Shridhar Tilve (born 1 December in Kolhapur, Maharashtra) is an Indian philosopher, novelist, director, actor and playwright.
His father Shantaram was a shopkeeper, painter and classical singer. His mother Nalini is a housewife. His maternal and paternal family is Pujari of Rawalnath temple in Nageshi and politically active in their village Nageshi-Bandiwade. His maternal uncle Rohidas Naik actively participated in Goa Freedom Struggle and after freedom became sarpanch and later won election twice and became an M L A of GOA vidhansabha (1973–77 and 1977–81). The political family background has great influence on Shridhar Tilve.
Shridhar Tilve is an all-rounder personality and worked as novelist,director,actor,play writer. He is one of the most important poets and critics of the Post-Cold War era of contemporary Marathi literature.(see page 43-51 Shridhar Tilve: pratisrushticha nirmata Blog Pahila by Saleel Wagh Time And Space 2007 and Shridhar Tilve hyanchi kavita:ek aaklan by Nitin Rindhe Saushthv May 2004, see Uttaradhunik Sanvedanshiltecha Pratham Marathi Hoonkar-Shridhar Tilve pages 31–40 by Vilas Patki NAVBHARAT JUNE 2000 ED:VASANT PALASHIKAR)
Currently he is working as a freelance writer/director and running his own production house, Srujan Films International.
He has built up an ontology of semiodities in Indian context touching contemporary world-view. He has coined the term Chouthi Navata to the entire process of conversion of commodity to "semiodity". As per his argument, the world in which we exist is nothing but a world of "semiodity" and the man in this world is constantly nagged by semiodification the process created by Post Post Modern Era. According to him, in India, Post Industrial context was totally different from European & American context; so India needs new philosophy & sociology to explore the changes created by Post Industrial ethos.He created his own Darshan to explore it & has initiated a movement of 'Chouthi Navata', which stand again the Post Modern & express Post Post Modern attitudes in Indian context. He has criticised on Post Modernism sponsored by Euro-centric or Americo-centric methodology, constructed by Roland Barthes, Michel Foucault, Jean Baudrillard. According to him, these thinkers are irrelevant in India & their so-called binary position has no position in Asiatic phenomenon. (see teekaharan 99) and (an interview of Shridhar Tilve by Rahul Sarwate Parammitra Oct November 2006 and Sanwad 7 by Hemant Divate Abhidhanantar Diwali 2006 and CHAUTHI NAVTA:NAVANIYATKALIKE ITIHAS SAMIKSHA YASH MRUTYU BY SHRIDHAR TILVE(NAVTA PRAKASHAN FEB 2013)
He has attacked eminent poets and critics like Dilip Chitre (see visavya shatkatil sarvshreshtha marathi kavi by Shridhar Tilve Deelip Chitre Visheshank Abhidha Diwali 1995 EDITOR Shridhar Tilve Hemant Divate) Bhalchandra Nemade, Arun Kolatkar,Vilas Sarang(see aksharancha shram kela satyakathecha margi adhunikwad by Shridhar Tilve Abhidhanantar Oct Nov December 2001) ] vehemently and deconstructed contradictions in their critique in such a way that their contribution has become questionable. Then he was literally and literary outcast by established movements and post-60s generation for 15 years. Fortunately new generation is taking him seriously, his meditation & construction of Indian ethos is becoming popular among them.
He has also criticised Karl Marx and initiated a movement to construct the new India in the contemporary era following Indian tradition and its deconstruction. (see parivartanwad ka kosalhla? ambedkarwad marxwad ani uttaradhyatmikwad by Shridhar Tilve Saushthav 2005)
His collection of poems – Eka Bharatiya Vidyarthyache Udgar (second volume in DECATHLON SERIES) (1992 poetry) and Ka Vee (an intro volume of CHANNEL SERIES) (2004 poetry) have been published by Popular Prakashan (Popular Publication).
The poems written in period (1982 to 1987) are getting published under series DECATHLON. Its DECATHLON (an intro volume of DECATHLON SERIES) (2005 poetry) is also published by Shabdhavel Prakashan. Third volume of this series titled DECATHLON REAL(POEMS ON DECLINATION AND FALL OF MARXIST AND AMBEDKAWADI MOVEMENT IN CONTEXT OF END OF IDEOLOGY AND TRAGEDY OF PARTYWORKER IN THIS POSTEIGHTY CHAOS) is published by NAVTA PRAKASHAN in 2011.The fourth volume in this series titled DECATHLON:SURREAL(SURREALISTIC POEMS OF POSTMODERN ETHOS) is published by NAVTA PRAKASHAN.Recently fifth volume in this series titled DECATHLON:TRANSCEREAL(POEMS OF REMAPPING OF POSTSPIRITUAL ETHOS AFTER GETTING FRUSTATED BY POSTMODERNISM)is published by NAVTA PRAKASHAN IN JAN 2013.
The poems written in period (1987–88 to 2007) are getting published under series CHANNEL/WAHINI. In his STREEWAHINI (Shabdwell Prakashan 2004 Second In Channel Series) he has explored the world of Postninety Indian Women (First time in Marathi poetry) (see purushsattak wadala ulta tangun by Rekha Deshpande LOKSATTA 11 February 2007) First time the world of post-global underworld has entered through his newly published poetry collection 'CHANNEL:UNDER THE WORLD' in Marathi. (See adhowishwache marathi darshan ghadwnari kavita kirtikumar shinde Lokprabha 24 April 2009) (2009 shabdwell prakashan third of channel series). Recently CHANNEL:DESTROYERY Arthat Jagtikikarnat Nasht Zalelya Goshti (fourth of channel series) explores and envisions the tragic destruction/death of things,ANIMALS and processes AFTER AN ADVANCEMENT OF GLOBALIZATION IN INDIA(like elephants, health, pager, poets, loyalty in love, trees, MITHI river, NATURAL RAIN )THROGH POEMS STANDING FOR ECOFREINDLINESS is published by GRANTHALI.
