpSn-bvp.'
Ah In IpSn-n-. Ijmbw IpSn-p-hm\pw aSn ImWn-p-p. ssZhta C\n F{X Znhkw?
Xncp-ta-\n- sNbvX D]-Im-c
- n\v \n ]d-bm-s\-nepw AhnsS t]mtIXm-bn-cpp. Xs Ah
a\-n-em-n Atlw an-m-Xn-cn-n-.
cm{Xn InS-m t\cv Ah {in-p. Abvv Ftm Akzm-y-ap-v. Ah In-en AbpsS ASp-n-cpv Ah
Zn-p.
"Fm At Dd-m ]vWntey?'
"Rm Hd-n-tm-fmw.' Ah hfsc hy-ambn ]d-p. "tamfv sIS-tm.' ]ns Ipdp kabw
Ign--tm Ah hopw ]d-p. "tamfv Xncp-ta-\nsS ASvv t]mbn Xma-kn--Ww.'
]Zvan\nbvv AZv`p-Xa
- m-bn. A-Xs
- -bmtWm ]d-bp-Xv? Htm-ctm hmp-I Akv]p-Sa
- mbn
Dcp-hn-n-cp Ah hfsc hy-ambn kwkm-cn-pp! Ahv `b-am-bn. Ah Xs sNdnb In
A-bpsS In-en-t\mSv Hp-IqSn ASp-n-n-p. Ah-cpsS Ac-s-n ]nSn-p-sImv ]d-p.
"A t]Sn--, Rm Xncp-ta-\nsS ASpv s]mbvtm-fmw. Rm ChnsS H-bvm-hn-, m
tmsc?'
Ahp kam-[m-\a
- m-sbp tXmp-p. cm{Xn ]ns {]iv\s
- am-p-ap-m-bn-. Ah-cpsS izmkw
Xmf-{I-a-n-em-b-tm ]Zvan\n Dd-n. ]pes A hnfn-p-Xp tImWv ]Zvan\n DW-Xv.
"shw.'
]Zv a n\n Kv f mn sh- s a- S v I tds Ah- c sS hmbn Hgn sImS - . cn- d v
I Sntijw Ah Ftm ]d- . AsX-m-sWv Ah a\-n-em-bn-. Ah tNmZn- .

"Fmt?'
adp-]-Sn-bp-m-bn-. Ah-cpsS izmkw \ne-n-cp-p. ]Zvan\n A-bpsS ssI ]nSnp t\mn. \mUn
anSn-p-n-. A-bpsS ssI-n-I-fn apJ-a-an Ah Iptd-t\cw Ccp-p. B ssII XWpp-hc
- n-Ib
- m-Wv. Ah Fgp-t-p. A-bpsS ]mXn Xpd Ip-I AS-p-sImv Ah ]d-p.
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 94

C. lcn-Ip-am

"A Dd-n-tm-fp.'
Ah Fgp-t-p. kabw \mecI
- g- n-bpt-bp- . C{X t\cs
Hcmsf Fn- s \- b mWv hnfn- W -I. kmc-an-. Ah dm
Inv then-b
v- t- ebv \S . Ad -a -Js hoSv Dd- -Ib
- mWv. Dd- Bsf hnfn-tWm?
Hc \nanjw kwi- b n \n
tijw Ah hnfn- .
"Ad -a -Jm......'
cm-as hnfn-bns
hmXn X d- i_vZw tI .
\oen AS --f-hm-Xn-en-eqsS ] d -h- . ]Zvan\n dm Db
n Ah-f sS a Jw ImWn- -sImS - .
"Ft sIm-{mty?'
"A acn-p.'
"Fs ssXh- - t f X{mn
t]mbm.......' \oen s\--Snp-sImv Ic-bm XpS-n.
"\oen Ic-tb-.' ]Zvan\n ]dp. "Adp-ap-Js\ hnfn-p. Fm
tcw Ado-s.'
\oen-bpsS \ne-hnfn tIv Nm
bpw Adp-ap-J\pw Fgp-tp
h-p. Adp-ap-J jnv ]pd-nd-n, ]nmse Nm-bpw. ]Sn-se-n-b-tm Nm ]d-p.
"Rmtmbn ASp honse
X{m--tm-tcm-sSms ]dv
hcmw.' Abm ASp-p \mbm-c sS hoS -If
- n-semw acW-ad- nbn-m-\mbn t]mbn.
"Ad -a -Jm, C t]mbn Xnc -ta-\nsb Adn-bn-m ]tzm?' Ah tNmZn- .
"Rm t]mhmw, ChvsS Bsc-ne w hc-s.'
"Fn\ym t]mm, Cu t\cv _vmthm?'
"_n-s-nev \S-v t]mWw. A{X Zqscm-pw-ey-tm. BcvsS-nepw ssknfv Intzmv t\mmw.
hnP-b X{ms `mcy-ho-nepw ]tdt?'
"thWw. BZyw AhnsS ]d-nv Xncp-ta-\nsS ASvv t]mbm-a-Xn.'
Adp-ap-J t]mbn. \oen Atmgpw Ic-bp-I-bm-bn-cp-p.
"Fn\m \oen Itc-W-Xv. kmc-ey.' \oen Ic-n \nn.
Bfp-I F{X W-am-Wv Fn-b-sXv ]Zvan\n AZv`p-X-s-Sp-I-bm-bn-cp-p. Ah Fm Imcyfpw Gs-Sp-
- m-Wv. ]pcp-j
- m Asb Cdn Xmsg InS-n tImSn ]pX-np. Nppw kv{XoI
N{aw ]Sn-n-cpv cm-am-bWw hmbn-p-I-bm-Wv. Ah I-Sv Npacpw Nmcn-bn-cp-p. amcp-sStbm
A-bpsS arX-tZ-l-n-\p- ap-n Ccn-p-I-bm-sW tXm-tem-sS. Bsc-m-amWv Nppw Ccn-p-sX-p-I
AXn-\n-Sbvv Ambn hv ASp-n-cp--X-h Adn-p.
kabw F{X-bm-bn-p-m-Ipw. ]pdv shbn in-s-n-cp-p. ]d-n-se-hn-sStbm ac-ns
sImp shp i_vZw tIp. s]sv Btcm ]d-p.
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 95

C. lcn-Ip-am

"Xncp-ta-\n.'
Fm-hcpw Fgp-t-p. ]Zvan\n NmSn-sb-gp-t-p. Xncp-ta\n hmXn ISv A-bpsS arX-tZlw
t\mn-\np-I-bm-Wv. Ah HmSn-tmbn At-l-ns Im hoWp. ]pe-ap-X AS-nn-Sn ZpxJsamw
mZ- \\-p. tXn-c
- b
- p B s]-Ip-nsb Atlw
Fgp-tn-p.
"Ic-b tamsf, \o ss[cy- I n-bs.'
Ah At-l-ns amdn a J-a-an tX -I-bm-Wv. Xnc -ta\n tXmf-n cmw-a -ns
Xe- -sImv Ah-f sS Io X S- .
"tamfv Ic-bmsX Hc `mK-n-cn-v, Rm Imcy--sfms FhnsS Fov t\m-s.'
kzw In s]mSn \oWw a ns Xe- -sImv X Sv Atlw ] d IS- .
]Zvan\nbvv Bizm-k-am-bn. Xm GI-b-. X\nv Fhn-sStbm Hs A`-b-a -v. Ahv
As\ I Hm-bn-. As emf\ Inn-bn-p-m-hmw, ]t AsXmw Ah hfsc Ipn-bmbn-cn-p-tm-gm-Wv
sX Hpw Ah-dn-bn-. Ah
tNmZn-m-dp-v, Fs A aSn-bn-en-cpn sImn-m-dptm? A ]dbpw "Fm sNmsX
GsXm-c
- \pw sN-WX
- s AsXms?' Cn-s\-sbm-s-bm-bmepw A FXv hfsc AbYm
ambn, Hcp kev]w am{X-ambn Ah-fpsS a\-n HXp-nbn-cn--bm-Wv. Ctm Xncp-ta-\nsb
I-Xn\p tij-amWv B ]nXr-k--ev]-n\v aqo-m-h-ap-m-bn-cn-p--Xv.
Xncp-ta-\nsb I-tm Bm hy-X-tbmsS HXp-n-\n-p. ]e \mp-{]-am-Wn-am-scbpw Atl-n-\-dn-b
p-p.
"Rm hnP-btat\m-s Afn-b\
- m-Wv.' cmL-h \mb kzbw ]cn-Nb
- s
- -Sp-n. "Xncp-ta\n hXn hfsc ktm-jw.'
Xncp-ta\n Atms t]mIp-p-sh-mWv cmLh \m-b Icp-Xn-b-Xv. Xncp-ta\n t]mbn-,
Fp-am-{X-a Imcy- At\z-jn-m\pw XpS-n.
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 96

C. lcn-Ip-am

"Cu ]d-n-ys shbv-WXv?'


"AsX, Imc-tWm-m-sc-sbm Zln-n-n-vXv Chn-sS--s-bm-Wv.'
sXs ]d-n hndIp Iodp-Xv Atm-gmWv Xncp-ta\n I-Xv.
"amhv shn-tbm, AtXm.....'
"C, Hcp hey sImv am{Xw shn. A{Xys thp.'
"aXn.'
hSs apdn-bn \nep tImSn s]mXnv InS-nb B sNdnb tZlw At-l-ns a\-n
hp. Xs amdn hoWv tXnb ]mhw s]In-Sm-hns apJhpw. In s]mSn Pe-IWw
taap-p-sImv XpSv Atlw a\-n ]d-p. kmc-an tamsf.
sXs ]d-n-tebvp \S-p-t]m-Ip Xncp-ta-\n-bpsS ]nmse \S-p-tm cmL-h\m-b
Btem-Nn-p. Xncp-ta-\nbvv Fn-s\-bm-Wmthm Chsc ]cn-N-bw.
"\msf-smv tamfv H-bvm-hnt? Xncp-ta\n tNmZn-p.
"C, hkp-a-Xn, Fs s]fv hv \npw. AXp Ign-m Fm thXvv Xoym-o-n. ]Zvant\ymSv kwkm-tebvv sImtm-hmw, Ahn-jvS-am-sWn. Asm Cu ]d-ns Imcyw t\mz Fn-\ym-m.'
"sImdv Znhkw Ign-bs Rm\-ht- fmSv kwkm-cnp t\mmw. C\n Cv Xma-kn-m\m AhnjvSwvm As\w
"icn Xncp-ta-\n.'
"AXn-s\-tSev ]m-XosS acW kn-^n-v Hv icym-n-sm-Sp--Ww. ]ns, hoSpw ]dpw
Hs Bm?'
"AsXms Ahv Xym Xncp-ta-\n.
hkp-aXn Hpw FSp-vWn-ey.'
"m, AXpw- I qSn cPn{m- ^ o- k nev
t]mbn icym-n-sm-Sp-W
- w. Aam-n-.'
"s]sv sNmw Xncp-ta-\n.' cmL-h
\mb ]d- p. Xncp- t a- \ n- b psS Htcm
hmpw Hmtcm B-bm-Wv. asm-cm-fmWv
]d-n-cp--sX-n Xm Xs Imcyw
t\mn-bm aXn Fp ]d-bm tXmp
Imcy--fmWv Xncp-ta\n Bbmbn
\evIp-X
- v. At-l
- ns Bm-in
A]m-c-am-Wv.
Bscbpw Imp-\nm-\n-. AXpsImv Imcy- thKw Ignp. ]pa-Wn-tbmsS NnX Inb-tm Bm
]ncnp XpS-n.
Xncp-ta\n AIp sNp.
"tamsf, Rm Cd--s. tamfv shj-ansym w th-tm. Cu sXc-sms
Ign- m kuI- c yw- t ]mse C- t bvsmc Znhkw hcq.'
Ah Xe-bm-n, ho w At-ls
\a-kvI-cn- .
Aymbw
Ccp]naqv
cmgvNbmbn Nm-bm-bn-cpp hv
shw Xncn-X
- v. B a\p-jy Fn-\mWv
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 97

