Chandrakant Devtale
Born(1936-11-07)7 November 1936
Gondwana, India
Died14 August 2017(2017-08-14) (aged 80)
NationalityIndia Indian

Chandrakant Devtale (1936—2017) was an Indian poet, and a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award.


Chandrakant Devtale was born on November 6, 1936, in the Gondwana region of India. During his childhood, his family migrated to the Indore State.[1] He completed his higher education in Indore, and received his doctorate from the Sagar University.[2]: 12 

Devtale mostly wrote poems in both Hindi and Marathi.[2]: 12  He has been referred to as one of the most political Hindi poets.[1] In his review of the poem, "दीवारों पर खून से" ('On walls with blood'), Kuldeep Kumar referred Devtale as a "genuine writer, under the enormous, multi-faceted pressures of new society."[3]: 118  In a 2016 event, speaking about poetry, Devtale said: "My roots are in villages and the anxiety in me belongs to the tribals."[4] He has received various awards, including the Makhan Lal Chaturvedi Award,[2]: 12  Sahitya Akademi Award,[5] and Kusumagraja National Award.[6] Devtale's works include:[1]

Devtale died on August 14, 2017.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Khare, Vishnu (9 September 2018). "Remembering Chandrakant Devtale". National Herald. OCLC 1243714317. Retrieved 19 August 2022.
  2. ^ a b c "Chandrakant Devtale (1936–2017)". Indian Literature. 62 (1): 12. 2018. ISSN 0019-5804. JSTOR 26791762.
  3. ^ Kumar, Kuldeep (1977). "Deevaron Par Khoon se by Chandrakant Devtale (Review)". Indian Literature. 20 (5). ISSN 0019-5804. JSTOR 24158370.
  4. ^ "There Lives a Child and a Woman in a Poet: Devtale". The Free Press Journal. 21 June 2016. ProQuest 2289693600.
  5. ^ "A legacy continued". The Pioneer. 27 December 2012. ProQuest 1243493730.
  6. ^ "Devtale to be honoured with Kusumagraja National Award". Press Trust of India. 8 February 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2022.