Batatychi Chal
    Batatychi Chal (Marathi, Paperback, Purushottam Laxman Deshpande)

    Batatychi Chal  (Marathi, Paperback, Purushottam Laxman Deshpande)

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    • Language: Marathi
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Mouj Prakashan
    • ISBN: 9788174868336, 817486833X
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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.

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    gud collection

    Recently I gifted my mother this book.
    She has an amazing collection for books,Specillu written by Pu.La.Deshpande.
    Also the price of the book is less then that available in book shops.
    The book was delivered early,as my mother had to leave for Pune.
    She thoroughly enjoys reading this book and has askes me to order more book for her.
    Thanks Flipkart for such an amazing and vast collections of books for affordable prices.

    Mrudula Dhage

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    4 Nov, 2011

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    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.

    Batatyachi Chal is a must read for people who understand Pu La. In fact, if one knows Pu La, then he/she has read this book i...

    Aniruddha Bhide

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    10 Jul, 2012

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    Unparelled literature

    PL 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.

    Dr kishore rajurkar

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    27 Mar, 2012

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    Book's good

    The 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.

    So buy if you like it; dont worry about the quality of the book or the delivery.

    Prathamesh Benkar

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    20 Apr, 2014

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    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.


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    15 Jun, 2013

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    Go for it!

    This is my second 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!

    2) About the book:
    Paper quality was good. Print quality was nice. Loved it.

    ** I bought it as a Birth...

    Subodh Chikhalkar

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    22 Oct, 2012

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    There was lesson from this book in School Syllabus

    There was lesson from this book in School Syllabus,
    I dont remember in which standard, There was another lesson antu barva in marathi syllabus,again by PL Deshapande,It was amazing , Since then i was thinking to read full books what they had inlcuded in our school syllabus short stories as lessons small part of books
    there it is all books are available on flipkart
    I am very Thankfull to flipkart to send this book at ur doorsteps

    Pravin Zugare

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    28 Aug, 2012

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    Nice book to start reading

    Nice book to start reading

    Suhas Doijad

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    14 May, 2017



    You can buy it.

    Flipkart Custmomer

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    9 Jan, 2017



    fantastic and forever.

    Abhijit B

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    12 Oct, 2016

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