Biography of Umashankar Joshi
Umashankar Joshi (Gujarati: ઉમાશંકર જોશી) was an eminent poet, scholar and writer. He received the Jnanpith Award in 1967 for his contribution to Indian, especially Gujarati literature.
Umashankar Joshi was born in small village named Bamna, taluka Bhiloda in District of Sabarkantha of Gujarat. He was brahmin from the caste named Trivedi Mewada Brahmin Barishi.
Jnanpith Award - 1967
Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak - 1939
Narmad Suvarna Chandrak - 1947
Soviet Land Nehru Award - 1973
President - Gujarati Sahitya Parishad (1968)
President - Sahitya Akademi (1978–1982)
Vice Chancellor - Gujarat University (1970)
Member - Rajyasabha, Upper House of the Indian Parliament
Umashankar Joshi's Works:
Nishith ( નિશિથ ) - The God of Midnight
Gangotri ( ગંગોત્રી )
Vishwashanti ( વિશ્વશાંતિ ) - World Peace
Mahaprasthan ( મહાપ્રસ્થાન ) - Great Departure
Abhijna ( અભિજ્ઞ ) - Recognition.
Sanskruti' - Editor of the magazine
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