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Asa Mi Asami

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Author: Purushottam Laxman Deshpande
Language: Marathi
Length: 116 pages
Publisher: Mouj Prakashan
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This book is a light account of the life of a middle class Indian man, set in pre-independence and later post-independence India.


Summary Of The Book

Asa Mi Asami follows a first person narrative. It is told from the viewpoint of Dhondo Bhikaji Joshi, a clerk who is working for a British firm. The book begins in the pre-independence period and continues till the post-independence era. This novel is not about politics or the freedom struggle, rather, it is about the everyday life of a middle class man.


Dhondo’s life revolves around his family and his job. He is so removed from what is happening around him in the society that he is not even very aware of the freedom movement and the upheavals around him. In fact he first learns of India’s independence when his company is taken over by an Indian businessman. He gets a promotion, but that involves a change in his place of residence, which he finds challenging.


For a man who is used to living in a chawl, one bedroom dwellings in a multi-storied building with several tenements, seems awkward. He finds life in the new system difficult to get used to.


He also finds the rapid changes in society hard to deal with. He goes to see a modern play written by a friend, but spends most of his time outside, taking care of his children. His wife gets her photo published in a paper in association with a function at a Ladies Council. This is a strange concept to him, but he likes the way his wife looks in the photograph, wearing makeup and dressed fashionably.


He is disappointed when his kids perform poorly at school, but then, when he goes through their books, he finds out that he cannot understand the topics covered in the new syllabus.


The religion that he has practiced, which was known for its restraint, is now played out in an extravagant stage, as he finds out when he is taken to visit a baba, who is surrounded by the rich and famous.


In this vein, the author highlights the fast changes taking place in post-independence Mumbai, and the struggles of a simple man to keep pace with it. Through all this runs a rich vein of humor, as the protagonist sees the irony and humor in each situation.


About Purushottam Laxman Deshpande

 

Purushottam Laxman Deshpande was a Marathi novelist and playwright. He was also a stage and film actor, music composer, and singer.
He has written many novels and plays in Marathi. Some of his other books are Tee Phulrani, Bhagawan, Kay Wattel Te Hoeel, and Gandhiji.
Born in 1919, he belonged to the Saraswat Brahmin community. He completed his graduation studies at Pune’s Fergusson College and Willingdon College, Sangli. He was married to Sunita Thakur, who was herself a famous writer.

 

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Book Details
Publisher Mouj Prakashan
ISBN-10 8174868631
Edition 27th
Number of Pages 116 Pages
Publication Year 2011
Language Marathi
ISBN-13 9788174868633
Binding ?
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Author Purushottam Laxman Deshpande

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Sachin Dalvi

Feb 8, 2013

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best book ever

best book ever
PULA deshpande is great writer.
Please buy this book and enjoy the words power of purushottam laxman deshpande.
Pula chi batatyachi chal, dekhil pustak sindar aahech, sundar me honar pan sundarach aahe.
Jai hind, Jai Maharashtra.

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Subodh Chikhalkar

Oct 22, 2012

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Go for it!

This is my third purchase from flipkart.

1) About flipkart:
i) I placed an order on 17th October 2012 and got it delivered on 22nd October 2012. So it was delivered on 5th working day. A bit late.
ii) Book was in excellent condition. Nicely laminated in very thin plastic to keep it …
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Pravin Zugare

Aug 28, 2012

You must read it You will know how to laugh

I read it when i was in 8th Std 10 years ago, borrowed from my frend, now i m graduate n working I still remember contents of book
everyone should read. Asami Asami Is about all laughing conditions ant people Trough writer Great P L Deshapande has gone
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NITIN Tendolkar

Jul 26, 2012

The great marathi humorous autobiography of a common man

I read this book at my school time, it is very funny book, the reader keeps laughing while reading.The story moves around life of a common man called Bembatya and his wife and their relations and position in middle class society.Bembatya explains every small details about his wife's behavior, their … (View complete review)
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Aditya Sawadkar

May 27, 2012

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Salute to the Great Pula...

The book starts a bit confusingly but after a few pages you start to enjoy the writings of the most prolific Marathi writer. The protagonists' stories of common day to day chores and the people around him are very funny and amazingly detailed. A must read for every Maharashtrian who has grown up in … (View complete review)

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Sachin Dalvi

Feb 8, 2013

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best book ever

best book ever
PULA deshpande is great writer.
Please buy this book and enjoy the words power of purushottam laxman deshpande.
Pula chi batatyachi chal, dekhil pustak sindar aahech, sundar me honar pan sundarach aahe.
Jai hind, Jai Maharashtra.

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Subodh Chikhalkar

Oct 22, 2012

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Go for it!

This is my third purchase from flipkart.

1) About flipkart:
i) I placed an order on 17th October 2012 and got it delivered on 22nd October 2012. So it was delivered on 5th working day. A bit late.
ii) Book was in excellent condition. Nicely laminated in very thin plastic to keep it safe and then wrapped in thick cardboard paper. Also bookmark was given with it for free. So that was nice!

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Paper quality was good. Print quality was nice. Loved it.

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Pravin Zugare

Aug 28, 2012

You must read it You will know how to laugh

I read it when i was in 8th Std 10 years ago, borrowed from my frend, now i m graduate n working I still remember contents of book
everyone should read. Asami Asami Is about all laughing conditions ant people Trough writer Great P L Deshapande has gone
★★★★★
★★★★★

NITIN Tendolkar

Jul 26, 2012

The great marathi humorous autobiography of a common man

I read this book at my school time, it is very funny book, the reader keeps laughing while reading.The story moves around life of a common man called Bembatya and his wife and their relations and position in middle class society.Bembatya explains every small details about his wife's behavior, their children,and his job and colleagues.
★★★★★
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Aditya Sawadkar

May 27, 2012

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Salute to the Great Pula...

The book starts a bit confusingly but after a few pages you start to enjoy the writings of the most prolific Marathi writer. The protagonists' stories of common day to day chores and the people around him are very funny and amazingly detailed. A must read for every Maharashtrian who has grown up in Mumbai(and others also) as he also manages to capture the perfect essence of post Independence Mumbai. Three cheers to him.
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Dr kishore rajurkar

Mar 27, 2012

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Unmatched humor

There will not be another PL again. No modern writer can match his skills. Please do not miss even a single word. This man is wonderful. You can identify yourself in his charecters.All marathi loving people should read all the literature of PL Deshpande.
 

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