Recipient for year 2018
Name: Dr. Jetho Lalwani
Education: M.A" B"Ed. Phd. Hindi Vishya, Dip in Lib. Reserch - Sindhi folk songs of Bani-Kutch
Birth Date: 8th March 1945
Birth Place: Kandiyaro, Sindh.
Research Fellowship: Sindhi Katchi lok sanskriti parampara.
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Dr. Jetho Lalwani has achieved literary eminence not only sindhi but also in Gujarati and Hindi languages. Renowned also as an accomplished theatre person. Lalwani is a major fiction writer, essayist, critic, Journalist, lexicographer, translator and also a scholar in folk, classical and medieval literature. Has remarkably contributed to propagation, promotions, preservation, enrichment and modernizatton of the Sindhi Language, which is stateless, minority language in India and is recognized in the Constitution of India.
His seminal work "sindhi folk songs of Bani" which brought doctorate and research fellowship on subject "Sindhi Kutchi lok Sanskrrt parampara" to him and was awarded Rs. one lakh prtze by Central Hindi Directorat Delhi Govt.of India, which added laurels to his literary career.
Shri Hiro Thakur, an eminent researcher scholar said about the work of Dr. Jetho lalwani that it was the first of its kind in India and really unparalled. He has been scholarly writing on folk literature, Sindhi language, litreature and other arts including grammar in Gujarati and Hindi as well.
Shri Dr. Hasu Yagnik renowned educationist and famous Gujarati folk lorist appreciating Lalwani's deep study and profound knowledge of folk litreature and arts. said that "Sindhi Sangeet and Bhagat" and Sindhi folk Stories" was best books in Gujarati language.
The people's linguistic survey of India is a right based movement for carrying out a nation wide survey to identify, document and understand the state of Indian Languages especially languages of fragile, nomadic, coastal, island and forest communities. To take this linguistic survey and to achieve this objective, The Bhasha Research and Publication centre was founded in Baroda. Dr. Jetho Lalwani is active member, scholar and activists of PLSI and take survey of Sindhi Language in India and Sindhi dielact Jutki in Kutch region, An article on Sindhi-Jutki Language, origin of grammer, Folk litrature including Sindhi Literature is published in the book named Peoples Linguistic Survey of India-Gujarat- Bhasha 2010 in Gujarati edited by prof G N. Der,1, This kind of sindhi languistic survey has been done first time after partition in India by PLSI.
The book named "Kutch No Sarvangi Itihas", is prepared and published tn 2012 under kutch development council. Dr. Lalwani's research article named "Sindhi Language in Kutch" has been published. Under the editorship of Dr. Suresh Gautam, Dr. Veena Goutam. releting indian. Languages folklore books. Books are published in Hindi. The articles of Dr. Jetho Lalwani are also published related to Sindhi folk lore and Sindhi Language, books are as under.
Journalist columnist-Editor So many weekly papers, literary magazines, Chief editor 'stage’ (Magazine of plays and Theaters) "Sindhi Lok Varso" (Magazine of Folk Litrature) on Editorial Board. Special Activities Organising Literary Workshop, Seminars, Conference and Folk Litrature Festival.