Started conversation with one Marathi novel book seller. His name was Rupesh. Asked about the book & started bargainaing as usual style in Pune. His proposal was to give 80% discount on sell of Rs 800+ . I thought to buy few more books. Rupesh recommended some more historical mytho stuff. I wasn't really interested in it. Eventually he shown me book called " शाळा -- मिलिंद बोकील ". He said its almost based on your life.
"तya दिवशी मला कळलं की शाळेची मजा कशात आहे ते। वर्ग आहेत,बाकं आहेत, पोरंपोरी आहेत,सर आहेत,गणित आहे, भूगोल आहे,नागरिकशास्त्रसुध्दा; पण आपण त्यात कशातच नाही. आपण त्या गाईंच्या पाठीवर बसणार्या पांढर्या पक्ष्यांसारखे मुक्त आहोत.त्यांच्या शाळेत बसलेलो असलो तरी आपल्या मनात एक वेगळीच शाळा भरते.खास एकट्याचीच . त्या शाळेला वर्ग नाहीत,भिंती नाहीत,फ़ळा नाही,शिक्षक नाहीत; पण त्यातलं शिकणं फार सुंदर आहे."
Started reading it for next 2-3 hours. It started as if its my life. Wonderful way to express journey from childhood days of 14-16 yr to bit matured 17 yr man.
Its really suites well to a Maharatrian boy in Kokan or near by area of Mumbai. Would like to characters of story :
Me : Mukund Joshi , a nature lover , small but casual in studies, chess player, knows movie names very well, finally becomes a broken heart lover.
Shirodkar : My's line/chavi/beloved - My classmate, a cute aadarshwadi girl. I loved her character. The way writer put it.
Ambabai - My elder sis, my permanent headache at home
Aaisaheb - Aai, Mother
Surya - Suresh Mhatre. My friend in class. But a looser in matter of girls & studies. So his papa bit him like anything. Its in his caste - "Aagree".
Chitrya - Another scientist close friend. Very talented but pissed of due to his parent's fights & Devki.
Fawadya - My friend with v poor economic conditions.
Anyway, I didnt like the end. Its a tragic end. Mukund didn't get his girl. Vijay & his friend in jail. Surya & Fawadya failed. Chitrya lost his love kewada. Naru mama married to some girl, whom he't liked.
Milink Bokil saheb gosti cha shewat changala zala aasata tar bare watale aasate.