Vijaydan Detha, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Vijaydan Detha

Indian writer

Date of Birth: 01-Sep-1926

Place of Birth: Rajasthan, India

Date of Death: 10-Nov-2013

Profession: writer, poet, children's writer

Nationality: India

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Vijaydan Detha

  • Vijaydan Detha (1 September 1926 – 10 November 2013), also known as Bijji, was a noted writer from Rajasthan and a recipient of the Padma Shri award.
  • He was also recipient of several other awards such as the Sahitya Akademi Award. Detha has more than 800 short stories to his credit, which have been translated into English and other languages.
  • With Komal Kothari, he founded Rupayan Sansthan, an institute that documents Rajasthani folklore, art, and music.
  • His literary works include Bataan ri Phulwari (garden of tales), a 14-volume collection of stories that draws on folklore in the spoken dialects of Rajasthan.
  • Many of his stories and novels have been adapted for the stage and the screen: adaptations include Habib Tanvir's Charandas Chor, Prakash Jha's Parinati, Mani Kaul's Duvidha, and Amol Palekar's Paheli.

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