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Purushottam Laxman Deshpande (Marathi: पुरुषोत्तम लक्ष्मण देशपांडे) (8 November 1919 - 12 June 2000) was a Marathi writer from Maharashtra, India. He was popularly known by his initials पु. ल. ("Pu. La.").

Deshpande was also an accomplished film and stage actor, music composer, harmonium player, singer, and orator.

Biography
Pu La Deshpande was born on 8 November 1919 in Mumbai (Bombay) to Laxman and Lakshmibai Deshpande. He received his college education at Fergusson College in Pune and Willingdon College in Sangli.

In 1946, Deshpande married Sunita Thakur, who is an accomplished author herself and has acted in some plays in the past.

For some years, Deshpande worked as a college professor and a school teacher before embarking on his career in writing and in the multiple fields of acting, directing, and composing music in the world of movies.

Deshpande took lessons in playing harmonium from Dattopant Rajopadhye of Bhaskar Sangitalaya. He was proficient in Hindustani classical music and was an accomplished music director and singer.

A description of the P. L. Deshpande Charitable Foundation is available in http://www.indiainternational.com/pulabahurupi80/pula9.html

Literary accomplishments
Deshpande was a prolific writer and produced numerous original works as well as adaptations of works from other languages into Marathi. He preferred to identify his Marathi adaptations of plays and novels in other languages as bhawanuwad (भावानुवाद), meaning "adaptation of the essence".

One-act plays

    * मोठे मासे आणि छोटे मासे (Mothe Mase Ani Chhote Mase) – 1957
    * विठ्ठल तो आला आला (Withthala To Ala Ala) – 1961
    * आम्ही लटिके ना बोलू (Amhi Latike Na Bolu) – 1975

Plays

    * तुका म्हणे आता (Tuka Mhane Ata) – 1948
    * पुढारी पाहिजॆ (Pudhari Pahije) – 1951
    * अंमलदार (Ammaldar) – 1952...based on Nikolai Gogol's Inspector General
    * भाग्यवान (Bhagyawan) – 1953
    * तुझे आहे तुजपाशी (Tujhe Ahe Tujapashi) – 1957
    * सुंदर मी होणार (Sundar Mi Honar) – 1958
    * पहिला राजा/आधे अधूरे (Pahila Raja/adhe Adhure) – 1976...based on Jagadish Chandra Mathur's Adhe Adhure
    * तीन पैशांचा तमाशा (Teen Paishancha Tamasha) – 1978...based on Bertolt Brecht's The Three Penny Opera
    * राजा ओयदिपौस (Raja Oyadipaus) – 1979...based on Sophocles's Oedipus Rex
    * ती फुलराणी (Ti Fulrani)...based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion
    * एक झुंज वार्‍याशी (Eka Jhunja Waryashi)

Children's plays
    * वयं मोठं खोटं (Wayam Motham Khotam) – 1956
    * नवे गोकुळ (Nawe Gokul) – 1958

Collections of essays
    * खोगीरभरती (Khogir Bharati) – 1949
    * नस्ती उठाठेव (Nasti Uthathewa) - 1952
    * बटाट्याची चाळ (Batatyachi Chal) – 1958
    * गोळाबेरीज (Golaberij) – 1960
    * असा मी असामी (Asa Mi Asami) – 1964
    * ह(फ)सवणूक (Ha(pha)sawanuk) – 1968
    * खिल्ली (Khilli)
    * कोट्याधीश पु. ल. (Kotyadhish Pu La.)
    * मराठी वाङ्मयाचा गाळीव इतिहास (Marathi Wangmayacha Galiw Itihas)
    * टेलिफोनचा जन्म (Teliphonacha Janma)
    * पोरवय (Porawaya)

Novels
    * काय वाट्टेल ते होईल (Kay Wattel Te Hoeel) – 1962..
    * एका कोळीयाने (Eka Koliyane) – 1965...based on Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea
    * कान्होजी आंग्रे (Kanhoji Angre)

Biography
    * गांधीजी (Gandhiji) – 1970


Collections of life sketches
    * गणगोत (Ganagot) – 1966
    * व्यक्ती आणि वल्ली (Wyakti Ani Walli) – 1966
    * गुण गाईन आवडी (Guna Gaeena Awadi) – 1975
    * रवीन्द्रनाथ : तीन व्याख्याने (Ravindranath : Teen Wyakhyane)

