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Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak
Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak, also known as the Ranjitram Gold Medal, was founded by Gujarat Sahitya Sabha and is considered the highest literary award in Gujarati literature. The award is named after renowned Gujarati writer Ranjitram Mehta
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Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad
(/ˈɑːmɪdəbɑːd/ ( listen)), also known as Amdavad[7] is the largest city and former capital of Gujarat, which is a state in India. It is the administrative headquarters of the Ahmedabad district
Ahmedabad district
and the seat of the Gujarat
Gujarat
High Court. Ahmedabad's population of 5,633,927 (as per 2011 population census) makes it the fifth most populous city in India,[3] and the encompassing urban agglomeration population estimated at 7,650,000 is the seventh most populous in India.[8][9] Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad
is located on the banks of the Sabarmati
Sabarmati
River, 30 km (19 mi) from the state capital Gandhinagar, which is its twin city.[10] Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad
has emerged as an important economic and industrial hub in India
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Gujarat Sahitya Sabha
Gujarat
Gujarat
Sahitya Sabha, originally called the Social and Literary Association is a literary institution for the promotion of Gujarati literature located in the city of Ahmedabad, India. It was founded by Ranjitram Vavabhai Mehta
Ranjitram Vavabhai Mehta
in 1898. Its name was later changed in 1905.[1][2][3] The main aim of the association is to celebrate the birth anniversaries of great Gujarati littérateurs, publishing and releasing books and also preserving manuscripts. The Gujarat
Gujarat
Sahitya Sabha also gives an award called the Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak since 1928[1] and is considered as the highest literary honour of the state of Gujarat.[3][4] References[edit]^ a b Brahmabhatt, Prasad (2010)
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Gujarati Literature
The history of Gujarati (ગુજરાતી સાહિત્ય) literature may be traced to 1000 AD,[1] and this literature has flourished since then to the present
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Ranjitram Mehta
Ranjitram Vavabhai Mehta (Gujarati: રણજિતરામ વાવાભાઇ મહેતા) (25 October 1881 - 4 June 1917) was a Gujarati language
Gujarati language
writer. Life[edit] He was born on 25 October 1881 in Surat
Surat
to Vavabhai. He completed his schooling in Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad
where his father was the Chief Engineer of the Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad
Municipal Committee.[1] He completed Bachelor of Arts from Gujarat
Gujarat
College in 1903 and served as a fellow for eight months. From 1906 to 1917, he served as a personal assistant of Prof. Gajjar and Prabhashankar Pattani, Dewan of Bhavnagar State
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Omkarnath Thakur
Omkarnath Thakur (24 June 1897 – 29 December 1967), was an Indian music teacher, musicologist and Hindustani classical singer. A disciple of classical singer Vishnu Digambar Paluskar of Gwalior gharana, he became the principal of Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Lahore, and later went on become the first dean of the music faculty at Banaras Hindu University.Contents1 Early life and training 2 Career 3 See also 4 References 5 BibliographyEarly life and training[edit] Thakur was born in 1897 in a village called Jahaj [1] in the Princely State of Baroda (5 km from Khambhat
Khambhat
in present-day Anand District, Gujarat [3]), into a poor military family. His grandfather Mahashankar Thakur had fought in the Indian Rebellion of 1857
Indian Rebellion of 1857
for Nanasaheb Peshwa
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Dolarrai Mankad
Dolarrai Mankad, (Hindi: डोलरराय मांकद Gujarati: ડોલરરાય માંકડ; 23 January 1902 – 29 August 1970),[1] full name Dolarrai Rangildas Mankad,[1] was a Gujarati critic, researcher and poet who won the 1964 Sahitya Akademi Award for Gujarati language
Gujarati language
for his essay Naivedya.[1][2] He was the first vice-chancellor of Saurashtra University. Early life and Academic life[edit] Dolarrai Mankad was born in Kutch
Kutch
on 23 January 1902.[1] After completing his primary and secondary education in Saurashtra, he went to Karachi.[1] There he joined Bharat Sarasvati Mandir as an assistant teacher for 1923–25, after which he became the principal of the same institution again for a term of 2 years.[3] In 1927 he joined D. J. Science College as a professor for Gujarati language
Gujarati language
and Sanskrit
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Keshavram Kashiram Shastri
Keshavram Kashiram Shastri
Keshavram Kashiram Shastri
was born on 28 July 1905 at Mangarol in Junagadh district
Junagadh district
of Gujarat. He was the founding leader of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad. He was among the dignitaries who attended the first meeting of VHP in 1964 and since then continuously associated with the VHP work and was head of the Gujarat
Gujarat
unit also.[1][2]Contents1 Biography 2 Achievements 3 Death 4 Books 5 ReferencesBiography[edit] K. K. Shastri completed matriculation from Mumbai University
Mumbai University
in 1922. Later he studied poetry, Sanskrit
Sanskrit
language and grammar. He did his Diploma in Literature from Saurashtra University
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Gijubhai Badheka
Gijubhai Badheka (15 November 1885 – 23 June 1939) born in Chittal, was an educator who helped to introduce Montessori education methods to India.[1] He is referred to as "Moochhali Maa" ("mother with whiskers"). Badheka was a high court lawyer,however, following the birth of his son in 1923, he developed an interest in childhood development and education. In 1920, Badheka founded the "Bal Mandir" pre-primary school.[2] Badheka published a number of works in the field of education including Divaswapna ("Daydreams").[2]Contents1 Life 2 Contribution to education 3 Published works 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksLife[edit] Badheka was born in the Saurashtra region of western India. His given (first) name was "Girijashankar". Badheka grew up in Bhavnagar, a city in the western Indian state of Gujarat. In 1907, he moved to East Africa and later, Bombay for work
