Umashankar Joshi

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Umashankar Joshi
Umashankar-Joshi.jpg
Portrait of Umashankar Joshi
Born (1911-07-21)July 21, 1911
Bamna, Sabarkantha, Gujarat
Died December 19, 1988(1988-12-19) (aged 77)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Poet, Novelist
Nationality India

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Umashankar Jethalal Joshi (Gujarati: ઉમાશંકર જોશી) (July 21, 1911 – December 19, 1988) was an eminent poet, scholar and writer. He received the Jnanpith Award in 1967 for his contribution to Indian, especially Gujarati literature.[1]

Origin[edit]

Umashankar Joshi was born in small village named Bamna, taluka Idar in District of Sabarkantha of Gujarat. He was brahmin from the caste named Trivedi Mewada Brahmin Barishi.

Works[edit]

  • Nishith ( નિશિથ ) - The God of Midnight (collection of poems)
  • Gangotri ( ગંગોત્રી )
  • Vishwashanti ( વિશ્વશાંતિ ) - World Peace
  • Mahaprasthan ( મહાપ્રસ્થાન ) - Great Departure
  • Abhigna ( અભિજ્ઞ ) - Recognition.
  • Sanskruti' - Editor of the magazine
  • Visamo - collection of stories
  • Haveli - collection of dramas
  • Shravani melo - collection of stories
  • Akho ek Adhyayan

Awards[edit]


Positions held[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jnanpith Laureates Official listings". Jnanpith Website. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Poet Umashankar Joshi remembered". DNA. 2010-11-29. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 

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