Shankar Sarda

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Shankar Sarda

Shankar Sarda (born September 4, 1937) is a critic and journalist/editor from Maharashtra, India.

Early life[edit]

Sarda was born in 1937 in Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra.[citation needed]

At his age 13, his first book Chatur Champa, a collection of stories for children, was published. In the next few years, many more of his children's stories were published in children's magazines, including B. R. Bhagwat's Balmitra, Sane Guruji's Sadhana, Gopinath Talwalkar's Anand, Vasudeo Krishnaji Bhave's Suman, B. R. Modak's Mulanche Masik, Virendra Adhia's Kumar, and Loksatta daily's children's section. In 1949, he attended Kumar Sahitya Sammelan, a literary conference, in Dahanu and the next year in Ahmedabad where he was felicitated as a young writer.

Education[edit]

After finishing his high school education in 1955 at New English School in Pune, Sarda received a B.A. in Marathi literature in1959 at Sir Parashurambhau College in Pune, and an M.A. In English literature in 1961 from Mumbai University. He was an Associate Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 1965.[1][2]

Sarada has traveled extensively in India and many countries in the West and the far East.

Literary work[edit]

Sarda has authored over 60 books in Marathi. He has critiqued and reviewed around 2500 books in different newspapers .

Journalism and editorship[edit]

Sarda has been an editor of the following newspapers and magazines:

  • 1951 Balsanmitra Bal Lekhank (Editor)
  • 1956-1959 Sadhana (Sub-editor)
  • 1960-1961 Lokmitra (Editor of Sunday edition)
  • 1962-1969 Maharashtra Times (Editor of Sunday edition)
  • 1966-1967 Maharashtra Times (Special Correspondent in Delhi)
  • 1979-1982 Dainik Aikya, Satara (Editor)
  • 1988-1992 Maharashtra Sahitya Patrika, Pune (Editor)
  • 1993-1994 Masik Lalit, Mumbai (Executive editor)
  • 1995-1997 Maharashtra Sahitya Patrika, Pune (Editor)
  • 1999-2000 Dainik Deshdoot (Editor of Pune edition)
  • 2001-2003 Lokmat (Editor of Sunday edition)
  • 1996-current Marathi Granthajagat (Executive editor)

Book reviews and criticism[edit]

  • Kahi Pustake, Kahi Lekhak (1965) (Popular Prakashan, Mumbai)
  • Gulmohor (1977) (Sadhana Prakashan, Pune)
  • Pustakanche Jag (1992) (Pushpa Prakashan, Pune)
  • Doordeshche Pratibhavanta (1992) (Pushpa Prakashan, Pune)
  • Granthavishesh (1992) (Pushpa Prakashan, Pune)
  • Granthachaitanya (1994) (Pushpa Prakashan, Pune)
  • Grantha Sanvatsar (1995) (Pushpa Prakashan, Pune)
  • Streevadi Kadambrya (1996) (Pushpa Prakashan, Pune)
  • Granthavaibhav (1995) (Pushpa Prakashan, Pune)
  • Vishwa Sahityatil Pherphataka (1996) (Dileepraj Prakashan, Pune)
  • Priya Choukasrao (1996) (Pushpa Prakashan, Pune)
  • Aksharbhet (2003) (Pushpa Prakashan, Pune)
  • Bestseller Books (2005) (Rajashri Prakashan, Pune)
  • Granthavishesh (1990) (Mehta Publishing House, Pune)

Children's literature[edit]

  • Chatur Champa (1950)
  • Madhumurali (1951)
  • Raniparichi Krupa (1951)
  • Lawangi Mirchya (1951)
  • Jai Bholanath (1952)
  • Bolake Kamal (1953)
  • Ziprya aani Ratni (1960)
  • Gurakhyacha Por (1963)
  • Chandrapari Ani Sonasakha (1967)
  • Nandanvanachi Pheri (1991)
  • Rakshasane Uchalali Tekadi (1991)
  • Jadoo Mantar Chhoo (1993)
  • Markat Rajachya Leela (1994)
  • Mantrikachi Jirali Masti (1994)
  • Punjabi Lokakatha (1994)
  • Nau Sahaskatha (1994)
  • Widnyan Tantradnyanachi Zep (1995)
  • Widnyan Tantradnyanachi Watchal (1995)

Translations[edit]

  • Kennedy - Biography by Theodore C. Sorensen
  • Ghrahasoukhya - Novel by Tolstoy
  • Chumbachumbi - Novel by Fritzerald Gibbon (1992)
  • Jagari - Novel by Satinath Bhaduri (1995)
  • Karmatma Ani Karma Siddhanta - by Sirshree (2007)
  • Mrutyu Uparant Jeewan - by Sirshree (2007)
  • The Mann - by Sirshree (2008)
  • Prem, Premachi Shakti, Dweshatun Mukti - by Sirshree (2007)
  • Sampoorna Jeewan Rahasya - by Sirshree (2007)

References[edit]