Gujarat Vidhya Sabha

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Gujarat Vidhya Sabha, originally called Gujarat Vernacular Society is a literary institution for the promotion of Gujarati literature located in the city of Ahmedabad, India. It was founded by a British administrator, Alexander Forbes in 1848 with Dalpatram.[1] The name was changed on the occasion of the centenary of the institution.

Later, under the guidance of the Gujarati poet Dalpatram, the Gujarat Vidhya Sabha published Gujarat's first newspaper, established the first Gujarati school for girls, the first library and the first Gujarati periodical.[1] This institution is currently working in the field of literature, teaching, research and book publishing. Textile pioneer of Gujarat, Rao Bahadur Ranchhodlal Chhotalal donated money to the Gujarat Vernacular Society to start girls high school, which was started in 1892 and was named as RB Ranchhodlal Chhotalal Girls High School, after the donor.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Census of India, 1961 - Volume 5, Issue 1 - Page 187

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