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In Sambhaji, Vishwas Patil invokes the tale of a misunderstood but valiant monarch of the Maratha dynasty
Arts & Culture

In Sambhaji, Vishwas Patil invokes the tale of a misunderstood but valiant monarch of the Maratha dynasty

Sambhaji’s is a tale that has been misunderstood throughout history, mired in controversy and scandal and appears as no more than a footnote in the larger story of the Deccan.

Ardhe Akash Maathyavar: Anthology of Marathi poetry turns an empathetic gaze on life on the fringes
Life

Ardhe Akash Maathyavar: Anthology of Marathi poetry turns an empathetic gaze on life on the fringes

Dr Shridhar Pawar's experiences in the by-lanes of Kamathipura — with sex workers, impoverished families, queer groups, migrant populations — inform his poetry in Ardhe Akash Maathyavar.

Of Thomas Stephens and his Kristapurana: How a 16th-century priest came to write Christian poetry in Marathi, Konkani
Life

Of Thomas Stephens and his Kristapurana: How a 16th-century priest came to write Christian poetry in Marathi, Konkani

Thomas Stephens was the first Englishman to land on the shores of Goa. But more than his role as a missionary, his main contribution was to Marathi-Konkani literature, in the form of the Kristapurana

Remembering Kiran Nagarkar: From Ravan and Eddie to Cuckold, a look at the writer's best works
India

Remembering Kiran Nagarkar: From Ravan and Eddie to Cuckold, a look at the writer's best works

As the Indian literary world loses Kiran Nagarkar, one of it's leading writers, here is a look at some of his best works.

Nayantara Sahgal withdrawn invite controversy: President of Marathi literature festival's organising body resigns
India

Nayantara Sahgal withdrawn invite controversy: President of Marathi literature festival's organising body resigns

The president of the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Mahamandal, Shripad Joshi, resigned amid controversy over the withdrawal of a lit meet invitation to writer Nayantara Sahgal.

Kavita Mahajan, Sahitya Akademi award-winning Marathi novelist, passes away aged 51
Life

Kavita Mahajan, Sahitya Akademi award-winning Marathi novelist, passes away aged 51

Kavita Mahajan received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2011 for her Marathi translation of Rajai, a collection of 17 short stories by Urdu writer Ismat Chugtai.

Giving voice to Dalit women's experiences: The power of Pradnya Daya Pawar's words
Life

Giving voice to Dalit women's experiences: The power of Pradnya Daya Pawar's words

In our ongoing series on the Dalit literature of Maharashtra, this week, we look at the works of Pradnya Daya Pawar | #FWeekend

Dalit literature in Maharashtra owes much to Arun Kale: What his verses revealed about caste
Life

Dalit literature in Maharashtra owes much to Arun Kale: What his verses revealed about caste

In pour ongoing series on Dalit literature from Maharashtra, we examine the literary legacy of Arun Kale | #FWeekend

A theory for Dalit literature: The importance of Sharankumar Limbale's writings
Life

A theory for Dalit literature: The importance of Sharankumar Limbale's writings

In this series on Dalit literature from Maharashtra, we look at the literary legacy of Sharankumar Limbale

Daya Pawar: How an icon of Dalit literature fought against the exile of caste, and won
Life

Daya Pawar: How an icon of Dalit literature fought against the exile of caste, and won

Daya Pawar authored the seminal Baluta, considered the first autobiography in Dalit literature

How Urmila Pawar broke the barriers of caste and patriarchy armed with only words
Life

How Urmila Pawar broke the barriers of caste and patriarchy armed with only words

In the fifth part of our series on the great writers of Dalit literature from Maharashtra, we look at the literary legacy of Urmila Pawar — feminist extraordinaire

Dalit literary icon Namdeo Dhasal passes away
Life

Dalit literary icon Namdeo Dhasal passes away

Namdeo Laxman Dhasal, Dalit poet and author, ideologue and founder of the Dalit Panthers Party, died in a hospital early Wednesday after a prolonged illness, an aide said.