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Curriculum Vitae of Chitra Mudgal

Chitra Mudgal was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award 2018 for her novel ‘Post Box No. 203, Naalasopara.

She is the first Indian woman to receive the coveted ‘Vyas Samman’ for her novel ‘Avaan’. 'Avaan'—meaning potter's kiln— is hailed as one of the greatest literary works in Hindi and brought her laurels from world over.

Chitraji was born in Agmore, Chennai on the 10th of December 1943. Educated in Mumbai, she has done her M.A. in Hindi Literature from the S.N.D.T. University by Correspondence. In Hindi literature, today, she is a very respected and talked about novelist. Since her youth, she has lived and worked amongst the weaker sections of the society of all caste and creed. To understand and solve their problems, to be able to make their lives a little better, has been an objective that she still fulfils. This is the reason why, through her vast experience, one can glimpse into the realities of their lives, through her writings. Her novel ‘Avaan’, portraying the lives and times during the Trade Union Movement during the time of Datta Samant has been acknowledged by critics as a masterpiece of literary work and stands as a classic novel in Hindi Literature. It is no wonder that ‘Avaan‘ has received numerous awards.

Professional projects :

- Secretary of 'Jagran' a NGO working for the upliftment of domestic women workers living in the slums of Mumbai (1965-1972)
- An activist with 'Swadhar', a NGO working towards the Economic Independence (1979-1983).
- As a one of the project Director of Women Studies Unit of NCERT, involved in planning of books 'Dahej Davanal', 'Begum Hazrat Mahal', 'Stree Samta' (1986-1990)
- Jury member of the 'Aashirwad' Film Awards, (1980).
- Member of Indian Film Censor Board, (1999-2001).
- Invited by the Mahatma Gandhi Pratishthan, Mauritius, for their program 'Rachnakaar se Bheint', (11 Sep 1990).
- Member of Jury in A. I. R, National Competition of Drama, (1995).
- Member of important social organizations like 'Samanvay'
- Ex-President of 'Stree Shakti - The Parallel Force'
- Ex-President 'Bal Vikas Bharati'
- Cover story writer of famous film magazine 'Madhuri', a Times of India publication for four years.
- Column writer for 'Saaptahik Hindustan', 'Surya', 'Maharashtra Times' (translated), 'Shree' (Gujarati), and under pen-name 'Chimu' for childrens' magazine 'Parag' .
- Member of Central Jury for the 49th National Film Awards (2002), and Indian Panaroma (2002), and 60th National Film Awards (2012).
- Member of awarding and selection committee of the Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh World Hindi Conference, London, Surinam, New York, Johannesburg, Bhopal(India) and Mauritius.
- Jury Member for the Maulana Azad Essay Competition (Saarc countries) by I.C.C.R, (2002 – 2005).
- Board Member of the Prasar Bharati Corporation Of India (2003 -2007).
- Chairperson of core committee ‘Indian Classics’ aired by Doordarshan.
- Senior Fellowship by the Human Resources Development Ministry .
- Joint Hindi advisory committee for the department of Space And Atomic Energy, ISRO (2006 – 2009), (2010– 2013).
- Member of the Hindi Salahakar Samiti for the Post and Telegraph Department. (2006 - 2009).
- Margdarshika for 'Abhivyakti', Sahitya ko Samarpit Sanstha (2000-2008)
- Sanrakshak Uttar Pradeshiya, Mahila Manch, Merrut - Sanrakshak 'Chetanamayi', Sahitya aur Samaaj ko Samarpit Sanstha, Delhi
- One of the trustees of Surya Sansthan, Noida, An Institution for underprivileged children.
- Chairperson of the Amritlal Nagar Srijan Peeth at The Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi University, Wardha (Maharashtra) 2018 - 2019.
- Member of Advisory Board of the Magazine ‘Bhasha’ - The Central Hindi Directorate, Ministry of Human Resources Development. (2011, 2018, 2019)
- Member of Hindi Advisory Board, Ministry of Home Affairs (2017)

