Chandra Prakash Deval

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Chandra Prakash Deval is a Rajasthani poet and translator. He is also the convener of Rajasthani Advisory Council of Sahitya Akademi.


He has translated Bengali, Oriya, Gujarati, Hindi and Punjabi poems and books into Rajasthani. He has also translated Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s "Crime and Punishment" and Samuel Beckett’s play "Waiting for Godot".[1]

Some of his poems are: "Pachhatava", "Mrityu Kisi ko Darati Nahin", "Mrityu se Mat Bhago" and "Vipathaga".[citation needed]


He has received Padma Shri in 2011 which happens to be the fourth highest civil honour given by the govt. of India.[2] He has been awarded by Sahitya Akademi, Delhi for his poetry "Paagi" in 1979. He also has been awarded by Matrishri Kamal Goenka Rajasthani Literature award in 2009 for his poetry "Jhuravo" and his service to the Rajasthani literature. He has been conferred with the prestigious 23rd Bihari Puraskar for his poetic work 'Hirna ! Maun Saadh Van Charna' in the year 2013.[3]


  1. Voices from the desert : aims and aspirations Archived 2009-02-10 at the Wayback Machine
  2. "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  3. "Chandra Prakash Deval chosen for Bihari Puraskar". WebIndia123. 11 December 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2018.

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