Articles tagged under: literature

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

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

Rajdeep Sardesai, Sagarika Ghose, Mallika Sarabhai among speakers at Gujarat Literature Festival

December 28, 2017
Rajdeep Sardesai, Sagarika Ghose, Mallika Sarabhai among speakers at Gujarat Literature Festival

Ahmedabad: Organized by former DNA editor Shyam Parekh and Samkit Shah, the 5th edition of Gujarat Literature Festival (GLF) will be held here from January 3 to 7 next year during which for the first time 'GLF Awards' would be announced for writers, publishers and other literary genres. Addressing a joint press conference here today the organizers said that over 100 events would be held during the five day fest in which nearly 200 local, national and international authors, ex...Read More

Veteran humor writer Vinod Bhatt leaves Gujarat Sahitya Academy

May 10, 2017
Veteran humor writer Vinod Bhatt leaves Gujarat Sahitya Academy

One of the most popular Gujarati authors of present time, veteran humor writer Vinod Bhatt(79) has resigned from the 'Margdarshak Mandal' of Gujarat govt arm 'Gujarat Sahitya Academy. Bhatt is leaving the academy when its present chief and former IAS officer Bhagyesh Jha's term has ended on 7th of April. Jha is likely to be replaced with Padma awardee journalist and author Vishnu Pandya soon. Bhatt says he is leaving the academy on happy note after starting Ramanbhai Nilkanth award, publishing...Read More

5 lakh visited Amdavad National Book Fair 2017, over 2 lakh books sold: AMC

May 07, 2017
5 lakh visited Amdavad National Book Fair 2017, over 2 lakh books sold: AMC

Ahmedabad: As many as 5 lakh visitors visited Amdavad National Book Fair during 1-7 May this year, said Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation(AMC) in a note released here. Initiated by then Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Amdavad National Book Fair is organized every year during 1-7 May. The latest edition which concluded today was 6th in series. As per AMC note, more than 2 lakh books were sold in book fair. Ahmedabad based Gurjar publication sold 18,000 books while Rajkot based Pravin P...Read More

4th Edition of Gujarat Literature Festival – GLF announced

December 07, 2016

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Literature Festival (GLF), is back for the fourth season. With a wide diversity of authors, poets, performers and experts, not only from Gujarat but across the world, GLF promises to be the most exciting cerebral event this year in Gujarat. The Festival is language-neutral and will have sessions in Gujarati, English, Hindi, and Urdu this year. GLF stands out amongst all other literature festivals in its philosophy. It will focus on boosting acceptance of Gujarati and nurtu...Read More

President confers the 51st Jnanpith Award on Dr. Raghuveer Chaudhari

July 12, 2016
President confers the 51st Jnanpith Award on Dr. Raghuveer Chaudhari

New Delhi: The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee conferred the 51st Jnanpith Award on renowned writer, Dr. Raghuveer Chaudhari today (July 11, 2016) at a function held at Parliament Library Building, New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that an eminent scholar and a Gandhian in spirit and behaviour, Dr. Chaudhari represents the fluid brilliance that characterizes India’s pluralistic literary genius. It is indeed an example of his brilliant fluidity that an au...Read More

Vinod Bhatt ridicules left dissent against Gujarat Sahitya Academy(video)

July 27, 2015

Ahmedabad This video via Youtube uploaded by 'Gujarat News' is in two parts. It contains discussion on Gujarat govt run 'Gujarat Sahitya Academy'. Some leftist/socialist, Modi critic and anti-BJP/govt activists joined by other neutral authors and poets of Gujarat languages are opposing appointment of retired IAS Bhagyesh Jaha as head of academy. They seek autonomy of academy. They these days ask Gujarati authors/poets to boycott the programmes organized by academy. Leftist/Socialis...Read More

Dhiruben Patel to get Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar

June 24, 2015

New Delhi Sahitya Akademi today announced Bal Sahitya Puraskar for this year, in which five novelists, four writers of short stories, and three authors of poetries, among others, have been awarded for their contribution to children's literature. Instituted by the Sahitya Akademi, the award comprises Rs 50,000 and a casket containing an inscribed copper plaque and a citation. Tiren Boro (Bodo), Sowmya Rajendran and Nivditha Subramaniam (English), Ramnath G Gawade (Konkani), Ramdeo Jha (Maithil...Read More

“Make Gujarati a compulsory subject in schools across Gujarat”

January 31, 2015

Ahmedbad, DeshGujarat Veteran humorist, Gujarati author Shri Vinod Bhatt in Navbharat Sahitya Mandir's book launch function at Ahmedabad's Tagore hall shared stage with Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Friday. At the end of his speech, Shri Vinod Bhatt requested Gujarat Chief Minister that Gujarati language is slowly moving towards extinction, and to prevent its extinction in future, the state government must make Gujarati language subject compulsory in all ...Read More

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