Vasant Abaji Dahake
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.
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.
- Yogabhrashta (1972). (Translated into English as “A Terrorist of the Spirit' by Ranjit Hoskote and Mangesh Kulkarni.)
- Shubha-Wartaman (1987)
- Shunah-Shepa (1996)
- Adholoka (1975)
- Pratibaddha Ani Martya” (1981)
Essays & Literary Criticism
- Yatra Antaryatra (1999)
- Kavita Mhanje Kay? (1991)
- Samakaleen Sahitya (1992)
- Kavitevishayi (1999)
- 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)
- His poems on Poetry International Web
- Amitabh Bachchan at Little Mag
- Bio at India - Poetry International Web
- "Poets dominate 2009 Sahitya Akademi Awards". The Hindu. 24 December 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
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