Nagnath S. Inamdar

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Nagnath S. Inamdar (Marathi: नागनाथ सं. इनामदार) (1923–2002) was a Marathi novelist whose career spanned almost five decades.

Career[edit]

Inamdar was born in a village in Satara district of Maharashtra, India.[1] He rose from humble beginnings to establish himself as one of India's best novelists. He is also credited with earning recognition for Marathi literature in a country dominated linguistically by Hindi.[citation needed]

Works[edit]

Inamdar wrote sixteen historical novels, the most prominent of which are

  • Shahenshah (शहेनशहा) - 1970
  • Raau (राऊ) - 1972
  • Jhunja (झुंज)
  • Rajeshri (राजेश्री)
  • Shikasta (शिकस्त)
  • Mantravegala (मंत्रावेगळा)
  • Jhep (झेप)

He also wrote his autobiography spanning three volumes.[1] In 2015, his novel Rau was adapted into an Indian historical epic film titled Bajirao Mastani, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

Death[edit]

Inamdar died on 16 October 2002 at his residence in Pune, aged 79. He is survived by his wife and a daughter.[1]

Awards and recognition[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Noted Marathi novelist N S Inamdar dead". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 November 2013.