Story and theme of Karma by Khushwant Singh
In "Karma," Khushwant Singh tells the story of a young man named Raka who runs away from home to marry another woman. However, the rest of the novel involves him getting into many misadventures as he tries to make his way back home. Although it's funny in parts, there is also some serious discussion about how people should be careful how they interpret other people's intentions - especially when they don't know them well!
"Karma" is a comedy novel written by Khushwant Singh in 1998.
This novel is about a man who runs away from home and gets lost in the desert. He meets a woman who saves him and helps him find his way back home. Along their journey, they fall in love with each other but are separated when she has to go back to work. The man then goes on another trip to discover that his family is getting along without him. This causes him to question whether or not he should have stayed at home after all.
The theme of "Karma" is the importance of family and a solid sense of self. This novel shows many examples of people being defined by their families rather than themselves. This has been known to happen in other cultures, but it’s especially true in Indian culture, where the family unit plays such an essential role in society.
The story follows a man who runs away from home and gets lost in the desert. He meets a woman who saves him and helps him find his way back home. Along their journey, they fall in love with each other but are separated when she has to go back to work. The man then goes on another trip to discover that his family is getting along without him. This causes him to question whether or not he should have stayed at home after all.
The story is narrated by a young man named Raka, the son of an affluent businessman in Delhi, India.
The story is narrated by a young man named Raka, the son of an affluent businessman in Delhi, India. He is not married yet and lives with his parents in their home. He is a good student and has graduated from college with excellent grades.
Raka's father hires one of his schoolmates to work for him at the family business. This friend's name is Inder Lal, and he is from a poor background, so Raka feels sorry for him because they are classmates and spend time together.
The two boys become close friends because they share similar interests and experiences. They go out to eat together often and attend social gatherings where they meet many girls.
Raka's father arranges a marriage with a wealthy girl named Tara, but Raka falls in love with another woman and decides to run away from home and marry her.
Raka is a young man who has fallen in love with someone else. His father has arranged for him to marry a wealthy girl named Tara, but Raka decides that he wants to run away from home and marry his true love instead. He runs away from home, leaving his parents and his friends behind.
As the story unfolds, it becomes clear that Raka’s decision creates problems for everyone around him. His parents will not accept him back into their home unless he agrees to return with Tara as their daughter-in-law; Tara’s family refuses to let her marry Raka because they know she cannot be happy living as an outcast, and even the woman whom Raka loves feels like she needs some time alone before deciding whether or not she wants to continue being with him after he leaves her without saying goodbye first (even though she had earlier promised never leave him).
The story ends with Raka returning home after several months, learning that running away from your problems is impossible. Instead of changing anything about himself or trying to make things right with those his actions hurt, he accepts his fate as “a man who has lived life on the run.”
He falls into a series of misadventures as he tries to make his way home.
The story is about a Punjabi man trying to get back home from Kashmir. He lives in Delhi with his wife and children but has gone to Kashmir for business. When he gets there, he finds a curfew in place because of an attack on the Indian government by Kashmiri separatists.
He tries to take a train out of Kashmir, but it leaves without him. He then goes on foot for a few days until he reaches Srinagar and tries to find someone who can take him across the border into Pakistan-administered territory to return home.
But even after crossing over into Pakistan-controlled territory, things don't go smoothly for our hero: he gets arrested by Pakistani police officers who think they are criminals because they look like Indian soldiers! Luckily their boss figures out what's happening before anything wrong happens (well, other than being accused as criminals).
He hitches a ride and gets on the wrong bus.
A man gets home after leaving his office at ten in the evening. He is walking down a dark street when he sees someone running toward him and asks if he can hitch a ride with him to get home. The man agrees, but before they get into his car, he asks him to wait for a little while as he has something important to do first. He returns home and said goodbye to his family members for some time now because it's been a long since he last saw them. Then he takes out some money from his cupboard and goes outside again only to see that there has been no sign of that person who had offered him a lift earlier! It was already midnight, but still, this place was buzzing with activity as people were coming out from different houses and heading towards various buses parked nearby; one among them caught the eye of this man standing alone, looking lost without any companion knowing how difficult it was going to be for him finding another vehicle willing to drop him off till Delhi (the location where his house was located).
