Best Marathi Books To Read Before You Die

Marathi PDFOctober 10, 2019

You are here, that means you are searching for the best Marathi books. So, here in this article, I am going to share with you the best Marathi books ever. Marathi is the native language of Maharashtra. More than 83 million people speak in Marathi. Marathi literature reader’s figure is not so short. If you are a Marathi literature reader, you can read the books given here. These books are all time famous book of Marathi literature.

1. Kosala (कोसला)

The Kosala novel sometimes also known as Kosla. Bhalchandra Vanaji Nemade wrote this novel.  This novel is a debut novel by Nemade, first published in 1963 in Marathi language and later English translated copy of this book published in 1997. This book also translated into eight Indian languages. This novel could be considered an autobiographical novel. Using the autobiographical form, the author tried to expose the life-story of Pandurang Sangvikar, a 25 years old young man.

2. Zombi (झोंबी)

Zombi is a famous novel, which first published in 1987.  Eminent author of Marathi literature Anand Yadav wrote this novel. Zombi means ‘fight against all the odds.’ The story of this novel narrated based on the autobiographical account of a young boy, of Maharashtra. The sad story of his family, his loving mother, his life of utter poverty, and his eagerness to receive the education. I assume, after reading this book, you will be able to know that actually, what is debt? How does it feel to a man?

3. Mrityunjaya (मृत्युंजय)

Shivaji Saavant wrote this novel. This novel also translated into English, Hindi, and some of the Indian languages. The story of this novel is about the selective retelling from Karna, one of the leading characters of the epic Mahabharata. This novel first published in 1979. The Mrityunjaya novel received numerous awards and accolades.

4. Dnyaneshwari (ज्ञानेश्वरी)

The Dnyaneshwari book written by the Marathi poet and saint Dnyaneshwar Kulkarni. This book also referred to as Jnaneshwari or Bhavartha Deepika. This book considered a commentary on the Bhagavad Gita. The Dnyaneshwari book has written in 1290 CE. Hardcover of this book published in 1291 CE.

5. Mahanayak (महानाहयक)

Mahanayak is a Marathi historical novel, which is written by eminent Marathi author Vishvas Patil. The story of this book narrated based on the life of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Mahanayak novel translated into English and many other Indian languages.

6. Upara (उपरा)

Upara is an autobiography genre novel. Marathi writer and a social activist Laxman Mane wrote this novel. The story of this novel about a true-life tale of Laxman Mane. I assume it will make you cry. This book first published in 1980. Laxman Mane got Sahitya Akademi Award for this novel.

7. Baluta (बलुतं)

Dagdu Maruti Pawar wrote the Baluta novel. This novel is autobiographical. The story of this book is about the author’s battle. The battle is with his demons and the sacrifices of his mother. In this story, his mother is the real “hero.” This book first published in 1978.

8. Shyamchi Aai (श्यामची आई)

Famous author and social activist Sane Guruji wrote the Shyamchi Aai tributes novel. This novel hailed as one of the greatest tributes to the mother’s love in Marathi literature. This book, published in 2011. I hope you will enjoy this book a lot.

9. Gramgeeta

Gramgeeta is an epic about Indian village life by Rashtra Saint Tukdoji Maharaj. This book is a book of poetry authored book. Gramgeeta first published in 1979. The story of this book is an ideal reference for developing the village community. You can collect this book if you are interested.

10. Dasbodh (दासबोध)

Dasbodh is a 17th-century Advaita Vedanta spiritual book. The saint Samarth Ramdas wrote this book for his disciple, Kalyan Swami. This book provides readers with spiritual guidance on matters such as devotion and acquiring knowledge. You will also get help in answering queries related to day-to-day life and how to find solutions to it.

All these books are so popular with the Marathi literature readers. I assume these books are the best Marathi books that you must have to read before you die.

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