Well known as a philosopher and critic, the collection of essays on aesthetics of arts and its relation to the philosophy of India, has been published under title TEEKAHARAN (99 Criticisms) by Shabdhvel Prakashan. His another book on Indian aesthetic titled Margi Aani Deshi (Global & Native) is going to be published by Popular Prakashan in 2009. This book criticised the literary movement launched by nativist & philosophy of Nativism & tries to establish the balance between global and native culture. Recently collection of pathbreaking essays is published under title Chauthi Navta: Navaniyatkalike by Navta Prakashan.
His epic antiassemblagic novelic meganet ADA.HAW. KA BA NA SU NA (Shortform of affair dot com hot cake kam bikenama nav suchat nahi) contains 1024 pages of hybrid presentation of prose, poetry, interviews, film scenes, one act play critique etc. internetting various genres and breaks the establishment of single genre(Shabdwell Prakashan 2008)and yet centreoriented the form. It explores the world and transformation of first young cosmopolitan generation who faces the post-liberation and globalisation between 1987 to 1993 through the life story of a young biker who does gossip journalism to purchase new bike.
His another full-length meganet Aatmacharitratil Kalpanic Kshan – Touchy, Touchable and Untouchable is published by Shabdhavel. This novel is on one level accepting Jacques Lacan's contribution in psychoanalysis & yet deconstructs it in reference of untouchability. Using Gautama Buddha's 'Darshan' & Lacan's psychoanalysis he creates parallel discourse in prose & poetry forms in such a way that reader feels the complexity & loose ends of philosophy in caste structure of India.It's the life story of a small-town young man who came in MUMBAI and first gets lost in MALL and then murder by MALLOBA. After death he enters into the PROGRAMME and rebel against THE WHOLE MALL.
His collection of stories titled AMERIKECHE ADHYAKSHA ALE TEVHACHI GOSHT is published by NAVTA PRAKASHAN in 2011. Stories are related with emergency, Bhopal gas tragedy, an arrival of Bill Clinton, death of science and reaction of nastik, Mahatma Basweshwar, existential miracles, love story under the shadow of dalit-election politics, twin tower attack and imaginary death of poet and his last day experience.
His forthcoming book Selected Works of Shridhar Tilve – a book edited with a preface by Saleel Wagh – is also in the press and expected to see the light of the day or night in this year.
He has attended and represented numerous scholarly seminars, symposia and study circles and delivered the lectures almost on every sphere of the life.He was an ex-coeditor of Abhidha and during his tenure he transformed its romantic structure to rebellious structure (see page 22 kavita @ chauthi navta arthat Shridhar Tilve by Abhijeet Deshpande Abhidha-nantar Apr–September 2002 Editor Hemant Divate). He was an editor of (1993 to 2005) and now is publisher of Navniyatkalik (non-periodical) namely 'Sousthav from last several years from Mumbai.
He has received a prestigious Keshavsut Award as a best young writer given by Govt. of Maharashtra in 1992–93 and also received Sahakarmaharshi Vangmay Puraskar as a young talent along with Vijay Tendulkar in 2005.
Best talent in film & theatre awards
Zee Gaurav Puraskar (Award) 2009 for the best story writer for the film, 'Joshi ki Kamble' (Marathi movie) which is based on caste reservation system in India. He has also received prestigious Maharashtra Times Sanman (Award) popularly known as 'Mata Sanman' for the best story, screen play & dialogue for the same movie 'Joshi ki Kamble' in 2009.(ORIGINAL VISUAL STORY ON WHICH FILM IS BASED IS RECENTLY PUBLISHED BY NAVTA PRAKASHAN IN 2010)
- Decathlon Series (1982–1987)
- 1 Decathlon (Shabdwell Prakashan 2005)
- 2 Eka Bhartiya Vidhyartyache Udgar (Popular Prakashan 1992)
- 3 Decathlon Real (Navta Prakashan March 2011)
- 4 Decathlon Surreal(Navta Prakashan November 2011)
- 5 Decathlon Transcereal(Navta Prakashan Jan 2013)
- Channel Series
- 1 Ka.Vi (Popular Prakashan 2004)
- 2 Streevahini (Shabdwell Prakashan 2004)
- 3 Channel Under The World (Shabdwell Prakashan 2009)
- 4 Channel Destroyery (Granthali 2009)
Mixed Genre, Novel, Story, Poems, Etc.
- 1 Ada.Haw.Ka.Ba.Na.S.uNa. (Shabdwell Prakashan 2008)
- 2 Atmacharitratle Kalpanik Kshan (Shabdwell Prakashan 2009)
- 1 Amerikeche Adhyaksha Ale Tevhachi Gosht (Navta Prakashan 2011)
- 2 Manwanter:Joshi Ki Kamble (Navta Prakashan 2010)
- 1 Teekaharan (Shabdwell Prakashan 1999)
- 2 Chauthi Navata :Nav-aniyatkalike itihas samiksha ani mrutyu(Navta Prakashan 2013)
- 1 Joshi Ki Kamble, Adishakti Films 2008
- 2 Love Crime And Death(LCD)(in censor)
From Time & Space Communications