Narayan Joshi 'Karayal' is the Gujarati and Kutchi language author and story writer.[1]


Joshi founded Kachchhi Sahitya Kala Sangh in 1999 which works for the imparting basics of Kutchi to people who are not acquainted with it.[2] He has written Kachchhi Pathavali in two parts which has been standardised by Gujarat Council of Educational Research and Training to learn Kutchi.[2]


Joshi was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India, for his services in the field of literature and education in 2020.[3][4][5][6]


  1. ^ Jan 26, Ahmedabad Mirror | Updated; 2020; Ist, 06:00. "Eight from state get Padma awards". Ahmedabad Mirror. Retrieved 2020-01-26.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
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  3. ^ "દેશ માટે અનન્ય સેવાઓ આપનાર 8 ગુજરાતીઓને પદ્મ પુરસ્કારથી નવાજવામાં આવ્યા". Zee News Gujarati. 2020-01-25. Retrieved 2020-01-26.
  4. ^ "Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, George Fernandes given Padma Vibhushan posthumously. Here's full list of Padma award recipients". The Economic Times. 2020-01-25. Retrieved 2020-01-26.
  5. ^ "Gujarat: वास्तुकार बालकृष्ण दोशी को Padma Bhushan, शहाबुद्दीन राठौड़ सहित 7 को Padma shri". Patrika News (in Hindi). Retrieved 2020-01-26.
  6. ^ "Padma Awards 2020: From Sushma Swaraj to Mary Kom, here is complete list of winners". The Indian Express. 2020-01-25. Retrieved 2020-01-26.