Ramanlal Joshi

Ramanlal Joshi

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Ramanlal Joshi Profile

  • Name:
  • Ramanlal Joshi
  • Born:
  • May 22, 1926
  • Died:
  • September 10, 2006

Ramanlal Joshi Biography

Ramanlal Joshi was an Indian writer belonging to Gujarati literature. He is best known as a literary critic and editor, who lived during the period, 22 May 1926 – 10 September 2006. He received Sahitya Akademi award in 1984 his work on process of criticism, Vivechanni Prakriya. He was also a recipient of Anantrai Raval Criticism Award in 1993, Sahitya Gaurav Puraskar in 2001 and many more honours. As a critic, he dedicated 5 long decades to this field, and widely regarded as one of the greatest literary critics belonging to Gujarati literature. He served as the chairman of the Gujarat Sahitya Akademi during the period, 1986 – 1987 and the vice president of Gujarati Sahitya Parishad from 1984 to 1988.


Ramanlal Joshi was born on 22 May 1926 in Heerpura near Vijapur, as the son of Jethalal and Maniben. His early school education was done at Vadnagar, followed by Pilvai where he completed his schooling. He graduated in 1950, and later took Master in Arts as well, following which he became a research fellow at School of Languages, Gujarat University. He started his professional career as a lecturer in 1959 and worked at different colleges as a professor. He retired Director of School of Languages and Literature in Gujarat University in 1986.


He authored around 42 books in a career spanning to 5 decades, and most of his books were dedicated to criticism. He conducted researches while writing books, and also edited a few. Govardhanram: Ek Adhyayan, Pariman, Vivechanni Prakriya, Shabdasetu, Abhipsa, Bharatiya Naval Katha, Vuniyog, Vivechan ni Abohava, Aadivachan etc are among his noted works on literary criticism, and he authored a few books in English as well.

Published: January 10, 2019

Updated: January 10, 2019


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