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మైదానం [Maidanam]

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  795 ratings  ·  60 reviews
Paperback, 15th reprint, 96 pages
Published 2008 by Aruna
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Apr 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Woman too has a body; it should be given exercise.
Woman too has a mind; it should be given knowledge.
Woman too has a heart; it should be given experience.
- Chalam

Maidanam, the most famous and most controversial of Chalam’s novels, dramatises his ideas on marriage, freedom and the moral issues involved in them. He gave a violent jolt to the complacence of the Telugu literary world, and by extension to the Telugu society itself, by writing one controversial novel after another.

Rajeswari, a young,
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Aruna Kumar Gadepalli
Oct 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
బహుశ తెలుగులో సతరీ గురించి రాసిన రచయిత నా దృషటిలో చలం గారే. మానవ సంబంధాల గురించి పరతయేకంగా సతరీ పురుష సంబంధం మరియు సతరీ యొకక వయకతితవానని గురించి తరవాత ఆవిడ మనసతతవం గురించి పరతయెకంగా రాసింది చలం గారే. మైదానం ఈ విషయాలను ఇనుమడించుకొని కథను ముందుకు తీసుకువెళళే పుసతకంగా నాకు అనిపించింది.
One of the dynamic (I call him dynamic for his views on human relations during the days when such views are not even spoken in public) writers in Telugu literature. For his views on women and their freedom of thought
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Uday Kanth
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: telugu-2018, telugu
Maidanam - a book that challenges orthodoxy and throws free-will at your face!

Because when you get down to it, who decided what is right and what is wrong? What is the basis for that classification? And why are we so fussy about morality when all morality is subjective?

The book has our protagonist - a young housewife in an unhappy marriage - do and feel things which could be considered revolting even going by today's standards (it's actually astonishing that this was written in the 1920s). Ther
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Vivekanand Arumanda
Jul 27, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: chalam, telugu-books
Nenu Chadivina athi chandaalamayina pusthakaallo modatidi. Yentha chetta pusthakam lo ayina gurthupettukodaniko, aacharinchadaaniko oka manchi sangathi untundi. E pusthakam motham lo bothaddam petti vethikinaa alanti manchi dorakadu. Stree swecha ani daaniki maaru peru Chalam gaarani chaalmandi anadam,vinadam chusaanu. Baariteginchadam, lechipovadam, bhahiranga srungaaram laantive swecha ayte alanti swecha lekunda undatame melu ani na opinion. Manam manushulu kanuka taraalu maare process lo mana ...more
Santhoshi Srilaya
I enjoyed reading the book. The theme was very fresh with a young woman owning her choices and freedom (book was written in 1927). What I found interesting was that when she was challenging conventional norms, she was doing it because of her insane love towards Aamir and not necessarily to break stereotypes.To me, the book was more of crazy romantic narrative rather than a feministic one. The complexities in narrator's character shines brightly. One unsettling thing for me was how the book gets ...more
Ravi.adabala
Dec 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
సతరీ మనససులోని భావాలను వయకతీకరించడంలో చలానని మించి ఎవరూ రాయలేరేమో. ముఖయంగా మానవ సంబంధాల పటల సతరీ పడే తపన, సంతోషం, భాధ, కోపంలాంటివాటి గురించి చలం రాసినివి చదువుతుననపపుడు, మన చేత ఆ పాతరలో పరకాయ పరవేశం చేయించేసతాడు చలం.

ఇక ఈ మైదానం...కటటుబాటలను ఎదిరించి తను కోరుకునన వాడితో వెళళిపోయిన ఒక వివాహిత...ఊరికి దూరంగా వాడితో జీవించడం..తనని వేరే వయకతి ఆరాధించడం...అపపుడు ఆమె పడే మానసిక సంఘరషణల సమాహారం ఈ మైదానం.
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Seetha Kumari
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Lavanyakumar Nanabala
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Unbelievable to note that this book was written in 1920s.
Ashok
Apr 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is by far the best book i have read. Salaam chalam anthe. Pustaka pathanam enjoy cheyyalante ee pustakanni chadavandi.
Bhallamudi Venkatadileep
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SreeKiran Yeeli
Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Telugu: Sthree ,samaja viluvalu ni prasnisthu,anadhi ga vastunna vivaha bandalanundi thana swechha lokam lo anandanni pondatanni chala chakka manaku teliparu chalam garu. aaa dhairyame,sthree yokka swechha swabhavame sabya samajaniki bhari teginchina dhani ganu ,sigguleni dhani ganu inka chepplante ee katha oka boothu laaga anipistundi.nijaniki chalam gari kathanam chala vichitram ga undi... chivari pagee taruvatha malli modati pagee chadivithe adhi continutaion ga ani anipistundi..ee katha lo k ...more
Butchi Reddy
Feb 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Nice book... Best from Chalam.. go for it

కటటుబాటలను ఎదిరించి తను కోరుకునన వాడితో వెళళిపోయిన ఒక వివాహిత...ఊరికి దూరంగా వాడితో జీవించడం..తనని వేరే వయకతి ఆరాధించడం...అపపుడు ఆమె పడే మానసిక సంఘరషణల సమాహారం ఈ మైదానం
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Suresh  Kumar Yadavalli
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
పరేమ సవభావానని పరేమకే తెలినంతగా పరేమించి, మానవతవమే పరేమతతవం అని చెపపి ఒపపించేంత వరకు ఉరుకోక, సవేచఛ లేని సమాజపు పునాదులకు కననాలు పెటటే పని కటటుకునన చలం గారు. ఆరాధయుడు అనితర సాధయుడు, అసాధయుడు అని చెపపే తపపక చదవాలసిన పుసతకము. ...more
Sunitha
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Nice book
Yeguru Suresh
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Venu
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
super novel
Haritha
Nov 18, 2014 rated it liked it
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Cvvprasad
Jun 13, 2014 is currently reading it
good
Naga Lakshmi
start to read this book
Ravi Kiran
Sep 04, 2016 rated it did not like it
Gurthuledu.. but voddu..
Sathish
Nov 02, 2014 marked it as to-read
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Sreedevi
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Venkata
Oct 27, 2012 rated it did not like it
Best ever soft porn book in Telugu literature.
Himabindu
May 04, 2014 marked it as to-read
Shelves: maidhanam
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SRINIVASARAO
Jun 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
started reading
Jyothi
Oct 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
awestruck by his way of style projecting feminism. And now on mission to complete his books..
GRV
Jun 22, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: in-my-shelf
MAIDANAM

Rating 2.5/5

Chalam gari sahityam nachindi.

Chalam garu em cheppadalchukunnaro nakaithe em ardam avvaledu.

Katha purthiga ardam ayyindi kani katha lo ni bhavam matram ardam kaledu...!!!
Mohan
Mar 07, 2015 is currently reading it
HE IS A GREAT WRITER
Jhansi
Oct 16, 2015 is currently reading it
how to read on this app... could some one suggest
Bhavya Sri
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Gudipati Venkatachalam aka Chalam (Telugu : గుడిపాటి వెంకటాచలం) (1894–1979), a Telugu writer and philosopher, was one of the most influential personalities in the modern Telugu literature. Telugu is a language spoken by more than ten crore(100 millions) people and the literary interest of the people was at its height during first half of the 20th century.

Most of his writings were regarding Women,
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