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ಮತದಾನ [Matadana]

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Matadana reveals the caste based politics and other dynamics that grip the democratic institution of ballot box in India
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Published 2007 by Sahitya Bhandara (first published 1965)
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Mohammed Shaffi
This book was written in 60's. Imagine?? The story holds true even today. SLB is way ahead of times!!!
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
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
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 !!!!
ಮತದಾನದಲಲಿ ಬರುವ ಡಾಕಟರ ಸೇವ ಮನೋಭಾವ ಅವನ ನೀತಿ ನಿಯತತಿಗೆ ಸಿಕಕಿದ ಬೆಲೆ ಬಹಳ ಘೋರ. ...more
Karthik Kashyap
a good political insight narration
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 !
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.
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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