Praful Raval

Praful Raval (Gujarati: પ્રફુલ રાવલ) is a Gujarati teacher, poet, essayist and short story writer.[1] Raval is a co-editor of Kavilok and Kumar and works as a general secretary of Gujarati Sahitya Parishad. He received Kumar Suvarna Chandrak in 1982.

Praful Raval
at Gujarat Vishwakosh Trust, 11 May 2019
at Gujarat Vishwakosh Trust, 11 May 2019
Native name
પ્રફુલ જગજીવનદાસ રાવલ
BornPraful Jagjivandas Raval
(1948-09-05) September 5, 1948 (age 72)
Viramgam, Gujarat
OccupationPoet, essayist, short story writer, editor
LanguageGujarati
NationalityIndian
Education
  • Master of Arts
  • PhD
Alma materGujarat University
Notable awards
Years active
Academic background
Doctoral advisorDhiru Parikh
Signature

Early lifeEdit

Raval was born on 5 September 1948 in Viramgam to Jagjivandas and Subhadraben.

Raval completed SSC from Sheth M. J High School, Viramgam. He completed his Bachelor of Arts from C. M Desai Arts and Commerce College, Viramgam in Gujarati and joined the School of Language, Gujarat University. He completed Master of Arts, Master of Philosophy and Ph.D.

CareerEdit

Raval taught at L. C Kanya Vidyalaya, Viramgam from 1970 to 1983 and Sheth M. J High School, Viramgam from 1983 to 1984.

In 1984, he founded Kruti Prakashan, a book publisher.

In 1992, he founded a primary school namely Shishu Niketan, later known as Setu Vidyalaya. In 1995, he founded another school, Sarjan Vidyamandir, and served there as principal until 2006.

In 2012, he became co-editor of Kumar. He works as general secretary of Gujarati Sahitya Parishad.[2]

WorksEdit

PoetryEdit

  • Aavtikalni Shodh ma (2011)
  • Minoee Sachu Kaheti'ti (2014)

Biographical essaysEdit

  • Nokha-Anokha (1985)
  • Ba Etle (2001)
  • Manas Ae To Manas (2014)

Short storiesEdit

  • Pakelo Andhkar[2]

RecognitionEdit

He received Kumar Suvarna Chandrak in 1982.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Desai, Kinjal (2012-05-04). "Amdavadis knew Satyendranath before Rabindranath". dna. Retrieved 2017-03-17.
  2. ^ a b c Shukla, Kirit (2013). Gujarati Sahityakar Kosh [ગુજરાતી સાહિત્યકાર કોષ]. Gandhinagar: Gujarati Sahitya Akadami. p. 300. ISBN 9789383317028.