Saturday, May 29, 2010

Quotes from Book: "BAI, BAIKO, CALENDAR"

१. दात जिभेला म्हणतात,
 'हम बत्तीस तू अकेली, बसी हमारी माय..
 जरासी कतर खाउं तो फिर्याद कहां ले जाय?'
त्यावर जीभ म्हणते,
 'मानती हुं मैं अकेली, तुम बत्तीस, बसी तुम्हारी माय
जरासी तेढी बात करूं तो बात्तीसही गिर जाये.'

Author : – Va. Pu. Kale
Book : - Bai, Baiko, Calendar

Monday, May 24, 2010

Must Read Books ........... Part 8

71. Book Name: “Makhalashi”
Language: Marathi
Author: Shirish Kanekar
Genre: Comedy
Pages: 163
Cost: 135 Rs.
Publisher: Raja Prakashan

72. Book Name: “Narnia – The Magician’s Nephew”

Language: English
Author: C.S. Lewis
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 220
Cost: 125 Rs.
Publisher: Harper Collins
First Published: 2006

73. Book Name: “Turknama”

Language: Marathi
Author: Meena Prabhu
Genre: Travel and Adventure
Pages: 278
Cost: 250 Rs.
Publisher: Mauj Prakashan
First Edition: 27 August 2006

74. Book Name: “Mohityancha Shap”
Language: Marathi
Author: Pra. Ke. Atre
Genre: Novel, Fiction
Pages: 135
Publisher: Gan. Pa. Parchure Prakashan
First Edition: 1921

75. Book Name: “Midnight’s Children”

Language: English
Author: Salman Rushdie
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 552
Publisher: Avon Books
First Published: April 1982

76. Book Name: “Tambad Rakt Nava Halla”
Language: Marathi
Author: Arun Mokashi
Genre: Social, History, Travel
Pages: 184
Cost: 400 Rs.
Publisher: Granthali
First Published: 10 May 2008

77. Book Name: “The Great Divide – India and Pakistan”

Language: English
Author: Various
Editor: Ira Pande
Genre: Social, History
Pages: 380
Cost: 495
Publisher: Harper Collins and India Today
First Published: 2009

78. Book Name: “Bhatkanti, Raigad Jilhyachi”
Language: Marathi
Author: Pra. Ke. Ghanekar
Genre: Travel Diary
Pages: 368
Cost: 300 Rs.
Publisher: Snehal Prakashan
First Published: 6 April 2007

79. Book Name: “The White Tiger”

Language: English
Author: Arvind Adiga
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 321
Cost: 395
Publisher: Harper Collins
First Published: 2008

80. Book Name: “The God of Small Thing”

Language: English
Author: Arundhati Roy
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 340
Cost: 395 Rs.
Publisher: IndiaInk
First Published: 1997

Wednesday, May 19, 2010




Author: Bapsi Sidhwa

Genre: Fiction, Novel

Language: English

Pages: 201

Cost: Rs. 325

Publisher: Penguin Viking

First Published in India: 2006

Bapsi Sidhwa is author of the novel ‘Cracking India’, which was then adapted by filmmaker Deepa Mehta for her movie ‘Earth’. She wrote the book ‘Water’ which is adapted from Deepa Mehta’s movie of same name.

The story of novel set in 1938 of India when Mahatma Gandhi and his policies were taking hold of India. ‘Water’ is a story of 8 year old girl ‘Chuyia’. Who was married to a much old man by his family as it was the customary in that time. Only after few days of marriage Chuiya’s husband dies and she becomes a widow. So she had to shave her hade off and live in ashrams made for widows on the shore of Ganga. There she had to live her life till her death. But the girl was not ready to accept her fate easily. She met other widows who have their own sad stories which led them to the ashram like her. She met a beautiful widow name Kalyani who was to put into prostitution to run the ashram. She falls in love with a young man. So the novel tells their salvation story.

The book enlightens the troubles Hindu traditions caused to widows, it made their life worse than hell in 1938. It undermines the Hindu cast system, child marriage. The book is Must Read Book, may be not for the quality of writing but for the content.

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Quotes from Book "Sampurna Balakram"

१. आम्हा पौर्वात्यांच्या आणि पाश्चात्य इंग्रजांच्या आचार विचार कल्पनांत जे दक्षिनोत्तर अंतर आहे ते लक्षात येते. इकडे आम्ही 'गरजवंताला अक्कल नाही' असे म्हणतो, तर तिकडे इंग्रज लोक 'गरज हि शोधाकतेची आई आहे!' आस्व त्याबरहुकूम गरजेचा मारा चुकवितात आणि उलट 'अक्क्ल्वान्ताला गरज नसते' असा व्यत्यास सिद्ध करून दाखवितात.
2. His Verticality Went into His Horizontility” साधा अर्थ तो पडला.
Author : – Ram Ganesh Gadakari
Book : - Sampurna Balakram

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Nana Phadnis


BOOK REVIEW “Nana Phadnis”

Author: Dr. Ma. Ra. Kulkarni

Genre: History

Language: Marathi

Pages: 133

Cost: Rs. 130

Publisher: Dimond Publication

First Published in India: Jan 2009

If you have any interest in History and for that matter specifically in Maratha History, then you ought to know the ‘NANA PHADNIS’. Man who was one of the biggest mover and shaker in Maratha Empire history. He was touted as villain for many years, the man who started the destruction of Maratha Empire. But he was one most influential and intelligent man who made the history. His life story is nothing less than inspiring. A small time Brahmin goes on to rule the most powerful kingdom of its time that is Maratha Peshva’s empire. ‘Nana Phadnis’ was one of the greatest politicians born, in the league of the great Chanakya. Dr. Kulkarni unravel many known, unknown truth about ‘Nana Fadnis’. I think it is a must read book for any history lover.

If I have to rate this book I will give it 5 out of 10.

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