Cocoon novel by nemade summary
Cocoon =: Kosla by Bhalchandra Nemade (1 star ratings)
Kosala Marathi Book Review By Govind Joshi - ????? - bhalchandra nemade - Incredible Maharashtra
Writer of 'Coccoon' and more, Bhalchandra Nemade is 50th Jnanpith laureate
Back in , after my first novel, Tangled Roots , was published, I had a bit of an awkward time around the London Book Fair. As part of the Fair, the British Council brought over some writers from India in a bid for cultural exchange. They asked for local, London-based writers to act as buddies for these important visitors, and I stepped up to help. The fact that I had never met him meant nothing, because he was clearly someone important. His works depict the indigenous lifestyle of the Maharashtra region in India and Marathi culture. Tikasvayavara, a work of literary criticism, won him the Sahitya Akademi Award in
Cocoon Kosla was a path breaking novel. Not only was it revolutionary in terms of the plot employed but also, it broke away from the common linguistic technique applied in novels of that time with the usage of colloquial language and short terse sentences that were used many a times during the latter part of the novel which gave us an idea about the sorrow and the doubts the protagonist went through. The novel begins with a twenty five year old Pandurang Sangvikar telling us how the only thing worth telling about him is the fact that he is twenty five years old. This he says because in spite of having spent ten- twelve thousand rupees of his father he has never really taken his examinations or future prospects seriously. Neither does he take any interest at their farm and the work that it demands.
This little bit of whimsy is in sharp contrast to the way the veteran novelist, poet, critic and retired professor from Mumbai University is perceived. His debut novel Kosla Cocoon, , the story of a boy from rural Maharashtra who goes to Pune for an education, changed the course of the Marathi novel.
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