Vasant Abaji Dahake

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Vasant Abaji Dahake (born March 30, 1942) is a Marathi poet, playwright, short story writer, artist, and critic from Amaravati district in the Maharashtra state of India. He is awarded Sahitya Akademi Award for his collection ` Chitralipi' for the year 2009.[1]

His writings show an influence of existentialist writers like Kafka. His poetry is often dark and provocative.

He is associated with the little magazine movement in Marathi during the mid- fifties and the sixties.

Dahake is married to Prabha Ganorkar (प्रभा गणोरकर), also a writer.

He also has a son Ritwik who is married to Tahira Thekaekara and a daughter Rahee.

Works[edit]

Poetry

  • Yogabhrashta (1972). (Translated into English as “A Terrorist of the Spirit' by Ranjit Hoskote and Mangesh Kulkarni.)
  • Shubha-Wartaman (1987)
  • Shunah-Shepa (1996)
  • Chitralipi

Fiction

  • Adholoka (1975)
  • Pratibaddha Ani Martya” (1981)

Essays & Literary Criticism

  • Yatra Antaryatra (1999)
  • Kavita Mhanje Kay? (1991)
  • Samakaleen Sahitya (1992)
  • Kavitevishayi (1999)

Other Works

  • Nivadak Sadanand Rege (1996) (A selection of Sadanand Rege’s poetry)
  • Shaleya Marathi Shabdakosh (1997) (A Marathi dictionary for primary and secondary school students).
  • Sankshipta Marathi Vangmayakosh (1998) (Co-editor of an encyclopaedia of Marathi literature)
  • Kavita Visavya Shatakachi (2000) (Co-editor of an encyclopaedia of 20th century Marathi poetry)
  • Vangmayin Samdnya-Sankalpana Kosh (Co-editor)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Poets dominate 2009 Sahitya Akademi Awards". The Hindu. 24 December 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2011.