Harilal Upadhyay

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Harilal Upadhyay
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Great Gujarati Author
Born 22-January-1916
Died 15-January-1994
PaddhariGujaratIndia
Nationality Indian
Other names Haribhai Kavi, Sanyasi
Occupation Gujarati Author, Gujarati Poet, Astrologer, Gujarati Writer
Known for Gujarati Novels, Gujarati Poems and Poetries, Astrology
Website
Online Tribute To The Great Gujarati Author

Shri Harilal Upadhyay (Gujarati: હરિલાલ ઉપાધ્યાય)((1916-01-22)22 January 1916 – 15 January 1994(1994-01-15)) was a Gujarati author, considered as one of the all-time great authors in the Gujarati language. He wrote more than a hundred books, including historical novels, social novels, short story collections, biographies, the great Mahabharat series, children's literature, poems and Plays. He was used to writing columns and articles in news papers and magazines like Kismat, LokTantra, LokGurjari (LokGurjaree), JyotirVignan (JyotirVigyan) and others, on regular and occasional bases. He was also an award winner Astrologer (Astrologist).[1][2]

Historical novels[edit]

Suryavansh/Rajasthan[edit]

His historical novels about Suryavansh and Rajasthan are printed as a book series named "Mevad Itihas Granthavali Shrenee" which includes the following books:

  • Mevad Ni Tejchhaya
  • Mevad Na Maharathi : NariRatna PannaDai
  • Chittod Ni Rangarjana : RoopRani Padmini
  • Mevad No Kesri
  • ShauryaPratapi Maharana Pratap
  • DeshGaurav Bhamashah
  • Jay Chittod (earlier planned name for this book was "ChittodNo JayJayKar")

Chandravansh/Gujarat[edit]

Historical works include books with Gujarat as background and/or Chandravansh:

Modh Brahmins[edit]

Socio-Historical[edit]

Social tales based on historical background

  • Kalank Ane Kirtirekha
  • Vijay Vardaan
  • Bhagya devata
  • Roshani
  • Aparajita

The Mahabharata[edit]

He also wrote The Mahabharata series, which contains seven parts:

  • Bhishma Pratigna
  • Dharma Pratigna
  • Kurukshetra
  • Bhishma No Shantibodh
  • Dharma Vijay
  • Mahaprasthaan
  • Yog Viyog

Social novels[edit]

  • Ramkali (RoopMangala)
  • Rahi Gai Man Ni Man Ma
  • Gauri
  • Tan Bhukhya Koi Dhan Bhukhya
  • Preete Parovaya
  • Dharati Lal Gulal
  • Nathi Sukaya Neer
  • Sukh Savaya Thay
  • Kundan Chadyu Kante
  • Savazada Senjal Pie
  • Man Dubya Mrugjal Ma
  • KesarBhino Kanth
  • Varso Re Ur na Amee
  • AmrutBhini Ankhaladi
  • Tej Chhavai Raat
  • Haiye Madhaya Het
  • Nisha Sunave Naad
  • Alka
  • ManPankhi Na Mala
  • Kanchan Lage Na Kaat
  • Antar Khole Ankh
  • Nari Hati Ek Namani
  • Paras Sparshe Ek J War
  • Ugyo Chandra Amase
  • Dhabakatu Dhan
  • Rajpur Ni Lachhu
  • Van Man Khili Vasant
  • Gori To Gunial Bhali
  • Dharm Ane Rajkaran
  • Andhkaar Chhaya
  • Saheli
  • Sukhlalsa
  • Man Ne Lagi Maya
  • Pagla Padya Kankuvarna
  • Chhanydee
  • Roshnee

Short story collections[edit]

  • Saurashtra No Vartaras
  • Saurashtra Ni Rasgatha (2 parts)
  • Saurashtra Ni Veergathao (5 parts)
  • Sorthi Lokvato
  • Jeevanchhaya
  • PushpMangal (BaalVartao – Kids Literature)

Biographies[edit]

  • Harsiddhi Ane Hinglaj
  • Sant Dada Mekan
  • Sant Dharamshi Bhagat
  • Mast Avdhoot Moondiya Swami
  • Naag Mahima
  • Chhelnami Saurashtra
  • Karma Prabhaav
  • ShaktiParichay (about Mahadevi Hinglajmata, Mahadevi Harsiddhi And Mahadevi Khodiyar)

Kids Stuff[edit]

  • PushpMangal (or PushpaMangal)

Play[edit]

  • Najar Samena Shamana (means: Dreams In Front Of The Eyes)

His achievements[edit]

  • Jyotirvigyan Sanshodhan Award[3][4]
  • Kanaiyalal Munshi Award [5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.harilalupadhyay.org/achievements.php
  2. ^ http://www.janmabhoominewspapers.com/Admin/Data/Epapers/24_Jan/Raftar_Page_02.pdf
  3. ^ http://www.harilalupadhyay.org/achievements.php
  4. ^ http://www.janmabhoominewspapers.com/Admin/Data/Epapers/24_Jan/Raftar_Page_02.pdf
  5. ^ http://www.harilalupadhyay.org/media.php
  6. ^ http://www.janmabhoominewspapers.com/Admin/Data/Epapers/24_Jan/Raftar_Page_02.pdf