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MEHTA PUBLISHING HOUSE
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 The book is based on life of cattle breeders; they are called Maldharis in Gujarati who lives in Gir forest, which is known for last survival of Asiatic lion. The author has very well described the life and tradition of Maldharis. The way of conversation, philosophy of life and relationship with nature and animals, especially with lion is thoroughly described. The book is a good example to urban people, how these tribal taking utmosts care to preserve this Nature. The author has so authentically presented the entire novel it seems you are watching a movie. The central theme of the book is about symbiotic relationship between humans, lions and nature. The peoples see Gir as a living entity they talk with jungle, gives name to the hills. One of the best stories I liked among the entire book is about railway station manager from south India who stays at Kaasiya Nes and constructs concrete water tank for leopard and other animals.                                                     

 ‘माज्या बाळांनु, तुमी समदं ह्ये समजून घ्यावा, की हितं पक्क्या घरात -हातुया म्हून कोनीबी अमर व्हनार न्हाई हाये. हितं ह्या रस्त्यांवर मोटरी, टरक, फटफट्या, टेम्पा, ह्या समद्यांखाली सापडून जेवडी मानसं मरत्यात, त्यवड्यांना तितं स्हावजानं, बिबट्यानं का साप विंचवांनी मारलं असं कदी आयकलं न्हाई.’ आईमाचं बोलणं ऐकल्याबरोबर मी खोल विचारात पडलो. ह्या रमणीय पृथ्वीवर जीवन तर सगळीकडे फुललेलं-फळलेलं आहे, आणि जिथं म्हणून जीवन आलं, तिथं अनिश्चितता आलीच. इथं शहरात भीती वाटेल अशी अनिश्चितता. तिकडं गीरच्या जंगलात, नैसर्गिक वातावरणात असणारी अनिश्चितता रम्य, सुंदर! पुढे काही विचार मनात येण्यापूर्वीच आईमांचा आवाज खोलीभर पुन्हा गुंजला. ‘समदे सिकलेले लोक दररोज पेपरात वाचून आमाला सांगत्यात, तं उगाच उगाच भांडनं करून आनि लडाया करून मानसं कुटं न्हाई मरत? आनि तरीबी प्रिथिवीला ‘खमा’ म्हनायला पन हितं येळ हाये कोनाला?’ सरळ शांत वाहात जाणारी हीरण नदी एकाएकी काळ्या खडकांचा किनारा ओलांडून बाहेर यावी, तसं माझं मन उचंबळून आलं. गीरमध्ये आलो त्या पहिल्या संध्याकाळी आईमांच्या तोंडून ऐकलेल्या ‘खमा’चे अनेक अर्थ आज, अचानक अशा तNहेनं, फुलून-पांघरून माझ्या लक्षात येतील ह्याची मला कल्पनाही नव्हती....एका चित्रकाराच्या आत्मशोधाची – त्याला सापडलेल्या ‘गीर’ची बहुपेडी व विलक्षण कादंबरी!

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MEHTA PUBLISHING HOUSE
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Published on
Nov 1, 2012
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Pages
300
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ISBN
9788184984316
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Marathi
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This book is English translation of Tatvamasi, the Sahitya Academy Award-Winning Gujarati Novel by Dhruv Bhatt. It is sure that all those who could not read it in Gujarati will enjoy reading it. It will be definitely appreciated by all those who love India and its great ancient culture.

Shri Dhruv Bhatt has written seven novels so far. The themes of each of his novels are very different from the usual novels. In all this novels there are undercurrents suggesting unexpressed tender feeling between the hero and the heroine, but there are no love-stories as such. And yet, all his novels hold the reader’s interest throughout, with gripping stories which are beautifully worded and thought provoking. Shri Druv Bhatt always emphasises the basic decency and value of life, which are found in Indians all over the country at the grass level. He attributes these commendable properties not to any religion but to the deep-rooted spirituality among the people.  

परदेशात शिक्षित कथानायक अठरा वर्षांनी भारतात परततो ते अंधश्रद्धा आणि धर्मांधता यांनी ग्रासलेल्या प्रजेला योग्य दिशा दाखवण्याच्या उद्देशाने. प्रजेतील सुप्त शक्ती शोधून त्याचा समाजाला लाभ मिळवून देण्याच्या प्रयत्नात कथानायकाला आदिवासी प्रदेशात काम करीत असताना अनेक लोक भेटतात. या लोकांच्या संस्कृती, परंपरा इत्यादींचा परिचय करून घेत असताना त्याच्या मनात अनेक प्रश्‍नांची द्वंद्वे उभी राहतात. आधुनिक ज्ञानाच्या कसोटीवर घासून पाहताना या संकल्पना त्याला कशा दिसतात? धृव  भट्ट हे गुजराती साहित्य जगतातील प्रसिद्ध नाव आहे. समुद्रान्तिके आणि तत्त्वमसि या त्यांच्या पहिल्या दोन कादंबर्‍यांना गुजरात साहित्य अकादमी तसेच तत्त्वमसिला केंद्रिय साहित्य अकादमी पुरस्कार मिळाले आहेत.

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