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Posted by: | Posted on: March 6, 2018

A Few Words about Shri Harilal Upadhyay.

Late Shri Harilal Upadhyay (22-January-1916 to 15-January-1994) was a well known, famous and Great Gujarati Author of all the time. He made the Gujarati Literature rich by presenting more than a 100 Gujarati Books.

On the west coast of India, the state of Gujarat is situated. The language of the state is Gujarati & the people of Gujarat are spreaded all over the world & known as Gujarati People.

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A boy was born in a very small village of Gujarat in the days of cold (22-January-1916) in a brahmin family. He was blessed with versatile personality.

Later he sharpened his skills in Astrology, Cooking, Singing and most importantly in literature. His deep interest in folk tale(s) & culture and social values; helped him a lot in his research work, which he have presented later in his Historical Novels & Short Stories (and of course the poems and poetries as well) in Gujarati as a Gujarati Author.

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Of course the jorney from a village boy Hari to The Great Gujarati Author was never easy for Late Shri Harilal Upadhyay. He was telling that “Beta, Jyare Hu Mumbai Gayo, Tyare Mara Khissa Ma Char Rupiya Hata, Ane Same Mumbai Shaher”.

But he have prooved that “There is no option of smart hard work, having strong back up of Ethics, Knowledge, Talent and Will Power”.

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If we just take a brief look at the work Late Shri Harilal Upadhyay did in the field of Gujarati Sahitya (Gujarati Literature); the work can be classified into the following segments.

Historical Novels:

  • Which explores the history of

  • Chandravansh
  • Sooryavansh (or Suryavansh)

  • Gujarat And Gujarati Culture

  • Rajasthan (Mevad, Marvad and other areas)
  • India