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Aug 20, 2019
A children’s book about a boy who feels like a girl. And about a child brought up by grandfathers. These are some of the stories published by Tulika Books, who have been making children’s picture books since 23 years. Little…
Apr 22, 2020
While the Globe is streaming free its second dramatic production Romeo and Juliet, today is 23rd April, the day William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is believed to have been born and died. One would seldom find a more spontaneous and intense expression…
Nov 4, 2019
Did you ever wonder where the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ characters got their names from? Well, your search is complete. Here is a brief introduction of the artists from whom the creators of TMNT took inspiration. Teenage mutant ninja turtles,…
May 23, 2019
In this piece 64 year old Dr Yatin Desai, shares with CY his inspiring story of how to scale towering mountains with utmost ease and how this life adventure activity can shape human character and health. Chances are high that…
The World Heritage City of India’s cultural portal, Creative Yatra, is proud to introduce its 127th edition of Ahmedabad Art Weekly. Our attempt to flourish the creative fraternity of the city has been going on since more than 125 weeks now, and we will continually elaborate our efforts through our weekly edition that features most enriching events of the week. Currently, it is being circulated through thousands of emails and messages, and in case if you aren’t getting a copy of your AAW, please send us a ‘Hi’ on 7228 02 7228. Currently, our focus is being elaborated in the city of Charlotte, NC and will soon be reaching out to Vancouver, BC too. If you are a yatri and want the Art Weekly to reach and feature your city’s creative events, please give us a buzz and become a working hand in making it possible.
This week’s featured influential personality is the leader of the modernist movement in Gujarati literature, Suresh Joshi who is remembered not only for his prolific writings but also for transmogrifying the art of literary criticism. Born in Valod, South Gujarat in 1921 and began his teaching career at DJ Singh College, Karachi Joshi later taught at the Sardar Patel University too. He joined MS University, Vadodara as a professor and retired in 1981 as the HOD of Gujarati. He was the editor of Manisha, Kshitij, Etad Uhapoh, and Falguni magazines. The Post-Gandhian era writer, poet, essayist, critic and academician Joshi wrote experimental works on the topics of existentialism and phenomenology. He was honoured with Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak and Sahitya Akademi Award for his flawless contribution to the Gujarati language.
Illustration : Nilesh Ramani