Vijay Tendulkar is one of the most well-known playwrights in modern India. His plays deal with current societal themes and are frequently based on true events from the historical period. In his plays, he used a variety of experimental and local approaches. Violence, whether political or personal, is a reoccurring motif in many of his works. His plays Ghashiram Kotwal and Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe, the latter of which was adapted into a Marathi film, among his most well-known works. Tendulkar also wrote screenplays, novels, and short stories in addition to plays. In the year 1984, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan.
Irawati Karve was a Maharashtrian anthropologist, educator, and writer who specialised in the study of Maharashtrian culture. She was the daughter-in-law of Dhondo Keshav Karve, a social reformer. Yuganta: The End of an Epoch is her most well-known novel. The book is an in-depth review of the Mahabharata, which is interpreted as a historical narrative rather than a mythological one and draws inferences regarding social, cultural, and political life in India at the time. In 1968, the work received the Sahitya Akademi Award. Aamchi Sanskruti, Bhovara, Paripurti, Gangajal, and many others are among her other works.
Purushottam Laxman Deshpande
Deshpande, often known as Pu La Deshpande or just Pu La, is one of Marathi literature’s most well-known authors. He wrote in a variety of styles and genres, but his humorous works were his most popular. He was an actor, singer, musician, and composer in addition to his literary accomplishments. In 1966, he received the Padma Shri, and in 1990, he received the Padma Bhushan. In 2002, the Maharashtra government established the P. L. Deshpande Maharashtra Kala Academy to honour his important contributions to Marathi literature.
Deshpande was a pupil of Anant Pai, the founder-editor of Amar Chitra Katha, while he served as an English teacher at Orient High School in Mahim early in his career.
Shivaji Sawant’s grandeur is arguably best exemplified in the fact that he became known as Mrutyunjaykaar after his most famous novel Mrutyunjay. The tale is based on the life of Karna, one of Mahabharata’s most contentious and fascinating characters. Mrutyunjay is considered one of the finest works of Marathi literature, and it has been translated into a number of languages. Chhava, based on the life of Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj, and Yugandhar, based on the story of Krishna, are two of his other well-known works. In 1994, Sawant became the first Marathi novelist to earn the Bharatiya Jnanpith’s Moortidevi Award.