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Narmad Suvarna Chandrak
Narmad Suvarna Chandrak (Gujarati: નર્મદ સુવર્ણ ચંદ્રક), also known as Narmad Gold Medal or Narmad Chandrak, is a literary honour in Gujarat, India
India
given by Narmad Sahitya Sabha, Surat
Surat
in a remembrance of renowned Gujarati language poet Narmad. The medal is conferred annually on the most outstanding author of the most outstanding book written in Gujarati language.[1] Recipients[edit] This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. The list of the recipients of Narmad Suvarna Chandrak is as below:[2]Year Recipient Book1940 Jyotindra Dave Rangtarang1941 Ramlal Modi Drayashray Kavyama Madhyakalin Gujaratni Sthiti1942 Chandravadan Mehta Dharagurjari1943 Umashankar Joshi Prachina1944 Prabhudas C. Gandhi Jivan Nu Parodh1945 Vishnuprasad Trivedi Parishilan1946 Ramnarayan V
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Literature
Literature, most generically, is any body of written works. More restrictively, literature is writing considered to be an art form, or any single writing deemed to have artistic or intellectual value, often due to deploying language in ways that differ from ordinary usage. Its Latin root literatura/litteratura (derived itself from littera: letter or handwriting) was used to refer to all written accounts, though contemporary definitions extend the term to include texts that are spoken or sung (oral literature). The concept has changed meaning over time: nowadays it can broaden to have non-written verbal art forms, and thus it is difficult to agree on its origin, which can be paired with that of language or writing itself
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International Standard Book Number
"ISBN" redirects here. For other uses, see ISBN (other).International Standard Book
Book
NumberA 13-digit ISBN, 978-3-16-148410-0, as represented by an EAN-13 bar codeAcronym ISBNIntroduced 1970; 48 years ago (1970)Managing organisation International ISBN AgencyNo. of digits 13 (formerly 10)Check digit Weighted sumExample 978-3-16-148410-0Website www.isbn-international.orgThe International Standard Book
Book
Number (ISBN) is a unique[a][b] numeric commercial book identifier. Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.[1] An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007
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Surat
8th 2nd (in Gujarat
Gujarat
state) • Density 14,000/km2 (35,000/sq mi) • Metro 5,935,000[4] • Metro rank 9th • Demonym SurtiTime zone IST (UTC+5:30)Pincode(s) 394 XXX, 395 XXXArea code(s) 91-261-XXX-XXXXVehicle registration GJ-05, GJ-19, GJ-28[6]Sex ratio 1.27[7] ♂/♀Coastline 35 kilometres (22 mi)Literacy rate 86.65%[8]Website www.suratmunicipal.gov.in Surat
Surat
is a city in the Indian state of Gujarat. It used to be a large seaport and is now a center for diamond cutting and polishing. It is the eighth largest city and ninth largest urban agglomeration in India. It is the administrative capital of the Surat
Surat
district. The city is located 284 kilometres (176 mi) south of the state capital, Gandhinagar; 265 kilometres (165 mi) south of Ahmedabad; and 289 kilometres (180 mi) north of Mumbai
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Suresh Joshi
Suresh Hariprasad Joshi (Gujarati: સુરેશ હરિપ્રસાદ જોશી) was an Indian novelist, short-story writer, critic, poet, translator, writer and academic in the Gujarati language. Along with his teaching career, he led the modernist movement in Gujarati literature. He was prolific writer and he transformed the field of literary criticism.Contents1 Life 2 Style 3 Works 4 Awards 5 Further reading 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksLife[edit]Joshi At the age of 29Joshi with his wife Usha JoshiYong Suresh JoshiBuilding of Department of Gujarati, M. S. UniversityHe was born in Valod, a small town near Bardoli
Bardoli
in South Gujarat
Gujarat
on 30 May 1921. He did his schooling from Songadh and Gangadhara. He matriculated from Navsari
Navsari
in 1938. He completed his BA in 1943 and MA from Elphinstone College
Elphinstone College
in 1945
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Suresh Dalal
