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Bhalachandra Nemade, 1938-


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  1. Dekhani.
    2. avrtti. Mumbai : Popyulara Prakasana, 2000.
    (LCCN: 91908850, LC has different edition)
    • "Kasa rangolya kadhata tumhi"
      MP3 excerpt: pp. 2-3
    • "Niropa"
      MP3 excerpt: pp. 46
  2. Kosala.
    2. avrtti. Mumbai : Popyulara Prakasana, 1997.
    (LCCN: 71924221, LC has different edition)
  3. Jarila.
    2. avrtti. Mumbai : Popyulara Prakasana, 2000.
    (LCCN: 77906776, LC has different edition)

Bhalachandra Nemade, a leading Marathi novelist, poet and literary critic, was born in the Maharashtra village of Sangavi in 1938. With a Ph. D. and D. Litt. from the North Maharashtra University, he taught in many places retiring from Gurudev Tagore Chair of Comparative Literature at the University of Mumbai. He has been a member of the Sahitya Akademi serving on its Executive Board and General Council from 1998-2002.

Nemade's first novel, Kosala, established the modernist trend in Marathi literature and is considered a modern classic. This was followed by other novels and poetry, which gave him eminence among contemporary Marathi writers. Tikasvayavara, a highly acclaimed body of literary criticism, won him the Sahitya Academy Award in 1990. His works display a deep understanding of Marathi culture and depict the indigenous lifestyle of the Maharashtra region. Yet a broad understanding of other India literatures and English inform his works.

The Library of Congress owns thirteen publications by Balachandra Nemade. Many of his works have been translated into other languages of India and English.

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