Ranjit Desai

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Ranjit Desai
Born Ranjit Ramchandra Desai
(1928-04-08)8 April 1928
Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India
Died 6 March 1992(1992-03-06) (aged 63)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Novelist, Writer
Awards Padmashri

Ranjit Desai (Marathi: रणजित देसाई) ( 08 April 1928 – 06 March 1992) was a popular Marathi writer from Maharashtra, India. He was born in a Maratha family. He is best known for his historical novels Swami and Shriman Yogi. He was awarded Sahitya Akademi Award in 1964 and Padma Shri in 1973.[1]

He was born in 1928 in the town of Kowad in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. He was married to Sunanda Kupekar / Desai.

Works[edit]

"Swami" and "Shriman Yogi" are considered to be his most prominent creations. He was awarded Sahitya Akademi Award in 1964 for his novel "Swami".

Novels[edit]

  • Radheya - A Story narrating the life of 'Karna' - The Eldest of all Pandav's and his tyranny.
  • Swami - Received Sahitya Akademi award
  • Shrimaan Yogi - Based on Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj [2]
  • Shekhara
  • Baari
  • Kaanchan Mrug
  • Raja Ravi Varma

Collections of short stories[edit]

  • Roop Mahal
  • Madhumati
  • Jaan
  • Kanav
  • Gandhali
  • Aalekh
  • Kamodini
  • Morpankhi Sawalya
  • Katal
  • Babulmora
  • Sanket
  • Prapat
  • Megh
  • Vaishakh
  • Ashadh
  • Mekh Mogari
  • Sneha Dhara
  • Abhogi
  • Majha Gaav

Plays[edit]

  • Kanchan Mrug
  • Dhan Apure
  • Pankh Zale Vairi
  • Swar Samrat Tansen
  • Garud Zep
  • Ram Shashtri
  • Shriman Yogi
  • Swami
  • Warasa
  • Pangulwda
  • Lok Nayak
  • He Bandh Reshmache
  • Tuzi Wat Wegali
  • Sawali Unnhachi
  • prapat
  • Raja Ravi Varma
  • Bari
  • Maza Gaon

Movie scripts[edit]

  • Rangalya Ratri Ashya
  • Sawal Maza Aika
  • Nagin
  • Sangoli Rayana
  • Rang Rasiya

Awards[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Padma Awards Directory (1954-2013)" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs. 1973: 30: Shri Ranjit Ramchandrarao Desai 
  2. ^ V. D. Katamble (2003). Shivaji the great. Balwant Printers Pvt. Ltd. pp. 50–. ISBN 978-81-902000-0-4. Retrieved 29 June 2011.