C. lcn-Ip-am

X\np thn IjvS-s-Sp--Xv. cp Znhkw -apv Nm shw Xncn-p-tm ]Zvan\n ASp-pt]mbn \np.
"Nmbvv shj-ambn At?'
"Fn\v tamsf?' Nm Nncn-p-sImv tNmZn-p.
"A av ]WnsS Hs Hw CXpw sNtn hn-s, AXpw cp t\cw?'
"Rm\-Xn\v Hpw ]d-n--tm.' Nm Nncn-p. "ASy\v Fm shjaw? tXh-WXv sN-\-s.
Hm s-smv Xvemw sXmSo-n-. Fm ASn-b-ncw?'
"a-mfm-Wv.'
"]-en-St?'
"]-sems thtWm? Ado-. Xncp-ta\n \msf hcmwv ]d-n-vv. Atlw Fm-Wmthm
]dm.'
"]nm-Kv shp-Imv Hcp ]-en-p-sIm-Sp-m-aX
- n. AsX-m-bmepw thWw. \ shbn-em-Wv.
sIbs apv thtWmv Xncp-ta-\n{m-t\mSv tNmbn-nv aXn. hey-{ms ]Xn-\m-dS- y-c
-
- n\v
apv ]-en--X-s. vsm-bn. Abn-\vam-s{Xmpw Bmcv hqw-ey.'
icn-bm-Wv. Am-hs ASn-b
- n-c
- ns Av cmL-hama ]d-n-mWv apv ]-en-X
- v. Dd-n-cp-p-m\p Bmsc Dm-b - . ]-e -X
- -sImv AhnsS c ]n hnfn F am-{Xw. AXne w IqS -X-sem w A-bpsS Imcy-nepw {]Xo- n--.
]ntv cmhnse h Xncp-ta-\nbpw apd-dv ]-sem-cp-p--Xns\ \ncp-m-l-s-Sp-n.
sNdnb tXmXn kZy Ign--bm-Wp-m-b-Xv.
]Xn-\m-dSnbncw Ign-X
- ns ]ntv hk -aXn Xncn- -t]m-bn. ]Zvan\ntbmSv Hw hcm Ah
\n-n-p.
"\o Cns\ ChnsS Hbvv Ign-b-WXv icy-.'
"AtXm-sm sImgw Am-bn. A sIS-n-em-bX
- o-ns A-s\-
- ym-bn-cvnt? Rm
ChnsS Cs-nev Hpw icym-hn-. Cu hoSpw ]dpw \m\m-hn-[m-hpw. ]dv Hcp hn[-n \m-nsb-Sp-z
bn-cpp AXns Ah? C \\ sXmS-ovv, ]--dn-Ifv \n-vv.
]ns ASnw sXmtSw Hpw sNn-s-nev hoSv \mim-hpw. F-\ym-bmepw Hs--gnv F\nv
Cu hoo-s Xma-kn-n hcns.'
"Xncp-ta-\os\ Fn\ym ]cn-Nbw?' ]mdp-thn acn Av Xncp-ta\n ImWm hp. AXp
Ignv ]Xn-\m-dS- n-b
- n-c
- ns Apw At-la
- m-bn-cpp BZy-hk
- m-\w. A-tXm h-tm hkpaXn tNmZn-p. Ap-sXmt Ah-cpsS Dn Xnn-\n tNmZy-am-bn-c AXv
"F\n-smcs amXn-cym-Wv. sImtd D]-Imcw sNbvX a\ -jy-\m-Wv.'
hk -aXn ]no-sSm w tNmZn-n-. C\n ad -]-Sn-sbm w In -I-b -m-hn-s tXm-e -mbn
Ahv. Fn-s\-bmWv ]cn-Nbw Fv ]Zvan\n ]d-n-. AX -t]mse F -]-Imcw F w Hc ]t Ah ]d-b -IFtm Hc Imcyw I n-tm-Zn--tm AX-h-km\w Fn-bXv
Xs `m-hns sIm-c -Xm-bva-bn-em-bn-c - . tNmZn-t-n-bn-c -n-sv tXmn.
cmL-h \mb ]md -h
- b
- psS acW kn-^n-v Xm-dmn sImp-h
- n-cp-p. AXv ]Zvan\nsb
Gnv Abm ]d-p.
"tamsf CXv \tmWw kq np shbvW
- w. Bh-iymbn hcpw. Pohn-n-cn-p-tm \avv kn^n--smpw Bh-iy-. An-\ acnp Ign-m-ev.
]Zvan\n Nncn-p. icn-bm-Wv. Pnhn-n-cn-p-tm \apv AkvXn-Xz-an-. As-n PohnXw XpS-pXv
m-Wv.
cmL-h \mbtcm-sSmw hkp-aXn ]Sn-bn-d
- n-tm-Ip-Xv ]Zvan\n t\mn-\n-p. henb hcn-sen-b-tm hkp-aXn Xncn-p-t\m-n. ]Zvan\n Nnc
on-tebvp \S-p. ap-p-\nv
Ah hon-tebvp t\mn. hen-sbmcp hoSv, AXn C\n Xm H-bvm-Wv. Ah hon-tebvp

t]mImsX sXt ]d-n-tebvv \S-p. t]mIp hgn-bvmWv Ings Ipf-ap--Xv. ]s-m


Hc I n B I f-n a n acn-n- --s{X. AX -sIm-mtWm F-dn-bn Bc w B I f-n
I fn-m-dn-. \ sXfn-sh-w ]I -Xnb w I f-
- n-hv aqSn-bn-cn-bvb
- m-Wv. Ings A-mbn cv
B-e -I hncn- -\n - -v. I n-m-ev Ah Ad -a -J-t\mSv ]dv B]qhv
]dnsS -n-m-d -m-bn-c - . Ah \S- . AXn\ w c Iw A -d-mWv ] fn-am-hv. AXn\
Iogn \o -In-S- aIq-\-bv -a -n Ah \n . ChnsS Ah-f sS ]qo-I-m-scms
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 98

C. lcn-Ip-am

Dd-p-p. ap-, A-, Am-a. Ctm A-bpw. Fm-hcpw Ah-fpsS H-ap--t]mse


tXmn ]Zvan\n-bvv.
]nt Xs ]Zvan\n Nm-b sS In\nv ssItmv G -hm-n. shw Xncn- ho w
X S-n-b-tm-gmWv Ahv a\-n-em-b-Xv, tPmen Adn-b Hcm B tPmen F{X `wKn-bm-bnmWv
sN -Is
- b-v. Nme -I hrn-bm-n-bn-cn- - . s]mm km[y-Xb
- -n-Ss
- mw a shn-bnv
_e-s-S -n-bn- v. Ahsf BIjn-Xv hmg-tm--am-bn-c - . hmg-b sS XS-samw he -Xm-nbn v.
hm-tjw e`n--t]mse tXmn. icn-bv Irjn-m-cs\ Ah
Xncn--dn-n-cn- !
]Xn-\ Znhkw tPmen sNbvXX
- n\ w ]-ens tPmenbv w a -ambn I d ]Ww sImS -m
Ah {ian- .
"Fs Inev ]Ww-v. t]mcm--Xn\v Xnc -ta\ow sImdv ]Ww sIm Xnvv. Asm
Nmbvv hmn-qsS?'
"hm ka-bm-bm Nm hmn-tm-fmw. sIm-{m-nsS IeymWw Ign-bs
- . hcW X{ms
AS vv Rm IW-v]-dv hmn-tmfmw t]msc? A{X \n-m-sWn tamfsS Ieym-Wn\v ASy\v Hcp apv h
Nm t]mbn--gn-p. Fn-\mWv B a\p-jy
Xs klm-bn-p-sIm-n-cn-p-Xv?
Fn-\m-W-bm-fpsS aI Xs klmbn-p-Xv?
sshIp-tcam-btm-tgbvv BIm
iw Im hv aqSn-. ]I \ NqSp-mbn-cp-p. cm{Xn ag s]bvXp IqsS-n-.
ag Cjv S wt]mse s]bv t Xms CSn
shm-m am{Xw aXn. CSn ]Zvan\n
bv v t]Sn- b m- W v . CSn- s h- p- t m
Ah A-tbmSv tNp InS-pI
bmWv ]Xnhv. sshIp-tcw \oen hp.
"sIm-{m-o, ASy thWn hv
sIS-mw.'
"Fn\m?'
"sIm-{m-nbvv t]Sym-hqse?'
"Gbv, F\nv t]sSympwy. F
s-nepw Bh-iy-s-nev HmSn-hv
\oensb hnfn-m-tem.'
"hnfn- - W w- m. hmXnepw P\epw
Hs AS-bv-m ad--s.'
\oen \S-p-tm An--I
Ipep-p--Xn-\-\p-k-cnv Igp-n-en
]- Ie-]nse i_vZ-ap-m-n.
\oensb ImWp- t m- s gmw ]Zv a n\n
bvv Itm-d--m-hnse `K-h-Xnsb
Hm hcpw. B apJv {]mNo- \ XbpsS Hscmfn-an--ep-m-bn-cp-p. B
aXn-{`aw Ah CjvSs
- -p. an-\I
- v
IpSn- b n- c p- nbXv `K- h - X n- s b- b m- W v .
Ahn-sS- ]s `K-hXn AZr-iy-bm-Wv.
FmWv `K-hX
- n-bpsS {]Xna shbvmXv Fv Ah A-tbmSv Ipn-mev tNmZn-n-cp-p. {]Xna shm
]mSn-s-mWv {]iv\w sh-tm a\n-em-bX
- s
- {X. AZr-iy-i
- n-bmbn \nePqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 99

C. lcn-Ip-am

sIm-m-\m-Wv tZhn-bpsS B{K-lw.


"Cv CSow abow-m-hpv tXmvWv.'
"ag s]bvtXm-s. \ NqSvv.'
"hnjq-\v \pv Hcp ab ]Xn-hm. RmtmWv sIm-{m-ty. Fsnepw Bhn-iy-so ]td-Ww.'
\oen ]Sn--se-p--Xp-hsc ]Zvan\n t\mn-\n-p. BIm-i-p-\nv t\cnb apc tIp.
CSnbpw ag-bp-ap Hcp Znhkw Hbvv InSp t\ms. Ah CS-\mgnI-bn `K-h-Xn-q-n
\nv \ne-hn-fs
- -Spp sImp-h
- v D-ds Xn-bn Ccp-p-sImv XpS-p. Ae-nb apns
IjvW-sa-Spv Xncn sXdpp hnf-n-enp.
Ad-b-Iv Ah Ipd[nIw t\cw hnf-p-ambn \np. tZho, Rms\m--bvm-Wv. Fs c n-Ww. I-S-p-\n-
dn Nmnb kzW----fp-sSbpw i_vZw tIpthm. Fhn-sStbm Hcp Ims-cp-am-w. Xs tXm-em-bncnDd-n-m-\m-bn-. Ah
]pd-tbvp IS-p.
"Zo]w, Zo]w.....'
cm{Xn I\ ag s]bvXp. `mKy-n\v henb CSnbpw an-ep-ap-m-bn-. InS-p-tm Ah
Asb hnfn-p. "At, Rm\nv
sXmv H-bvm-Wv. s Hw-Xs
- mh-Ww.' cmhnse Fgp-tp t\mn-btm-gmWv ag-bpsS in a\-n-em-bXv . ap- p- \ nv ag- s
sbmen- p- t ]mb ]mSp- I . apw
hrn-bmbn InS-p-p. Ahn-sS-bp-anhn-sS-bp-ambn GXm\pw amhn-e-I
am{Xw NnXdnnS-p-pv. Ah
ap-a-Snn. ASp-f hrn-bmn,
In ASp-
- m-n. ]pd-n-d
- n-btm-tgbvv Adp-ap-J Fn-bn-c . Ah Nme -I ]cn-tim-[n- I-bm-Wv.
"\ agym-bn-c - .'
"AsX,' Ah ]d- . "Rm
\sS ]W- s ms s]mtymv
t\mzm-bn-cp-p. C, hey sImg-y. C\n Hcp \mep Znh-k-tbvv
\\ th.'
hmg-bvsms Hcp ]pXnb Poh
e`n- - t ]m- s e. ag- b n IgpIn
hrn-bm--s Ce-Iv kqcysh-fn--n \ XpSp-v.
"hmsgyms sIme htc kabm- b n- c n- p- W p. HmW- n\v apv
aqv Inpw-v tXmvWvv.'
hmg- I n- S - b n \n- t m
Adp-ap-Js Xebvp apI-fn Ce-IfpsS taemv. Abmsf hmgI-fn
\nv thXn-cn-d- n-bm Ign-bn-sp
tXmn.
"Cv Rm Xncp-ta-\nsS hoSp-hsc
Hv t]mbm-temv Btem-Nn-ymWv.'
"Fn\m?'
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 100

