Suresh Joshi

(1921–1986 / Valod / South Gujarat / India)

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Suresh Joshi (Gujarati: સુરેશ હ. જોશી) was an Indian novelist, short-story writer, critic, poet, translator, writer and academic in the Gujarati language.

He was born in Valod, a small town in South Gujarat on 30 May 1921.

A strong opponent of romantic tendencies in literature, Joshi influenced many up-and-coming writers in the 1960s and 1970s. His personal essays "are said to have introduced a new prose style in Gujarati literature," according to Gujarati scholar Sarala Jag Mohan.

He was one of the chief exponents of experimentalist poetry in Gujarati, primarily through his literary criticism, rather than his poems. Under his influence, form, ... more »

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