Category Articles: Books

Amdavad National Book Fair 2018 from November 24

November 07, 2018
Amdavad National Book Fair 2018 from November 24

Ahmedabad: The week-long Amdavad National Book fair of Amdavad Municipal Corporation(AMC) will be inaugurated on November 24 on the theme of Clean Ahmedabad. Along with the fair, various literature related activities will also take place such as sessions conducted by authors and various competitions like storytelling and creative writing. Then Chief Minister Narendra Modi had started annual book fair initiative in Ahmedabad. He had asked AMC to hold this event every year. The event till last yea...Read More

18,000 slokas of 12 Skandhs of Shrimad Bhagwat Shridhari Tika translated in Gujarati by Ahmedabad based author

October 17, 2018
18,000 slokas of 12 Skandhs of Shrimad Bhagwat Shridhari Tika translated in Gujarati by Ahmedabad based author

Ahmedabad: ‘Shrimad Bhagwat Mahapuran’ Shridhari Tika is an ancient work written 600 years ago, and now for the first time this work is translated from its original in any other language. 18,000 shlokas and 12 skandhs of Shreemad Bhagwat Puran along with Sanskrit scholar Shridhar Maharaj’s commentary will now be available in Gujarati language in a set of five volumes; of approximately 1000 pages each and hence totally around 5000 pages. These volumes are published by GeetaPress, Gora...Read More

Veteran litterateur, journalist, poet Bhagwatikumar Sharma passes away

September 05, 2018
Veteran litterateur, journalist, poet Bhagwatikumar Sharma passes away

Surat: Veteran litterateur, journalist, poet Bhagwatikumar Sharma passed away today morning. He was 84. Born in 1934 in Surat. He joined editorial department of Surat headquartered daily Gujarat Mitra in 1955. He headed Gujarati Sahitya Parishad during 2009-2011. Sharma received Sahitya Academy award for his novel Asuryalok in 1988. He was presented Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak in 1984. Sharma also received Kumar paritoshik, Harindra Dave Smruti Puraskar, Gujarat Gaurav Award, Sahityaratna ...Read More

Author, Narmada Yatri Amrutlal Vegad passes away in Madhya Pradesh

July 06, 2018
Author, Narmada Yatri Amrutlal Vegad passes away in Madhya Pradesh

Ahmedabad: Renown author, painter and Narmada yatrai Amrutlal Vegad passed away today at Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh. Ailing for last some time, Vegad was on ventilator support. Hailing from Madhapur in Kutch but settled in Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh, Amrutlal Vegad was born on 3rd October in 1928. He had penned down narration of his over 4,000 km long Narada parikrama in Gujarati and Hindi. The narration was later translated in English, Bengali and Marathi. After diploma in fine arts fro...Read More

Well known Gujarati litterateur Bakul Bakshi dies of heart attack

June 14, 2018
Well known Gujarati litterateur Bakul Bakshi dies of heart attack

Ahmedabad: Well known Gujarati litterateur Bakulbhai Bakshi today died at his resident here. He was 76. According to family members Bakshi, who was born and brought up in Kolkata but later settled in Gujarat and had written many books in Gujarati, suffered a heart attack this morning. Bakhsi, a former IRS officer who retired from a top post in customs department in February 2003 had received president medal for his writings. He was younger brother of two well known li...Read More

Vinod Bhatt was like a ‘North-star’ in the sky of humorous literature, I was brought up reading him: BJP president Amit Shah

May 23, 2018
Vinod Bhatt was like a ‘North-star’ in the sky of humorous literature, I was brought up reading him: BJP president Amit Shah

Gandhinagar: BJP President Amit Shah today expressed deep condolence on the demise of veteran Gujarati humorist, litterateur and columnist Vinodbhai Bhatt and said that his place in the 'sky of humorous literature' would remain constant like a 'north-star'. In his condolence message he said that Vinodbhai was like a milestone in the field of humorous Gujarati writing. ' I feel grieved while addressing him as 'late'. He was creator of downright, subtle and natural style humour, ...Read More

Veteran humorist, author, columnist Vinod Bhatt passes away

May 23, 2018
Veteran humorist, author, columnist Vinod Bhatt passes away

Ahmedabad: Veteran humor writer, author, orator, columnist Vinod Bhatt passed away today He was ailing for some time and under the treatment. He took last breath at 11.05 am today. His body will be donated to medical college at 5.00 pm today. One of most popular persons in Gujarati literature world, Vinodbhai was 80-year old. He has given over 20 books. Born on 14 January 1938 at Nandol near Dahegam in Audichya Brahmin family, Vinodbhai graduated from HL Commerce college in Ahmedabad in 1961 and...Read More

A one-of-a-kind Bookstore now open at Ahmedabad University

May 07, 2018
A one-of-a-kind Bookstore now open at Ahmedabad University

Ahmedabad: In this age, when online e-commerce is threatening the existence of bookstores, Ahmedabad University is launching a major initiative to build a University Bookstore. There is a large population of people in the society who are unable to discover authentic material that is researched well, that is factual, and that help build advanced knowledge on issues and ideas – more than what newspaper articles or popular writings provide. The Ahmedabad University Bookstore is an attempt to fil...Read More

Parimal Nathwani written ‘Gir Lion : Pride of Gujarat’ book launched in Ahmedabad

April 21, 2018
Parimal Nathwani written ‘Gir Lion : Pride of Gujarat’ book launched in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad: Rajya Sabha member and Group President of Reliance Industries Ltd(RIL) Shri Parimal Nathwani's 'Gir Lion : Pride of Gujarat' was launched at Crossword book store here on Friday over an interaction session which was participated by wildlife lovers and leading personalities from various walks of society. The book launch function was clubbed with an interaction session in which Shri Nathwani replied several questions pertaining to Gir sanctuary and Asiatic lions. In reply to one of q...Read More

Compilation of PM Modi’s thoughts on BR Ambedkar to be launched by President

April 12, 2018

Gandhinagar: President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu will launch a book 'Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar: Vyakti Nahin, Sankalp' on April 14, Dr. Ambedkar's 127th birth anniversary at Durbar hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi. This book is compilation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's thoughts on Dr. Ambedkar. It is compiled by Ahmedabad based Kishor Makwana. The book-launch function is scheduled to take place at 11.00 am . The book has been published by Samvedna Publication. ...Read More

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