मराठी लघुकथेला नवा बहर आला. जुनी चाकोरी सोडून धीट अशा काही नव्या वाटा
पडल्या.या वाटांपैकी गावाकडील गोष्टी सांगणारी वाट सवघड. म्हणून त्या
दिशेने वर्दळ वाढली. इतकी की बघता बघता पाऊलवाटेचा गाडीरस्ता झाला, अनेक
चाकोर्या उमटल्या, फुपोटा उडू लागला, अनेक ग्रामीण कथा लिहिल्या
गेल्या.ग्रामीणकथेच्या निशाणाखाली आज पुष्कळ शिलेदारांची गर्दी झालेली
आढळते. पण मिरासदारांनी पाडलेली वाट अजून पाऊलवाटच आहे. तिच्यावर गर्दी
उसळलेली नाही. कारण ती वाट सवघड नाही.उत्तम म्हणून गाजलेल्या
मिरासदारांच्या कथांतून गावरान विनोद अगदी जसाच्या तसा आढळतो.हेच
मिरासदारांचे अपूर्व असे यश आहे.
Bajaba makes a complaint about a robbery in the hotel; but then also
gives a written submission that the theft never took place (‘Chori zalich nahi’)!
Fed up with the local politics (‘Gavgundi’), the newly-appointed lady teacher decides to quit her job and leave the village!
Babu and Chengtya too face the same travails (‘Vanvaas’) as Rama had to.
The Government issued an Ordinance legalizing corruption (‘Bhrashtaachar’); but this only serves to double Balu’s workload since he is a government servant!
Bapu Patil did complete the adoption formalities (‘Dattak-vidhi’) for his son, but Babu and Chengta manage to mess things up!
Dagadu Gawali one conducts the class (‘Taas’) otherwise taken by the Std. IV Maths teacher who took pleasure in caning the boys!
Siva Jamdade, Rama Kharat, Gana Mastar, Nana Chengat, and Babu Pailwan go for a picnic (‘Company’)!
Fun…Irony…Advice…Sharp criticism…and tragedy too…such is the nature of this collection of stories.
that they are not found in such-and-such place. They are certain to be
found haunting the ruins of old wadas, wells, and cemeteries.
The Hadal lives in wells, and she moves about in the guise of a
beautiful woman. The munja is sure to be found on a peepul tree. And of course the pimparni, banyan, and neem trees attract large groups of ghosts, just like monkeys.
They are quiescent during daytime, and their day begins after dark.
Then one can encounter them anywhere and in any guise. It is said that
their feet face backwards; but this is not always true.
On no-moon nights they definitely prowl about. To be seen by them, or
even talking about them on such occasions is most dangerous!
Shiva Jamdade and his team, lost in dreams of establishing Bhokarwadi
High to extract kerosene from the well and earn like never before
Nana Chengat lost in the lust of hidden treasures, roaming from one place to another
Babu Wrestler decides to go on a long lasting fast, but just a day before his announced fast he consumes a lot
Bapu had promised his wife that he will take her for a movie after he is able to sell the mawa, but could he keep his promise?
How did the Headmaster allow Bawale Sir to continue with his bad habit of consuming nasal tobacco?
Really, what a lot is happening at Bhokarwadi! We all must visit this
place and witness the happenings. The comedy is something not to miss.