Manglesh Dabral

(Born 1948)

Sahitya Academy Award - 2000 - Hindi



Born in 1948, in Kafalpani, Tehri Garhwal, Uttraranchal, Manglesh Dabral studied upto Graduation level Then he took up journalism as a profession. He is the Editor, Magazine Section, Jansatta. Has several books to his credit including, Pahar Par Lalten, Ghar Ka Rasta, Hum Jo Dekhte Hain, Awaz Bhi Ek Jagah Hain (all poetry); Ek Baar Iowa (travelogue); Retghari and Kavita Uttarshati (poems, edited), Lekhak ki Roti (a collection of prose writings), Yah Mrityupatyaka Nahin Mera Desh Hai (translation of Navarun Bhattacharya's Bengali work), and Siddharth (translation of Herman Hesse's work). Participated in the International Writing Programme of Iowa University, USA, in 1991. He has also visited Eastern Europe and many other parts of the world. He is the winner of Srikant Verma Puraskar in 1989 and Shamsher Smriti Samman in 1995.

The award-winning poetry collection, Hum Jo Dekhte Hain, contains poems that speak to us intimately and bring about an exhilaration in us. In revelling in one's own survival, one is also celebrating others'. This work is certainly an important contribution to Indian poetry in Hindi.