Gunvant Shah

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Gunvant Shah
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Born (1937-03-12) 12 March 1937 (age 77)
Rander, Surat, Gujarat, India
Occupation Writer, essayist, professor
Nationality Indian
Notable awards Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak (1997)
Spouse Avantika Shah
Children Manisha, Amisha, Vivek
Website
gunvantshah.wordpress.com

Gunvant Shah (Gujarati: ગુણવંત શાહ), also known as Dr. Gunvant B. Shah, (born in 1937, at Rander in Surat, India) is a noted thinker, writer and columnist.[1][2] He is the recipient of Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak in 1997, founded by Gujarat Sahitya Sabha and considered the highest literary award in Gujarati literature.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Gunvant B. Shah, was born in Rander, Surat, in Gujarat state, in India.[1] He has studied at Surat and Vadodara.[1]

  • Worked as Lecturer and Reader in the M. S. University of Baroda, Baroda (1961–72);
  • Visiting Professor to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (USA) in 1967–68;
  • Professor and Head, Department of Education, Technical Teachers' Training Institute, Madras (1972–73);
  • Professor of Education S.N.D.T. Women's University, Bombay (1973–74)
  • Professor and Head, Department of Education South Gujarat University, Surat (India)
  • Chancellor International Association of Educators for World Peace (Gujarat State)
  • President Indian Association for Education Technology

Visited many countries:

  • Was Vice-President of the Study Group on Economics of Media Technology, UNESCO Paris (1974)
  • Attended International Seminar on Microteaching, University of Lancaster, UK (1975)
  • Represented India at the UNESCO Seminar in Leipzig, East Germany (1979)
  • Was a member of the Delegation to East Germany sent by the University Grants Commission (1979)
  • Made a lecture tour of Zambia and Kenya (1980)
  • Resource Person in the Twelfth World Conference of International Council of Correspondence Education Vancouver, Canada (1982) and gave lecture in UK, USA, Japan and Thailand en route
  • Was a consultant to Asian Development Bank (Manila) for education in Bangladesh(1984–85)
  • Visiting Professor in Arizona State University, Tempe (USA) in 1985
  • Founder of a youth movement Panchasheel in Gujarat.

Writes lyrical essays, poetry, novels in Gujarati. Published many books literary and educational. Was awarded Ranjitram Chandrak, the highest honour in Gujarati literature (1997).

Teaching[edit]

Philosophical Books[edit]

  • Mahant, Mullah, Padri, 1999.[4]
  • Krishnanu Jivansangit (means 'Rhythm of Lord Krishna's life') .[5]
  • Astitvano Utsav (means 'Celebration of existence')[5]
  • Bhagavananee Tapal (means 'Letter of God')[5]
  • Secular Murabbo[5]
  • Mahamanav Mahavir[5]
  • Gunvant Shah Sathe Shabde Shabde Setubandh[5]
  • Kabira Khada Bajarme[5]
  • Man Na Meghdhanush[5]
  • Maro Tya Sudhi Jivo[5]
  • Karunamurti Buddha[5]
  • Patangiya Ni Amrutyatra[5]
  • Patangiya Ni Akashyatra[5]
  • Sabko Sanmati De Bhagwan[5]
  • Ramayan Manavtanu Mahakavya[5]
  • Sambhavami Kshane Kshane[5]
  • Tahuko[5]
  • Gandhi Na Chashma[5]
  • Gandhi Ni Ghadiyal[5]
  • Ishwar Alla Tere Nam[5]
  • Shakyata Na Shilpi Shri Arvind[5]
  • E-mail[5]
  • The Boss(On management)[6]
  • Secular Mijaj[5]

Novels[edit]

  • Pavan Nu Ghar[5]
  • Rajkan Suraj Thavane Shamane[5]
  • Motel[5]

Essay Collection[edit]

  • Kan Daine Sanbhalajo
  • Batrise Kothe Diva[5]
  • Cactus Flower[5]
  • Cardiogram[5]
  • Dhai Akshar Prem Ka[5]
  • Ekant Na Akash Ma[5]
  • Kokarvarno Tadko[5]
  • Mahant Mulla Padri[5]
  • Nirakh Ne Gagan Ma[5]
  • Parodhiye Kalrav[5]
  • Ran To Lilachham[5]
  • Silence Zone[5]
  • Vagda Ne Taras Tahukani[5]
  • Vicharo Na Vrundavanma[5]
  • Zakal Bhina Parijat[5]
  • Viratne Hindole[5]
  • Vrukshmandirni Chhayama[5]

Autobiography[edit]

  • Billo Tillo Tach[5]
  • Jat Bhanee Ni Jatra[5]

Poem Collection[edit]

  • Vismayanu Parodh[5]

Current life[edit]

He currently stays at "TAHUKO", Jai Prakash Narayan Road (also known as Old Padra Road or Juna Padra Road) in Vadodara. He currently writes for Gujarat Samachar,Divya Bhaskar, Chitralekha and Navneet Samarpan.

Awards and recognition[edit]

  1. Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak, highest literary award in Gujarati literature in 1997.[1]
  2. He has represented India at the UNESCO Seminar in Leipzig, East Germany in 1979 .[3]
  3. He was a consultant to Asian Development Bank, Manila for education in Bangladesh during 1984–85.[3]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Guftagoo Gunvant Shah Sahte (Gujarati), by Amisha Shah, Publisher: R.R. Sheth and Co.. ISBN 81-89919-15-6. (Conversation with Gunvant Shah)

http://www.simplybooks.in/boss-guvant-shah-book-isbn-978-531736==References==

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