How can the post-60s Gujarati literature benefit from Internet and digital technology?

I was reading poems of Shri Bhagawati Sharma today in Navneet-Samarpan’s August’11 issue.

He is one of those contributors of Gujarati prose and poetry who enable Gujarati literature to stand up to the then popular trend of English literature by the range of subjects, use of the modern form of gujarati language as well as the themes.

My memory also recalls some of favourite Gujarati writers –  Shivkumar Joshi, Chandrakant Baxi, Anil Joshi, Harindra Dave, Mohammad Mankad, Raghuvir Chaudhari, Madhav Ramanuj; stellar mgazines – Chandani, Akhand Anand , Kumaar or Stars of Children literature – Vijaygupta Maurya, Hariprasad Vyas, Gandiv, Ramakadun.

I, and many more like me, have not been able to maintain contact with these in the subsequent years, probably on account of limited reach of Gujarati print medium.

With advent of internet and digital technology from the start of 21st century, access to the new, techno-savvy, generation’s literary work has been easier.

However, it it seems that need of the hour is collaboration of individual and collective efforts of Writers , Publishers and all techno-savvy Gujaratis to revitalize the treasure of Gujarati Literature, subject of course to due respects to commercial and IPR interests,  with the help of the digital technology.

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Author: ASHOK M VAISHNAV

In July 2011, I opted to retire from my active career as a practicing management professional. In the 38 years that I pursued this career, I had opportunity to work in diverse capacities, in small-to-medium-to-large engineering companies. Whether I was setting up Greenfield projects or Brownfield projects, nurturing the new start-ups or accelerating the stabilized unit to a next phase growth, I had many more occasions to take the paths uncharted. The life then was so challenging! One of the biggest casualty in that phase was my disregards towards my hobbies - Be with The Family, Enjoy Music form Films of 1940s to mid-1970s period, write on whatever I liked to read, pursue amateur photography and indulge in solving the chess problems. So I commenced my Second Innings to focus on this area of my life as the primary occupation. At the end of four years, I am now quite a regular blogger. I have been able to build a few very strong pen-relationships. I maintain contact with 38-years of my First Innings as freelance trainer and process facilitator. And yet, The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.

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