C. lcn-Ip-am

"shdvsX. Av sNbvX D]-Im-c


- n\vXs \n ]d-n. Av ]ns A sIS-m-bn-cp-q-tem.'
"t]mhmw. Rm _v tIn--mtmsc?'
"aXn.'
"Fm Xncp-ta-\nsS Hc-v! ap-cn-v ]SntIdn hsm Fmcpw FWov sXmgzm-bn-cp-p.' Adpap-J ]d
msf \SmsS ImWzm.'
Xncp-ta-\n-bpsS BImcw a\-n ImWp--t]mse Adp-ap-J Hcp an\pv I-Sp \np.
"Rm hnhcw ]d-bm t]mbtm s Imscyms tNmZn-p. D-dv tIdn Ccn-m-s\ms ]dp. ]v ]{v sIm
m ]d-p. A sImdv
t\cw Atlw Ipw ASn-cp-p. vv ]d-bmWv Icn-apJ-\mbncvn-t-v. Av hnfnv hcpn
sImo-t shsj-d
- o-Xvv. \ Hm-v. AsXmcp KUp-hm-bn-cp-p-v ]d-p. Bbp-ns _ewsImv c -s-Xm-Wvv.'
"Av c -s-Xv Fs klm-bn-m-\m-bn-cn-pw.' ]Zvan\n ]d-p. "Btem-Nn-p Fsmtym
_--fvvv tXmp-Wp. Cu ap--_w-sms ]td-WXnev Fs-nepw Imcy-m-hpw.
As-nev Rms\-n-\msm Xncp-ta-\nsS ASvv Fn-s-Xv?'
"B-dn-bmw.'
_v tmn-tebvp \S-p-tm Ccp-h-i-p-ap hoSp-I-fn\nv kv{XoI sNbvXn-cp
tPmen-I \nn-hv then-- Xe-\o-n-smv AhtfmSvv At\zjn-p. "sIm-{mn Fm
t]mWv?' As-n "tamfv Fm t]mtW?' AXp-a-s-n "]Zvan\n Ftmp t]mWp?'
Ign {]mhiyw Ah t]mIp-tm Bcpw Xncn-p-t\m-n-bn-. FmWv s]s-p Cu
am-n\p ImcWw?
"AsX-m--dntm?' Adp-ap-J hni-Zo-I-cn-p. "hy-{mn acn-gpw ASn-b-n-c-n\pw Hs
Xncp-ta\n honev hXv Fmcpw Adn-n-cn-p-Wp. AXn-s-bmWv.'
icn-bm-bn-cn-mw. C-t-bvmWv t]mIp-s
- X-d- n-t- m Fm-hcpw _lp-am-\]
- qw HXpn-\np-I-bm-Wv. Ipdv shbpw hgp-Xn-\bpw ]pXp-Xmbn Adp-Xv Ah Hcp kn-bn-se-Spn
-ap-J-\mWv ]d--Xv. "sIm-{mn mo-Xmv ]dv sImdv ]-dow sImssm-Sp-m-bn-cpp' Fv. AX
pw ItmsS t]m-tm.
Xncp-ta-\nbvv ]-dn Inn-bXv \s CjvSa
- m-bn. Atlw AsXmw FSp-p-t\m-n, Ieym-Wnb-sb hnfn-p.
"Ieym-Wn-bt Cu anSpn sImdv ]--dn-sbms sIm-vv-v. Cs CtXmv kmmdvm--Ww.'
"Hm.....' Ieym-Wn-b Ahsf t\mn Nncn-p-sImv \ne-p-h kn-sb-Spp. sImp-t]m-bn.
"IpSn-m kw`m-cm-bn-tm-s, As?'
]Zvan\n Xe-bm-n. Ign {]mhiyw IpSn kw`mcw Ahv CjvS-am-bn-cp-p.
"Ambn Cgpw hon-ent?'
"C, Ahcv Cse Xncnp t]mbn.'
"Atm tamv Iqn\v Bcm-Xv?'
"F\nv Hbvv t]Sn-sbm w C. FtmSv AhcvsS hoo t]mbn Xma-kn-mwv ]d- . AXv
icym-hn-. ChnsS \\-sbms sXmS-o-vv. Rmsn AsXm w icym-hn-.'
Xnc -ta\n I d- -t\cw I-S-n-c - . ]ns sN-sn X dv shn-e-sb-S sRn Ifv
N m tXm X S-n.
"icym-Wv. Ah-\-h-s-Xm-bnv Hcn-Sw-Xs thWw. Hmtcm-cv w Hmtcm X-Iw-v. tamv
ss[cyw-sn I g--ey. ASvv klm-bn-m-s\ms Bfnt?'
"v, ]Sn--evXs NmsS hoSm-Wv. AbmfvsS `mcy \oen-v, aI\vv. Ah-scms \tmWw
klm-bn- w. Hvcv Xe-a -dym-bnv RsS honse B{in-X-m-cm-bn-c - . \-h-cm-Wv.'
"Av ac-W-dn-bn-m h -I n As? Fm t]cv....?' Xnc -ta\n s\n-ta ssIhv B t]
Hmn-bvm {ianp.
"Adp-ap-J.'
"AsX, Ah \-h\
- m. \ _pn I ym-Wv.' Xnc -ta\n I d t\cw kzw aI-s\-n BtemNn- . a S-msX ]W-ab
-
- -Xc
- - , I -Is
- f-g -X - . A[n-Ih w Ahs bm{X-Is
- f-- n-bm-Wv. H In I-\n-hI bm{X-I, As-n kvt\ln-X
- m-tcm-sSmw Dm-kb
- m-{X-I. Xm Hcn-e w InPqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 101

C. lcn-I -am
n-m e-. AZv` Xw tXm - . a - hb Ign- . Ahs Pohn-X-n hnhml-ns In-I Hgn
ImWm-\ an-.
Ieym-Wn-b kw`mcw cp mp-I-fn-emn sImp-h-p.
"tamfv shdvsX h-Xt? hnti-sjm-pw-y-tm.'
"Gbv, Rm shdpsX Xncp-ta-\os\ ImWm\pw \n ]d-bm\pw h-Xm-Wv.'
"\n F hmns Bh-iy-aptm Ipo? Hcp aI A-t\mSv \n ]d-bm-dptm? \osb\nbvv
]nd-n-n-m- -a-I-fm-Wv. Hcp s]-Ip-nbpw Fs A-s\p hnfn-m-\n-. aIs Imscympw
Xo-y. Fs Hcp A-s\-tmse Icp-Xn-bm aXn. Fsm thW-nepw HmSn-h-cmw. AsX{X Imew
]pw-smpw ]d-bm h. Adp-]-v Ign-p. CsXmpw \-sS -I-n-e--tm.'
"Rm Xncp-ta-\nsS Bbpn\p thn {]mn-mw.'
"DuWp Ign-nv t]mbm-a-Xn. Fm?'
Ah Hpw ]d-n-.
"m AIv s]mbvtm-fp. AhnsS Ieym-Wn-b-- s\\v Fs-nepw Hs Xnmm-n-cpw. cmambtc.'
"Hm....'
cma\m-b D-d-tbvp hp.
"Cu Ipn DuWp Ign-m-\vm-hpwv Ieym-Wn-b-tymSv ]d-b-Ww. ]ns F\nv Ipfn--Ww.'
"sImf-o-s As Bthm?'
"Mm, Cv sImf-nev Ipfn-mw.'

Aymbw
Ccp]n\mev
Xncnp h-tm hoSp Xpd-p--Xn-\p-apv ]Zvan\n t]mbn t\mn-bXv Ah-fpsS ]--dn-Ir-jnbm-bn-cp
-bn-n-. then s]mfn-X
- p-sImv h ]ip-fpw hm AsXmw thc-Sw
\in-n-pw. a\p-jy-m-cmcpw Ans\ Ib-dn-h-cm-dn-. tX If-hp-t]m-Ip-p-s--dn--tm
Nm Imfn-bpsS hon t]mbn _lfw Iqn. AXn-\p-tijw tXbpw aSepw t]mbn-n-. Fmhpw Nmsb t]Sn
m-bmWv Cu ]d-nse Imcy- At\z-jn-p--sX--dn-bm-hp-h ]d-n-tebvv A{X ss[cy-]qw IS-n-a-dn-nepw Nmtm-]m-k-\-bpap--Xp-sImv Bm Abm-fp-ambn Hcp kwL--\-n\v t]mIm-dn-. Hcp H
IsImv
Igp-smSnp acn-m BmWv Xmev]cyw?
BImiw cm{Xn-bvp tImfv hwIq-p-p-v. Idp taL- Dcp-p-Iq-Sp-p. Bbvtm-s,
CSn hcm-m-a-Xn.
Ieym-Wn-b \ kv{Xobm-Wv. kvt\l-ap-, D kvt\lw {]I-Sn-n- Hc-. ]Zvan\n ASp-f-bn Ahsc k
ian-p. ]t Ah k-Xn-n-. "tamfv AhnsS Hcp-]m-ncvv
kwkm-cnm aXn. tPmseyms Rm sNbvtXm-fmw.' Ah-cpsS kvt\lw shdpw {]I-S\
- a
- s
- -h
- p
a\-n-em-bn.
"s tamfv ]{mw hb-nem acn--Xv. shdpw ]\ym-bn-cp-p. AXv Ign-nv \mep sImw Ignsm Ahfvs
-p. Rm H-bvm-bn. tamfv Pohn-n-cnvWvsn C ]v\mXv
hb-m-bn-vm-hpw.'
"Hs hn[ymWv tamsf.' In \nd Pew taap-ns Aw-sImv XpS-v Ah ]d-p.
]Zvan\nbvv s t]c-p-ym-hm\v {]mtb- .'
hn[n Ahsc Xnc -ta-\n-b sS AS -s-n- . Ctm At-l
- ns Imcy t\m I FX -am-{X-amWv Ah-c sS Pohn-tXm-t-iyw. Xnc -ta-\n-b sS Imew Ign-mtem?
hXs tNmZn
B tNmZy-n\v AhXs ad -]Sn \evIn. hn[n Fs-ne w I -h-n- -m-h w.
hn[n-bn Abpw hniz-kn-n-cp-p. Fp hnj-ahpw Ah kln-n-cp-Xv AXv hn[n X\n-mbn
Hcp-n-h-n-p--Xm-sW Adn-hm-Wv. Fn-\mWv Ans\ Hc hn[n F-h Hcn-e w tNmZyw
sNbvXn-. hn[n-bv -a -n a\ -jy F{X \n-lm-b\m-sWv Ah-dn-b -am-bn-cn- w.
sshI -tcw Ad -a -J hc -tm I tds ag Nmdn-bn-c - .
Xnc -ta-\n-b sS H-an-c -mWv DuW Ign--sX ]d--tm Ad -a -J ]d- .
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 102

C. lcn-I -am

"sIm-{m-nsS `mKyw. F{X htey a\ -j-\m.'