Suresh Parshottamdas Dalal, (11 October 1932 – 10 August 2012) was a Gujarati poet, essayist, litterateur and editor.Contents1 Life 2 Works2.1 Poetry3 Awards 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksLife[edit] Dalal was born on 11 October 1932 in Thane
Thane
to Purushottamdas and Bhanumati. He completed B.A. in Gujarati in 1953 from Saint Xavier's College; M.A. in 1955 and Ph.D. in 1969 from University of Mumbai. He taught at K. C. Arts College, Mumbai
Mumbai
from 1956 to 1964. He also served as professor of Gujarati at Kirti College from 1958 to 1960 and at H.R. College of Commerce and Economics
H.R. College of Commerce and Economics
from 1960 to 1964. He joined K. J. Somaiya College in 1964 and headed the Gujarati Department. He later served as the Head of the Gujarati Department at SNDT Women's University; Vice-chancellor at Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda; and a "National Lecturer" for the UGC
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Gunvant Shah
Gunvant Shah
Gunvant Shah
is an essayist, educationist, columnist and philosophy writer from Gujarat, India. He taught at various universities and participated in various education oriented events and organisations. His large number of essays, including philosophical essays, are published as books. He received Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak in 1997 and Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India, in 2015.[1]Contents1 Life 2 Works 3 Awards and recognition 4 Further reading 5 References 6 External linksLife[edit] Gunvant Shah
Gunvant Shah
was born on 12 March 1937 in Rander village near Surat, Gujarat
Gujarat
to Bhushanlal. He completed his primary education from Rander and secondary education from Jain high school, Surat. He completed B.Sc. in Chemistry in 1957. He completed BA from M. S
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Indulal Yagnik
Indulal Kanaiyalal Yagnik (22 February 1892 – 17 July 1972) was an Indian independence activist, a leader of the All India Kisan Sabha and one who led the Mahagujarat Movement, which spearheaded the demand for the separate statehood for Gujarat
Gujarat
on 8 August 1956.[1] He is also known as Indu Chacha.[1][2] He was also a writer and film maker.[2] Yagnik was elected to the 2nd Lok Sabha from Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad
constituency in the erstwhile Bombay state
Bombay state
in 1957
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Sitanshu Yashaschandra
Sitanshu Yashaschandra
Sitanshu Yashaschandra
Mehta (born 1941), better known as Sitanshu Yashaschandra, is a Gujarati language
Gujarati language
poet, playwright, translator and academic from India.[1] He is the President of Gujarati Sahitya Parishad. He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award
Sahitya Akademi Award
for Gujarati given by Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters, writer in 1987 for his poetry collection Jatayu. Subsequently, he was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award by Government of India, in 2006.[2]Contents1 Life1.1 Career2 Works 3 Awards 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksLife[edit] He was born on 18 August 1941 at Bhuj, Cutch State
Cutch State
(now in Kutch, Gujarat, India).[3][4][5] His family belonged to Petlad. His father was a Government Officer. He completed BA in Gujarati and Sanskrit from St
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Bhagwatikumar Sharma
Bhagwatikumar Sharma
Bhagwatikumar Sharma
is a Gujarati language
Gujarati language
author and journalist from India. Born in Surat
Surat
and educated in languages, he edited a daily for several years. He wrote novels, short stories, poetry, essays and criticism. He received Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak in 1984 and Sahitya Akademi Award in 1988.Contents1 Life 2 Works 3 Recognition 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksLife[edit] Sharma was born in Surat
Surat
on 31 May 1934 in Shrimali Brahmin family of Hargovind and Heeraben. His family was native of Ahmedabad. His father was pundit of Samveda. He completed secondary school in 1950 but left studies. He later completed his Bachelor of Arts in Gujarati and English languages in 1968.[1][2][3] He wrote his first poem, based on Mahatma Gandhi's death, on 31 January 1948
