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वळीव - Waliv
Waliv is a short story collection by Shankar Patil. Each story in this book is set up in rural Maharashtra. Though all stories are fictional, each story is quintessential representation of country side life in Maharashtra. The stories reflect keen observation by writer without indulging it with his own imagination. Beautifully written these stories capture the mood, langua ...more
Paperback, 150 pages
Published by Mehata Publishing House
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Waliv was my first book of Shankar Patil, and it was such a delight to read it. I just have summer vacation exposure to rural life and all other experience is handed down by my parents, but reading this book I felt extremely at home. Each story is entertaining and all stories put together give us a panoramic view of colorful country life. The unadulterated reactions and emotions of characters to events in stories can be no more true. The places and people are very real and mood in stories vary f ...more
Born on 8th August 1926, Shankar Patil was the most famous amongst the contemporary authors for his stories based mostly on the rural life. His language typically reflected the beauty of village life. Though he was a prominent story writer, he successfully tried his hands over the other forms of literature including the drama format. Initially, his themes appear to be simple but if studied at dept ...moreMore about Shankar Patil...