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Umashankar Jethalal Joshi ( 21 July 1911 19 December 1988 ) was a Poet, Novelist, Short story writer from India. Here View awards,Born,die

Umashankar Joshi Life

Native nameUmashankar Jethalal Joshi 
Born21 July 1911 Mumbai
Died19 December 1988 (aged 77) Mumbai
Occupation / ProfessionsPoet, Novelist, Short story writer
LanguageGujarati
NationalityIndian
EducationBA , MA 
Alma materGujarat College
Elphinstone College
Notable awardsJnanpith Award – 1967
Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak – 1939
Narmad Suvarna Chandrak – 1947
Soviet Land Nehru Award – 1973
Article CategoryStudy Material

Umashankar Joshi’s father, Jethalal who worked as a Karbhari of several Jagirs, wanted his sons to get an English education. In 1916, Joshi started his education at Primary school in Bamna and spent two years in 4th standard due to the absence of the teacher for a long time. Upon learning this Jathelal joined Joshi in Sir Pratap High School of Idar. As a boy who was raised in an orthodox environment, Joshi always heard “highly sensitive and expressive language” which shaped his future style, especially in writing plays. As a child, he had excursions to Hilly areas of Aravalli and visits to colorful monsoon fairs in and around Bamna. This village life left a profound impact on his language and developed “lyrical vien” in him.

Umashankar Joshi Occupation / Professions

In Sir Pratap High School, Idar, Joshi continued his studies till 1927 for 6 years. He joined Proprietary High School in Ahmedabad for his matriculation in 1927. Joshi considered reaching Ahmedabad to pursue higher education was a major breakthrough for him. Ahmedabad was then part of British India while Idar and Bamna were under princely rule of Idar state. Ahmedabad introduced Joshi to Gujarati literature. This city also helped raise his social and political consciousness. In 1928, Joshi joined in Gujarat College, Ahmedabad. He continued his studies there until he left British education under National movement influence in 1930.

The village environment in which Joshi spent his childhood gave him inspiration for his poetry in his college days. The earliest of his published poems was written when Joshi was 17 when he just completed matriculation and joined in Gujarat college. Joshi along with two other friends climbed Mount Abu, the highest peak in the Aravalli mountain range to watch the moon rise over Nakki Lake on the mountain. After a joyous journey to the hilltop, the autumnal fall moon and the lake inspired Joshi to write his first-ever published poem. The poem, Nakhee Sarovare Sarat poornimaa (Tr: Autumnal full moon at Nakki Lake) which was published in Gujarat college magazine, describes writing poetry in a stanza

Umashankar Joshi awards

Umashankar Joshi received the Jnanpith Award for his work Nishanth along with Kannada poet K.V.Puttapa (for Ramayana Darsana) in 1967. In his acceptance speech, Umashankar Joshi reiterated his belief about Unity of national identity and world mindedness by saying “What goes into the making of an Indian poet in the present-day world? His sharing the global anxiety and agony too. Paradoxically enough, the more world minded he is, the more Indian he will be, as one could see in the case of Tagore.”

  • Jnanpith Award – 1967
  • Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak – 1939
  • Narmad Suvarna Chandrak – 1947
  • Soviet Land Nehru Award – 1973

Positions held

  • President – Gujarati Sahitya Parishad (1968)
  • President – Sahitya Akademi (1978–1982)
  • Vice Chancellor – Gujarat University (1970)
  • Member – Rajyasabha, Upper House of the Indian Parliament
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