Author: Vyankatesh MadgulkarTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): Sudhakar MarathePublisher: Sahitya AkademiYear: 2013Language: EnglishPages: 160ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788126033355
Sweet Water & Other Country Stories contains eighteen of the best short stories of Vyankatesh Madgulkar, noted Marathi writer. The stories in this collection record extensive history and individual feeling of the characters vividly without ostentation, sentimentality or elaboration.Madgulkar’s keen observation of country people and country phenomena, his admirable restraint in interpretation, directness of style and aptly concise, minimally ‘country’ language reveal why he was one among the four makers of the Marathi short story.About the TranslatorSudhakar Marathe, taught English Literature for nearly four decades. A passionate reader of Madgulkar’s short stories, he has managed extremely competently to capture and complement Madgulkar. His translations from Marathi into English and vice versa include poem of Bal Seetaram Mardhekar, Bhalchandra Nemade’s classic novel Kosla, R.R. Borade’s country novel Pachola and G.M. Pawar’s Life of Maharishi Shinde.
ContentsIntroductionTranslator’s Note1. Story2. Water3. School4. Stranger5. Allegation6. The Bout7. But It Didn’t Happen8. Drought9. Hasta Rain10. The Monitor11. Dharma Ramoshi12. Nandiwala13. Nama Master14. Zhelya15. My Virtuous Beast16. Rama, Mile Coolie17. Deva Satva Mahar18. Sweet WaterA few NotesGlossary