Pravin Darji
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Pravin Darji at Gujarat Vishwakosh Trust, June 2018
Born (1944-08-23) 23 August 1944 (age 77)
Mehlol, Panchmahal, Gujarat, India
OccupationWriter
Years activesince 1973
Spouse(s)Ramila
Children3
Awards
Academic background
ThesisOrigin and development of essay in Gujarati literature
Doctoral advisorDhirubhai Thaker
Signature
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Pravin Darji is Gujarati essayist, poet, critic and editor from India. Spand (1976), Charvana (1976), Dayarama (1978) and Pratyagra (1978) are some of his known works. He was awarded Padma Shri in 2011.

Life

Pravin Darji was born on 23 August 1944 in Mahelol village in Panchmahal district of Gujarat, India. He completed SSC in 1961 and BA in Gujarati and Sanskrit in 1965. He completed MA in 1967 from Gujarat University and PhD in 1973. He taught Gujarati in Arts College in Modasa from 1965 to 1967. He joined Lunavada College as a Professor in 1967 and served there until his retirement. He served as a chairman of the University Book Production Board for a year. He briefly edited Shabdashrishti, a literary magazine of Gujarat Sahitya Akademi.[1][2][3][4]

Pravin Darji married Ramila and they have two daughters and a son.[2]

Works

Adakhe Padakhe (1982), Leelaparna (1984), Ghasna Phool (1990), Pancham (1996), Gata Zarana (1997), Madhyabinduna Kamp (2003), Dadami Te Chakshu (2004), Pariprashna (2005), Motino Charo, Ayakhana Ank (1988), Sannikat (1993), Darbhankur, Venurav are his collections of essays.[4]

Chees (1973), Utsedh (1985), Io (2005) are his poetry collections. Chandanna Vriksh (1991) and Ka Katha (2005) are his biographical works. Himalayna Khole (2001) and Nava Desh, Nava Vesh (2003) are his travelogues.[4]

His PhD thesis Nibandh: Swarup ane Vikas (on essays) was published in 1975. His other work on essays is Lalitnibandh (1986). His other works of criticism are Seema Parno Shabda (1990), Spand (1976), Charvana (1976), Dayaram (1978), Pratyagra (1978), Navalkatha Swarup (1986), Pashchat (1982), Vipula Cha Prithvi (1983), Kavyasang (2000), Purakalpan (1989), Irony (1995). He edited Gujarati Bhashani Ketlik Vishishta Vartao (1984), Gadya Sanchay Volume 2 (1982), Harishchandrana Kavyo (1983), 121 Gujaarti Vartao ane Vartakaro (1994), Niravrutt (2007). He co-edited Shabdashri (1980). He translated Saundaryo Hahu Janmya Nathi (1990).[4][3][1][2]

Awards

He received Sanskar Award (1986), Hari Om Award (1988), Sanskritik Gaurav Award (2002), Anantrai Raval Criticism Award (2003), Sanskriti Award (2005), Kala Gurjari Award (2007), Sanskar Chandrak (1978), Viththalbhai Patel Suvarna Chandrak (1992), Premanand Suvarna Chandrak (2005), Dhanji Kanji Gandhi Suvarna Chandrak and Dahyabhai Patel Suvarna Chandrak.[4] He also received Kumar Suvarna Chandrak in 2011. The Government of India honored him with the fourth highest civilian award of Padma Shri in 2011.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Gujarat Sahitya Parishad". Gujarat Sahitya Parishad. 2014. Retrieved November 26, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Suresh Bani". Suresh Bani. 2014. Retrieved November 26, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "CPD Assignment". CPD Assignment. 2014. Retrieved November 26, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d e Brahmabhatt, Prasad (2010). અર્વાચીન ગુજરાતી સાહિત્યનો ઈતિહાસ - આધુનિક અને અનુઆધુનિક યુગ (History of Modern Gujarati Literature – Modern and Postmodern Era) (in Gujarati). Ahmedabad: Parshwa Publication. pp. 298–301. ISBN 978-93-5108-247-7.
  5. ^ "Padma Shri" (PDF). Padma Shri. 2014. Retrieved November 11, 2014.