Travelogues
    * अपूर्वाई (Apurwai) – 1960
    * पूर्वरंग (Purwarang) – 1963
    * जावे त्यांच्या देशा (Jawe Tyanchya Desha) – 1974
    * वंगचित्रे (Wanga Chitre) – 1974

Other works
    * एक शून्य मी (Ek Shunya Mee)
    * चित्रमय स्वागत (Chitramay Swagat)
    * पु. ल : एक साठवण (Pu. La. : Ek Sathawan)
    * दाद (Daad)
    * मैत्र (Maitra)
    * मुक्काम शांतीनिकेतन (Mukkam Shantiniketan)
    * द्विदल (Dwidal)
    * चार शब्द (Char Shabd)
    * अघळ पघळ (Aghal Paghal)
    * आपुलकी (Apulaki)

A list of some of the humorous essays
    * एका रविवारची कहाणी (Eka Rawiwarchi Kahani)
    * बिगरी ते मॅट्रिक (Bigari Te Matric)
    * हरी तात्या (Hari Tatya)
    * पुणेकर, मुंबईकर, का नागपूरकर? (Punekar, Mumbaikar, Ka Nagpurkar?)
    * म्हैस (Mhais)
    * मी आणि माझा शत्रुपक्ष (Mi Ani Majha Shatrupaksha)
    * पाळीव प्राणी (Paliv Prani)
    * पानवाला (Panwala)
    * काही नवे ग्रहयोग (Kahi Nave Grahayog)
    * माझे पौष्टिक जीवन (Majhe Paustik Jeewan)
    * पेस्तन काका (Pestan Kaka)
    * रावसाहेब (Raosaheb)
    * सखाराम गटणे (Sakharam Gatane)
    * नामू परीट (Namu Parit)
    * उरलासुरला (Urala Surala)
    * नारायण (Narayan)

One-Man Stage Shows
    * बटाट्याची चाळ (Batatyachi Chal)
    * असा मी असामी (Asa Mi Asami)
    * हसविण्याचा माझा धंदा (Hasawinyacha Majha Dhanda)
    * वा-यावरची वरात (Waryawarachi Warat)

Movies
    * कुबेर (Kuber) – 1947: Actor and Playback Singer
    * भाग्यरेषा (Bhagyaresha) – 1948: Actor and Playback Singer
    * वंदेमातरम् (Wandemataram) – 1948: Actor and Playback Singer
    * जागा भाड्याने देणे आहे (Jaga Bhadyane Dene ahe) – 1949: Writer of Screenplay and Dialogues
    * मानाचे पान (Manache Pan) – 1949: - Writer of Story, Screenplay, and Dialogues; and Co-Music Director in collaboration with Ga Di Madgulkar
    * मोठी माणसे (Mothi Manase) – 1949: Music Director
    * गोकुळचा राजा (Gokulacha Raja) – 1950: Writer of Story, Screenplay, and Dialogues
    * जरा जपून (Jara Japoon) – 1950: Writer of Screenplay and Dialogues
    * जोहार मायबाप (Johar Maybap) – 1950: Actor
    * नवरा बायको (Nawara Bayako) – 1950: Music Director and Writer of Story, Screenplay, and Dialogues
    * ही वाट पंढरीची (Hi Wat Pandharichi) – 1950: Actor
    * पुढचे पाऊल (Pudhache Paool) – 1950: Actor and Writer of Screenplay and Dialogues in collaboration with Ga Di Madgulkar
    * वर पाहिजे (War Pahije) – 1950: Actor and Writer of Screenplay and Dialogues in collaboration with Achyut Ranade
    * देव पावला (Dewa Pawala) – 1950: Music Director
    * दूध भात (Doodh Bhat) – 1952: Music Director and Writer of Story, Screenplay, Dialogues, and Lyrics
    * घरधनी (Ghardhani) – 1952: Music Director and Writer of Screenplay, Dialogues, and Lyrics
    * नवे बिर्‍हाड (Nawe Birhad) – 1952: Writer of Story and Screenplay
    * माईसाहेब (Maisaheb) – 1952: Music Director and Writer of Screenplay and Dialogues
    * संदेश (Sandesh) [in Hindi] – 1952: Writer of Story, Screenplay, and Dialogues (translated by Mir Asgar Ali)
    * गुळाचा गणपती (Gulacha Ganapati) – 1953: Director, Music Director, Actor, and Writer of Story, Screenplay, Dialogues, and Lyrics
    * देवबाप्पा (Dewabappa) – 1958: Music Director and Writer of Story, Screenplay, Dialogues, and Lyrics
    * फूल और कलियाँ (Phool Aur Kaliyan) [in Hindi] – 1960: Writer of Story and Screenplay
    * आज और कल (aj aur Kal) [in Hindi] – 1966: Writer of Story and Screenplay
    * चिमणराव गुंड्याभाऊ (Chimanarao Gundyabhau) – : Narrator
    * एक होता विदूषक (Eka Hota Widushaka) – 1993: Writer of Screenplay and Dialogues

