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The Beast by Musharraf Ali Farooqi is a translation of the Urdu original, Numberdar ka Neela, by Syed Muhammad Ashraf.Thakur Udal Singh has both wealth and power--he is the village administrator, with mansions in town, city and village. It is happiness that eludes him as he is plagued with nightmares about brigands and thieves. Until Neela the blue bull comes into his lifeThe Beast by Musharraf Ali Farooqi is a translation of the Urdu original, Numberdar ka Neela, by Syed Muhammad Ashraf.Thakur Udal Singh has both wealth and power--he is the village administrator, with mansions in town, city and village. It is happiness that eludes him as he is plagued with nightmares about brigands and thieves. Until Neela the blue bull comes into his life, and he finds a way of protecting his ill-gotten gains. Neela strikes such terror into the hearts of the vilagers that even Thakur's guard can sleep in peace...The tale is an allegory of our troubled times, showing how the instruments of oppression ultimately turn back upon their creators.(description from www.friendsofbooks.com)...

Title : The Beast
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ISBN : 9789380283753
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 408 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Beast Reviews

  • Jerrymel George
    2018-12-03 05:23

    I had picked this book randomly during a book fest just because of it's cover design and because of the fact that this was an English translation of an Urdu novel.I must say, I was pleasantly surprised by the simplistic yet forceful writing.The narrative is laced with symbolisms which reminds us of the harsher realities of rural life.

  • Milloum
    2018-11-18 05:30

    A clever, funny novella, in a good translation - as far as I can tell. The recurrent use of the definite article before proper nouns, though, is rather comical -- "the Neela of the Thakur"... not sure that was intended but I found it endearing :)

  • Mahima Taneja
    2018-12-13 08:27

    A book without much depth, this novella took mw only a few hours to read cover to cover. An engaging read nonetheless, and you can read into it a lot if you try hard enough.