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Munshi Saraswati Mandir Granthagar
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Marathi Collection

The library has a collection of around 2,000 books in Marathi covering various subjects.

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Marathi Literature

The collection includes books of eminent writers like Hari Narayan Apte, P B Bhave, N S Phadake, V S Khandekar, S N Pendse, V V Shirwadkar, G N Dandekar, Sane Guruji, Ranjit Desai, Shivaji Sawant, V P Kale, G D Madgulkar, Vishwas Patil, Bhalchandra Nemade and more.
Short Stories written by D B Mokashi, Jayavant Dalvi, Gangadhar Gadgil, Arvind Gokhale, G A Kulkarni, Vyanketesh Madgulkar, Iravati Karve are also available here.
Poetry collection includes works by Dasopant, S S Antarkar, J S Deshpande, Kusumagraj, Mangesh Padgaonkar, Vinda Karandikar and more.

Biographies

The library consists of biographies of people from various fields like Raja Shivachhatrapati by Babasaheb Purandare, Asa Balgandharv by Abhiram Bhadkamkar, Bhimsen by Vasant Potdar and autobiographies like Swararthamani by Kishori Amonkar, Snehankita by Snehaprabha Pradhan, Sangate Aika by Hansa Vadkar, Jagachya Pathivar by Sudhir Phadake, Kolhatayach Poar by Kishor Shantabai Kale, Zimma by Vijaya Mehta.

Philosophy and Religion

The Library includes early Marathi literature and religious texts by Sant Dyaneshwar, Eknath, Namdev and Tukaram like the Dyaneshwari, Tukaram Gatha, Eknathi Bhagwat, Abhanga, Bharud and Kirtans. There are also commentaries on Vedas, Puranas, Upanishads and the Bhagwad Geeta by Shripad Damodar Satwalekar, Dharma Kosh by Lakshman Shastri Joshi, Sthitapradnya Darshan by Vinoba Bhave, Dharmashaatravichar by Pandurang Vaman Kane and many more are available in the library.

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