Rajendra Shukla

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Rajendra Shukla (born 1942) is a Gujarati poet. He was born in 1942 in Junagadh, educated at L. D. Arts College in Ahmedabad and then taught at various institutions until 1982.[1] He has been influenced by the poetry of Narasinha, a Bhakti saint.[2]

Shukla is married to Nayana Jani, who is also a poet.[3]

Recognition[edit]

  • For Komal Rishabh, from the Government of Gujarat, best anthology of poetry for 1970 (shared with poet Ramesh Parekh)
  • For Antar Gandhar, from the Government of Gujarat, best anthology of poetry for 1981
  • For Antar Gandhar, Kavi Shri Nhanalal Prize, 1981
  • For Antar Gandhar, Uma-Sneharashmi Prize, 1980-1981[1]
  • Kavi Kalapi Award given by Indian National Theatre, Mumbai – for Ghazal writing. 2001
  • Gujarat Sahitya Academy Award for Ghazal Samhita, for Best Anthology of Gujarati poetry, 2005
  • Narsinh Mehta Award, the highest award being given to contemporary poet, 2006[4]
  • Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak, for significant contributions to Gujarati literature, 2006
  • Sahitya Academy Award to Ghazal Samhita for the best Gujarati publication of 2007[5]
  • Narmad Chandrak, 2008
  • Vali Gujarati Award for Ghazal
  • Lekharatna award by Kanchi Kamakotipeeth Shankaracharya Shri Jayendra Saraswati

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kothari, Rita (1998). Modern Gujarati Poetry: A Selection. Sahitya Akademi. p. 82. ISBN 978-8-12600-294-8. 
  2. ^ Shukla-Bhatt, Neelima (2014). Narasinha Mehta of Gujarat: A Legacy of Bhakti in Songs and Stories. Oxford University Press. pp. 128, 165, 261. ISBN 978-0-19997-642-3. 
  3. ^ Adhyanu-Majithia, Priya (2 May 2013). "Coffee mates boost literary culture in city". DNA. Retrieved 2015-04-30. 
  4. ^ Shukla-Bhatt, Neelima (2014). Narasinha Mehta of Gujarat: A Legacy of Bhakti in Songs and Stories. Oxford University Press. p. 96. ISBN 978-0-19997-642-3. 
  5. ^ Sadana, Rashmi (2012). English Heart, Hindi Heartland: The Political Life of Literature in India. University of California Press. p. 97. ISBN 978-0-52095-229-4. 

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