s]s--h hnjaw tXmn. Ad -a -J\v kzw \ne-sb-n \ t_m[-a -m-bn-c - . ac-Wa-dn-bn-m t
n Ah-t\mSv D-d-tbvp Ibdn Ccn-m ]d-Xv Ahs\
AZv`p-X-s-Sp-n-bn-cp-p. AsXmcp henb Imcy-am-bn-mWv Ah Icp-Xp--Xv. km[m-cW Hcn-p
sNm Ctmgpw ]Sn-p-dv \nt KXn-tI-Sm-sWv Ah-\d- n-bmw. D-dp Ib-dn-bn-cn-m
]d-Xv Xncp-ta-\n-bpsS henb a\-n-s\-bmWv ImWn-p--sXv Ah ]d-p. Adp-ap-J
Ctmgpw Cu honqSn D-d-tbvp Ib-dm-dn FXv ]Zvan\nbvv Hm hp. ChnsS hnep-I-sfm-p-ap
Ftm Hv ]t Ahs\ hne-n-bn-cp-p. ]Zvan\nbvv
kzbw \n A\p-`-h-s-p.
"Cpw \ ag-m-hpwm tXm-W-Xv.' ]Zvan\n ]d-p.
"Cpw ag Inzm-sW-n \msf shX-bvm t]mWw. hnjq\v apv shX- I-gn--Wwm X{m
]d-n-vX
- v. Cv `cWn As, Xnc -hm-Xnc \ sZh-km-Wv. As-n hnj Ignv hnimJw hsc
t]mWw.'
Ad -a -Js \m-dn-hn ]Zvan\nbvv AZv` -Xa
- m-bn. Ah hf he -Xm-bn-cn- - . H icocw. Id -n-t\m-SS- \nd-am-sW-ne w Nm-b sS A{
-n-
- . Ah hf-Xn-t\m-sSmw
Ahs Adnh w hfn-cn- - . AX ] kvX-I--fn\n e`n Adnh am{X-a-.
"shX sXmS-ym cvaqv sZhkw \ tPmeym-bn-cn- w. cm{Xn hon-se-m sshI w,
t\cs t]mn hcqw sN w. ChnsS GXm-bme w Hcm-gvNbvv \\ thn hcn-. Asm AtymSv
FSbvv hv At\z-jn-m ]d-bmw. Fs-nepw Bh-iy-s-n AtymSv ]d-m aXn.'
ag IqSp-I-bm-Wv.
"Adp-ap-J s]mbvtm-fp. C\n ag \\-v t]mhm FSym--.'
"Gbv AsXmpw s Gin-. ItSv hXpw hmm\vtm? C\n cp-aqp sZh-k-tbvv
kabw Inn-.'
"C. Xevmew Hpw-ey.'
Adp-ap-J t]mbn. ]Zvan\n apv ag-p-n-I in-bmnp hcp-Xv t\mn \np.
s]sv Hcp anepw AXns ]nmse sNIn-S-S-bp CSn-bpw. Ah NmSn-sb-gp-tv AI-tbvtm-Sn. ssZht
]d-n-mWv sImSp--b-n-cn--WXv? Ah In-en Ibdn Nqfnbncpp. ]pdv s]sv Ccp-n. hnfp sI
Cu CSnbpw anepw \nnt
Rm\nhvSvv FWop. As-n Cv anse `K-hXn hnfp In-st hcp. Hcp in-bmb
Imn P\-ep-I sImn-b-S-b-s-p. AXp \m-bn. Xpd P\-en-eqsS h an Ahsf `b-sSp-n-bn-cp-
- n-bpsS CS-s]-S Imc-Wa
- m-bn-cn-Ww Ipdp Ign-t- m ag-bpsS in Ipdp. CSn Hcp apc am{X-ambn amdn. Ah Fgp-tv
-p. D-d-s-n-b-tmgmWv a\-n-em-bX
- v. \ I\ ag-bm-bn-cp-p. A-co w BsI XWp-p. Cv Dd-m \ kpJam-bn-cn-pw. dm In-p-sI
n-tebvp IS-p.
Dtbvp tNmd w Iqm\ w Dm-n-h
- n-mWv Ah t]mbn-c -X
- v. AXn-s\-s Ccn - -v. `mKy-n\v tIS -h-n-n-. Ah \ne-n-c - -sImv DuW Ign- . D
hon Ibv sag - -] -c- n-b -m-bn-c - . \ kzmZv. Ah Imcy-ambn AX Iqn-bmWv
DuW Ign--Xv. F{Xtbm Znh-k-ambn sh kmmd w hg -Xn-\ sag - -] -c-nb w Ignv
Ahv aS -n-c - . Noc Hc -am-Xncn Dbcw hn- v. \msf I dv Noc a dn-sS -Ww. t\cn-bXmbn A
v hd-hnv sag - -] -c-n-b -m-n-bm \ kzmZ -m-h w. DuW Ignv
hmXn-e -I-f-Sv Ah Dd-m InS- .
cm{Xn I\ ag s]bvX . Hw CSnb w an-e -w. P\sm-fn-b sS hn-en-eqsS an IS
hc -X
- h
- ImW - -m-bn-c - . Fs-n-e am-hs
- . Fs ssIn-em Imcy-s
- f-n BtemNn-nv F Imcyw. D-d-p-\nv \ne-hn-fv FSp-n-sv Ftmtgm Hm hp. kmc-an-
Imn Xncn sIn-p-m-hpw. sIp-t]mb Hcp hnfpw Imn ag-sh-a-Snv \\ hnP-\-amb Ddhpw a\-
h Dd--n-tebvp hgpXn hoWp.
cmhnse Fgp-t--tm Ahv tamem-k-Iew thZ\ tXmn. P\ Xpd-n-p. XWp Imv
Dn-tebv ISv Ahsf I fn-cW
- n-bn- . Ahv ho w InS-m\mWv tXmnbXv. aqSn- -X
InS-t- m k Jw tXmn, Ans\ Dd-

- n-em t]mh -Ib w sNbvX . ]ns Fg -t-t- m


t\cw F aWn-bm-bn. Fm-W-ns\ ]m? ta thZ\ Atm-g -a -v. tZl-n t\cnb NqSv
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 103

C. lcn-I -am

A\ -`-h-s- . ]\n- - tm?


Cv ASn hmcm-s\m w h. AS Iqn In-m{Xw AS - Ibn Ah D-dp hncp-p. Ipd-p-I-gn"Fm sIm-{mn FWom sshIym. ASy P\ven-qsS t\mysm \sm-d-m.'
"taev thZ-\-v.'
"ag Imc-Wm. v ASn-p-hm-co-n-ys? \oen ASn-p-hm-cm?'
"th \oen. ]sz-n ASp-t- fev t]mbnv Acn-n Hv t\mmtm? Acn shvvm-hpw.'
"Rm t\m-Wm. ASp--tfev tIds?'
"AtXm-sm? Hv thKw t\mn hcp.'
]mhw \oen. Ah hoSp Npn t]mbn ASp--f-bn ISv AtX hgnbvv Xncn-p-h-p.
"shn-cn-vWv. hmn-h-n-vv.'
"Fm \oenbvv D-d-p-IqsS t]mm-bn-cvns?'
\oen Nncn-p.
"Rfv As\ hoo IS-q-em. tZhIn Xo-n-b-s. Hmv sImb--ey. Rfv sNdp-a-fs, AIv IS-m ]
"C\n sXmv ISp t\mp Fm kw`-hn-ymv t\mmtem.'
\oen Hpw ]d-bp-n-. ]Zvan\nbvv A-tbmSv tZjyw tXmn. Abvv CsXms amm-am-bncpp. ]gb BNm
Xms A\p-jvTn-nv Abvv Fp KXn-bm-Wp-m-b-Xv.
kzw Pohn-X
- n\n-s-nepw ]Tn-t-X
- m-bn-cp-p. Ans\ sNbvXn F-Xm-bn-cn-Ww AbpsS ]cm-P-bw. `mhp acn tijw Gs sNm]-Snbv
epw
Imcy- icn-b Fp tXmnbm AXns\ FXnp-Isbnepw sNm-am-bn-cpp. adnv Fm
Ah-KW
- \
- bpw klnv Al-Xs Hpw t\Sm-sX, A\p-`h
- n-msX Ah acn-p-t]m-bn. kl-Xm]w
Aln-p Hcp kv{Xo. ]t Ahv tZjy-amWv tXmn-b-Xv.
\oen t]mb-tm ]Zvan\n AIp ISp, InS-d- b
- n t]mbn A-bpsS apns]-n-bpsS apnen-cp-p. A-sb-n C{Xbpw Btem-Nn--Xns Ahp ]mAsb Xtem-Sp-t- ]mse Ah B s]n Xtem-Sn. A acn-t- ijw Ah AXp Xpd-p-Ib
- p-mbn-n. acn-p-t]m-bmepw Abvv kzIm-cyX kq n-m-\p Ah-Im-i-a v F-h Ic -Xn.
AXn\ henb A-an-spw C\n A-bpsS Fmw X\n-p-X
- m-sW w Ah Hm , kzImcy-X-b-Sw. Abpw AXm-bn-cnpw Dt-in-n-p--Xv. s]n-b sS aosX C
Xmsg- \nv Xmtm-se-S v s]n X d- . s]nbvv Hc {]tXyI aW-am-Wv. Ah-f sS sNd -
- n
A-e-n- t]mhm-\mbn A DSp-sm-cpn hcp-tm Cu aW-am-Wp-m-hm-dv. ssIXq-hns
aW-amtWm?
s]n-bn A[n-Ihpw A-bpsS app-If
- m-Wv. Ik-hp-ap-p-I. CXn GXp apm-bn-cnpw Xncpta\n sImSp--b-Xv? Ieym-W-ns Xtev A
cp Ik-hp-app sImSp--b-n-cpp-shpw AXmWv Ieym-W-n\v DSp--sXpw A Hcn- ]d-n-cp-p. s]
Ahv B sk-papv Inn. Ctmgpw XpSp Ik-hp B a v asmc a n-\ -n
s]mXnv kqn-n-cn--bm-Wv. Hw-Xs AXns uk -a -v. he w t\m -tm Xs
ukns he -a
- -v. A Xs-tmse AXym-hiyw XSn-bp kv{Xobm-bn-c - -sh-Xv Ahv
AZv` -X-a -m-n. Ahv Hmh Imew-sXmv Ah saen-n-m-bn-cp-p. AXn-\-Sp-mbn Hcp
sNdnb s]n InS-p-Xv FSp-p-t\m-n. AXn Hcp s\vtekpw ]me-bvm-tam-Xn-ch
- pw. Cu cv
B`-cW
-
- fpw A AWn-bp-Xv Ah Int C. aIv Ieym-WZ- n-hkw AWn-bm-\mbn amnh-X
- m-bn-cn-Ww Ah. ]mhw A. ]Zvan\n-bpsS IpI \oc-Wn-p. Ah s\vtekv FSpp
Igp-n hp-t\m-n. Fgp-tv Im-Sn-bpsS apn t]mbn \np. \ `wKn-bp-v. A \ `wKnbp kv{Xo
se InS a dn-b sS N a-cn A-bpsS hnhm-l-t^mtm Xqn-n-Sp-p-v. \ofw Ipd aoibpw In-bp ]
c a Sn-b -a `m-hns CS- -hiv Ah ]qs w ]nSnv Aev]w ]cn-{`-a-tmsS \n - . N a-cn
B henb Nn{Xw I dv a tmmv Xqn-n-S- . AXn-\ -]n-n N-\-n-cn-b sS Hc Hgn
]mv I td-mew InS-n-c -Xv Ahv Hm-bp-v. ]ns F{Xtbm Ime-ambn B t^mtm {inm-dn-. Xm
cq]w AhfpsS Hmbn hcp-t-bn-.
Ah Fmw aSn s]n-bvp-n hv ]qn. A-bpsS aWn-bd ImW-Ws
- a-h

