Marhi Da Deeva
|Original title||ਮੜ੍ਹੀ ਦਾ ਦੀਵਾ|
|Subject||Life of a poor|
Marhi Da Deeva (Originally in Punjabi: ਮੜ੍ਹੀ ਦਾ ਦੀਵਾ, Literally meaning: The Lamp of the Tomb), sometimes spelled as Marhi Da Diva, is a 1964 Punjabi novel by Gurdial Singh. This first novel established Gurdial Singh as a novelist. The author himself described it as the first Punjabi novel in ``critical realism. It came in for high praise, some critics calling it a landmark equivalent to Premchand's Godan. It was translated as The Last Flicker by Sahitya Akademi.
The novel was adapted into a 1989 Punjabi film of the same name. Surinder Singh directed the film (Marhi Da Deeva) starring Raj Babbar, Deepti Naval and Parikshit Sahni in lead roles. The film received National Award and was critically acclaimed.
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- IMDB | http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0308554/