Dileep Jhaveri

Dileep Jhaveri
Dr Dileep Jhaveri (born 1943), from Thane, Maharashtra, is a Gujarati poet and playwright. He has published Pandukavyo AneItar (1989), a collection of poems, and Vyaasochchvas, a play (2003), the latter translated into English as A Breath of Vyas. He has edited an anthology of contemporary Gujarati poetry in English translation called Breath Becoming a Word.  His poems have been translated and anthologised in Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Malayalam, English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indonesian, Malaysian and Irish and Romanian languages. The eminent poet Gabriel Rosenstock has translated his works into Irish.
His other publications are: Khandit Kand Ane Pachhi (Poetry collection after communal riots following Babri Masjid demolition and Gujarat in 2002); Kavita Vishe Kavita (Verses on Poetry, Poetry collection 2017); Once This Mist Clears (Selection of Poems in English, The Feral Press, New York); Fire Writes In Several Scripts (Selection of Poems in English, The Feral Press, New York); Magic and Miracles (Selection of Poems in English, The Feral Press, New York); Rogha Danta   (Translation of Dileep Jhaveri’s poems in Irish by Gabriel Rosenstock); House of Three Widows (Collected Prose in English, The Feral Press, New York); and Chale Purvaiya  (Travelogue of East and Southeast Asian countries).
He has received the Critics Award (1989), Jayant Pathak Award for Poetry (1989), Gujarati Sahitya Parishad Award (1990), Karunanidhi Award from BAPASI Chennai, and Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar from Maharashtra State.
Invited to the Asian Poets’ Conference in Korea in 1986 and Taiwan in 1995, he has also read his poems in Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the USA (Georgetown University, Philadelphia, Long Island University, William Patterson University).
A professional general physician, Dileep Jhaveri serves on the editorial board of Kobita Review, a Kolkata-based bilingual journal, and is Muse India’s contributing editor for Gujarati. He is also on the editorial board of Kovita Review, a bilingual journal in Bengali and English.
Mobile: +91 996 927 6911 
Tel: +91 22 2586 1849/ +91 22 25307312

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