coming-of-age story

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14:18 Jan 13, 2010
English to Hindi translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Additional field(s): Cinema, Film, TV, Drama, Linguistics
English term or phrase: coming-of-age story
Definition from VirtualSalt - Robert Harris:
A type of novel where the protagonist is initiated into adulthood through knowledge, experience, or both, often by a process of disillusionment. Understanding comes after the dropping of preconceptions, a destruction of a false sense of security, or in some way the loss of innocence. Some of the shifts that take place are these: * ignorance to knowledge * innocence to experience * false view of world to correct view * idealism to realism * immature responses to mature responses Examples: * Jane Austen Northanger Abbey * Charles Dickens, Great Expectations * Stephen Crane, The Red Badge of Courage

Example sentence(s):
  • Everything about Scherfig’s coming-of-age story about a girl in the London suburb of Twickenham in 1961 is spot-on. Austin Chronicle Corp.
  • But this comedy about a Texas high schooler (Ellen Page) who reinvents herself as “Babe Ruthless” and becomes the star of an Austin league is a surprisingly credible coming-of-age story. Creative Loafing Media
  • Ostensibly a coming-of-age story, this languorous, beautifully shot feature debut from Minh Nguyen-Vo, a writer and director, centers on a teenager whose journey from innocence to knowledge is also a twinned meditation on both the natural and very unnatural state of things. The New York Times Company
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5किशोरावस्था से जवानी तक की कहानी
C.M. Rawal
4बड़े होने की कहानी, वयस्क होने की कहानी
Lalit Sati


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बड़े होने की कहानी, वयस्क होने की कहानी

Definition from own experience or research:
साहित्य में coming-of-age story : कथा का एक प्रकार जिसमें किसी पात्र के बचपन से वयस्कता में प्रवेश का वर्णन हो। जिसमें उसके ज्ञान, अनुभव और समझदारी में आने वाले बदलाव गुंफित हों।

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  • इस अर्ध-आत्मकथात्मक उपन्यास में एक बंगाली गांव के लड़के अपु के बड़े होने की कहानी है। राय ने लंदन से भारत लौटते हुए समुद्रयात्रा के दौरान इस फ़िल्म की रूपरेखा तैयार की। -  
  • मेरे बड़े होने की कहानी बताती है कि एक अधपका आदमी कैसे तैयार होता है। -  
Lalit Sati
Local time: 09:32
Native speaker of: Native in HindiHindi
PRO pts in category: 24
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किशोरावस्था से जवानी तक की कहानी

Definition from own experience or research:
किशोरावस्था से जवानी तक की कहानी का अर्थ किसी ऐसे उपन्यास या कहानी से है जिसमें कथा का नायक या नायिका ज्ञान अथवा अनुभव या दोनों के सहारे अक्सर मोहभंग होने के बाद बड़े होकर जवानी की दहलीज पर पहुँचता या पहुँचती है। उसमें यह समझबूझ ज़माने की थपेड़ें खाने के बाद जिंदगी की असलियत को समझ लेने के बाद ही आती है।

Example sentence(s):
  • फिल्म अकबर एवं जोधा की किशोरावस्था से जवानी तक की कहानी है। - Hindi News - अकबर-जोधा  
C.M. Rawal
Local time: 09:32
Native speaker of: Hindi
PRO pts in category: 4
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