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ಮತದಾನ [Matadana]

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ಶಿವಪಪ ಎ೦.ಬಿ.ಬಿ.ಎಸ ಪದವಿ ಪೂರೈಸಿರುವ ಈ ಕಾದ೦ಬರಿಯ ನಾಯಕ. ಆತ ಪರಜಾಪರಭುತವ ಪರಕರಿಯೆಯಲಲಿ ಬಹಳ ಆಸಕತಿ ಇಟಟುಕೊ೦ಡು ಜನಸೇವೆಗೆ ತೊಡಗಿಸಿಕೊಳಳುವ ಇಚಛೆ ಹೊ೦ದಿರುತತಾನೆ. ಹೀಗೆ ರಾಜಕೀಯ ಪರವೇಶ ಮಾಡುವ ಶಿವಪಪ ಚುನಾವಣಾ ಪರಕರಿಯೆಯಲಲಿ ಸಕರಿಯಗೊಳಳುವ ಸಮಯದಲಲಿ ಒಬಬ ರೋಗಿಯು ಚಿಕಿತಸೆಯ ಕೊರತೆಯಿ೦ದ ಅಸುನೀಗುತತಾನೆ. ಶಿವಪಪ ಚುನಾವಣೆಯಲಲಿ ಸೋಲು ಅನುಭವಿಸುತತಾನೆ. ರಾಜಕೀಯರ೦ಗದ ಏಳುಬೀಳುಗಳ ಸೊಗಸಾದ ಚಿತರಣ ಈ ಕಾದ೦ಬರಿ.

A young man, Shivappa, after completing M
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Published 1965 by Sahitya Bhandara
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Mohammed Shaffi
Jan 12, 2014 Mohammed Shaffi rated it really liked it
This book was written in 60's. Imagine?? The story holds true even today. SLB is way ahead of times!!!
Prashanth Kanichar
Mar 20, 2017 Prashanth Kanichar rated it really liked it
ಧರಮ ಶರೀ ಯಂತೆ ಆದರಶಗಳ ಭಾರದಲಲಿ ನಲುಗದೆ, ಪೂರತಿಯಾಗಿ ಮಾಗಿದಂತೆಯೂ ಕಾಣದ ರಾಜಕೀಯ ಕಾದಂಬರಿ. ವಾಸತವವಾದಿ. ...more
RustyJ
Nov 24, 2014 RustyJ rated it liked it
Let me be clear - Matadana is not a literary masterpiece. Neither was it intended to be. This novel is a masterpiece because of the socially relevant and often times overlooked theme of politics and its dirty underbelly that SLB weaves the plot around.
The novel explores politics and the associated corruption, normally viewed as anathema to the common man, and the havoc it causes in the lives of people who are not steadfast in their values, whether right or wrong.
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Abhilash V
Oct 11, 2014 Abhilash V rated it really liked it
Its Typical S.L.Bhyrappa Book. There is Politics, Love, Relation and Emotions. The Story Revolves around the doctor who serves public through the profession, and using this as advantage the political parties approach for him to contest in elections. Later he comes to know that he was used by other political parties to win in the elections. In backdrop there is love story of doctor with contractor daughter were this election screws up there lives.The books explains the caste based politics in our ...more
Shrikantha
Dec 21, 2014 Shrikantha rated it it was amazing
Brilliant book!! The story of a man who desires to change the system around him and gets a feeling of the harsh reality of life. S.L.Bhyrappya proves time and again that he is one of the greatest storytellers in the vernacular space of Indian Literature. The story, character setting, inner struggles of characters are very well portrayed. Mathadana which means voting, explores the tragedy of electorate in rural India and dance of democracy. A Must Read !
Mukund
Aug 06, 2014 Mukund rated it it was amazing
ಮತದಾನ .....ಎಸ.ಎಲ. ಭೈರಪಪ ಅವರ ಪುಸತಕಗಳಲಲಿ ನಾನು ಪೂರತಿಯಾಗಿ ಓದಿ ಮುಗಿಸಿದ ಮೊದಲನೇ ಕಾದಂಬರಿ .....
ಇದರ ಬಗಗೆ ಹೇಳುವುದೇನೆಂದರೆ, ಇದರ ಕಥಾ ವಸತು ಹಾಗೂ ಅದು ನಡೆಯುವ ಕಾಲಮಾನ ತುಂಬಾ ಹಳೆಯದಾಗಿದದರೂ ಕೂಡ ಅಲಲಿ ಬರುವ ಸನನಿವೇಶಗಳು ಇಂದಿಗೂ ಸರಿ ಹೊಂದುತತವೆ ..... ಕಥಾ ನಾಯಕನು ತಾನು ತನನ ಹೃದಯದ ಮಾತು ಹಾಗೂ ತನನ ತಾಯಿಯ ಮಾತಿಗೆ ಬೆಲೆ ಕೊಡುವುದೋ ಅಥವಾ ತಾನು ನಡೆದು ಬಂದ ಆದರಶದ ಹಾದಿಯಲಲಿ ನಡಿಯುವುದೋ ಎಂಬ ಗೊಂದಲದ ವಿವರಣೆ ......... ಕಾಲಮಾನ ಆಗಿನದದಾದರೂ ಒಂದು ಕಷಣವೂ ಬೇಸರ ತರದ ಪುಸತಕ.....

Its a Must Read !!!!
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Abhiram
Aug 10, 2012 Abhiram rated it it was amazing
Matadana is a book on politics/election system in India. It revolves around a young Doctor who is serving society through his profession. Story takes a twist when Doctor decides to extend his public work by entering into politics. Author has brilliantly depicted caste based politics operating in Indian society.
Karthik Kashyap
Apr 02, 2015 Karthik Kashyap rated it really liked it
a good political insight narration
Adarsh Datt
Jan 01, 2016 Adarsh Datt rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
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ಮತದಾನದಲಲಿ ಬರುವ ಡಾಕಟರ ಸೇವ ಮನೋಭಾವ ಅವನ ನೀತಿ ನಿಯತತಿಗೆ ಸಿಕಕಿದ ಬೆಲೆ ಬಹಳ ಘೋರ. ...more
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I saw the movie first and then read the book, but the book was in my opinion much better.
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Early life

Bhyrappa was born in a Hoysala Karnataka Brahmin family at Santeshivara, a remote village in Channarayapatna taluk of Hassan district, about 200 km from Bangalore. He lost his mother to Bubonic plague early in childhood and took on odd jobs to pay for his education. His childhood influences include the Kannada literature Gorur Ramaswamy Iyengar; Bhyrappa briefly participated in the India
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