- p tXmn.
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 104

C. lcn-Ip-am

tZhIn t]mb- t ijw Bcpw


apI-fn-tebvp Ibdm-dn-. tZhIn-bp-m-bn-cp--tm Fm
shn- b m- g v N b w a I- f ne w
ASn- - h mcn X S- b v m- d - v .
]Zvan\nbvv B a dn CjvSa
- m-bnc - . Ah tZh-In-b sS Hw
a I-fn-tebv t]mI w. "CXv
tamfsS Ieym-Wa
- -dys?' tZh
In Ifn-bm-n-smv ]d-b w.
]Zvan\n tImWn-a dn X d- .
Agn- I - f ssIhcn ]nSn- sImv Ah tImWn-I-b-dn.
tImWn IS-s- -Xv hnime-am-sbmc Xf-n-em-Wv. P\-e I- f - S - - X - I m- c Ww a dnbv v
AXns hnim-eX Xmew
\jvS-s-n-c - . Xf-n\n-mWv InS--d-bn-te-bv w AXn-\- -ds sNdnb a dn-bn-tebv w
hmXn. InS--d-b sS P\-e -I X d-nv Ah BsI-sbmv t\mn. sIm -]-Wn-I-f henb
In-en InS-bvh
- ncn tIS -Iq-SmsX InS- - . In-en\ sXmS -mbn ac-ns Ae-am-d. N a-cn
A-bpsS IeymWt^mtm. A Hcp \h-h-[p-hmbn A-t\m-sSmw Ign apdn. Ahfpw B apdnbn BZy-cm{Xn Ig
--W-sap Icp-Xn-b-Xm-bn-cp-p. C\n AsXms \S-ptam? s]s--hv
B apdn-bn\nv t]mhm tXmn. Ah P\-ep-I AS-p.
Xmsg Fn tImWn-apdn ]qn-b-tm Ah Btem-Nn-p. In-Ip-Snv Ipd-p-t\cw InS--Ww.
Ipd-p-t\cw tath-Z\ ad-p-t]m-b-Xm-bn-cp-p. tNmdpw Iqm\pw sagp-p-]p-c-nbpw Dm--Ww.
AXp ]ns-bm-hmw.
In IpSn--tm Xosc hsp tXmn. ]m{X--sfmw \ne-p-Xs hv Ah hp InSp. Ctm ]\n-bp-v.
Stbm Hcp hns aqf ImXn h-Sn-pp. Hcp Infn-bpsS i_vZw. P\-en\p sXmp ]pd-p-\n-m-Wv. ]ns
- mb Hmtcm i_vZ
- .
AX-hp thXn-cn--dn-bm Ign-b -n-. ]ns Fm-W -m-bXv? Btcm Xs hnfn- - -v.
sIm-{m-ty.... sIm-{m-ty....... ]ns H -an-. shd w iq\y-X-am-{Xw.
\oen hnfn \nn, P\-en\n t]m . sIm-{mn Dd- -I-bm-bn-cn- w. Csm _ n-ap-n-. Ipd-
- pw. Ah IpSn-en-tebvv Xncn-p-h
- p. Dbvv Ah Xtep
cm{Xn-h aoI-dn-bpsS Hw tNmdpp. Hv Xe-Nmbvmw, Fnv sIm-{m-n-bpsS ASpv t]mImw.
sIm-{m-nbvv kq-sSmpw hcm-Xn-cpm aXym-bncvv s _tIm-Xn. Ah hmXn-eS- v InS-p.
t\cw Cn-Wn-bm-bov tXmp-Wp. \oen Fgp-t-p-sImv ]pd-tbvp t\mn. ag-mdv
ImcWw kabw F{Xym-bo--dn-bm ]mSn-. ]Zvan\n-bpsS Hm h-tm Ah ]pd-t-bvn-dn. D-ds hm
\n Hd-zm-bn-cntym? ASp--f-bpsS hmXnepw AS-nn-cn-b
- m-Wv. Ah ]Sn-msd ap-p-IqSn \Sv P\-ens Agn-In-Sb
- nqSn t\mn. sIm{mn In-en InS-pI Xs-bm-Wv. D-bvp-apv InS-p AtX InS-v. s tXht
FWo-n-nt? \oen Dds hnfn-p.
"sIm-{m-o.....'
A\-a
- n-. Ah hnfn Bhn-p. \mep hw hnfn-npw hnfn tIp-n-sp Itm
\oenbvv t]Sn-bm-bn. Ah ASp-f
- b
- psS hmXn-en-tebvv HmSn. Ipd-p-ds Dn-bt- m hmXn
Xpd-p. Hpw aSn-bvmsX Ah AI-t-bvtm-Sn. CS-\m-gn-Ib
- n-tebvp ISv hep hi-p
hmXn-en-eqsS AI IS- . ]Zvan\n t_m[-an-msX InS- -I-bm-Wv. Ah I e n hnfn- . ad ]-Sn-sbm
-an-. tZl-n\ NqS tXmn. s\n-ta ssIh- .
"s tXhtc Cu I n-s tav ASvnIvt]mse NqSvm.'
Ah H w kabw ]mgm-msX ] d IS . AS -f
- b
- sS hmXn Anv Nmcn Ah ] dt-bvtm-Sn. Nm tPmen-sb-S - Xv s\n-m-S-n-em-sW--h-dnm- Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 105

C. lcn-I -am
an-. AhnsS F -X
- -hsc \oen HmS -Ib
- m-bn-c - . \oen HmSn hc -X I-tm Nmb w Ad a -J\ w AS - sN- .
"sIm-{m-nbvv ]\ym, t]mXw-eymsX sIS-zm.' InX-n\n-S-bn Ah ]d Xo .
a ]Wn-m-tcmSv ssItmv I Sn-bn-se-n-m Bh-iy-sv Nmb w Ad -a -J\ w Xncn- .
"s amtfm-tc.... s I n\v F -]n Bthm?' \oen Hm-n-\n-S-bne w \ne-hnfn -sIm-n-c - .

Aymbw
Ccp]v
]Zvan\n Atmgpw t_m[-an-msX InS-p-Ib
- m-bncp-p. Nm s\n-ta ssIhp t\mn. Xot]mse
s]mp-p.
"\av sIm- { m- os\ tUm- dv s S ASv v
sImtmhmw?' Nm ]d-p.
"Fn\ym sImtmm?' Adp-ap-J tNmZn-p.
`mkvI-c ssIa-fnSvv a-evv. AsXSvv
sIm-mtem?'
"Csm AXn-s\m-pw t\c-y. \avv FSvv
sImtm-hmw. \o hmXn-e-Sv Ipn-Sv.'
Nm ]Zvan\nsb cp-ssI-I-fnepw tImcn-sbSpv ]pdp IS-p. Adp-ap-J hmXn-e-Sp Ipnbn-p. Ah H
cn HmSp-I-X-s-bm-bn-cp-p.
tat\m tUmIvS-dpsS n\n-n-te-bvp Ffp
hgn-bn-eqsS Ah aqp-t]cpw IpXn-p-I-bm-Wv.
"\nfv thKw sIm-Xv \m-bn. Xma-kn-m
sImg-m-tb-s\.' tUmIvS tIi-ht- a-t\m ]d-p.
"Rm C- sImSp-n-vv. icym-hpw. Cv
cm{Xn ChnsS sIS- mw. \msf t\mov hoo
sImtm-hmw.'
Nm Xe-bm-n. Hcp \gvkv Ah-fpsS s\n-bn
XpWn \\-n-Xv amn-sm-n-cp-p.
"IposS Bcpwsy hon-ev.'
"Bcpw-ey.' Adp-ap-J ]d-p. "A-m-bncvXv ASvs acn-p.'
"Asm Chfv H-bvmtWm Xmakw?'
"AsX, klm-b-n\v R-sfm-s-v.'
"Cu kv{Xo \ns A-bs? Ahcv Cv cm{Xn
ChfvsS Hw \n-s.'
"R-sfms \nmw.'
"Asm \nv Hd-smpw ths? ChnsS
Fm-cpw-IqSn \n Bh-iy-. Abvv cm{Xn
Ign-m\v `Ww sIm sImS Ww. vv
hoo-tmbn \mbn Hdn \msf cmhnse hm-aX
- n.
Aso hcm-tev sIS-n hc w. a doev kv{Xo
Isf ams{X \nm ]mS . \nfv t]Sn-sym w
th. ]\n IqSo-tXm-vmb t_m[-s-Sm. Ac
aWn- q- d n- \ - n t_m[w hc w. Asm Iv
kwkm-cn-nv t]mbm aXn.'
Ah ] d Im -\n- .
I-I -d -
- m-hnse `K-hXn a n \n -IPqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 106

C. lcn-I -am

bm-sW-mWv ]Zvan\nbvv tXmn-b-Xv. aqSa-n-n-S-bnqSn `K-hXn Xs D -t\m- - .


Ah I -I a g -h X d-m {iaw \S-n. I -I X d-m--Xn-s-X-, a g -h ImWm-Xns {]iv\-am
n-sS-bmWv? ]Zvan\nbvv t_m[w I td-qSn
sXfn . Ah hnfn- t\m-n.
"Ad -a -Jm.'
"Fm s tamsf?' \oen-bmWv hnfn tI-Xv. Atm-gmWv ]Zvan\n \oensb ImW -Xv. Ah tNmZn .
"Rm Fhn-SymWv \oen?'
"sIm-{m-nbvv ]\ym-Wv. tat\m Umn-dvsS Non-emWv.'
XW X Wn-sImv a Jw X S- -sIm-n-c \gvkv tNmZn- .
"BcmWv Ad -a -J?'
"s tam\m?'
"Ahcv s]mdv \nz-s. t]mbn hnfn-tm-f .'
\oen ] d-n-dn t\mn. hcm--bn-en hnf-n\ Xmsg A\ w tam\ w \n - .
Ad -a -J-s\b w Nm-sbb w I-tm ]Zvan\nbvv Aev]w Bizm-k-am-bn.
"]\n \tmWw sImd-n-cn- -W . C\n t]Sn-bvm-s\m- w-y.' \gvkv ]d- .
"tamfv Rsf t]Sn-n--m.' Nm Nncn- -sImv ]d .
"Am-bnsS hoo t]mbn ]d-btWm?' Adp-ap-J tNmZn-p.
"th Adp-ap-Jm, F\nvsm kpJw-v. Rn hoo-tm-hmw. Rm F\ym ChnsS Fo-Xv.'
"t_m[w-ymsX sISvWv Ism A hv t\mn. A \ ]\n. HmSn-hv Rsf hnfn-p.
A\m sIm-{m-os\ Gn-sm---Xv.'
]Zvan\n Nmsb \n-tbmsS t\mn.
tUmIvS tIi-h-ta-t\m AIp IS-p. Ah-fpsS ASp-p-hp ssI]n-Snp t\mn.
"C ]\n C.' Xncnv Nmsb t\mn-smv Abm ]d-p. "C kam-[m-\m-bnt? C\n
hoo-tm-bnv kpJm-bn Hd-ov \msf hm-a-Xn.'
"Rm Abvv Ign-m-\p-Xv sIm-cmw. sIm-{m-nbvv Ign-m-s\m th-Xv. sImdv
In-m-n-sm--cs.'
"Ahv th `Ww ChnSvv sImS - w.' tUmIvS ]d- .
Ah t]mb-tm ]Zvan\n Hc Xf-tbmsS Hm t\mn. FmWv kw`-hn-Xv?
\oen Ahsf sXm -t\m- - -m-bn-c - . C ]\n-sbm w C.
"s _tImXo.' \oen Nmsb At\z-jnv HmS -X
- n-\n-Sb
- n `K-hX
- nbvv hgn-]mSv t\-n-c .
"_tIm-XosS Duw Xym sIm-{m-os\ cjvjn--Xv. Rm hgn-hmSv t\n-v-v.'
]Zvan\n Nncn- .
"\nv t_m[w hsm Rm `K-h-XosS cq]w I .'
"Rm-d-n-s. Itm-d--m-hnse _tIm-XymWv sIm-{m-os\ cjvjn--Xv.'
Ah Ign-m-\mbn Hc s]I n sdmnb w ]me w sIm -h- . sdmn Ahn-jvS-am-bnc - . ]s-mt\
-n- - . ]m FXv I td-m-e-ambn hon ImWm
Inm hkvX -hm-Wv. Ah \oensb t\mn.
"sIm-{mn Ign-tm. s tNmdv Ad -a -J sIm-c w.'
]Zvan\nbvv hni- - -m-bn-c - . Dbvv H w Ign-n-sv Ah Atm-gmWv Hm-Xv.
Ah sdmn ]men a n Ign-m X S-n.
Xw ]d-n-mWv hk -aXn Cu Imcyw Adn-b --Xv. Ah hm oW-am-bn. Xm\n-hnsS
D-tm Xs Adn-bn-msX.... Xns tPmen Ign-t- m Ah ] d-s- . cmL-th-t- \mSv
Hv ]d-n t]mIm-sa Ic Xn Atm \S- . cmL-th- ]mS t]mbn-cn-b
- m-Wv. ]Zvan\nb sS Ak -Js
- -n G-n-b
- t- bmSv ]d-p, Xm \gvkn-Mvtlm-an-tebvp t]mhp-Ib
- m-sW-pw.
"Rm hctWm?' Ah tNmZn-p.
"th, X-ns\ Iqn t]mhmw.'
hkp-a-Xn-bpsS aqp {]k-hhpw tUmIvS tIihtat\ms Bip-]-{Xn-bn hm-bn-cp-p.
Asms honh-p -X-s-bm-bn-cpp {]khw \S-m-dv. ]t Ahv ss[cy-an-m-Xn-cp--XpsImv \gvkn
sImp-t]m-bn. Bbn-Sbvv hb-mn honhp t]sd-Sp Hp
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 107

C. lcn-Ip-am

cp {]k-hn Ipn Ign hnhcw Adn-n-cp-p.


