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Harshad Trivedi

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Native name  હર્ષદ અમૃતલાલ ત્રિવેદી
Nationality  Indian
Spouse  Bindu Bhatt (1991–)
Language  Gujarati
Alma mater  Saurashtra University
Education  Saurashtra University
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Born  Harshad Amrutlal Trivedi July 17, 1958 (age 58) Kherali, Surendranagar, Gujarat (1958-07-17)
Occupation  poet, short story writer, critic, editor
Period  Postmodern Gujarati literature

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Harshad Trivedi (Gujarati: હર્ષદ ત્રિવેદી) is a Gujarati language poet, short story writer, critic and editor from Gujarat, India. He was an editor of Shabdasrishti, an organ of Gujarat Sahitya Akadami, from 1995 to 2015. He served on different positions in several Gujarati literary institutions.


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Early life

Trivedi was born on 17 July 1958 in Kherali, village in Surendranagar district to Amrutlal Trivedi and Shashikala Trivedi. His father was a poet. He completed his school education from Sheth N.T.M High School, Surendranagar. He completed his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from Saurashtra University with Gujarati literature as of his subjects. In 1991, Trivedi Married to Bindu Bhatt, a Gujarati author.


Trivedi started his career as a research assistant at an editorial section of Gujarati Sahitya Kosh, published by Gujarati Sahitya Parishad from 1981 to 1984. In 1984, He joined Gujarat Sahitya Akadami as a proof reader and continued there till 1994. In 1995, he became editor of Shabdasrishti, an organ of Gujarati Sahitya Akadami, and served till 2015. He also served there as a registrar from 2010 to 2015. He has been selected as a member in the Central Committee of Gujarati Sahitya Parishad in 1988, and as a member in the Working Committee of Parishad in 1994. From 2002 to 2006, he served as a secretary at Parishad. He is also one of the members of the Working Committee of Vali Gujarati Gazal Kendra from 2005. From 2008 to 2012, he served in the Advisory Committee for Gujarati language at Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi. In 2013, he has been elected in the Advisory Committee for Gujarati Language at National Book Trust, New Delhi. His several work have been translated in English, Hindi, Marathi and Sindhi. His poems and stories are published in several Gujarati literary magazines including Gazalvishwa, Shabdasrishti, Tadarthya, Shabdasar, Navneet Samarpan, Kumar, Kavilok, Etad, Samipe and Kavita.


Ek Khali Naav, his first poetry collection, was published in 1984, followed by Rahi Chhe Vaat Adhuri (2002), Taro Awaaj (2003) and Taraveni (2014). The technical mastery and linguistic and thematic richness of his poems gained him critical acclaim. He wrote on the rural life as well as urban life in his poems. Trivedi debuted in short story genre with his book Jaaliyun (1994). The stories of Jaaliyun dealt with various theme such as the sweet memories of childhood, the pain of an impotent husband, the daily boring routine of office life, a woman's attraction to someone other than her husband and a lesbian relationship. Paani Kalar (1990) is a collection of his children's work while Shabdanubhav is a collection of critical writings.

Edited books

  • Gujarati Kavitachayan, 1991 (Selected poems of the year from magazines; 1992)
  • Smaranrekh (Remembering late litterateurs; 1997)
  • Gazalshatak (Gujarati Ghazals; 1999)
  • Gurjar Adyatan Nibhandsanchaya (with Bholabhai Patel) (1999)
  • 1998 Ni Shreshth Vartao (1999)
  • Tapseel (interviews with litterateurs; 1999)
  • 2000 Ni Shreshth Vartao (2001)
  • Vedna Eto Ved (Songs by Ushnas; 2001)
  • Lalitya (Gujarati essays; 2004)
  • Kavyaswad (Appreciation of Gujarati poems; 2006)
  • Rajendra Shah Na Sonnet (2007)
  • Alankruta (appreciation of Sahitya Akademi Award winner Gujarati books; 2008)
  • Asmitaparva : Vakdhara Volume 1-10 (inspired by Morari Bapu) (2008)
  • Navalkatha Ane Hu (2009)
  • Panch Dayakanu Paridarshan (2011)
  • Awards

    His anthology Ek Khali Naav was awarded Jayant Pathak Poetry Award in 1992. He also received Kavishwar Dalpatram Award in 2014.


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