There are many best Marathi novels that touched every reader’s heart. It is a difficult task to put together the best Marathi novels of all times, but somehow we manage to provide you the list of Best Marathi Novels that everyone should read with our best of knowledge.
1. Shyamchi Aai
Shyamchi Aai is hailed as one of the greatest tributes to mother’s love in Marathi literature. It was written by famous author and social activist Sane Guruji. The story revolves Shyam and his relationship with his mother. It deals with the various aspects like his ideals and principles including his upbringing and his stand when faced with poverty.
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Mrityunjaya: The Death Conqueror, the author, Shivaji Sawant, depicts the autobiography of Karna. one of the leading characters of the epic Mahabharat. This book received numerous awards and accolades. The book is written from the point of view of six characters: Karna opens and takes us closer to the end of his story, interspersed with chapters by Kunti (his mother), Duryodhana (his best friend), Vrishali (his wife), Shon (his younger foster brother) and ending by the Lord, Krishna.
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Shriman Yogi is written by Ranjit Desai. Shrimanyogi is a biographical work on the life and the achievements of the great Maratha king, Chatrapathi Shivaji Maharaj. This historical novel has created history in the world of literature and books.
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Panipat based on the third battle of Panipat was fought over the throne of Delhi between the Marathas and the king of Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Abdali. The encounter took place at a village named Panipat near Delhi in the 18th century. Panipat has received thirty-eight awards since its release in 1988.
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The author, Suhas Shirvalkar, takes you on a tour of life, The journey of every one which eventually makes them realizes the true face of life. Duniyadari (2013 Marathi) film directed by Sanjay Jadhav based on Duniyadari novel.
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Kosala, is a Marathi novel by Bhalchandra Nemade. Considered to be a magnum opus of Nemade and accepted as a modern classic in Marathi literature. it narrates, the journey of a young man, Pandurang Sangvikar, and his friends through his college years. Kosala is widely regarded as a modern classic and a path-breaking novel.
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Shala written by Milind bokil, takes you back to school life, your growing up days.
The story about fourteen-year-old Joshi falls in love with Shirodkar, a girl in his class. While he tries to express his affection, his three other friends face a similar situation. Shala is a heart-warming, nuanced novel about the adolescent struggles that are as tortuous in real time as they are amusing in retrospect. A Marathi movie Shala based on novel Shala bagged the National Award in 2012.
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8. Vyakti Aani Vyalli
Vyakti Aani Vyalli is a collection of character sketches by Purushottam Laxman Deshpande, the popular Marathi writer. Drawing from real-life characters and incidents, these sketches are as varied as people can be and quite interesting. The stories in Vyakti Aani Vyalli were written over a period of more than 20 years, from 1944 to 1968. Vyakti Aani Vyalli earned the writer a Sahitya Akademi Award.
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Yugandhar is another Novel of Shivaji Sawant based on Lord Krishna & his life. It tells the story of Sri Krishna through different persons in his life, including himself. Yugandhar is one of the best and most famous Novel of Marathi language and it is awarded with many of the prizes and awards given by the Sahitya Academy.
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Rau is a 1972 Marathi historical fiction novel by N S Inamdar. The story revolves around the fictionalized romance between real-life historical characters of the Maratha General Peshwa Baji Rao I and his second wife Mastani. The novel revolves around the outrage caused by the relationship among Baji Rao’s family members and the orthodox priests. Rau was adapted into a feature film in 2015 as Bajirao Mastani.
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