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6/15/21

SAURASHTRA NI RASDHAR IN MP3

 Jhaverchand or Zaverchand Kalidas Meghani (28 August 1896 – 9 March 1947) was an Indian poet, writer, social reformer and freedom fighter.




 He is a well-known name in the field of Gujarati literature. He was born in Chotila where the Government College has been renamed for this literary as Raashtreeya Shaayar Zaverchand Meghani College, Chotila.








 Mahatma Gandhi spontaneously gave him the title of Raashtreeya Shaayar (National Poet). Besides this he received many awards like Rajkot suvarna chandarak and Mahida Paaritoshik in literature. 





He authored more than 100 books. His first book was a translation work of Rabindra Nath Tagor called Kathaa-u-Kaahinee titled Kurbani Ni Katha (Stories of martyrdom) which was first published in 1922. He contributed widely to Gujarati folk literature. He went from village to village in search of folk-lores and published them in various volumes of Saurashtra Ni Rasdhar. He was also the Editor of of Janmabhoomi group (which is being published till date from Rajkot).







A sample of his collection of folk tales from Saurashtra has recently been published in English, with the translation done by his son Vinod Meghani. The three volumes published so far are titled A Noble HeritageA Shade Crimson and The Ruby Shattered

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