Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad

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Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad
महाराष्ट्र साहित्य परिषद
Established 1906
Mission Furtherance of Marathi literature
Focus Marathi Language
President Dr. Raosaheb Kasabe
Chairman Prof. Milind Joshi
Head Prakash Paigude
Key people Prakash Paigude
Location Sadashiv Peth,, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Address Tilak Road, Near Durvankur Dinning Hall, Sadashiv Peth, Pune-411030

Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad is a literary institution situated in the West Indian state of Maharashtra for the purpose of the "furtherance of Marathi language and literature". It was set up in Pune in 1906. The Encyclopedia of Indian Literature considers it as Marathi's first representative literary body. The Parishad arranges annual conferences[1] runs Maharashtra Sahitya Patrika a Marathi quarterly, provides a reference library, conducts qualifying examinations in Marathi language and literature and classes for non-Marathi speakers in Pune. It has undertaken the publishing a History of Marathi literature. It has constituted various awards in the field of literature.[2] The Parishad according to Deshpande lead in the demand for the formation of a separate linguistic state - Maharashtra.[3]


  1. ^ "गुहागरात रंगणार मसापचे साहित्य संमेलन" [Guhagarat Ranganar Masapache Sahitya Sammelan]. Lokmat (in Marathi). Guhagar, Maharashtra. November 2014. Retrieved May 2015.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ Amaresh Datta (1 January 2006). The Encyclopaedia Of Indian Literature (Volume One (A To Devo). Sahitya Akademi. pp. 255–. ISBN 978-81-260-1803-1. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Prachi Deshpande (2007). Creative pasts: historical memory and identity in western India, 1700-1960. Columbia University Press. p. 244. ISBN 978-0-231-12486-7. Retrieved 10 March 2012.