Gujarati Sahitya Parishad

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Gujarati Sahitya Parishad
Gujarati Sahitya Parishad logo.jpg
Founder(s) Ranjitram Mehta
Established 1905
President Chandrakant Topiwala
Location Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Coordinates 23°02′02″N 72°34′08″E / 23.0339091°N 72.5688291°E / 23.0339091; 72.5688291Coordinates: 23°02′02″N 72°34′08″E / 23.0339091°N 72.5688291°E / 23.0339091; 72.5688291
Website www.gujaratisahityaparishad.com
Gujarati Sahitya Parishad Building

Gujarati Sahitya Parishad (Gujarati Literary Council) is a literary organisation for the promotion of Gujarati literature located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. It was founded by Ranjitram Mehta with the aim of creating literature appealing to all classes of the society and cultivate a literary sense among the people. Many prominent people like Mahatma Gandhi and Kanaiyalal Munshi presided this organisation in the past. The headquarters of the organisation, located on Ashram Road, is known as Govardhan Bhavan. It has conference hall and library.

Parab is the monthly periodical magazine of the Gujarati Sahitya Parishad and is published on the 10th of every month.

Ramnarayan V. Pathak Auditorium

Presidents[edit]

Chimanlal Mangaldas Library
President City Year
Chandrakant Topiwala Bhuj 2016
Dhiru Parikh[1] Anand 2014
Varsha Adalja[2] Ahmedabad 2012
Bholabhai Patel[2] Junagadh 2011
Bhagwatikumar Sharma Navsari 2009
Narayan Desai Ahmedabad 2007
Kumarpal Desai Ahmedabad 2006
Bakul Tripathi Mumbai 2005
Dhiruben Patel Mahuva 2003
Raghuveer Chaudhari Patan 2001
Dhirubhai Thaker Visnagar 1999
Niranjan Bhagat Baroda 1997
Vinod Bhatt Jamnagar 1995
Rajendra Shah Kolkata 1993
Ushnas Coimbatore 1991
Jayant Pathak Rajkot 1989
Bhogilal Sandesara Bombay 1987
Keshavram Kashiram Shastri Pune 1985
Yashwant Shukla Surat 1983
Manubhai Pancholi Hyderabad 1981
Anantrai Raval Baroda 1979
Chandravadan Mehta 1978
Ramprasad Bakshi Porbandar 1976
Gulabdas Broker Vallabh 1974
Jhinabhai Desai 'Sneharasmi' Chennai 1972
Tribhuvandas Luhar 'Sundaram' Junagadh 1970
Umashankar Joshi Delhi 1968
Jyotindra Dave Surat 1966
Rasikalal Cho. Parikh Mumbai 1964
Visnuprasad R. Trivedi Kolkata 1961
Kaka Kalelkar Ahmedabad 1959
Kanaiyalal M. Munshi Nadiad 1955
Harasidhdhabhai V. Divetiya Navsari 1952
Kanaiyalal M. Munshi Nadiad 1949
Ramnarayan V. Pathak Rajkot 1946
Vidyagauri Nilkanth Baroda 1943
Ardeshar Khabardar Bombay 1941
Kanaiyalal M. Munshi Karachi 1937
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi Ahmedabad 1936
Krishnalal M Jhaveri Lathi 1931
Bhulabhai Jivanaji Desai Nadiad 1931
Anandshankar Dhruv Nadiad 1928
Ramanbhai Nilkanth Bombay 1926
Kamlashankar Trivedi Bhavnagar 1924
Ranchhodlal Udayaram Dave Baroda 1921
Hargovind D. Kantavala Ahmedabad 1920
Narsinhrao Divetia Surat 1915
Ambalal S. Desai Rajkot 1909
Keshavlal Dhruv Bombay 1907
Govardhanram Tripathi Ahmedabad 1905

Activities[edit]

Budh Sabha

It published seven volume of History of Gujarati literature, of which the first volume covers a period of 1150 A.D to 1450 A.D.[3] It gives awards to writers annually such as Ushnas Prize, Takhtasinh Parmar Prize and Uma-Snehrashmi Prize to promote Gujarati literature. A weekly poetry workshop known as Budh Sabha is held on every wednesday in the World Poetry Centet of Parishad.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dhirubhai Parikh becomes new President of Gujarati Sahitya Parishad". DeshGujarat. December 24, 2013. Retrieved May 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Varsha Adalja new President of Gujarati Sahitya Parishad, Prakash Bhagwati new President of GCCI". DeshGujarat. July 27, 2012. Retrieved May 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ Joshi, Ramanlal (October–December 1974). "A Crop of Fresh Telents". Indian Literature. Vol. 17 (Issue 4): 13. JSTOR 23329892. Retrieved 31 March 2017.