Suresh Joshi

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

Biography of Suresh Joshi

Suresh Joshi poet

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, technique and structure became far more important considerations within Gujarati poetry. The torments of the individual and literary craftsmanship became more highly esteemed, but intelligibility, lyricism and musicality were valued less, as were social concerns of the writer and even the contents of the work, according to Deepak B. Mehta.

Existentialism and phenomenology were prime interests of his.

Joshi promoted small magazines, including Kshitij and Manisha.

He died on 6th September 1986 due to kidney-failure.

Suresh Joshi's Works:

Short Stories
1957: Grihapravesh short stories
1958: Biji Thopdik Vartao
1964: Api Cha

Chhinapatra, novel
1973: Maranottar


1956: Upjati The collection was withdrawn by the poet.
1961: Pratyancha
1973: Itara
1980: Tathapi
[edit]Literary criticism
1960: Kindhit
1962: Gujarati Kavitano Aswad
1972: Shrinvantu

Anthologies Edited
1971: Navonmesh

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