GOMANTAK

Just been from “Hind Publication Agency” in Paharganj near the PANCHJANYA PUBLICATION AND SATIATED TO SEE THE FANTASTIC COLLECTION OF HINDI BOOKS ,MOST OF THEM THE TRANSLATIONS OF LITERATURE FROM THE REGIONAL LANGUAGES.

I just couldn’t resist the tempatation to purchase the 6 books of Veer Savarkar ,KALA PANI,GOMANTAK,PART 1,2 AND 3 OF “6 GOLDEN PAGES “,HINDUTWA AND 1857 INDEPENDENCE STRUGGLE.

Surprisingly these books were the hindi translations of Marathi literature and were very affordable in terms of the price and invaluable indeed.
I reminded myself of those beautiful days when I earned 10 books of Bharat Bharti ,when I stood first in my class 5th examintaion.I could see plenty of those books (bharat bharti-which are based on the characters of the hindu heroes .)I am sorry to see how the television is taking lot of time of children’s of the current era ,where and when they must find themselves absorbed in some nice good books about our culture.A serious thought has to be given.

I started reading with the Gomantak,because it seems to be closer to me than anyother subject.astonished to know that GOMANTAK is a poetry(Mahakavya) out of the two (Other one is Kamala),written by Veerji.

In cellular jail ,he used to remember those poetries as there was no pen ,paper provided in that jail,and this seems to be the only method to remember ,when he was supposed to get out of the jail and to reproduce the same.What a marvellous memory he must be having.

It’s about a smalll typical indian town ,a healthy town and how gradually it gets converted into different one,when it is controlled by the Pourtagese .It’s about a town in Goa ,and naturally triggers you with all the thoughts of Indianness and love and commitment for the swarajya.

Oof why not people at least once read and know about the giant personality and his work.

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3 thoughts on “GOMANTAK”

  1. Nice to here that you are reading veerji’s books. Last year i was in Andman and Nicobar and visited cellular jail and Veerji’s Room. I can understand the pain and agony what he would felt during Kala Pani. Keep reading….Puneet

  2. I have also been to Andman and Nicobar some 6 years ago,and found the condition oin which his that small kholi(room) has been maintained.There was no repect for the gigantic personality,except a photo with garlands.

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