Gujarati Tunki Vartama Pariveshni Karyasadhakta
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|File:Gujarati Tunki Vartama Parivesh.jpeg|
Coverpage of the book
|Cover artist||Ketan Rajyaguru|
|Subject||Literary criticism of Short story|
|Set in||Godhra, Gujarat|
|Awards||Gujarat Sahitya Akademi's Best Book Prize (for research)|
Gujarati Tunki Vartama Pariveshni Karyasadhakta (Gujarati: ગુજરાતી ટૂંકી વાર્તામાં પરિવેશની કાર્યસાધકતા) (English: The Function of Setting in Gujarati Short Stories) is an analysis of Gujarati short stories that served as Rajesh Vankar's doctoral dissertation.
It is the result of research on Gujarati short stories in the Gujarati language . The book gives an extensive description on setting as an element in a short story, especially in Gujarati short stories. The book won the Best Book Prize for research in 2012 as instituted by Gujarat Sahitya Akademi.
Vankar started his research in 2005 to obtain his PhD and completed it in 2010. The research results were published in 2012 as a book with the financial assistance of Gujarat Sahitya Akademi. The preface to the book is written by Manilal H. Patel.
The dissertation analyzes the literary element of setting, with examples from Gujarati short stories.
The second chapter, Sahitya Vivechan Kshetre Parivesh Vicharnanu Swarup ("Various Concepts of Setting in the Field of Literary Criticism"), considers how setting has been critiqued by an Indian literary critic and other international critics.
The third chapter, Gujarati Tunki Vartama Pariveshni Karyasadhakta ("The Function of Setting in Gujarati Short Stories"), discusses setting in traditional, modern, and postmodern Gujarati short stories. Types of settings include Rural, Urban, Social, Backwards area, Cultural, Historical, Mythological, Psychic, and Scientific.
The final chapter discusses ten short stories by Gujarati writers including Dhumketu, Sundaram, Jayant Khatri, Suresh Joshi, Kishor Jadav, Madhu Rye, Shirish Panchal, Mohan Parmar, Nazir Mansuri and Dasharath Parmar.
- Parmar, Manoj, ed. (December 2014). "Parichay: Dr. Rajesh Vankar". Dalitchetna. Gandhinagar. ISSN 2319-7862.
- Parmar, Manoj (October 2017). Pratiti. Ahmedabad: Rannade Prakashan. pp. 352–353. ISBN 978-93-86685-28-5.
- Vankar, Rajesh (2012). Gujarati Tunki Vartama Pariveshni Karyasadhakta. Godhra. ISBN 978-93-81471-24-1.