Rajendra Keshavlal Shah

(28 January 1913 – 2 January 2010 / Kapadvanaj, Gujarat / India)

Rajendra Keshavlal Shah
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Rajendra Keshavlal Shah popularly known as Rajendra Shah(Gujarati: રાજેન્દ્ર શાહ), was a lyrical poet who wrote in Gujarati. Born in Kapadvanaj, he authored more than 20 collections of poems and songs, mainly on the themes of the beauty of nature, and about the everyday lives of indigenous peoples and fisherfolk communities. In his poems using Sanskrit metrics, he was influenced by Rabindranath Tagore.He was one of the giants of post Gandhi-era called 'Anu-Gandhi Yug' in Gujarati literature.

Among his various professions, Shah was also a printer in Mumbai, where he launched the poetry magazine Kavilok. The press itself became an important Sunday meeting-place for Gujarati poets. ... more »

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