Gujarati Sahitya Parishad
Gujarati Sahitya Parishad (Gujarati Literary Council) is a literary organisation for the promotion of Gujarati literature located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. It was founded by Ranjitram Mehta with the aim of creating literature appealing to all classes of society and cultivating a literary sense among the people. Many prominent people including Mahatma Gandhi and Kanaiyalal Munshi have presided over the organisation. Its headquarters, located on Ashram Road, is known as Govardhan Bhavan. It has a conference hall and library.
Parab is the monthly magazine of the Gujarati Sahitya Parishad and is published on the 10th of every month.
It published seven volume of History of Gujarati literature, of which the first volume covers a period of 1150 A.D to 1450 A.D. A weekly poetry workshop known as Budh Sabha is held on every Wednesday at the World Poetry Center of Parishad.
It gives 30 prizes to writers in different genres of literature. The prizes given every two years are:
- Uma-Snehrashmi Prize for the best literary work
- Shri Arvind Prize for the best book on devotional literature
- Kakasaheb Kalelkar Prize for the best book of biography, essays, or travel
- Bhagini Nivedita Prize is given to the best female writer
- Batubhai Umarwadia Prize for the best one-act play
- Jyotindra H. Dave Prize for the best humorous work
- Parmanand Kunvarji Kapadia Prize for the best book on social education
- P. Trivedi Prize for the best book on education
- Ramprasad Bakshi Prize for the best book on poetic or on criticism
- B. M. Mankad Prize for the best amongst writers first publication of poetry, drama, short story or novel
- Harilal Maneklal Desai Prize for the best book on social philosophy or criticism
- Ushnas Prize for the best long poem
- Takhtasinh Parmar Prize for the best amongst writers first publication of poetry, drama, short story or novel
- Natvar Malvi Prize for children's literature
- Annieben Saraiya Prize for the best book on humanity
- Mahendra Bhagat Prize for the best anthology of poem
- Dilip Mehta Prize for the best anthology of ghazals
- Raman Pathak Sashtipurti Prize for the best collection of short stories
- Gopaldas Vidvans Prize for the best translation
- Bhaskarao Vidvans Prize for the best book of sociology
- Ramanlal Soni Prize for the best children's literature book
- Suresh Majumdar Prize for the best female translator
- Ramanlal Joshi Prize for the best book on criticism
- Upendra Pandya Prize for the best Ph.D. thesis
- Prabhashankar Teraiya Prize for the best book in linguistics or grammar
- Pandit Bechardas Jivaraj Dhoshi Prize for the best book on Sanskrit, Prakrit and Gujarati grammar
- Priyakant Parikh Prize for the best novel
- Ramu Pandit Prize for the best book on human relations or economics
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