Vijay Dan Detha

Vijay Dan Detha, is one of India's leading story writers and among the most eminent writing in Rajasthani today. He is also known as Bijji
He has more than 800 short stories to his credit, which are translated into English and other languages.

Co-founder of Rupayan Sansthan

He is co-founder of Rupayan Sansthan with late Komal Kothari, an institute that documents Rajasthani folk-lore, arts and music. His literary works include Bataan ri Phulwari (garden of tales), a fourteen volume collection of stories that draws on folk-lore and spoken dialects of Rajasthan.
His stories and novels have been adapted for many plays and movies including Habib Tanvir's Charandas Chor and Amol Palekar's Paheli.

Personal Profile

Vijaydan Detha belog to charan caste. His father Sabaldan Detha and grandfather Jugtidan Detha were also well known poets of Rajasthan.

Awards and Achievements

  • Sahitya academy award in 1974
  • Bhartiya Bhasa Parishad Award in 1992
  • Marudhara Puraskar in 1995
  • Sahitya Chudamani Award in 2006
  • Padmashri in 2007