Marathi Book: Pavanakathcha Dhondi

Every human has to move forward with time, if one decides to stick to old rules, regulations, very soon he will be outdated and when one realizes about it, it is too late to catch up.
Marathi book ‘Pavanakathcha Dhondi’ is a story of one such man Dhondi Hawaldar, Farmer by profession and whose ancestors were reputed security guards, is living his life by his own standards and regulations which are very well proved by him, but his younger brother Kondi couldn’t understand value of those proven ethics and wants to become rich man soon by doing milk business. The differences between two brothers come in front of other villagers and they try to take advantage of it. Dhondi’s wife also gets tugged between two brothers war and faces consequences. Kondi’s wife too respects Dhondi and tries to convince her husband about listening to his elder brother, but fails to do so. What happens in the lives of all 4 main characters and with Dhondi’s legacy is the story all about.
What I like most about this book is the writing style of well known Marathi author Gopal Nilkanth Dandekar, aka Go Ni Dandekar. Descriptions of characters, environment in villages, details about farming, language used by villagers, development of characters as the story forwards, twists at the right place and everything else which required to make a good story book is correctly present in ‘Pavanakathcha Dhondi’. Story is brilliantly written; it keeps reader engaged till the last page and also moves deeply. While reading the book I didn’t even realize when I got so attached to the story and its characters. This is truly a masterpiece.
This is one of the best books I have ever read and I would recommend it to every Marathi book reader, or who enjoys reading rural centric stories.
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One Response to “Marathi Book: Pavanakathcha Dhondi”

  1. Pradeep More Says:

    Very good book… Must read for all Marathi readers.Especially in today’s era where village life is losing its soul, this book reminds us of life in old Marathi villages. Should be read by young as well as old.

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