This play revolves around the life history of a middle-class clerk by the name of Dhondopant Bhikaji Kadmadekar Joshi. Dhondopant Joshi who has been working for a company known as Benson Johnson eventually finds himself serving a new boss since the company is taken over by a man called Mangaldas Sheth. All his old certainties are replaced by a new pattern of life, which seems culturally far removed from the life he is used to leading. While his wife and children embrace the new with reckless abandon, Dhondopant tries to find solace in his new environment by reconciling the old with the new. This however does not prove to be an easy task Register Login.
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This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [want to dwonlod this book? Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. May 31, Vaibhav Gundre rated it it was amazing Shelves: favourites , marathi. One of the best books in Marathi Literature. Aah, the pleasure of reading books by P. Mar 02, Rasik Tirodkar rated it liked it Shelves: marathi. Given the overwhelming love for PL Deshpande among the masses as well as the classes, there was certainly a sort of pressure on me to appreciate the humour of the great litterateur even before i picked the book from the shelf of the library.
And very frankly, the book didn't match up to those sky high expectations. Just the fact that a book written in managed to, for the most part, bring out loud laughs out of me in is probably enough to call it a true classic. But the portion after th Given the overwhelming love for PL Deshpande among the masses as well as the classes, there was certainly a sort of pressure on me to appreciate the humour of the great litterateur even before i picked the book from the shelf of the library.
But the portion after the protagonist shifts out of a chawl into an apartment complex and the attempt to bring out the humour in this newfound prosperity of a quintessential lower-middle class Maharashtrian hasn't aged too well. I, for one, found it just a little dull.
Again, only if i had read the book with little to no expectations, like i watch most movies, i would have probably enjoyed it just a bit more. Mar 18, Smit rated it it was amazing. This is one of 'the' best book i have ever read in Marathi. The language and humor make you fall in love with Marathi all over again. And the ending sentence was the best part. It is meaningful if you read it directly as a sentence but it has this totally deep meaning if you read it after book is finished.
View 1 comment. Dec 14, Pradnya rated it it was amazing. The first ever book I read of genre 'P. His style of writing was a genre in itself. The finest ever humor author of Marathi language and I am thankful for having his books in my life. Oct 19, Prashant Vyawhare rated it it was amazing. Dear Fellow Readers, This is an another classical Gem in the Writing of prominent social comic writer P L Deshpande, it describes a story an imaginary life of a person living in Mumbai City and it describes the crispy moments which sometimes make you life and sometimes it make you sorrow and the magicl thing in this book is that the reader every time feels that he is the character and his life is matching with the book.
No more words for this magical writer and how work Thanks, Prashant Vyawhare http Dear Fellow Readers, This is an another classical Gem in the Writing of prominent social comic writer P L Deshpande, it describes a story an imaginary life of a person living in Mumbai City and it describes the crispy moments which sometimes make you life and sometimes it make you sorrow and the magicl thing in this book is that the reader every time feels that he is the character and his life is matching with the book.
Sep 26, Prashant rated it it was amazing. All the characters in the book are very hillarious and we'll developed. I have read it like ten times and still read some passages to relieve myself from stress.
Not only it makes you laugh, but also makes you feel how hard it is to cope up with the ever-changing world. It really sucks when you don't wanna change but you have to just for the sake of others. Every book of Pu La is a Gem. Real laughter one gets out of his every book. I have never ever came across such a humorous books, there is no competition to Pu La till date. Dec 02, Archies rated it really liked it. This one I liked when I read it. Pu La is the first Author I literally worshiped.
Feb 19, Mahesh Bhosale rated it really liked it. Was a very good book. Though with Deshpande's comedy style of writing, he makes impact of morality of revolutionary transformations we have seen. Read it ever time I need a good laugh.
Sep 10, Bhushan Kelkar rated it really liked it. Simply Awesome! Jul 22, Sanketshendgegmail. Com rated it it was amazing. Dec 16, Prajakta dancingbibliophile rated it it was amazing. Always so good to read PuLa! Mar 26, shruti rated it it was amazing.
Khupch chaan book. Apr 20, Asha Khandekar marked it as to-read. Oct 17, Gaurav Lele rated it it was amazing. Truly insightful,wonderfully funny and succintly emotional. Jun 05, Lovely Primrose rated it it was amazing Shelves: read-novels. I always think that story writing can be made with or without any natural gifts. Deshpande is one of them. La Deshpande's book. But, now this book changes everything.
Looking forward for more : less. Dec 27, Khandoba Salunkhe rated it really liked it. Asa mi asami is a story of a lower middle class man who doesn't want to make any impression on the world and just live the normal life, but has to move on with the life and change with the world nonetheless Good auto-bio with lots of humour May 23, Neeraj rated it it was amazing. A typical midle-class man's life is described vividly by P.
Reading it will definitely get the people to relate with themselves. Would recommend it to anyone who has been or lived a middle-class life in India especially Maharashtra. Jan 01, Jay rated it it was amazing Shelves: marathi-books. Jan 12, Deepak Kakade-deshmukh added it. Feb 16, Shashikant Walkunde rated it it was amazing. Nice auto-bio of common-man detailing changes in his world with new generation with lots of humor. Oct 04, Parmanand rated it really liked it.
I just love this book. Sep 24, Ashwini added it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Feb 03, Kavita added it.
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