ABOUT The Book
These poems by Raghunath Kadakane manifest numerous feelings and emotions. The poet has a unique perspective about himself and the outside world.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Raghunath Kadakane works as the Head of the Department of English at Rajaram College, Kolhapur (Maharashtra, India).
He teaches English language and literature in his own inimitable style. Besides, he keeps delivering invited talks in various workshops, seminars and conferences at the national and international levels. He also delivers radio talks on different topics in Marathi and regularly contributes articles on current issues to regional news papers.
He is a creative writer in Marathi. He has published a full-length novel Maze Mithyache Prayog in the year 2008. It is supposed to be one of the most experimental novels in Marathi that deals with the life experiments and experiences of an uncommon youth.
He is a poet too. He has published a collection of poems entitled Shwasochhwasanchya Madyantaratil Kavita recently in the year 2019. These poems express his profound feelings and thoughts concerning the human life in all its delicacy and intricacy.
As a literary scholar, he has published his book in English In Comparison: Bhalchandra Nemade’s Kosla and J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye in the year 2017. This book reveals his keen interest in bilingual literary traditions, viz. Marathi and English as also his unbiased perspectives on comparative literary and cultural studies.
He believes in consistent self-exploration and self-improvement and authentic expression of what lies in his heart and brain.
So far, he has published three books in Marathi and English:
•Maze Mithyache Prayog (2008) , a full-length novel
•Shwasochhwasanchya Madhyantaratil Kavita (2019), a collection of poems
•In Comparison: Bhalchandra Nemade’s Kosla and J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye (2017), criticim
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This book undertakes a comparison of two novels, viz. Kosla (1963) by Marathi writer Bhalchandra Nemade and its American counterpart The Catcher in the Rye (1951) by J. D. Salinger in terms of theme, structure and style. It attempts to delineate how writers placed in apparently diverse geographical and cultural contexts find themselves grappling with the same crisis—alienation.
Addressing a contentious issue as to whether the sense of alienation was artificially transplanted into the Indian mindset—which presumably harbours contentment and optimism—by some writers, it discerns certain indigenous factors that seem to have caused a wave of disillusionment and estrangement in the post-independence generation of Indians.
While this book meticulously traces the influence of The Catcher in the Rye on Kosla, it unreservedly recognizes the contribution of the latter in changing the path of Marathi fiction and taste of Marathi literary psyche.
Given the multilingual and multicultural ethos of our country, the present book underscores the need to formulate a native comparative perspective in which literary-cultural studies can be undertaken both at intranational and international levels.
Shwasochhwasanchya Madyantaratil Kavita
These poems by Raghunath Kadakane manifest numerous feelings and emotions. The poet has a unique perspective about himself and the outside world. He seeks to understand life in all its essential aspects. The five parts in this comprehensive and representative collection, in a sense, represent the five elements of nature.
Dr. Raghunath Kadakane,
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