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Vyakti Aani Vyalli (Marathi), written by Purushottam Laxman Deshpande, features 20 character sketches based on real-life incidents and characters, written in the Marathi language.
Summary Of The Book
In Vyakti Aani Vyalli (Marathi), readers will be drawn in by a variety of character sketches of people from different walks of life.
The stories in this book were written between 1944 and 1968, and therefore depict issues that were prevalent during those times. For instance, Deshpande’s Bhaiyya Nagpurkar, was one of the first characters the author created. Nagpurkar is depicted as a wealthy Brahmin man who is often mistaken as someone who is a Muslim, and admires Gandhi. He likes music and drinking, but does not drink when Gandhi fasts.
Vyakti Aani Vyalli (Marathi) also depicts people one would meet in normal circumstances of life. Characters such as Paropakari Gampu, Namu Parit, and Narayan, capture the mundaneness of everyday life. For instance, Namu Parit is a humble washer man. He purposely destroys buttons so that he could use his customers’ clothing for himself. Parit possesses reprehensible habits, which do not seem to affect his super ego. Lakhu Risbud is another character who dreams of creating a change in the world through his writing. Unfortunately, life’s circumstances force him into an assistant editor’s role at an unknown magazine.
Vyakti Aani Vyalli (Marathi) earned Deshpande the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1965.
About Purushottam Laxman Deshpande
Purushottam Laxman Deshpande was a celebrated Marathi humorist, writer, music composer, producer, director, and philanthropist.
He had accomplished numerous literary achievements during his lifetime. Some of his works are Asa Mi Asami, Marathi Wangmayacha Galeev Itihas, Chitramay Swagat, Pudhari Pahije and Ek Shunya Mee.
Deshpande completed his college education at Fergusson College in Pune, and at Sangli’s Willingdon College. Before taking up writing full time, he taught at both, the high school and college levels. Deshpande also worked for Doordarshan. He gained widespread fame for his work as both, a humorist and author. Deshpande received recognition at both the state and national levels. He was awarded the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, and the PunyaBhushan. Deshpande was married to Sunita Thakur, who was also a writer. Deshpande passed away in June 2000, due to Parkinson’s disease.
|Awards||Sahitya Academy Award|
|Author||Purushottam Laxman Deshpande|
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Dec 28, 2014
Awsome book !!
Sep 16, 2014
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Aug 8, 2012
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May 10, 2012
amazing bookits a really amazing read and i really believe that every one should really read this book... it makes u laugh and sometimes cry.. the characters are so alive and anyone can easily relate with them.. my favourite character was narayan and chitale master...
May 11, 2014
worth readingI purchased it for my mom and she loved this book, even i found it really interesting, became a fan of Pu La Deshpande after reading this book. The way Pu La has observed various characters around him and mentioned vary minute details about them which will make you feel that these are real characters living around you , you will start imagining every character and their life. basically its about the popular characters and story revolving around them.
Dec 8, 2013
Must readThe legend himself P.L.Deshpande have wrote this masterpiece if you speak Marathi or have minimum understanding of it you must read it.The characters in this are extremely lovable it feels that we are one with them and experience their own life as it passes by. Best thing i ever read in my whole life .There is also a play being put up currently in Marathi b the best actors in this business.
May 14, 2013
Awsome Read!! Hats of P.L.!!Its one of my all time favorite book! Its amazing how Pu.La. observes each and every minute habit of vyallis and put it exactly in word.
Aug 1, 2012
Vyakti and ValliA amazing observational skill of Pu.La.Deshpande brings to life these 20 characters. Each one of them unique in their own way and yet so common to be found in our day to day life.
Dr. satyasheel Kasabe
Jul 26, 2012
Must Readi am fan of Purshottam Deshpande Sir. and this book is one of my Favourite of all time . And the good thing is, I dont have to go to any book shop and waste my time as it is available here on Flipcart!! Its a must read & mast book !!
Apr 4, 2012
Best in Marathi LiteratureVyakti ani valli, i think is the best creation by pu la deshpande and also in the marathi literature..
Dec 28, 2014
Awsome book !!every one should read this book !! Pu.La. explored every character beautifully !! Just an
Sep 16, 2014
VEKATI ANI WALLIThis is one of the finest book by P.L.Deshpande.