Narmadashankar Dave

(24 August 1833 – 26 February 1886 / Surat, Gujarat / India)

Biography of Narmadashankar Dave

Narmadashankar Dave poet

Narmadashankar Lalshankar Dave (Gujarati: નર્મદાશંકર લાલશંકર દવે) popularly known as Narmad, was a Gujarati author, poet, scholar and public speaker.

Biography

Narmad was born in Surat on August 24, 1833. He introduced many creative forms of writing in Gujarati. He wrote pioneering work in such forms as autobiography, poetry, lexicography, historical plays and research in folk literature. He was also an outspoken journalist and a pamphleteer. Narmad was a strong opponent of religious fanaticism and orthodoxy. He promoted nationalism and patriotism - with famous songs like Sahu Chalo Jitva Jang, wrote about self-government and talked about one national language, Hindi, for all of India, nearly five decades before Mohandas Gandhi or Nehru. He wrote a poem Jai Jai Garavi Gujarat in which he listed with a sense of pride all the cultural symbols that go into constituting the Gujarat identity. These symbols include even the things non-Hindu, implying that Gujarat belongs to all the castes, communities, races, religions and sects that inhabit Gujarat. It was this devout poet whose debt Gandhi acknowledged for his philosophy of non-violence. With the help of some friends, Narmad published a newsletter called Daandiyo, modeled after The Spectator, a weekly British magazine. He died of arthritis on February 26, 1886.

Narmadashankar Dave's Works:

1. Mari - Hakikat
2. Mevadni Kakikat
3. Stree Kelavni
4. Kul Motap
5. Udyog tatha Vruddhi
6. Ramayanno Sar
7. Narma Kathakosh
8. Premanankrut Dasham Skandh
9. Ram Janaki Darshan
10. Desh Vyavahar Vyavastha
11. Arya Darshan
12. Shree Draupadi Darshan Natak
13. Kathiawad Sarva Sangrah
14. Gujarationi Sthiti
15. Diadno Sar
16. Sajivaropan
17. Nayika Vishay Pravesh
18. Sukh
19. Premanandkrut Nalakhyan
20. Balkrishna Vijay Natak
21. Kelavni Vishe
22. Shreemad Bhagvad Geeta
23. Dharma Vichar
24. Nagar Streeoman Gavatan Geet
25. Seetaharan Natak
26. Rajyarang – Vol.2
27. Mahadarshan (Jagatna Pracheen Itihasnun Samagra Darshan)
28. Shree Sarshakuntal
29. Krishna Kumari Natak
30. Mahabharatno SAR
31. Gujarat Sarva Samgrah
32. Narma Kosh
33. Rajyarang-1
34. Pingal Pravesh
35. Guru ane Stree
36. Sakar
37. Rituvaman
38. Narma Kosh-1
39. Punarvivah
40. Samp
41. Kavi ane Kavita
42. Mandaii Malvathi Thata Labh
43. Vyabhichar Nishedhak
44. Narma Kosh -3
45. Kavicharitra
46. NarmaKavita – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10.
47. Narmakavita - Book 1
48. Narma Kosh - 2
49. Narma Vyakaran Vol.2. Part 1
50. Narma Vyakaran Vol.1
51. StreeNa Dharma
52. Swadeshabhiman
53. Muvan Pachhvade Rova Kutvani Ghelai
54. Alamkar Pravesh
55. Nirashrit Pratye Shreemantna Dharma
56. Rasa Pravesh
57. Hinduoni Padhati
58. Garibai Vishe Bhikharidasno Samvad
59. Narmagadya
60. Ranman Pachhan Pagian Na Karva Vishe
61. Vishayi Guru
62. Guruni Satta
63. Bhakti
64. Suratni Mukhtesar Hakikat
65. Dayaramkrut Kavya Sangrah
66. Lagna tatha Punarlagna
67. Dayaramkrut Kavyasangra
68. Manhar Pad
69. Dandiyo
70. Tulji Vaidhvya Chitra

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Jai Jai Garavi Gujarat

Praises of Proud Gujarat. Praises of Proud Gujarat. glorious sun rise. (Gujarat's) flag will be shine as symbol of love and valour. Oh! ! Flag of Gujarat teaches love and valour. you have great prestige and Reputation. Praises of Proud Gujarat.

In north direction Amba Mataji(situated) . East direction Mahakali mataji(situated) . In south direction Kunteshwer Mahadev shields Gujarat. At eastern direction lord Somnath and Sri Krishna always assist Gujarat. Praises of Proud Gujarat.

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