Plots of plays
    * सुंदर मी होणार (Sundar Mi Honar):

The play highlights the struggle of a middle-aged woman who is unable to walk because of an ailment. She is a daughter of a King or Zamindar of a small princely state in India. The play captures the conflict between her father and her brothers, and depicts changes in their lives after the British Raj took over their princely state. A poet, who is a pen friend of the protagonist, helps her gain confidence which enables her to start walking again.

    * तुझे आहे तुजपाशी (Tujhe ahe Tujapashi):

The play casts criticism on authoritarian religious leaders and also depicts the positive and colorful view of life and generous spirit of a character in the play, which is in stark contrast to that of another character, an authoritarian religious leader. In the end, the latter recognizes the shallowness of his life.

Awards and recognitions
    * पुण्य भूषण (Punya Bhushan)
    * महाराष्ट्र भूषण (Maharashtra Bhushan)
    * महाराष्ट्र गौरव (बहुरूपी) (Maharashtra Gaurawa (Bahurupi) Award)
    * Sahitya Akademi Award (Marathi) - Vyakti Ani Valli (1965)
    * Sangeet Natak Akademi Award
    * पद्मश्री (Padma Shri) – 1966
    * पद्मभूषण (Padma Bhushan) – 1990

    * P. L. Deshpande was the first interviewer to interview Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, for the then newly founded Doordarshan.
    * A cultural center, P. L. Deshpande Kala Academy at the Ravindra Natya Mandir in Mumbai, has been named after him.
    * A garden, Pu. La. Deshpande Udyan, in Pune has been named after him.

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Purushottam Laxman Deshpande (Marathi: पुरुषोत्तम लक्ष्मण देशपांडे) (8 November 1919 - 12 June 2000) was a Marathi writer from Maharashtra, India. He was popularly known by his initials पु. ल. ("Pu. La.").

Deshpande was also an accomplished film and stage actor, music composer, harmonium player, singer, and orator.

Biography
Pu La Deshpande was born on 8 November 1919 in Mumbai (Bombay) to Laxman and Lakshmibai Deshpande. He received his college education at Fergusson College in Pune and Willingdon College in Sangli.

In 1946, Deshpande married Sunita Thakur, who is an accomplished author herself and has acted in some plays in the past.

For some years, Deshpande worked as a college professor and a school teacher before embarking on his career in writing and in the multiple fields of acting, directing, and composing music in the world of movies.

Deshpande took lessons in playing harmonium from Dattopant Rajopadhye of Bhaskar Sangitalaya. He was proficient in Hindustani classical music and was an accomplished music director and singer.

A description of the P. L. Deshpande Charitable Foundation is available in http://www.indiainternational.com/pulabahurupi80/pula9.html

Literary accomplishments
Deshpande was a prolific writer and produced numerous original works as well as adaptations of works from other languages into Marathi. He preferred to identify his Marathi adaptations of plays and novels in other languages as bhawanuwad (भावानुवाद), meaning "adaptation of the essence".

One-act plays

    * मोठे मासे आणि छोटे मासे (Mothe Mase Ani Chhote Mase) – 1957
    * विठ्ठल तो आला आला (Withthala To Ala Ala) – 1961
    * आम्ही लटिके ना बोलू (Amhi Latike Na Bolu) – 1975

Plays

    * तुका म्हणे आता (Tuka Mhane Ata) – 1948
    * पुढारी पाहिजॆ (Pudhari Pahije) – 1951
    * अंमलदार (Ammaldar) – 1952...based on Nikolai Gogol's Inspector General
    * भाग्यवान (Bhagyawan) – 1953
    * तुझे आहे तुजपाशी (Tujhe Ahe Tujapashi) – 1957
    * सुंदर मी होणार (Sundar Mi Honar) – 1958
    * पहिला राजा/आधे अधूरे (Pahila Raja/adhe Adhure) – 1976...based on Jagadish Chandra Mathur's Adhe Adhure
    * तीन पैशांचा तमाशा (Teen Paishancha Tamasha) – 1978...based on Bertolt Brecht's The Three Penny Opera
    * राजा ओयदिपौस (Raja Oyadipaus) – 1979...based on Sophocles's Oedipus Rex
    * ती फुलराणी (Ti Fulrani)...based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion
    * एक झुंज वार्‍याशी (Eka Jhunja Waryashi)

