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Witty and humorous, Batatychi Chal (Marathi) depicts the lives of the middle class families inhabiting a fictitious ‘chal’ or tenement in a place called Girgaon in Mumbai.
Summary Of The Book
Batatychi Chal (Marathi) focuses on the lives of the dwellers of a tenement called ‘Batatychi Chal’. The families living there come from lower middle class backgrounds, and the members include school teachers, music teachers, and clerks. The poignant and humorous narrative is set in the backdrop of India in the 1940s, and it laments the decline of the middle class section of the society.
The episodes in Batatychi Chal (Marathi) feature many interesting elements including a musical show, a cultural movement, songs for women, and also a few pages from the diaries of some of the residents of the tenement. Some of the main characters in the book are Baba Barve, Dwarakanath Gupte, Kashinath Nadkarni, Kochrekar, Sammel Kaka, Janoba Rege, Raghunana Soman, and Kushabhau Akshikar.
Scores of a one man show based on the episode of Batatychi Chal (Marathi) have been presented in Marathi by Deshpande himself. The first show was held in 1958, and it was the first one man show that was presented in the Marathi Theater.
About Purushottam Laxman Deshpande
Purushottam Laxman Deshpande was a popular Marathi author, orator, film actor, singer, theatre actor, and music composer.
Deshpande has written other Marathi books like Nasti Uthathewa, Vatvat Vatvat, Kay Wattel Te Hoeel, and Kanhoji Angre.
Deshpande’s is quite popular for his humorous and witty style of writing as well as for his eye for detail and succinct way with words.
Deshpande was born in 1919 in Mumbai, but his family later settled in Pune. He was lovingly called Pula by all his fans. He attended Fergusson College in Pune and later Willingdon College in Sangli. He began his career as a college professor in Belgaum in Karnataka. He later moved on to a well-rounded career in acting, writing, direction, and also music. He has also translated several books from other languages into Marathi. During his lifetime, Deshpande won several awards including the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Shri. He passed away in the year 2000 in Pune due to Parkinson's disease.
|Author||Purushottam Laxman Deshpande|
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Nov 4, 2011
gud collectionRecently I gifted my mother this book.
Jul 10, 2012
World class humor..Pu La is the most versatile personality I know so far. I mean, one can not be top Scientific writer, top musician, top screenplay writer, director, actor, singer, comic writer, play writer etc. etc. AND a visionary at the same time, like he was. And to understand his work given that he excelled at so many fields, one must has achieved a certain level of understanding.
Dr kishore rajurkar
Mar 27, 2012
Unparelled literaturePL is the best writer produced by maharashtra. As he had no children his genius was not carried on to the next generation ,what a tradedy. Do not miss this masterpiece.His work should translated in hindi and english.
Apr 20, 2014
Book's goodThe book was delivered sooner than the delivery date which I have started to expect from flipkart. Nothing much to say about the book. The book was in a good and brand new condition. I cannot comment on the book's literary content because that's completely my subjective opinion. I love any of P. L. Deshpande's works and this is one of his best.
Jun 15, 2013
THE BEST.Highly Entertaining and THE best book. PU La ni shabdancha atishav gamtidaar khel kelay. ani pu la sarkha varnan tar konich nai karu shakat. :) :) :) :) Must Read for every one. and once you start reading it you will not stop for even a moment.
Oct 22, 2012
Go for it!This is my second purchase from flipkart.
Aug 28, 2012
There was lesson from this book in School SyllabusThere was lesson from this book in School Syllabus,
Jun 10, 2012
BoringI've heard much about this book before reading this book and I was expecting something good for this book. But I found this book really boring. I am new generation guy. May be this kind of comedy was famous in PL Deshpanade's period. But certainly not now...! So review in word Boring