We see people everyday around us. In the form of Chawls, societies, slums, we human beings have been living together in groups. Among these groups, we share not only electricity, water or space, but also information, emotions and overall happenings. Ever since mankind began farming and settled down, we eventually divided roles and responsibilities among the group, as requirements were established. Centuries after that, we now see people avoiding such responsibilities under the guise of individualism. Concept of groups, derived from then tribes and communities, has grown enough to occupy larger parts of society, that we may still be participants of. These societies have been influencing each and every sector, through their opinions. After media-revolution pre and post the verge of millennium, everybody suddenly realized that opinions are the best weapons one could have, if used for total assassination of any subject. This has been giving rise to new generation of bullies. This has drastically lowered the level of discussions and has been a huge roadblock on the way to collective efforts towards innovations.
Through this field of differentiated opinions, Saad is looking a way out to bring people of various ideologies together to find again what we seem to lost – Conversation. To be honest, Saad is neither the first one to do so nor first one to claim anything, like the leaders of these days. Maharashtra rather had a long legacy of bringing ideologies together to filter out better and better contexts through the mixture. This is the Maharashtra, which gave us Dnyaneshwar, Tukaram and Dhasal too; It gave complete freedom from the arrangement to the explorations, so it gave critics too. Literature and authors have been here as mirrors to show the society their reflections, time to time. Ashok Shahane is one of the important names, among the lot. His expertise, experience, values and ability to maintain his stand leaves no doubts uncleared about him. Little Magazines, Periodic/non-periodic literature, Pras Publications are some of his highlighted achievements. His X-ray of Marathi literature offended then biggies so much, that demands of chopping off his hands were made. On the backdrop of current scenarios, Saad believes that Ashok Shahane could shed some light over contemporary literature, art, technology and general behavioural analysis of society. He led the movement of little magazines in Marathi. Along Bhalchandra Nemade, Raja Dhale, Namdeo Dhasal, Manohar Oak, Vasant Dattatrey Gurjar, Ashok Shahane established the rebellion front in Marathi literature in sixties. He was a prominent name in the fields of literature for his writings, editing, publishing and criticizing. May it be language, poetry, plays, movies, novels, stories, journalism, history, culture or technology, Ashok Shahane has left no stone unturned.
Ambarish Mishra will help Ashok Shahane unload this treasure for us. With the heritage of both Marathi and Hindi languages, Ambarish Mishra spends his time in English journalism and Marathi literature. With his knowledge of Music and Culture, Ambarish will be interviewing Ashok Shahane. Upon the condition of presenting diverse opinions over language, society, culture, Ashok Shahane agreed for this interview. He also stated that sharing the stage for this with Ambarish will be very enticing for him too. Ambarish too gladly agreed to play the communicator for Ashok Shahane.
Rebellion brings the innovations to existence – is the philosophy of Ashok Shahane’s life, and can be seen throughout this interview. Along with anecdotes, memories, experiences, Marathi language, society, history and culture, precise criticism of current time is the need of the hour. This is precisely what Saad is trying to achieve through this program. The interview, co-organized by Saad and Yashwantrao Chavhan Pratishthan Thane, is hosted at Ballal Sabhagruh of Thane Municipal Corporation, Thane on this Sunday April 1st of 2018, at 5 pm. The interview will be attended by multiple dignitaries in the fields of art, literature, journalism and many others. Both the institutes have appealed to all the literature lovers to attend this event.
– Team Saad
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