tUmIvS apdn-bn-ep-m-bn-cp-p.
"Fm hkp-a-Xn-b-t, Iptd-m-em-bsm In-v. Fm hnti-jw, AkpsJmpw-ytm?'
"Fs acp-a-Ifv ]\ym-bnv ChnsS hn-vv. Ahsf ImWm h-Xm. Ahfv FhvSym?'
"Mm, B Ipn \nsS acp-a-I-fmtWm? Fm t]cv, ]Zvan\n?'
"AsX.'
"Ccnp. Ch-cm-cmWv?' X-ns\ t\mn-smv tUmIvS tNmZn-p.
"Ahfv Xw, RsS AhvsS tPmen FSp-W kv{Xobm-Wv.'
"Ahpw Ccn-mw. B Ipnsb cmhnse UnkvNmv sNbvXp sImp-t]m-bn. ]\n-bm-bn-cp-p.
]\n hnp. C\n hon-en-cpv hn{i-anm aXov Rm ]d-p.'
"Bcm B Ipty sIm-Xv?'
"B IposS Abm-cm-Wv. Hcp IpSpw_w. `mcybpw `mhpw aI-\pw-m-bn-cp-p.'
"sNdp-a--fs?'
tUm-IvSv Ah-cpsS kwkm-c-ns t]mv Xosc cpNn-n-.
"PmXn Rm tNmZn-n-. t\mq. B Ipnsb t_m[w-ym-XymWv ChnsS sIm--Xv. \qn-\mev
Un{Kn ]\n. Ac aWn-qIqSn Ign-n-cp-s-n B IpnsS Xetm-dv t]mbnn-tys\. icnpw
ka-b-mWv Ah-cn-hnsS Fn-b-Xv. B ka-bv B Ipnsb c n-m t\mzmtWm thXv
AtXm B Ipty sImtmcvsS PmXn tNmZn-ymtWm?'
hkp-aXn Fgp-t-p, Hw X-hpw.
]Zvan\n Dt-j
- n-em-bn-cp-p. cmhn-se-bm-bX
- nns ]\n-n-n-. a-en Xncn-p bm{X k Jam-bn-c - . \oen AS --f-bn In-bv s]mSn-b
vv AXn-f-m\ w
t]mI w. Am ka-b-samw Ah-f sS AS -n qfn Cc v \m -h-am-\- ]d- .
s]mSn-bcn Ad -a -J hmn-sm- -h
- X
- m-Wv. ]Zvan\nbvv ]-am- Iqn \mfn-tIcn thWsap ]d--tm Ah hon-ep aqhm-s am s]m
ammsa Adnhn ckn-n-cn- -tm-gmWv hk -a-Xnb w Xh w Ibdn h-Xv.
hk -aX
- nsb I-tm \oen qfn\nv NmSn-sb-g -t- . hk -aXn Xosc Xr]vXn-bn-msX \oensb
t\mn. Ah t\sc In-en Ibdn Cc v ]Zvan\n-b sS s\n sXm -t\m-n.
"C ]\n-tm?'
"Cv cmhn-se-sXmv ]\n-n-n-.'
"A Ft s]sv ]\n-bvm?'
"agym-bn-cn- w.'
]X -ag- sb-n-b Hm-I Ftmgpw ]\n-bpsS AI-S- n-sbm-sS-bmWv ]Zvan\n-bpsS a\-n-sem-dv.
-ta-en-cpv app henb sh-m-n krjvSn- -sImv s] I\
ag ImWm ]msX InS-bv
- b
- n aqSn- -X InS- Z xJn-Xb
- mb s]I n Ah-f sS a\-nse
ambm Nn{Xam-Wv.
"A Ft s Ado-bvm-Xn-c -Xv?'
"A-tgbvv ]\n hn . ]ns Fn\m _ n-ap-n-vWvv hnNm-cn-p.'
"AX Rm ]d-X
- v. ]\n h HSs\ Bsc-sb-nepw ]d-b
- v Fs Ado-bvm-bn-cvnt?
Csm-bo, I sNdp-a-fv FSpv sImtm-hn hnt Bkv]-{Xo-tebvv?'
]Zvan\n Ipd-p-t\cw \n-_vZ-bm-bn. Ah-fpsS apJw hmSn-bn-cp-p. ]ns Ah kmh-[m-\-n
]d-p.
"sNdpa--fm-bn-cnpw Am-bn, ]t Ahv hseymcp a\-vv. AXv ImWm ]t Iv
thWw.'
B apdn-bnse A-co w I\p.
"sIm-{m-n, AtSy ASv-tfev t]ms. In hmm-dm-bn-vm-hpw.'
\oen hnZ-KvZ-ambn ew hnSp-I-bm-Wv. Ahv t]Sn ]nSn-p. \qm-p-I-fmbn Xe-ap-d-I-fn-eqsS
]Ip-In-nb `bw F hnImcw Ahsf HmSm \n-n-X-bm-p-I-bm-Wv. B]-n\nv HmSnc- -s-Sm-\p {
n cqV-aq-e-am-bn-cp-p.
CXv X{m-nbvv Innb cm-as sNmm-Wv. Xw Btem-Nn-p. tUmIvS-dpsS hmp-I

Ahn-jvS-am-bn-. AXp Ignv Ctm CXm acp-a-I-fpsS ASp-p-\n-v....... X{m-nbvv AXp InPqss
_ 2005 ! 108

C. lcn-Ip-am

Ww. hmp-I \jvSs


- v hkp-aXn Ipd-p-t\cw InS-bvb
- ns Ccp-p. C\n FmWv ]d-tbXv Fm-tem-Nn-p-Ib
- m-bn-cpp Ah. ]pdv s]sv shbn an. D-Xn-cn-bp-tm-tgbvpw
ag XpS-m-\p Xm-sd-Sp-m-Wv. Ah ]d-p.
"Rm t]ms ]Zvan\n. Csm Fs-nepw Bh-iytm? \obv Bkv]{- Xo-em-d- n-sm Fmw
As\ Csdnv HmSn h-Xm. AhnSvs Imscympw icym-bn-n-.'
"Csm Hpw Bh-iyey Am-bn.'
"Rmm sshtcw hcmw. Asm cm{Xn ChnsS \nm-tem.'
"AXnow Bh-iyy, Rm \oteymSv ChnsS hv sIS--Wwv ]d-n-vv.'
Ah \oen-tbmSv ]dn-sm-p-an-. Bh-iy-s-Sm-sX-s \oen hcp-sa--h-dn-bmw.
"t\m-s.' hkp-aXn Fgp-t-p. Ah-fp-sS- apJw BsI I\-n-cp-p. "Fm-bmepw C ]s\ympw-y-sm.'
fpsS s\n sXmv ]\n-bn-sp t_m[yw hcp-n, Xs Af-hn-m DWvT
Hcn-qSn tcJ-s-Spn hkp-aXn ]pd-t-bvn-d
- n. ]pdv ag I\p \np-Ib
- m-Wv, FXp
\nan-j-nepw s]m-sa an. Ah IpS-sb-Sp-n-p-m-bn-cp-n-. agbvp apv hon-se-m
Ah Xnc-np \S-p. Hpw kwkm-cn-msX Xw ]nn-epw.
Xncp-ta\n sshIp-tcw hp. ]Zvan\n ]dbmsXs Adp-ap-J t]mbn Adn-bnn-cp-p.
Atlw hv qfn-en-cpv Ahsf t\mn Nncn-p. Xncp-ta-\nsb I-tm HmSm \n \oentbmSv
Atlw AXns Bh-iy-ans an ssIIm-Wn-p. ]Zvan\n Fgp-tp-I-bm-Wv.
"FWo- Ipo. AhnsS InS-tm-fp. C ]\n-bn-tm?' Atlw Ah-fpsS s\n-ta sXmpt\m-n. "C.'
"ag sImtzm?'
"C, F\nv ag-mew sXmS-ym sNesm Hcp ]\n hcmdvv.'
"` -sWmpw icymhvWvmhn-. H-bvm-hptm Cs\ sNe {]iv\--sfm-s-m-hpw.
ASvv Xs Ch-scm-s-m-b-sXmv c -s-p. Cs-ntem?'
Atlw Nnm-[o-\-\m-bn. FmWv sNm Ign-bpI F-Xn-s\-n At-l-n\pw [mcW-bn.
"tZlw \mbn t\m-Ww.' \oen-bpsS t\sc Xncnv Atlw tNmZn-p. "Chcv Adp-ap-Js
Ayt?'
"AsX-{m.' \oenbpsS i_vZ-n hnd Ien-cp-p.
"sImdv Znh-kw cm{Xn ChnsS hv sIS-Ww. tamsf H-bvmn t]mhcvXv sItm?'
"C-{m.....'

Aymbw
Ccp]mdv
"\avv BZys Ipe Xncp-ta-\nbvv sImSp-W
- w.' Adp-ap-J ]d-p. hmgpeI DW-nb
]-IsImv aqSn-h-n-cp-p. \ XpS-ap ImbvI. Ad -a -Js Bd -am-ks Azm\w shdpsX-bm-bn-n-
N-tb-bp-p. Ctm-gmWv \ hne Inp-I. Ah Su am-n
t]mbn At\zjn-p- I-gn-p.
"Abvv cp sIme sImSp-mw. sIm-{m-nbvv csw atXym?'
"F\nv Hscw aXn. AXvXs Adp-ap-J Xnp Xonhcpw.' ]Zvan\n Nncnp-sImp ]dp.
"Asm _msyms \av hnevmw, Fm?'
"AmsX? Adp-ap-J ]W-m-c-\m-hqtem!'
Adp-ap-J t]mb-tijw ]Zvan\n ]d-ns \np. BZy-ambn ImWp--t]mse B hmgtmw t\mn. Ipe-bpsS
mv Nmp \np hmg-I. ]e-Xn\pw apf-IsImv Duv
hp-sIm-Sp-n-cn-p-p. Nne hmg-In-S-bn Adp-ap-Js Imen\np c -s Ip-I AcbSn s]m-n,
n Hcp hmg-bpsS IS-bv s]mnap-f
- Iv Adp-ap-J Imep-sImv Nhnn sRcn-p-X
- p-I
- t- m ]Zvan\nbvv hnj-aa
- m-bn-. Fn\m-WXp \in-n-p-s
- Xv Ah tNmZn-p. Ip-I Dm-hm k-Xn-m Imb tami-am-hp-sav
Adpap-J ]d-p. Ipe shnb tijw Infv Ingp-I FSpv sho ]pcn h-bvW
- s
- a-pw,
]ns Ime-am-bm \Sp-I-bmWv th-sXpw Ah ]d-p. Adp-ap-Js Adn-hn Ah
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 109

C. lcn-Ip-am

Ftmgpw AZv`p-X-sp \nm-dp-v. CsXmpw ]pkvX-I-n \np e`n Adn-h-, \m-dn-hm-Wv.


