Shripad Narayan Pendse

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Shripad Narayan Pendse (January 5, 1913 – March 24, 2007) was one of the finest writers of several Marathi novels.[1] He hailed from Maharashtra, India. He was born at village Murdi Taluka Dapoli Dist. Ratnagiri in a chittapavan Konkanastha Brahman Community.

His novel Rathachakra (The Chariot-Wheel) received a Sahitya Akademi Award in 1963.

His novel Garambacha Bapu was translated in 1969 into English with the title Wild Bapu of Garambi as a part of the UNESCO Collection of Representative Works, which had been organized with Sahitya Akademi collaboration.

Haddapar (The Outcast) and Tumbadche Khot (The Khots of Tumbad) are Pendse's other two popular novels.

He was offered a Rockfeller Foundation Scholarship under which he travelled Europe and United States in order to study and exchange his views with other novelists and learned people. He travelled for more than one year with his wife with the help of this scholarship. In his tour to England, France and the US, he met many well known writers, including E. M. Forster.

Works[edit]

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Novels

  • Elgar in 1949
  • Haddapar in 1950
  • Garambicha Bapu in 1952
  • Hatya in 1954
  • Yashoda (small novel) in 1957
  • Kalandar in 1959
  • Rathachakra in 1962
  • Lavhali in 1966
  • Octopus in 1972.
  • Akant in 1978
  • Tumbadache Khot Part 1 and Part 2 in 1987
  • Garambichi Radha in 1993
  • Ek Hoti Aji in 1995
  • Kameru in 1997
  • Ghagar Rikami Re Rangamali in 2002
  • Haak Abhalachi in 2007

Dramas

  • Mahapur −1961
  • Rajemastar −1964
  • Yashoda-drama −1965
  • Garambicha Bapu −1965
  • Sambhusanchya Chalit −1967
  • Asa zala aani ujadala −1969
  • Chakravyuha −1970
  • Rathachakra −1975
  • Pandit ! Ata Tari Shahane Vha ! -1978
  • Dr.Huddar −1990

Short stories

  • Jumman −1956

Other

  • Prayaschitta -translation of The Scarlet Letter in 1969
  • Best upakramachi katha −1972 (he was Deputy Public Relations Officer in BEST undertaking and retired in 1972)

Communicative articles-

  • Ek Muktasanvad- Udyachya Kadambarikarashi in 1995
  • Adhyatacha Shodh in 1996
  • Ek Durlabh Sneh in 1996

characterization-

  • Khadakavaril Hiraval in 1941

Autobiography-

  • Shri Na Pendse-Manus Ani Lekhak in 1974

Translation into other languages-

  • Garambicha Bapu- In Hindi (1959) and English (1969)
  • Kalandar- In Gujarati (1970)
  • Rathachakra- In Gujarati (1971)
  • Octopus- In Hindi (1976)
  • Hatya- In Hindia (1976)

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Snell, Rupert; Raeside, Ian, eds. (1998). Classics of Modern South Asian Literature. p. 181. 

This information is taken from his autobiography written in 1974 and published by Mauj Prakashan 228.