Marathi book: Vari

This book contains short stories based on lives of people living in rural areas of Maharashtra, India. It was written by well known Marathi author Vyankatesh Madgulkar. It contains 14 short stories, each with different characters, different narration but a surprising end. I very much liked the book because of its ‘twist in the tale’ kind of endings in all the stories.

Stories are basically about human nature, how one thing which is a casual for one person is most precious to another, how some short minded people in villages behave under unexpected rather unwanted conditions in life, how blind faith is completely dissolved in older generations blood and it is very difficult for them to get rid of it, how crimes happen in small villages and how thieves manage to escape, how an average guy who desperately wants to change his living couldn’t do much about it due to lack of education and some other story lines.

Author Vyankatesh Madgulkar succeeds in narrating the environment of the Indian villages, nature of poor, illiterate people living there, different situations people have to face. It is very helpful for us to read these stories which are based on conditions and situations in India almost 40-50 years back. It helps us to know about the culture then and even educates us about rural life. Not just that but stories are entertaining themselves due its content.

I would recommend this book to everyone who likes reading short stories.

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