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Zombee literally means wresting. This is an account of a youth from interior Maharashtra. He fights his way through just to complete his secondary education. His landless father tilling lands for others, thinks his son's education not only unaffordable but unwise also, He helplessly watches his mothr permanently fated to thankless labour, contineously working for an ...more
Paperback, 18th Edition, 400 pages
Published 1987 by Mehta Publishing House, Pune
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Pradnya K.
Sep 28, 2015 Pradnya K. rated it it was amazing
Shelves: marathi, biographies
There are some stories poignant, inspiring, revealing hardships of life and unending struggle. It's one of those story, a true story at that. Reading it one feels grateful for what he has and what he is capable of if determined. I read when I was still in school, it was the best time to read it. I'm sure one day I'll pick it up again and this time the experience will be different. It on any account leaves reader sad and provokes thinking that our so-called-social norms are superficial and ...more
Jul 14, 2016 Pratik rated it it was amazing
पुसतक वाचून झालयावर तयाचया शीरषकाचा खरा अरथ उमगतो.
शिकषण पूरण करणयासाठी परतिकूल परिसथितीशी जिददीने केलेली ती झुंज आहे. लहानपणापासूनच शेतीची कामे करून केलेली शाळा, वडिलांचा सततचा विरोध, शाळेची फी भरणयासाठी, पुसतके मिळवणयासाठी खाललेलया खसता, केलेले कषट वाचताना मन असवसथ होते. पण एकूणच तयाची शिकषणासाठीची आवड, आणि शिकषण पूरण करणयाची जिदद, परिसथीती बदलणयाची ओढ अतयंत परेरणादायी आहे.
जया मितराकडून हे वाचायला मिळालं तयाचे अनंत आभार :)
Abhijeet Yadav
Feb 22, 2013 Abhijeet Yadav rated it it was amazing
One of the best books i ever read. Show the hardships still today faced many young boys who are caught in vicious circle of poverty and caste. Even after 7 decades of independence social structure is not that dramatically changed. Most of poor are still lagging behind and cant afford higher education.
Unfortunately ignorant urban people fail to understand the realities or rural india.
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झोंबी म्हणजे प्रतिकूल परिस्थीतीत शिक्षणासाठी सोसलेले अपार हाल व केलेले अपार कष्ट याची आनंद यादव यांची खरी कहानी असून ज्यांची नाळ खेडेगावाशी जोडलेली आहे अशा शहरी लोकांसाठी गावाकडील एक उत्तम सफर आहे
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Mar 31, 2015 Aniket Mahajani rated it really liked it
One of the best book which portrays childhood of the author by bringing out different facets of village life under poverty line in india & how he succeeded finishing his education overcoming certain challenges
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गरीबाचं जगावेगळं जगणं,शिकण्याचं लागलेलं वेड,लेखकाच्या लेखन-शैलीचं कोंदण आणि नक्कीच अस्वस्थ करण्याचं प्रचंड सामर्थ्य.
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Yadav was one of the early writers of Marathi Gramin Sahitya (literature pertaining to rural life in Maharashtra).
His novel "Zombi" (झोंबी) (meaning “fight against all odds”) won a Sahitya Akademi Award in 1990.The novel is an autobiographical story of a young boy, his loving mother,his life of utter poverty, and his eagerness to receive education.
Yadav wrote three sequels to autobiographical "Zom
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