Kosala is a Marathi language novel.It is a 1963 novel in the Marathi language by author Bhalchandra Nemade. It narrates the journey of a young man and his friends through his college years.The novel is not a novel in a true sense. It is an account of years spent by a student, coming from rural Maharashtra to very urbane Pune to pursue higher studies. The novel when read by different age groups brings completely different experience and perception. The most noteworthy aspect of this novel is its completely different flavor of Marathi language. No one before and possibly after Nemade (including himself in subsequent work) has successfully attempted such. There is no romanticism associated to the hostel life portrayed in this novel, which is generally done. The central character, Pandurang is unusually cynical despite his age.
|a young man and his friends