Mangesh Narayanrao Kale

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Mangesh Narayanrao Kale (born 1966) is a reputed Marathi poet, critic, translator and editor.

Mangesh Narayanrao Kale
Born 1966
Pen name Mangesh Kale
Occupation Writer, translator, editor
Nationality India
Genre Poetry, Criticism, Fiction


Mangesh Narayanrao Kale was born in Aurangabad district, Maharashtra, in 1966. He is a post graduate in journalism and Hindi. As a journalist, he started his career with the Marathi daily Marathwada. Later he started own daily, Khandesh. He now works in publishing and printing industry. He is the editor of Khel, a Marathi literary magazine that has been involved with the Marathi literary movement for over a decade. His published work includes Mangesh Narayanrao Kalechi Kavita (2001), Lokwangmay Griha, Mumbai; Shaktipatache Sutra (2004), Lokwangmay Griha, Mumbai; Naal Tutalya Pratham Purushache Drishtaant (2007), Abhidhanantar, Mumbai; Thus, It's Just Shape Of Poem (2007, translated from the original Marathi), Time and Space Communication, Pune.

He is a recipient of the most important award in Marathi Literature, the Yashwantrao Chavan Kharad Puraskar (2006) for Shaktipatache Sutra.

He won the Maharashtra Foundation Award for his poetry collection Trutiya Purushache Aagman (2011).


  • Mangesh Narayanrao Kalechi Kavita (Marathi), 2001
  • Shaktipaatache Sutra (Marathi) 2004
  • Naal Tutelya Pratham Purushache Drishtaant (Marathi), 2007-Abhidhanantar
  • It's Just Shape of Poem (English translation of his Marathi poetry) 2007
  • Tritiya Purushache Aagman (Marathi) 2010-Abhidhanantar