A\p-`-hw-sImpw ap--h-c sS A\ -`hw ] -h w In Adn-hv.
hmg-In-Sb
- n\n ] d ISv Ah Hcn-qSn B k-a
- mb ]dv t\mn-
- .
Bd amkw a v AXv shd -samc sam--d-m-bn-c - . CXv amXr-Xz-ns kwXr-]vXn-tbmsS
\n Hc hmg-tm-w. ac -`q-an-bn\nv ac -
- b
- n-te-bv {]bm-Ww. Xs Pohn-X
- ne w
Cu amw ths? shd w Cm-i
- n-sImv Adp-ap-J Bd -amkw sIm -m-n-bX
- mWv Cu hmgtm-w. Ad a -J H w hn[nbv hn -sIm-S -n-. AXmWv icn-bmb amsav ]Zvan\nbv
tXmn. A Fmw hn[nbvp hnp-sIm-Sp-p. Fn-s-p-mbn? RmXs Fs `mhn-bp-m-s. Ahv Xocp
sshIp-tcw Adp-ap-J hXv Hcp amn-f-bpsS H-am-Wv.
"SuWos Itm-S-m-c-\m-Wv.' Adp-ap-J ]cn-N-b-s-Sp-n.
"_co C{_mbnwm.' Adp-ap-J SuWnse apo-ap-I-fpsS `mjbmWv kwkm-cn-p-Xv. Ah
]Sn-msd ]d-n-tebvp t]mbn. Abm hmg-In-S-bn-eqsS \Sv Hmtcm Ipe-I-fmbn ]cn-tim[n-p-I-bm]Zvan\nbvv tZjyw ]nSn-p. Fm-Wbmv C{X-am{Xw t\mm-\p--Xv. Ad -a -J
a-tbmsS Abm-f sS Hw \S- - v.
C{_mlnw Imbvv Xr-]vXn-bm-sb tXm - .
"n CsS s_e ]do.'
"tlbv \n-fs she ]td-Xv?' Ad -a -J ]d- . "CXm BZys hcoev \mev sIme amnh-nv _mnv she
Ah hSs A- \me hmg-I Nqn-mn ]d- .
Abm a -tbvv \S- -h- . X S -mb hne-t]-i ]Zvan\n IuX -I-tmsS t\mn\n- . BZyw amnf
sb-n-sb-ne w Ad -a -J kwXr-]vX-\m-bn-. Ah
]d- .
"Rm \nsf shdvsX Iqn-sm-- . \nv shw tXho-Xn\v ]Ww Inq-etm Cu
shebvv Xm.'
"m, v As she ]dbv ]l-bm.' C{_mlnw I tds Ak-ln-jvW X {]I-Sn-n X S-n.
Ad -a -J Ahs hne ]d- . Ah X S . "ChvsS N -h- w Bbnv ]{v \mbmcvsS IpSpw-_w-v. H
Hmcm-cvv HmW-n\v Npcp-oXv Av sImtenepw thn-h-cpw. \nfv hnW shsev cp-dp-y sImdv
hpw. Ahv honev \ km[\w Inpw sNpw. F\n-Xv sIms-sm-Sv-Ww--t-q.'
"m v Hmevv sIm-sm-S -mfm ]l-bm. A-p-o Rm t]mWv, Cu sibvm-t\mSvv
kwkm-cnm icym-hq-e.'
Abmv icnpw tZjyw ]nSn-sp tXmp-p. Ah-km\w A-p-n-bpsS ASp-p-\nv \oXn
Inp-sa {]Xo- b
- n-emWv Abm ]Zvan\n-tbmSv ]d-X
- v. Ah Hpw ]d-bp-n-sp I-tm
C{_mlnw ]Sn-bv-tebvp \S-p.
]Zvan\nbvv hnj-a-am-bn. ]Sn-I-Sv t]mIp I-h-S-m-cs\ t\mn Ah Adp-ap-J-t\mSv ]dp.
"Abmfv ]d-Xv \ shey-s, sImSvm-bn-cvnt?'
"AXnepw IqSp-X Inpwv shm-ns \-sf-n-\mWv B shebvv sImSp--W-Xv. t\mntmfp amnf C-
- pw. CsXms SuWnevs Itm-S
- mcvsS PmSy-s. Abmfv Cu
sImseyms sImtmbn ]gp-nv Fcn shebvv hnpw. sIm-{m-nbvv Adntbm? HmWw
ASvmev ]g-ns she Hmtcm sZhkpw IqSn-qSn hcpw.'
Adp-ap-Js {]h-N\w icn-bm-bn-cp-p. ]mSw Ignv t]mb I-h-S-m-c Xncnp hp, Ac--bn\nv ]g
]p-dp-nI t\ms-Spv ]Zvan\n-bpsS t\sc \on.
"A-po Hcv cp-dp-nI sImdhvhv \avv ItmSw Hd-n-mw, Zm AUvam-\okv ]nSn-o.'
]Zvan\n Adp-ap-Js\ t\mn. Ah Xe-bm-n. C{_m-ln-ans apJv Imeq-jy-sam-p-an-.
"A Rfv \msf cmhnse hnv km[\w sImtm-hmw, Fm.' Adp-ap-Js apJp t\mnsmv Abm ]d-p. "l
im _cvWm? Rfv ]m-W-dmbnv FSvmw As.'
Adp-ap-J Nncn-p. "\msf cmhn-se-s hv sImtm-hWw Im.'
"kcn.'
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 110

C. lcn-Ip-am

C{_mlnw t]mbn--gn--tm Adp-apJ ]d- p. "\msf Cm- f v X ym hv


CsXms Gn-sm-m-m. ]td SuWnse
hey samX-em-fn-bm. Cs\ Azm-\n-W
Hcp Iqcv Cu ammsc Ign-n-t- .'
Abm acym-Z-m-c-\m-bn-c - . Ad -a J ]d- - t ]m- s e- s AXn- c m- h nse
henb Hc sIm-b -ambn Bsf-n. klm-bn\v Hc ]-\ -a -v. h DSs\ Abm
Ac---bn\nv ]gvsk-S AUzmkv
Ingn- ]Ww Fn ]Zvan\n-b sS In
sImS - .
c -t]c w IqSn aq \S-w-sImv
I e-Is
- fmw sIm -t]m-bn. Ah-km-\s
sIm Xe-bn-tebv Ib w a v C{_mlnw
]d- .
"A- p- o, ASv sImqw R- v
Xs ItmSw Xc-Ww-m.'
"CXnepw \ she Xczmm ASv sIm
pw Imm-\vXs Xcmw.'
amnf Ahsf t\mn Nncn- p. "Apow Bfv tamk-mcy-tm.'
Ah Iap- n\np ad- - t m
Ah ]d-p. "As\ AXpw Ign-p.'
Adp- a p- J \pw AXp- X - s - b m- b n- c pp
Btem-Nn-n-cp--Xv.
"Adp-ap-J Cu D-d-tbvp Ibdn
\nq.'
"Ft?'
"\nq. Ing-tmv Xncn-v. Mm, Ans\.'
Ah C{_mlnw X ]Ww Adp-ap-Js In hp-sIm-Sp-p.
"Fn-\mWv F\nv Fmw X-Xv. ]IpXn sIm-{m-o-Sym-Wv. thWn aptgzm\pw FSp-tm-fp.'
"Rm Fmw Xn-n-. Cse Im X AUzmkv ]p-dp-nI Rm hn-vv. AtXmv
F\n-smcp Imcyw-v.'
Xrm-hn Hcp ]pjv]m-RvPenbpw s\bvm-b-khpw Ign-m-\mWv Ah ]W-sa-Sp-p-h--Xv.
"CXv icym-hn sIm-{m-n. Fs-nepw FSp--Ww.'
"Cs AXv sImtm-bnv Adp-ap-Js _mn-en-Sp. F\nv GsX-nepw Imev Bh-iymbn
hm tNmbvm-tmsc?'
Adp-ap-Js apJw Xosc {]k--a-. Fn-\mWv Cns\ Hcp IS-mSv sIm-{mn Fs an-Sp-Xv? hon-s
]n-b Fp tXmnb \oen tNmZnp.
"Fp ]oSm Ad-apIm?'
I-h-S-n Ftm \jvSw ]n-sb-mWv Ah Icp-Xn-b-Xv.
"Hpwy Am, sIm-{mn ]sWmpw hmo-e.'
"Hpw hmose?' Ah AZv`p-Xt- msS aIs\ t\mn. "]mXow ]mXow-s \obv ]d-n-cvt.'
Ah Hpw ]d-bmsX \ne-n-cp-p. \oen Ipd-p-t\cw Btem-Nn-n-cp-p.
"\obv Gw sht\pw tXho-Xn-s\mpw hmo-y-tm. sNesm AtXm-m-bn-cn-pw.'
"As\ ]d-b Am, Rm sIm-{m-os\ klm-bn-m sN-W-Xm. AmsX ]W-ns\mpw A.'
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 111

C. lcn-Ip-am

Aymbw
Ccp]tgv
a-m- AamWv. AXn\p appXs Xncp-ta-\n-bpsS ASpp t]mI-Wsa- v ]Zv a n\n Xo- b m- n- b
p.
cmhnse _v tmn-tebvp t]mIp
hgn Xrm-hn Ib-dn sXmgp-Xp.
Xncp-ta-\n-bp-ambn kwkm-cn-t
Imcy- cm{Xn apgp-h Btem-Nn-X
- mWv. Hs--gn-npw Cs ]Sn-pc
IS-p-tm Ah-v ]cn-{`aw tXm
n. k- t m- h n- e n Ah Iqd- [nIw kabw sXmgp-Xp- {]mn-p\np.
k-pw Ah-fpsS a\-n\v th
{X _ew sImSp-p-hm Ign-n-.
Ah- f psS apJs hnjaw Itm Xncp-ta-\nbpw Aev]w ]cn-{-an-p.
"Fp ]o tamsf?'
]Zvan\n D-d
- n Itk-eb
- n-en-cp-p.
"Hpw-y.' AI-tbvp t\mnsmv Ah XpSp. "Hcp Imcyw
Xncp-ta-t\ymSv ]d-bm h-Xm.'
"]d-tm-fp, Chn-sS c -t]c w
\-h-cm-Wv. A\m-h-iym-bnv kwkmscm- w-y. Ah w \o tamfsS amXncym-Wv.'
"F\n- b v - d n- b mw,' Ah i_v Z w
Xmgvn-smv ]d- . "me w....'
"m hc .' Xnc -ta\n a -t-bvn-dn. "\a -smv \S- -hcmw.'
Fn-s\-bmWv X S-t-Xv? Xnc -ta-\n-b sS {]Xn-Ic
- Ww Fm-bn-cn w? I d- -t\-cs au\n-\ -tijw Ah ]d- .
"Xnc -ta\o, Rm IeymWw Ign-m Btem-Nn- -W .'
"Mm, \ Imcym-W-sm. h Btem-N\ow hnvtm?'
"Btem-N\ H w C. Rm Ad -a -Js\ IeymWw Ign-m-temv Btem-Nn-ym-Wv.'
Xnc -ta\n s]sv \n-_vZ-\m-bn. Ad -a -Js Imcyw kwkm-cn-m hm XnS w ImWn thm F-h `b-s
cyw ]d-n-s-n Xm ]ns AsXm-cn-e w
Ah-X-cn-n--e -m-hn-s--h tXmn. Xnc -ta-\n-b sS ]m-ew Ahv \-t]mse Adnbmw. k-f
{]mNo-\-amb C-am-Wv. i m-ip-- {in-p eam-Wv. Adp-ap-J h-tm D-dp Ib-n-bn-cpn
-X-amhp-I-bm-Wp-m-b-Xv. B Hcp kw`-h-amtWm Xncp-ta-\n-tbmSv kwkm-cn-m X\nv C{Xbpw ss[
cyw
XXv?
"F\nv Ipn-mew sXmv Ado-W-Xm-Wv. Fs \ kvt\lpw BWvv F\n--dn-bmw. Fs
\tmWw t\mpwv Hd-vv. Xncp-ta-\nsS k-Xw-ymsX Rm Hpw sNvWvey. Xncp-ta\n kXw
Xv Fs A\p-{K-ln--Ww.'
"Aht\mSv kwkm-cntzm?'
"BtcmSv Adp-ap-J-t\mtSm? C. Abm-dn-bn-. Rm\n-Xp-hsc Ans\ Hcp Imcyw kwkm-cnn-n-.'
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 112

C. lcn-Ip-am

"m, kwkm-cn-m hc-s..'


