Fasana-e-Ajaib: Qist #2 Shahzaade ka tota khareedna aur Anjuman Ara ke husn ka zikr sunna

Mirza Rajab Ali Beg Suroor ke dastaan ke apni raah banate rehte hai aur qisse ke agle hisse ka aghaz karte hai. Iske unwan aap upar dekh sakte hai, baraye-karam….

~~~~ Shaadi ke baad Badshah ki ijazat se shahzaada Jaan-e-Alam subah shaam ghode pe sawar ho kar sair ko nikalne laga. Ek din bazar se shahzaade ka guzar hua. Ek jagah bheedh nazar aayi. Dekha sattar-assi baras ka aadmi nihayat budha haath mein tota ka pinjra liye khada hai. Shahzaade ko dekh kar tote ne apne maalik se kaha “Le tera naseeb jaga. Teri gareebi ab koi ghadi ke mahmaan hai. Main kya hoon. Ek muthhi par aur bali ka khaja magar shahzaada mujhe pasand kare to abhi motion se tera daman bhar de”.

Shahzaade ne ek parinde ko yun far far bolte suna to hairan rah gaya, aql le tote udh gaye. Pinjra haath mein le ke daam puche. Budha jawaab dene hi ko tha ke tota jhat se bol padha “Gareeb ke maal ka mol kaun deta hai. Sab aune-paune le lete hai.” 

Jaan-e-Alam ne lakh rupaye qimat de aur inaam alag se diya. Shahzaada tota ka pinjra liye mahal mein daakhil hua aur Mah’tilat ko tota dekha ke bola “Bazaar ham gaye the ek chot mol laayen”.

Tote ne shahzaade ko aise aise mazedaar qisse aur chatpat sher sunaye ke ke sote jagte is ki judaai gavara na thi. Darbar jaata to pinjra Mah’tilat ko saunp jaata aur takeed kar jaata ke iski dekh-bhal mein koi kami na ho.

Ek din shahzaada darbar gaya, tota mahal mein raha, is roz Mah’tilat ne ghusl kiya aur shaandar libaas pehn ke jurhao kursi par baithi. Phir aaina mein soorat dekhi to dekhti hi rah gayi, kaneezon se pucha “Batao to main kaisi hoon”. Har ek ne ji khol ke taareef ki. Kis ne kaha “Eid ka chaand ho”. Koi boli “Aesi haseen ho ke kahin dekha na suna”. Kisi ne kaha “Hoor pari muqaable pe aayen to sharmaa jaayen”.

Chaaron taraf se khub-khub taareefein ho chuki to shahzaadi tote ke taraf muteja huyi. Boli “Ae aqlmand parinde! Toone duniya jahan ki sair ki hai. Hazaaron ek se ek badh ke haseen dekhe honge. Sach kehna koi ham sa bhi kahin nazar se guzra.” Miyan tota is waqt khafa aur kuch bhule bhule se baithe the, Mah’tilat ki baat par dhyan nahi diya. Vahan ek to saltanat ka zor doosri surat ka ghamand. Jal ke boli “Miyan Muthu! Kuch jeene se khafa hokar hamari baat par dhyan nahi dete.”

Tote ne kaha “Sawaal jawaab aur baat hai. Dhamkana, hukumat se darana aur ghusse ki aankh dikhana aur baat hai. Bekaar kyun ulajhti ho. Shayad tum hi sachhi ho.” Yeh jawaab sun ke  to voh aur bhi aag bagola huyi. Jhunjhla ke boli “Kyun janwar badtameez, nacheez teri maut aayi hai. Kya behuda teen teen machayi hai. Betuk bak raha hai. Hamara martaba nahi samajhta”.

Tote ne jawaab diya “Kyun itni khafa huyi ho. Aaine mein apna munh dekho. Haan sahab, tum badi khubsurat ho.”

Idhar yeh takrar ho rahi thi ke Jaan-e-Alam mahal mein dakhil hua. Dekha shazaadi ghusse se thar-thar kanp rahi hai, aankhon mein ansu hai aur tote se bahas kar rahi hai. Pucha “Kya baat hai. Khair to hai?” 

Tota bola “Aaj to qayamat tooti hai. Yun samajh lijiye ke kuch zindagi baqi thi aur abhi kuch is qafas ka dana-paani qismat mein tha varna aaj shahzaadi sahiba ke haathon jaan gayi hoti. Aap laut ke jeeta na paate. Pinjra khali paa ke afsos karte ke – ‘Tota hamara mar gya kya bolta hua'”.

Mah’tilat ne tote ki baaten suni….

Jaari rahega….

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