Children's plays
    * वयं मोठं खोटं (Wayam Motham Khotam) – 1956
    * नवे गोकुळ (Nawe Gokul) – 1958

Collections of essays
    * खोगीरभरती (Khogir Bharati) – 1949
    * नस्ती उठाठेव (Nasti Uthathewa) - 1952
    * बटाट्याची चाळ (Batatyachi Chal) – 1958
    * गोळाबेरीज (Golaberij) – 1960
    * असा मी असामी (Asa Mi Asami) – 1964
    * ह(फ)सवणूक (Ha(pha)sawanuk) – 1968
    * खिल्ली (Khilli)
    * कोट्याधीश पु. ल. (Kotyadhish Pu La.)
    * मराठी वाङ्मयाचा गाळीव इतिहास (Marathi Wangmayacha Galiw Itihas)
    * टेलिफोनचा जन्म (Teliphonacha Janma)
    * पोरवय (Porawaya)

Novels
    * काय वाट्टेल ते होईल (Kay Wattel Te Hoeel) – 1962..
    * एका कोळीयाने (Eka Koliyane) – 1965...based on Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea
    * कान्होजी आंग्रे (Kanhoji Angre)

Biography
    * गांधीजी (Gandhiji) – 1970


Collections of life sketches
    * गणगोत (Ganagot) – 1966
    * व्यक्ती आणि वल्ली (Wyakti Ani Walli) – 1966
    * गुण गाईन आवडी (Guna Gaeena Awadi) – 1975
    * रवीन्द्रनाथ : तीन व्याख्याने (Ravindranath : Teen Wyakhyane)

Travelogues
    * अपूर्वाई (Apurwai) – 1960
    * पूर्वरंग (Purwarang) – 1963
    * जावे त्यांच्या देशा (Jawe Tyanchya Desha) – 1974
    * वंगचित्रे (Wanga Chitre) – 1974

Other works
    * एक शून्य मी (Ek Shunya Mee)
    * चित्रमय स्वागत (Chitramay Swagat)
    * पु. ल : एक साठवण (Pu. La. : Ek Sathawan)
    * दाद (Daad)
    * मैत्र (Maitra)
    * मुक्काम शांतीनिकेतन (Mukkam Shantiniketan)
    * द्विदल (Dwidal)
    * चार शब्द (Char Shabd)
    * अघळ पघळ (Aghal Paghal)
    * आपुलकी (Apulaki)

A list of some of the humorous essays
    * एका रविवारची कहाणी (Eka Rawiwarchi Kahani)
    * बिगरी ते मॅट्रिक (Bigari Te Matric)
    * हरी तात्या (Hari Tatya)
    * पुणेकर, मुंबईकर, का नागपूरकर? (Punekar, Mumbaikar, Ka Nagpurkar?)
    * म्हैस (Mhais)
    * मी आणि माझा शत्रुपक्ष (Mi Ani Majha Shatrupaksha)
    * पाळीव प्राणी (Paliv Prani)
    * पानवाला (Panwala)
    * काही नवे ग्रहयोग (Kahi Nave Grahayog)
    * माझे पौष्टिक जीवन (Majhe Paustik Jeewan)
    * पेस्तन काका (Pestan Kaka)
    * रावसाहेब (Raosaheb)
    * सखाराम गटणे (Sakharam Gatane)
    * नामू परीट (Namu Parit)
    * उरलासुरला (Urala Surala)
    * नारायण (Narayan)

One-Man Stage Shows
    * बटाट्याची चाळ (Batatyachi Chal)
    * असा मी असामी (Asa Mi Asami)
    * हसविण्याचा माझा धंदा (Hasawinyacha Majha Dhanda)
    * वा-यावरची वरात (Waryawarachi Warat)

