Pardeshi by Ratnakar Matkari
A self-taught artist, Matkari is a Marathi writer mastering in many areas including plays, one-act plays, children’s plays, stories and novels. His qualitative and quantitative contribution to Marathi literature cannot be overlooked. His all-round workmanship covers various topics from our day-to-day life. His articles with simple yet elegant language, meaningful precision and dramatic settings take readers to sharp dimensions. Readers are easily captivated with the essence of life as expressed by him. We cannot help but notice the social commitment and human values that he so much keenly expresses. Loaded with all these qualities, ‘Pardeshi’ is an enigmatic collection on the background of non-Indian culture, yet we strongly realise that human nature is same all over the world. No doubt that this book is reader-worthy.