Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad

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Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad is a literary institution situated in the Indian state of Maharashtra for the purpose of the "furtherance of Marathi language and literature". It was set up in Pune in 1906. The Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature considers it as Marathi's first representative literary body. The Parishad arranges annual conferences, runs Maharashtra Sahitya Patrika a Marathi quarterly, provides a reference library, conducts qualifying examinations in Marathi language and literature and classes for non-Marathi speakers in Pune. It has undertaken the publishing a History of Marathi literature. It has constituted various awards in the field of literature.[1] The Parishad according to Deshpande lead in the demand for the formation of a separate linguistic state - Maharashtra.[2]


  1. ^ Amaresh Datta (1 January 2006). The Encyclopaedia Of Indian Literature (Volume One (A To Devo). Sahitya Akademi. pp. 255–. ISBN 978-81-260-1803-1. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Prachi Deshpande (2007). Creative pasts: historical memory and identity in western India, 1700-1960. Columbia University Press. p. 244. ISBN 978-0-231-12486-7. Retrieved 10 March 2012.