Xncp-ta\n Ipd-p-t\cw Btem-Nn-p-sImv \S-p. ]d-n
\ndsb ac-f
- psS XW-en \S-m kpJ-ap-v. Hcp sImp-Imv
Ah-fpsS apJs hnbp-Xp-n-I Hn-sb-S - .
"Rm ]d-bm t]mWXv I nbvv hnj-a-a -m- w. ]t
]d-bm-n-cn-m ]n-. IeymWw FXv Hc s]I -n-b sS
Pohn-X-n hfsc {][m-\-s--Xm-Wv. Asm \tmWw BtemNn-nt Hc Xoc -am-\-sa-S -m ]mSq. PmXo
H w
t\mmsX IeymWw Ign--WXv \-Xs. ]s ]ns AX
Ign-m-e -m-hW PohnXw Fn-s\-bm-bn-cn w F -IqSn
Btem-Nn--Ww. Hmtcm ka -Zm-b-n\ w Hmtcm a J-a -{Z-b v
Pohn-Xc
- o-Xn, ]mc-c
- yw, s]c -am-d kaq-lw. kwkvImcw F
Rm ]d-bn-. kwkvImcw Hc aX-nt\m PmXnbvtm D-X. hyn-Isf B{i-bn-n-p--Xm-Wv. kwkvImcap
pw GXp kap-Zm-b-nepw ImWpw. ]s Pohn-X-co-Xnbpw
]mc-c
- yhpw Hw s]cp-am-tdn hcp kaq-lhpw PmXn-sbbpw
aX-sbpw B{i-bn-n-cn-pw. Atm s]s-smcp s]Ipn
asmcp kap-Zm-b-n-tebvv ISp sNp-tm CuhI Imcy ]e {]iv\--fp-ap-m-pw. \o hfp-h kap
Fm-bmepw \ns ]pdw-X-pw. AXns\sbms adn-I-S-m\p a\--cp-smpw \n\-p-sp tXmp-n-. Im
\o temIw In-n-. \n\-Xv Xmm ]ny. Asm Ahkm\w-mm htey IjvSm-bn-cnpw. A, Rm ]td-WXv
a\-n-emhvWvsm?'
]Zvan\n Ipd-p-t\cw Hpw kwkm-cn-msX Xncp-ta-\n-bpsS
Hw \S-p. Ipn--mev ky Ign t\cv b-tmsS
Nm-bpsS ]d-n-tebvp t\mp-tm AhnsS IpSn-ens
apv B-fn--p- Xobpw t]Sn-n-p \ng-ep-Ifpw Imn
Ip--mb NpSp-tm-gp-m-hp ZpK-hpw Ah-fpsS Hmbn-se-n. icn-bm-bn-cn-mw; AXv asmcp Pnh
Wv.
Ah Btem-Nn-p-Ib
- m-bn-cp-p. Ipd-p-Zn-hkw app-mb
Hcp kw`hw Ah-fpsS a\-n-tebvv Xn-h- . kybvv
Ftm Btem-Nnv D-d
- n-cn-b
- m-bn-cp-p. Ccp-n-bX
- d- n-tm Ah Fgp-t-v AI-p-t]mbn
\ne-hn-fp sImfp-n. ap-t-bvn-d-p-tm-gmWv IXv Nm ssIIqn \np-p. Ah
hnfv ImWn-m-\mbn Abm-fpsS apn Hcp \nanjw \np, ]ns Xpf-kn--dsb hew-hp Xncnhp AI-tbv
t]mIp-tm Ah ]d-p.
"Ccn-q, Rm\nsm hcmw.'
Ah hnfv tImem-bn \ne-p-hv AI-tbvp-t]mbn dm sImfp-n-sm-p-h-p.Nm app \np-I-bm
"Ctmp Ib-dn-bn-cn-p.'
"th sIm-{mn Rm\osS \n-tm-fmw.'
"Fm Ibdn Ccp-m?'
"Hpw-m-bn--. AsXmcv kz]m-hm-bn-cn-ym-Wv. Cu Xd-hmSpw Bbnv R-v- C-nWn Imembnv _m.
mpw Ado-m-hn-. s A hty-h-y-{ms ASn-aymbn-cp-p. tPmen-sb-Sv-Ww. Iqen-sbm-pw-y. c
vsS ]Sn--evXs sISm Hcp IpSnev sIm kXqw Xcpw. \tmWw tPmen-sb-Sp-n-s-nev hey-{m sI
Nhn-pw. Ipymsm Rm\-sXms In-vv. Rm HmSn-tmbn IpSoev Hcp aqte-encvv t]Snv Icbpw. An
vv Asms. _mKw sNbvXv hey-{mnbvv Cu hoSpw ]dpw Intysm
\ow Cv ]d-b
-
- p, ]Sn-ev ]d-nev I Sn-sh-tm-fm ]d- . sIm-{mnsS a -\ w
A{X Zb Bsfm w Bbn-cvn-. As\ Xm-dn-ymtq. A-go w \v hb-m-bn. ]ns
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 113

C. lcn-I -am

Rm\m tPmen-sbms sNm-dv.


sIm-{mnsS A \ Bfmbn- c - , ]jv t j ]S- - { m
t\cs hnfn-tmtm-bn.
"A-s\ym-ym Rfv hf
- X v . HX - n, t]Sn- t m- v . B
t]Sow Hmow Hs RsS
Hw-m-hpw. AXv amdm C\ow
Imse-Sp-pw. sIm-{mn Hpw
hnPm- c n- - c v X v t m. Rm \msf
hcmw. ItSv Fs-nepw hmm
tmv tNmbvm hXm?'
"Cy. Csmpw th.' ]Zv
an\n Fgp-t-p-sImv ]d-p.
Nm ]Sn--se-n-b-tm
Ah Ccp-n-ta Ipg-n-cpp. Ah Ic-bp-I-bm-bn-cp-p.
As\ X{m sIn-bnv ASn-pXp Iv t]Sn--cv IpSn-ens
shfn--an-m aqe-bn Hfn-ncpp Ic- b p Hcp Ipn- b psS
apJw Ah I-p.
"Rm ]d--Xn-s\-n tamfv
Btem-NnvWvtm?'
]Zvan\n sRn. Ipd-p-t\-ca
- mbn
Ahv e-Im-e-t_m[w \inn-cn-b
- m-bn-cp-p. Ah Xncp-ta\nsb t\mn. Hcp amhn Nph-nse-n-b-tm Atlw \np.
Hcn- Adp-ap-J Ieym-Ws-n ]d-bp-I-bp-mbn. A
A-sb-tm-se Hc ]mhw s]ns\ F\n thn I -]n-Sn w. Rm\-hsf IeymWw Ignv
henb B{K-l--sfm- w-eymsX
s sIm - I Snenev Xma-kn- w.
AtXm-tm Ah BtemNn . icn-bm-Wv, Ad-a -J\v Ahs-Xmb temI-a -v, kz-]v\--f -v. Rm Fs h
-S-m Ad -a -Js\ Hc Ic hm-c -Xv. Ahs ktm-jh w kwXr-]vX-amb Pohn-Xh w \in-n- -Isb Xm A
sImv sNq.
]Zvan\n t]mb-tijw Xnc -ta\n I d t\cw I-S
- n-c - . Atlw hn.-Sn. `-Xn-cn-m-Sn-s\-Hm I-bm-bn-c - . hn.-Sn. Hcn ]d-b -Ib
- -m-bn- -v. C-v, A \q-Xncn Dd-n-bn- -m-I -sa
hnizm-k-n Xs cq-aqv Cugh kvt\ln-X-msc AI hnfn DuW sImS IY.
A-\- hnf- -I-bm-bn-c - . \n`m-Ky-h-im A Fg -t h Ah- GXn-- \n h \q-Xn-c
A-\--sfmw `bv AItbvv HmSn-sbm-fn . GsX-ne w \q-Xn-cn-am-cm-sWv \ W ]d-bm-\ t{]c
Ah-km\w kXyw X d ]d- . Hc s]mn-sdn {]Xo-n hn.-Sn.sb FXn-tc-Xv As kmz\
hN-\--fm-bn-c - . Ad -]-Xn-\ -ta hb-mb kmXzn-I-\m-b, bmYm-kvXn-I-\mb Hc \q-Xn-cnbvv
aq ]Xn-m- -a v Cns\ Hc Xoc -am-\-sa-S -m-sa- -s-n Cv ] tcm-K-a-\-ns Imv
hoin-b-Sn- Cm-ev Hc \mb s]I -nb w ] e-b-b -hmh w Xn-ep hnhmlw henb
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 114

C. lcn-I -am

H- m- s Sm w Dm- t - - X n- .
]s Imcy- An-s\-sbm- a-sv Xnc -ta-\n-bv-dn-bmw.
Ahv Imcyw a\- n- e m- s bmWv ]no-Sh
- f
- sS kwkm-c
- n
\n hc --Xv. X\n-sm-cn-e w
Cu Imcy- n a\- m- n- ns Bh-iy-an-. Ah H w
Btem- N n- msX Hsc- S - - N m- n\v a Xn-Xm-sW k-Xn-p.
hn[n-bn-ep A-bpsS hnizm-kw-aqe-amWv Ahv Cns\ Hcp Xocpam- \ - s a- S p- m tXmn- - X
A
Pohn- X - I mew apgp- h hn[n- b n
hniz-knv IjvSs
- -Sp-Ib
- m-Wp-m-bXv. BcpsS taepw ]gn-Nm-cmsX Ah
\n-_vZb
- mbn Ah-cpsS Pnhn-Xs
kzoI-cn-p. AXv ]Zvan\nbvv kzoImcy- a m- b n- c p- n- . Fmw hn[nbv v
hnp-sIm-Sp-p-sImv thZ\ ISn-pXn- p Hcp PohnXw Ahp
th. AXp-sImv hn[nsb adn-ISv AhXs kzw PohnXapmm {ian-Xm-Wv.
"hn[n- b v - \ p- k - c nt \p- s Ssbms PohnXw \oq FmWv
Fs A\p-`-hw.' Xncp-ta\n XpS
p. "Atm \app Inp Pohn
Xw Bhp-{X `wKn-bm-bn, ktm-jtmsS Pohn- m {ian- p- I .
tamv Ctm Ccp- ] - s mp
hb- s Bbn- p- . \ncm- i - s SmXncn-q. PohnXw a g -h a n
sISvWvv. tamfvsS PmX-sImv
sIms- - c . As-  n th
Rm\-hnsS hnv I dn-s-S -tmfmw.'
hon-se-n- AS- -InS-
hmXn I-tm-gmWv A Cs
t_m[w ]Zvan\n-bvp-m-b-Xv. Xncpta-\n-bpsS C-d-n Xncp-ta-\nbpsS Hw \S-p-tm-sgms A
Imn-cn-p-p-m-hp-sa t_m[w
a\-n-ep-m-bn-cp-p. hmXn Xpdm-\m-hmsX Ah D-ds Ccpn-ta Ccp-p. A acn--Xn
ns Asb ImW-W-sa tam
lw C{Xbpw ITn-\-ambn CXp-hsc Dm-bn-n-. Cv a\p \ndsb A-bm-Wv. Ah ap-t-bvndn sXt ]d
. ]pfn-am-hn\p Xmsg-bp aIq-\-bv aosX \ndsb ]mgvsN-SnI hf \n - . A-bpsS Pohn-Xhpw
-bn-cp-p. ]mgvsN-Sn-I \ndsb hfp
Pqsse Unkw-_ 2005 ! 115

C. lcn-Ip-am

]S Hcp Pohn-Xw. AXn\nv Abvv c -s-Sm-am-bn-cp-tm.- Po-hn-X-n BZy-ambn Ah


kzbw tNmZyw sNbvXp. CXp-hsc Ah kzw a\p ]d-bp--XmWv icn F ]nSn-hm-in-bn-em-bncp-p. A F
c -s-Sp-am-bn-cpp Fv Ah Btem-Nn-p. \ap-tm-tcm-cp-pw Hmtcm
PohnXw Inn-bn-p-v, AXp `wKn-bmbn Pohnp XopI Fv Xncp-ta\n ]d--Xns s]mcp
Ahn-tmsg a\-n-em-bp- . ]mhw A. Ahp Innb PohnXw `wKn-bmbn Pohnp Xom
hnj-a-apXm-bn-tm-bn.
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Ah Xncnp hon-tebvp \S-p. ap-s-n-bt- m Ah \np. Ahn-sS-\np t\mn-bm
hSs ]dv \mbn ImWmw. Ah-fpsS {i Imn Bp-eb
- p Ihp-n Xe-p-I ]nSn-sSp-p. cp hj-p-apv hmSn-\n-n-cp Xe-p-I ]-bW
- nv \np-p. Hcp-am-Xncn Fm
Ihp-p-I-fp-sSbpw Xe-pI-fn sNm-bn-n-cn-p-p. Ah hncn-bm-dm-bn-p-S-n. adp-`m-K-p
sXn Xe- -If sSb w oWw amdn hc - . sh w Infb w \\b w Ahsb Xncnv Btcm-Kyn-tebvv sIm bm-Wv.
Ah ]Sn-m--bn t]mbn AZr-iy-cmb tZh-X-Isf sXmg -X . Rm F\n Innb PohnXw
Ign-b -{X `wKn-bmbn Pohn- -Xom Xoc -am-\n-n-cn- - . AXns\\nv \n-f -sS-sbms
X W thWw. Hc I fnImv hm-ey-tmsS Xgp-Ip--Xmbn Ahv tXmn. Cu AS-n-, P\e -IIqSn Cm
s tXm-em-bn-cn-W
- w. Ah I d- -t\cw I-S \n .
Cu t\mh-en-t\m-sSmw tNn-cn- -Xv
Bnv \q-Xn-cn- ka-Im-enI ae-bm-f-n-\ - thn hc Nn{X-fm-Wv.
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