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Dhwanil Parekh

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Language  Gujarati
Genres  Ghazal, Drama
Nationality  Indian

Native name  ધ્વનિલ રવીન્દ્રભાઇ પારેખ
Born  Dhwanil Ravindrabhai Parekh October 28, 1976 (age 40) Surat, Gujarat (1976-10-28)
Occupation  Poet, Critic, Playwright
Alma mater  Veer Narmad South Gujarat University
Education  Veer Narmad South Gujarat University
Notable awards  Yuva Gaurav Puraskar (2008), Yuva Puraskar (2011)

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Dhwanil Parekh (Gujarati: ધ્વનિલ પારેખ) is a Gujarati language poet, critic and playwright from Gujarat, India. His significant works includes Dariyo Bhalene Maane (2008; Ghazal anthology), Antim Yuddha (2009; drama) and Sanket (2011; critical works). He got his Ph.D for his research Natakma Myth : Bharatiya Bhashaoma Lakhayela Mahabharat Aadharit Natakono Alochanatmak Abhyas (A critical study of Indian dramas based on Mahabharata). He won Yuva Puraskar of Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi for his work Antim Yuddha in 2011. He is also a recipient of Yuva Gaurav Puraskar of 2008 instituted by Gujarat Sahitya Akademi.


Early life

Parekh was born on 28 October 1976 in Surat, Gujarat to Pushpabahen and Ravindrabhai. His father, Ravindra Parekh, is also renowned poet and writer of Gujarat. He completed his primary education from the various school of Surat. He completed his Std. 10 in 1992 from Kadiwala High School, Surat and Std. 12 in 1994 from Proprietary English School, Surat. He got his Bachelor of Arts in 1997 from J.Z Shah Arts and H.P Desai Commerce College, Amroli and Master of Arts in 1999 from M.T.B Arts College, Surat with Gujarati literature as one of his subjects. In 2005, he earned Ph.D for his research Natakma Myth : Bharatiya Bhashaoma Lakhayela Mahabharat Aadharit Natakono Alochanatmak Abhyas (A critical study of Indian dramas based on Mahabharata) from South Gujarat University. Parekh married Nayna on 8 February 2003 and they have a son, Dhyan.


Parekh started his career as a news reporter and served as reporter at different media including Navgujarat Times, Pratinidhi Patra and Channel Surat. In 2001, he joined M.T.B Arts College, Surat as a Junior research fellow and continued there till 2002. From 2002 to 2006, he served as an assistant lecturer in Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University. He has also served as an assistant lecturer at M.S University from June 2006 to November 2006. From 2006, he is serving as an assistant lecturer at M.D Gramseva Mahavidyalay, Sadra run by Gujarat Vidyapith. He started to write poems in 1992 and got published for first time in Gujarat, a magazine.


Ajavalu Suratnu, his first ghazal anthology with other 3 poets, was published in 2003, followed by Dariyo Bhalene Maane (2008). His first critical works Sakshibhav was published in 2007, followed by Natakma Myth (2007), Satvikam (2010) and Sanket (2011; The Sign). Antim Yuddha (2009; The Ultimate War) is a drama written by him.


Gujarat Sahitya Akademi awarded him Yuva Gaurav Puraskar in 2008 for his contribution in Gujarati literature. He won Yuva Puraskar of 2011 instituted by Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi for his book Antim Yuddha (The Ultimate War), also awarded by Mahendra Bhagat Prize (2008-09) of Gujarati Sahitya Parishad. He received Batubhai Umarvadiya Prize (2004) for Bolpen Nu Kholu' (one act play) and Yashwant Pandya Prize (2005) for Shaap (one act play). His critical works Natakma Myth was awarded by Ramanlal Joshi Prize and his ghazal anthology Dariyo Bhalene Maane was awarded by Manharlal Chokshi Prize.


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