Manglesh Dabral

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Manglesh Dabral (born 16 May 1948) is a prominent contemporary Indian poet who writes in Hindi. He was born in the village of Kaphalpani, Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, completed his education in Dehradun. He has served in Hindi Patriot, Pratipaksh and Aaspaas in Delhi. Later on he worked as Assistant Editor in Purvagrah published from Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal. He has worked in Amrit Prabhat published from Allahabad and Lucknow as well for a shorter span of time. He has also been the editor of Jansatta. After working in Sahara Samay as Editor, Manglesh joined National Book Trust as an Editorial Consultant. After leaving National Book Trust, India, he joined the Hindi monthly 'Public Agenda' as its Editor.

He has published five collections of poetry, namely, Pahar Par Lalten, Ghar Ka Rasta, Ham Jo Dekhte Hain, Awaz Bhi Ek Jagah Hai and Naye Yug Men Shatru, two collections of prose Lekhak Ki Roti and Kavi Ka Akelapan, and a travel diary Ek Bar Iowa.

He received the Sahitya Akademi Award given by Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters, in 2000 for his poetry collection Ham Jo Dekhte Hain. Dabral's poetry has been translated in all major Indian languages, and a number of foreign languages, such as English, Russian, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, Polish and Bulgarian.


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