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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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Hasmukh Dhirajlal Sankalia
Hasmukh Dhirajlal Sankalia
Hasmukh Dhirajlal Sankalia
(10 December 1908 - 28 January 1989) was an Indian archaeologist, specialising in Proto- and Ancient Indian history. He is considered to have pioneered archaeological excavation techniques in India, with several significant discoveries from the Prehistoric
Prehistoric
period to his credit. He was awarded Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak in 1966.Contents1 Early Years and Education 2 In London 3 Deccan College 4 Palaeolithic Finds in the Deccan 5 Nasik
Nasik
– Jorwe 6 Maheshwar – Navdatoli 7 Nevasa 8 Early Man in Kashmir 9 Inamgaon 10 Early Man in Sachchidananda 11 Sankalia as a man 12 Bibliography 13 ReferencesEarly Years and Education[edit] Sankalia was born in Mumbai
Mumbai
into a family of lawyers hailing from Gujarat
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Ishwar Petlikar
Ishvar Motibhai Patel (9 May 1916 - 22 November 1983), better known by his pen name Ishwar Petlikar, was an Indian Gujarati language author and journalist. Born and educated in villages of Gujarat, he taught in schools of villages before settling in Ahmedabad. Influenced by his experiences in villages and cities, his works talk about social culture and reforms.Contents1 Life 2 Works2.1 Novels 2.2 Novella 2.3 Biographical works 2.4 Others3 ReferencesLife[edit] Ishwar Patel was born in Kadava Patel family on 9 May 1916 in Petli village near Petlad in Gujarat to Motibhai and Jiviba. He changed his last name from Patel to Petlikar in dedication his village. His primary and secondary education was completed from Petli, Malataj and Sojitra villages and passed matriculation in 1935. He completed his teaching training from Vadodara in 1938 and started teaching at Nedra village near Padra in 1938 and then transferred to Saniyad village of Karjan in 1942
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Jayanti Dalal
Jayanti Ghelabhai Dalal (18 November 1909 – 24 August 1970) was an Indian author, publisher, film maker and politician. Born in family of play organiser and involved in politics during and after independence of India, he was influenced by socialism and Gandhian philosophy. He contributed in field of literature including one-act plays, short stories; publishing and cinema.Contents1 Life 2 Works2.1 Plays 2.2 Editing 2.3 Cinema 2.4 Others3 Awards 4 Further reading 5 ReferencesLife[edit] Jayanti Dalal was born on 18 November 1909 at Ahmedabad. His father Ghelabhai was organiser of Deshi Natak Samaj, a play group. So he had his primary and secondary education at various places. He completed his matriculation in 1925 and joined Gujarat College
Gujarat College
for further studies
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Niranjan Bhagat
Niranjan Narhari Bhagat (18 May 1926 – 1 February 2018) was a Indian Gujarati language
Gujarati language
poet and commentator who won the 1999 Sahitya Akademi Award for Gujarati language
Gujarati language
for his critical work Gujarati Sahiyta – Purvardha Uttarardha. He was also an English poet, and had written over a hundred poems in English, most being written in the style of Gitanjali.Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Death 4 Further reading 5 See also 6 ReferencesEarly life[edit] Niranjan Narhari Bhagat was born on 18 May 1926 in Ahmedabad.[1][2] He completed M.A. in English Literature in 1950.[3] Career[edit] Bhagat joined L. D. Arts College as a lecturer. Later he joined Saint Xavier's College, Ahmedabad, as a professor of English in 1975 and served there until his retirement.[4] He served as the president of Gujarati Sahitya Parishad
Gujarati Sahitya Parishad
in 1997–98
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Shivkumar Joshi
Shivkumar Joshi was a Gujarati language author from India. He was also stage actor and director. Born in Ahmedabad and lived in Calcutta, he was involved in literary activities. He wrote large number of plays, novels and short stories.Contents1 Life 2 Works2.1 Plays 2.2 Novels 2.3 Short stories 2.4 Other works3 Awards 4 See also 5 ReferencesLife[edit] Shivkumar was born on 16 November 1916 at Ahmedabad to Sanskrit scholar Girijashankar Joshi.[1] He acted in plays at early age of seven or eight when he was introduced in Natmandal, a stage troupe of Jaishankar Sundari. He completed his primary and secondary education from Ahmedabad and passed matriculation in 1933. He completed BA in Sanskrit from Gujarat College, Ahmedabad in 1937. He participated in Indian independence movement during his college days and was imprisoned for short period. He ran garment shop in partnership in Ahmedabad and Mumbai from 1937 to 1958
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Anantrai Raval
Anantrai Manishankar Raval (1 January 1912 – 18 November 1988) was a Gujarati critic and editor from India. Born and studied in Amreli, he worked briefly with a daily. He taught at several college before joining government as a director of language department. He wrote criticism chiefly under the pen name Shaunak and edited several works of Gujarati literature and litterateurs.Contents1 Life 2 Works2.1 Criticism 2.2 Editing 2.3 Other3 Awards 4 Bibliography 5 ReferencesLife[edit] Raval was born on 1 January 1912 at Amreli in Gujarat. He was a native of Vallabhipur. He completed his primary and secondary education from Amreli. He passed matriculation in 1928. He completed Bachelor of Arts in Gujarati and Sanskrit from Samaldas College, Bhavnagar and was a fellow of same college for two years
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