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Famous Writers from Uttarakhand | Writers Born In Uttarakhand

Famous Writers from Uttarakhand | Writers Born In Uttarakhand

Famous Writers from Uttarakhand | Writers Born In Uttarakhand

In this article, we are going to read about 8 famous writers from Uttarakhand who has immense contribution to literature, who won several awards and the hearts of several people. Starting from Aseem Trivedi to Tara Ali Baig we have selected the best popular writers for your read and exploration.

Aseem Trivedi

Famous Writers from Uttarakhand - Aseem Trivedi
Famous Writers from Uttarakhand – Aseem Trivedi

Trivedi was born on February 17, 1987. He is an Indian political activist and cartoonist. He is known for his campaign named Cartoons Against Corruption. Aseem Trivedi is one of the founders of Save Your Voice which is a movement made against the censorship of the internet in India. In the year 2015, he was awarded the Cartoonist of the Year.

Ganga Prasad Vimal

Ganga Prasad Vimal
Writers Born In Uttarakhand – Ganga Prasad Vimal

Born on June 3, 1939, Ganga Prasad Vimal was a poet, novelist, translator, and story writer. In 2019 he was nominated for the Sahitya Academy Award for a 2016 published story collection named ‘Main Bhi Jaoonga’. On December 23, 2019, Vimal died at Southern Highway, Sri Lanka due to a motor accident.

Mala Sen

Famous Writers from Uttarakhand - Mala Sen
Famous Writers from Uttarakhand – Mala Sen

Bengali-Indian-British writer Mala Sen was born on June 3, 1947, was a human rights activist. She was popular for race relations work in London and civil rights activism during the 1960-the 70s as part of British Black Panther and British Asian movements. Two of her famous works are India’s Bandit Queen and Death by Fire.

Pushpesh Pant

Writers Born In Uttarakhand - Pushpesh Pant
Writers Born In Uttarakhand – Pushpesh Pant

Born in 1946 Pushpesh Pant is a notable Indian academic, historian, and food critic. As a columnist, he has immense contributions to publications such as Times of India, Open, Forbes, and more. He was awarded Padma Shri in 2016 by the Indian Government. Some of the books by Pant are Gourmet Journeys in India, International Relations in the 21st Century, and more.

Rajeshwar Dayal

Famous Writers from Uttarakhand - Rajeshwar Dayal
Famous Writers from Uttarakhand – Rajeshwar Dayal

Dayal was an Indian writer and Head of the UN Operation in the Congo. He was also one of the earlier officers to get into the Indian Foreign Service. In 1969, the Indian Government awarded him with Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian award. Due to a stroke, he died in New Delhi on September 17, 1999.

Shailesh Matiyani

Writers Born In Uttarakhand - Shailesh Matiyani
Writers Born In Uttarakhand – Shailesh Matiyani

Born on October 14, 1931, Matiyani was a Hindi poet, essayist, and writer. He wrote more than 17 collections of stories including Maimmod and more than 30 novels which include two of his popular works Suryaasth Kosi and Ramkali. His writings portray the struggles and fighting energy of the lower-middle class and lower class of India which he personified through his writings and his life which gave him the label of ‘Jankathakar’ or ‘People’s Writer’. Many writers admired his works notably Premchand.

Shekhar Joshi

Shekhar Joshi
Famous Writers from Uttarakhand – Shekhar Joshi

Hindi writer Shekhar Joshi was born on September 10, 1932. Joshi’s best works are Kosi Ka Ghatwar (The Miller of Kosi) and Dajyu (Big Brother). Kosi Ka Ghatwar and a few other stories have been translated into Czech, Polish, English, Russian and Japanese. He is referred to as one of the most influential writers of Kumaon.

Tara Ali Baig

Writers Born In Uttarakhand - Tara Ali Baig
Writers Born In Uttarakhand – Tara Ali Baig

Baig was a writer, social reformer, and first Asian woman President of the International Union for Child Welfare in Geneva. Some of the books written by Tara Ali Baig are Portraits of an Era, Sarojini Naidu (biography), The Moon in Rahu, and more.

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