Marathi – the history, origin and the literature.
Since centuries, Marathi has been a prominent spoken in Maharashtra, India. A beautiful dialect that curves bends and blends with every word and its meaning. Marathi is one of the 22 languages selected as an official language by the government of India. Marathi is derived from Prakrit dialect which literally means the ‘language of the empire’. During 15th or 16th century Maharashtri evolved into Marathi.
Due to many geological factors, the language Marathi is majorly divided into two key dialects- Ahirani and Manadeshi. The language finds most of its grammar source and origin from Sanskrit. Buy Rent Ebooks Online India
Marathi literature dates back to 1000 odd years. There are two significant events in the history of the emergence of Marathi literature.
1) Upcoming of Jadhava Dynasty
2) The rise of Mahanubhav and Warkari Panth
While Jhadhavas adopted Marathi as their court language and literature, Warkari and Mahanubhav adopted Marathi to spread the religious awareness. Many great poets and writers of the Marathi literature belong to this sect. Marathi literature found its first formal visibility in 10th century AD. On a whole the entire Marathi Literature can be categorised into two categories- old Marathi Literature and new modern literature. Rent Books Online India
The old Marathi literature adorned the work of great poets like Mukundraj, Dnyaneshway and Namdeo. We can’t overlook poet Sant Eknath whose work “Eknath Bhagavata” is considered as the symbol of achievements of Marathi Literature. The modern Marathi literature showcases the works of great poets like “Morapanta” whose poetic version of Mahabharata is considered to be epic.
The rise of dramatic form or style of writing is a vital aspect in the evolution of modern day Marathi literature. Great writers such as P.L Deshpande, R.G Gadkari, Mama Varekar, Sane Guruji, V.M Joshi have contributed in making the drama style of the Marathi literature classic!
Today this beautiful language has crossed boundaries and is continuing in doing so.
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