Ranjit Desai

Ranjit Desai( 8 April 1928 – 6 March 1992) was a popular Marathi writer from Maharashtra, India. He is best known for his historical novels Swami and Shriman Yogi. He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1964 and the Padma Shri in 1973.[1]

Ranjit Desai
Born
Ranjit Ramchandra Desai

(1928-04-08)8 April 1928
Died6 March 1992(1992-03-06) (aged 63)
NationalityIndian
OccupationNovelist, Writer
AwardsPadma Shri,
Sahitya Akademi Award,
Maharashtra Rajya Award,
Hari Narayan Apte Award,
Maharashtra Gaurav Puraskar

BiographyEdit

Desai was born in 1928 in the town of Kowad in Chandgad Taluka in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. He was married to Sunanda Kupekar / Desai.

WorksEdit

Desai's most prominent creations are "Swami" and "Shriman Yogi". His other works are as below.

NovelsEdit

  • Radheya - A Story narrating the life of 'Karna' - The Eldest of all Pandav's and his tyranny.
  • Swami - Received Sahitya Akademi award
  • Shrimaan Yogi - Based on Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj [2]
  • Shekhara
  • Baari
  • Kaanchan Mrug
  • Raja Ravi Varma
  • Pavankhind[3][4]

Collections of short storiesEdit

  • Roop Mahal
  • Madhumati
  • Jaan
  • Kanav
  • Gandhali
  • Aalekh
  • Kamodini
  • Morpankhi Sawalya
  • Katal
  • Babulmora
  • Sanket
  • Prapat
  • Megh
  • Vaishakh
  • Ashadh
  • Mekh Mogari
  • Sneha Dhara
  • Abhogi
  • Majha Gaav
  • Gammat karu naka

PlaysEdit

  • Kanchan Mrug
  • Dhan Apure
  • Pankh Zale Vairi
  • Swar Samrat Tansen
  • Garud Zep
  • Ram Shashtri
  • Shriman Yogi
  • Swami
  • Warasa
  • Pangulwda
  • Lok Nayak
  • He Bandh Reshmache
  • Tuzi Wat Wegali
  • Sawali Unnhachi
  • prapat
  • Raja Ravi Varma
  • Bari
  • Maza Gaon

Movie scriptsEdit

  • Rangalya Ratri Ashya
  • Sawal Maza Aika
  • Nagin
  • Sangoli Rayana
  • Rang Rasiya

AwardsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Padma Awards Directory (1954-2013)" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs. 1973: 30: Shri Ranjit Ramchandrarao Desai
  2. ^ V. D. Katamble (2003). Shivaji the great. Balwant Printers Pvt. Ltd. pp. 50–. ISBN 978-81-902000-0-4. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Pavankhind written by Ranjit Desai published by Mehta Publishing House | Buy Marathi Books Online". www.menakabooks.com. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  4. ^ Desai, Ranjit (1981). Pavankhind. India: Mehta Publishing House. ISBN 9788177661835.