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Saturday, October 03, 2015

STORY FROM BORDERS OF THREE STATES

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...life story of Shri Bapusaheb Patil from a small village, Ekamba. This village is situated on the borders of three states: Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. The border struggle historically started because of the inclusion of certain areas that spoke Marathi and owed their adherence and commitment to Maharashtra but were included in the state of Karnataka... Dr Kalyani Dixit, Assitant Professor  in English DAVPG College Lucknow UP  reviewed the book
               WARRIOR OF THE BORDER STRUGGLE
                The  borders of three states meet on a junction in the country; what the dwellers face there politically, socially and naturally have the glimpse of struggle.... Life story of Shri Bapusaheb Patil from a small village, Ekamba. Indubitably it is a wonderful biography by Dr Arvind M Nawale... Kalyani Dixit

The book “Warrior of the Border Struggle: A Biography of Bapusahab Patil Ekambekar” is translated by a renowned scholar, wonderful academician and critic, Dr. Arvind M Nawale. Dr. Nawale is a prolific author. This is the thirty seventh book of Dr Nawale. His literary output is well researched and received in India and abroad till date. His style of writing is also very impressive and mesmerising.

            This book is the life story of Shri Bapusaheb Patil from a small village, Ekamba. This village is situated on the borders of three states: Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. The border struggle historically started because of the inclusion of certain areas that spoke Marathi and owed their adherence and commitment to Maharashtra but were included in the state of Karnataka.


This problem of border struggle is still there even after so many years. ‘Bapusaheb’ decided to resolve this problem and took various substantial and proactive steps. He had a genuine love and respect for Marathi and Maharashtra.

He fought a lone battle in support of 865 Marathi-speaking villages and towns, forcibly included into Karnataka and struggled for a unified Maharashtra until his death.
He was the only leader of Marathi speaking innocent people in this border area.
His struggle is a source of inspiration for millions of people. In order to educate people, he started various educational institutions through KSP Mandal. He was also worried about poor people.

His major contributions are logically documented in this biography. The language of this book is matter-of-fact. The book is supplemented with proper appendices which give the chronological details of events of his life and also a list of 865 villages and towns which were affected by this movement. This is a precious authentic document for the researchers of this movement. 

           Dr. J.M. Waghmare, the founding vice-chancellor of SRTM University, Ex-MP and contemporary of Shri Bapusaheb, has written the Foreword of this book. This biography is being launched officially on 5th Oct 2015 by Dr. J.M. Waghmare. Indubitably it is a wonderful biography by Dr Arvind M Nawale.

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