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Gujarat Sahitya Sabha, originally called the Social and Literary Association is a literary institution for the promotion of Gujarati literature located in the city of Ahmedabad, India. It was founded by Ranjitram Vavabhai Mehta in 1898. Its name was later changed in 1905.[1][2][3]

The main aim of the association is to celebrate the birth anniversaries of great Gujarati littérateurs, publishing and releasing books and also preserving manuscripts. The Gujarat Sahitya Sabha also gives an award called the Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak since 1928[1] and is considered as the highest literary honour of the state of Gujarat.[3][4]

List of PresidentsEdit

Following people served as presidents:[5]

No President From To
1 Ramanbhai Neelkanth 1904 1928
2 Keshavlal Dhruv 1928 13 March 1938
3 Anandshankar Dhruv 1938 1942
4 Ramnarayan V. Pathak 1942 1947
5 Vidyagauri Nilkanth 1947 1959
6 Rasiklal Parikh 1959 ?

List of Vice-presidentsEdit

Following people served as vice-presidents:[5]

No President From To
1 Janubhai Achratlal Saiyad 1922 1925
2 Sakarlal Amritlal Dave 1925 1926
3 Hariprasad Vrajrai Desai 1926 1950
4 Gaurishankar Govardhanram Joshi 1947 1957
5 Chunilal Vardhman Shah 1959 1964
6 Anantrai Raval 1964 ?

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Brahmabhatt, Prasad (2010). અર્વાચીન ગુજરાતી સાહિત્યનો ઈતિહાસ - આધુનિક અને અનુઆધુનિક યુગ [History of Modern Gujarati Literature – Modern and Postmodern Era] (in Gujarati). Ahmedabad: Parshwa Publication. pp. 394, 403. ISBN 978-93-5108-247-7. 
  2. ^ "first suggested the concept of Mahagujarat in a meeting of the Gujarat Sahitya Sabha, held in Karachi in 1937". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-03-20. 
  3. ^ a b Choudhuri, Indra Nath, ed. (2016). Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature: I-L. New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi. p. 2366. ISBN 978-81-260-4758-1. 
  4. ^ Jhaveri, Mansukhlal (1978). History of Gujarati Literature. New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi. p. 234. OCLC 825734488. 
  5. ^ a b Keshavram Kashiram Shastri (1977). Gujarat Na Saraswato (Who's Who in Gujarati Literature). Ahmedabad: Gujarat Sahitya Sabha. pp. 14–15.