Jayanti M. Dalal

Mr. Jayanti M. Dalal, B.Sc. (Hons.), a businessman and writer, was born in Kapadwanj (Gujarat), India on December 28, 1935. Since his days in school in Umreth, of Gujarat State, he took keen interest in reading a large number of fiction and short stories available in the village library. To date, 22 books, including 14 novels, 3 collections of short stories, and 5 compilations, have been published.

He was the first Gujarati writer whose Gujarati Novel 'Ankhane Sagpan Ansoona' translated into English named 'Ordeal of Innocence' first time published in U.S.A. in 2005 by Ivy House Publishing Group. To promote his novel he visited U.K., U.S.A. and CANADA in May 2005.

Hon'ble Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Gujarat State complimented to Mr.Jayanti M Dalal saying: "It was really heartening to note that a Gujarati Novelist's work is being published in English, and that too in USA. This is 'GAURAV' of Gujarat. Please accept my heartiest congratulations. The subject of your forthcoming novel 'Spatial Echoes' is also very much important, I convey my best wishes to you on publication of the novel."

He was Vice President of the All India Plastics Manufacturers' Association during 1984-85, has been nominated to fellowship in the United Writers Association, and has served on the fourteen-member working committee which prepared the book Introduction to Plastic Furniture in the Country, published by the Ministry of Industry of the Government of India in 1988.

Dalal has been an honorary editor of a trade publication, Acrylic News (1996), Porwad Bandhu (a quarterly Gujarati community magazine, 1980-2001), and Kala Gurjari (a Gujarati quarterly magazine on art, 1993-1996 and 1999-2001).

Periodically, he is invited to appear on the All India Radio and Television network doing talk shows and interviews on Gujarati literature and the acrylic industry. He was the pioneer who introduced acrylic furniture to India. In 1997, Dalal was felicitated by a number of prominent people from diverse sections of society in a Golden Jubilee Function organized to celebrate his 60th birthday. A 20 minute documentary of his life was shown. His biography is featured in more than 30 national and international directories.

Today, Dalal still writes enthusiastically. For him, acrylic has been his throbbing heart and literature has remained his oxygen.


Books By Jayanti M. Dalal