Chandra Prakash Deval is a Rajasthani poet and translator. He is also the convener of Rajasthani Advisory Council of Sahitya Akademi.


He has translated Bengali, Oriya, Gujarati, Hindi and Punjabi poems and books into Rajasthani. He has also translated Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s "Crime and Punishment" and Samuel Beckett’s play "Waiting for Godot".[1]

Some of his poems are: "Pachhatava", "Mrityu Kisi ko Darati Nahin", "Mrityu se Mat Bhago" and "Vipathaga".[citation needed]


He has received Padma Shri in 2011 which happens to be the fourth highest civil honour given by the government of India.[2] He has been awarded by Sahitya Akademi, Delhi for his poetry "Paagi" in 1979. He also has been awarded by Matrishri Kamal Goenka Rajasthani Literature award in 2009 for his poetry "Jhuravo" and his service to the Rajasthani literature. He has been conferred with the prestigious 23rd Bihari Puraskar for his poetic work 'Hirna ! Maun Saadh Van Charna' in the year 2013.[3] He was also a recipient of Suryamal Mishran Shikhar Award(2004–05) for his work 'Udeek Puran'.[4]


  1. ^ Voices from the desert : aims and aspirations Archived 2009-02-10 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Chandra Prakash Deval chosen for Bihari Puraskar". WebIndia123. 11 December 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation, Udaipur held the 31st Annual Awards Distribution Ceremony 2012". Retrieved 25 February 2022. He has received Meera Puruskar 1999 from Rajasthani Sahitya Academy , Udaipur for his Hindi poetry Bolo Madhvi; Suryamal Mishan Award 2006 form Rajasthan Aasha Sahitya Academy , Bikaner;