Movies
    * कुबेर (Kuber) – 1947: Actor and Playback Singer
    * भाग्यरेषा (Bhagyaresha) – 1948: Actor and Playback Singer
    * वंदेमातरम् (Wandemataram) – 1948: Actor and Playback Singer
    * जागा भाड्याने देणे आहे (Jaga Bhadyane Dene ahe) – 1949: Writer of Screenplay and Dialogues
    * मानाचे पान (Manache Pan) – 1949: - Writer of Story, Screenplay, and Dialogues; and Co-Music Director in collaboration with Ga Di Madgulkar
    * मोठी माणसे (Mothi Manase) – 1949: Music Director
    * गोकुळचा राजा (Gokulacha Raja) – 1950: Writer of Story, Screenplay, and Dialogues
    * जरा जपून (Jara Japoon) – 1950: Writer of Screenplay and Dialogues
    * जोहार मायबाप (Johar Maybap) – 1950: Actor
    * नवरा बायको (Nawara Bayako) – 1950: Music Director and Writer of Story, Screenplay, and Dialogues
    * ही वाट पंढरीची (Hi Wat Pandharichi) – 1950: Actor
    * पुढचे पाऊल (Pudhache Paool) – 1950: Actor and Writer of Screenplay and Dialogues in collaboration with Ga Di Madgulkar
    * वर पाहिजे (War Pahije) – 1950: Actor and Writer of Screenplay and Dialogues in collaboration with Achyut Ranade
    * देव पावला (Dewa Pawala) – 1950: Music Director
    * दूध भात (Doodh Bhat) – 1952: Music Director and Writer of Story, Screenplay, Dialogues, and Lyrics
    * घरधनी (Ghardhani) – 1952: Music Director and Writer of Screenplay, Dialogues, and Lyrics
    * नवे बिर्‍हाड (Nawe Birhad) – 1952: Writer of Story and Screenplay
    * माईसाहेब (Maisaheb) – 1952: Music Director and Writer of Screenplay and Dialogues
    * संदेश (Sandesh) [in Hindi] – 1952: Writer of Story, Screenplay, and Dialogues (translated by Mir Asgar Ali)
    * गुळाचा गणपती (Gulacha Ganapati) – 1953: Director, Music Director, Actor, and Writer of Story, Screenplay, Dialogues, and Lyrics
    * देवबाप्पा (Dewabappa) – 1958: Music Director and Writer of Story, Screenplay, Dialogues, and Lyrics
    * फूल और कलियाँ (Phool Aur Kaliyan) [in Hindi] – 1960: Writer of Story and Screenplay
    * आज और कल (aj aur Kal) [in Hindi] – 1966: Writer of Story and Screenplay
    * चिमणराव गुंड्याभाऊ (Chimanarao Gundyabhau) – : Narrator
    * एक होता विदूषक (Eka Hota Widushaka) – 1993: Writer of Screenplay and Dialogues

Plots of plays
    * सुंदर मी होणार (Sundar Mi Honar):

The play highlights the struggle of a middle-aged woman who is unable to walk because of an ailment. She is a daughter of a King or Zamindar of a small princely state in India. The play captures the conflict between her father and her brothers, and depicts changes in their lives after the British Raj took over their princely state. A poet, who is a pen friend of the protagonist, helps her gain confidence which enables her to start walking again.

    * तुझे आहे तुजपाशी (Tujhe ahe Tujapashi):

The play casts criticism on authoritarian religious leaders and also depicts the positive and colorful view of life and generous spirit of a character in the play, which is in stark contrast to that of another character, an authoritarian religious leader. In the end, the latter recognizes the shallowness of his life.

Awards and recognitions
    * पुण्य भूषण (Punya Bhushan)
    * महाराष्ट्र भूषण (Maharashtra Bhushan)
    * महाराष्ट्र गौरव (बहुरूपी) (Maharashtra Gaurawa (Bahurupi) Award)
    * Sahitya Akademi Award (Marathi) - Vyakti Ani Valli (1965)
    * Sangeet Natak Akademi Award
    * पद्मश्री (Padma Shri) – 1966
    * पद्मभूषण (Padma Bhushan) – 1990

    * P. L. Deshpande was the first interviewer to interview Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, for the then newly founded Doordarshan.
    * A cultural center, P. L. Deshpande Kala Academy at the Ravindra Natya Mandir in Mumbai, has been named after him.
    * A garden, Pu. La. Deshpande Udyan, in Pune has been named after him.

ankush thule

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Re: About P. L. Deshpande
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2012, 05:53:09 PM »
 ही वाट पंढरीच :)

Aditi Jadhav

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Re: About P. L. Deshpande
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2012, 03:01:49 PM »
WANT TO GO THROUGH ALL MARATHI KAVITA BY P. L. DESHPANDE

 

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