After much effort, he finally manages to get on a bus but soon realizes that while waiting at his house too long, he has missed the right one and ends up getting stuck in this situation due to a lack of proper planning.
He jumps off the bus to escape some robbers and gets lost in the desert.
A man is on a bus on his way home from work. He is tired, so he falls asleep and nearly misses his stop. When he gets up to exit the bus, he realizes that some robbers are following him down the street. He jumps off the bus to escape them but doesn't know where he is going and soon gets lost in the desert.
He tries to find his way home by following railroad tracks that run through the desert, but it gets dark before long and then even darker as night falls upon him. He has no idea how long he will be out there or how long it will take him to find civilization again, so if you want my advice: be careful where you go!
As he tries to escape from the robbers, he thinks he can find his way home by following railroad tracks running through the desert. However, it gets dark before long and then even darker as night falls upon him. He has no idea how long it will be out there or how long it might take him to find civilization again, so if you want my advice: be careful where you go!
After wandering around for several hours, he finds a city - Jaisalmer - where he stops at the residence of some local officials.
After wandering around for several hours, he finds a city - Jaisalmer - where he stops at the residence of some local officials. They send for him and question him about his travels and why he is so far from home. They release him, and he continues on his journey.
Eventually, he reaches another town where people have similar features to his tribe but speaks a different language and live in houses made from stone bricks instead of mud bricks as his people do back home. He is arrested again by these new people who also question him about how exactly he got here. How could someone travel so far without any money or food? Who gave them directions? And many other questions like this: Why did you leave your tribe?
He tells them that he was forced out because they mistook him for another man who stole their food and ran away. Then they let him go, but before long, he finds himself back where he started with no memory of the past few months or even years...
They have him arrested, thinking he is gay and trying to seduce the men there, but then release him after questioning him.
The story is a lesson in how we should not be careless with our actions because they have consequences. It also teaches us that we must always be conscious of the needs of others and the results of our efforts. Even if you are doing something for someone else, it could cause harm—or even death—to others if you do not consider their feelings or desires.
If you want to avoid making similar mistakes, look at where your motivations lie before acting on them. Are your causes pure? Do they come from love or greed? Do they give more than they take away? If your intentions are pure and positive, then there is no reason why anyone should object to what you do. Still, if selfishness is behind your motives, other people will see it as wrong and try to stop you from doing whatever could harm them (as in this story). This can lead to misunderstandings between people who would otherwise get along perfectly well but cannot communicate appropriately because one party has been misinformed about another's intentions. For communication between two parties, A & B need trust between themselves and trustworthiness on behalf of both parties involved--hence Khushwant Singh's advice: "It pays off handsomely if one keeps his word."
Suppose you do not take into account their feelings or desires. If you want to avoid making similar mistakes, look at where your motivations lie before acting on them. Are your causes pure? Do they come from love or greed? Do they give more than they take away? If your intentions are pure and positive, then there is no reason why anyone should object to what you do, but if there is selfishness behind your motives, then other people will see it as wrong and will try to stop you from
It's essential to be careful how you interpret people's intentions, especially when you don't know them well.
The book is about several different people, some friends, and strangers. The main character, Arun, is the son of an Indian diplomat who has lived in London for most of his life. He's devoted to his wife, who is somewhat estranged from him at this point in their marriage because she wants him to take over her father's business back home in India. It seems like everyone wants something from Arun—his family wants him to move back to India and take over their company; his best friend keeps asking him for money; even his doctor keeps dropping hints about how he could make more money if he just did what she recommended instead of working so hard at his job (which he loves).
Arun's family has been pressuring him to return to India for years. But when they finally arrive in London simultaneously with his friend and doctor, it becomes clear that their intentions aren't so noble after all. The book's main lesson is about how we interpret other people's good and bad intentions. We don't always know what someone intends to do with their life or career.
This book has been an eye-opener for me. I am a psychology student, and I found this book very interesting as it talks about how our thoughts, actions, and deeds affect us in the long run. We all make mistakes, but how do we recover from them and use them to become better human beings? I recommend everyone to read this book once!