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Rajendra Shah
Rajendra Keshavlal Shah (January 28, 1913 – January 2, 2010) was a lyrical poet who wrote in Gujarati. Born in Kapadvanaj, he authored more than 20 collections of poems and songs, mainly on the themes of the beauty of nature, and about the everyday lives of indigenous peoples and fisherfolk communities. In his poems using Sanskrit metrics, he was influenced by Rabindranath Tagore. He is considered as one of the giants of post Gandhi-era in Gujarati literature.[1] Among his various professions, Shah was also a printer in Mumbai, where he launched the poetry magazine Kavilok
Kavilok
in 1957.[2] The press itself became an important Sunday meeting-place for Gujarati poets. Apart from writing poetry, Shah also translated into Gujarati Tagore's poetry collection Balaaka; Jayadeva's Gita Govinda; Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner; and Dante's The Divine Comedy.[3] Shah won the Jnanpith Award
Jnanpith Award
for 2001
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Tribhuvandas Luhar
Tribhuvandas Purushottamdas Luhar, better known by his pen name Sundaram, (22 March 1908 – 13 January 1991), was a Gujarati poet and author from India.Contents1 Life 2 Works2.1 Poetry 2.2 Short stories 2.3 Criticism 2.4 Other3 Awards 4 Further reading 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksLife[edit] He was born on 22 March 1908 at Miyan Matar, Bharuch, Bombay Presidency, British India. He completed his primary education in local school of Matar and five grades in English medium at Amod, Gujarat. Later he studied at Chhotubhai Purani's Rashtriya New English School, Bharuch. He graduated in languages from Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad in 1929. He started teaching in Gurukul at Songadh. He participated in Indian independence movement and was imprisoned for some time. He was associated with Jyotisangh, the women's organisation in Ahmedabad, from 1935 to 1945. He was introduced to Sri Aurobindo in 1945 and he moved to Pondicherry
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992 album by Vesta Williams "Special" (Garb
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Gujarati Language
Gujarati (/ɡʊdʒəˈrɑːti/;[5] ગુજરાતી gujarātī [ɡudʒəˈɾɑːt̪i]) is an Indo-Aryan language native to the Indian state of Gujarat. It is part of the greater Indo-European language family. Gujarati is descended from Old Gujarati
Old Gujarati
(circa 1100–1500 AD). In India, it is the official language in the state of Gujarat, as well as an official language in the union territories of Daman and Diu
Daman and Diu
and Dadra and Nagar Haveli
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India
India, officially the Republic
Republic
of India
India
(IAST: Bhārat Gaṇarājya),[e] is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean
on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal
Bay of Bengal
on the southeast. It shares land borders with Pakistan
Pakistan
to the west;[f] China, Nepal, and Bhutan
Bhutan
to the northeast; and Myanmar
Myanmar
and Bangladesh
Bangladesh
to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India
India
is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
and the Maldives
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Gujarat
†The state of Bombay was divided into two states i.e. Maharashtra and Gujarat
Gujarat
by the Bombay (Reorganisation) Act 1960Symbols of Gujarat[4](de facto)Language Gujarati[3]Song "Jai Jai Garavi Gujarat" by Narmad[5]Calendar SakaAnimal Asiatic lion[4]Bird Greater flamingo[4]Flower Marigold (galgota)[4]Fruit Mango[6]Tree Banyan[4] Gujarat
Gujarat
(/ˌɡʊdʒəˈrɑːt/ Gujarat  ['gudʒəɾɑt̪] ( listen)) is a state in Western India[3][7][8][9][10] and Northwest India[11][12][13][14] with an area of 196,024 km2 (75,685 sq mi), a coastline of 1,600 km (990 mi)–most of which lies on the Kathiawar peninsula, and a population in excess of 60 million
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