Published works, Honours and List of Activity by Chitra Mudgal

- 'Sahityik Kriti' awarded for story collection 'Is Hamam Mein' by Hindi Academy, New Delhi (1986-87).
- 'Bal Sahitya Award' for children's book 'Jungle ka Raaj' by Hindi Academy (1986-87)
- 'Raja Radhikraman Prasad Award' for 'Gyaarah Lambi Kahaniyaan' by Bihar Raj Bhasha Vibhag (1987).
- 'Faneshwarnath Renu Sahitya Award' for the novel 'Ek Zamin Apni' by Gramin Vikas Sanghthan (1994).
- 'Sahityakar Samman' by the Hindi Academy, Delhi (1995).
- 'Sahitya Bhushan Samman' by the Uttar Pradesh Hindi Sansthan (2000).
- 'Vidula Samman' for the contribution to Social Services by Vikas Kaya Foundation, Kolkata (2001).
- Novel 'Gilligadu' was awarded the 'Chakradhar Samman' from Madhya Pradesh (2005).
- Novel 'Gilligadu' was awarded the 'Goenka Samman' in Mumbai (2005).
- 'Kalpana Chawla' Award for contribution to Literature (2007)
- 'Chinnappa Bharti Samman' for contribution in Hindi literature, Tamil Nadu (2010).
- 'Uday Raj Singh Smriti Samman' (2010) for contribution in Hindi literature by Nayi Dhara, Patna.
- 'Avanti Bai Samman' by Uttar Pradesh Hindi Sansthan for contribution in Hindi literature (2013).
- 'Krititva Samagra Puruskar' (2014) Bhartiya Bhasha Parishad Kolkata.
- Life time Achivement Award to Chitra Mudgal for her contribution in Hindi Literature by ‘State Bank of India', Raj Bhasha Vibhag, Mumbai (2014)
- 'Hindi Chetna International Literary award' (2014-15), North Carolina for ' Painting Akeli Hai' by Dhingra family foundation awarded by the Morrisville Mayor - Mark Stohlman.
- ‘Acharya Mahavir Prasad Dwivedi Yug Prerak Sammaan’ Rai Bareily (2014)
-'2nd Nirala Smriti Saman' (2015), Nirala Sahitya Sansthaan, Allahabad.
-'Vanmali katha Samaan' (2016), - Vanmali Srijan Peeth, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
- 'Spandan Katha Shikhar Saman' (2016) Spandan Sanstha, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Honour awarded for her Novel ‘Post Box No. 203, Naalasopara’
- Sahitya Akademi Award (2018).

Honours awarded for her Novel ‘Avan’
- The prestigious 13th ‘Vyas Samman ‘ by K.K.Birla Foundation (2003)
- International 'Pushkin Award', Moscow (2009).
- First International 'Indu Sharma Katha Samman Award' U.K. for the novel 'Avan', (2000).
- 'Sahityik Kriti' award by Hindi Academy, New Delhi (2000).
- ‘Vir Singh Dev ‘ award by Madhya Pradesh Sahitya Academy (2001).
- 'Shikhar Samman' Himachal Pradesh (2007).

Honour awarded for her Novel ‘Giligadu’
- 'Ratni Devi Goenka Samman' in Mumbai (2005).
- 'Chakradhar Samman' from Madhya Pradesh (2005).

Honour awarded for her Novel ‘Ek Zamin Apni’
- 'Faneshwarnath Renu Sahitya Award' by Gramin Vikas Sanghathan (1994).

First Published Story
- 25 Oct 1964, Navbharat Times awarded and published story 'Safed Senara' in Mumbai.

Literary works - Story collections:
- Zahar Thehra Hua (1980) Ananya Prakashan, Delhi
- Lakshagraha (1982) Parag Prakashan, Shahadara
- Apni Vaapsi (1983) Sambhavna Prakashan, Hapud
(2011) Remadhav Publication, Delhi
- Is Hamam Mein (1986) Prabhat Prakashan, Delhi
(2011) Remadhav Publication, Delhi
- Gyarah Lambi Kahaniyan (1987) Prabhat Prakashan, Delhi
- Jagdamba Babu Gaon Aa Rahe Hain (1992) National Publishing House, Delhi
(2011) Remadhav Publication, Delhi
- Charchit Kahaniyan (1994) Samayik Prakashan, Delhi
- Maamla Aage Badhega Abhi (1995) Prabhat Prakashan, Delhi
- Jinavar (1996) Kitab Ghar, Delhi
- The Hyena And other Stories (1998) Ocean Books Pvt. Ltd.
- Kenchul (2001) Prabhat Prakashan, Delhi
- Bhookh (2001) Prabhat Prakashan, Delhi
- Laptein (2002) Bhartiya Gyanpith, Delhi
- Bayaan (2004) Bhartiya Gyanpith, Delhi
- Chehre (2006) Yatra, Penguin
- Shreshtha Kahaniyan (2007) Yatra, Penguin
- Aadi Anaadi (Samagrah) in 3 volumes(2007) Samayik Prakashan, Delhi
- Taashmahal (2008) Alekh Prakashan
- Gaind Tatha Anya Kahaniyan (2009) Yatra, Penguin.
- Das Pratinidhi Kahaniyan (2009) Kitabghar Prakashan, Delhi
- Chitra Mudgal Sankalit Kahaniyan (2009) National Book Trust, India
- Dulhin (2011) Remadhav Publication, Delhi
- Shoonya (2011) Remadhav Publication, Delhi
- Meri Priya Kahaniyan (2013) Rajpal and Sons, Delhi
- Painting Akeli Hai (2014) Samayik Prakashan, Delhi
- Domin Kaki Tatha Anya Kahaniyan (2014) Sahitya Bhandaar, Allahabad
- Pratinidh Kahaniyan (2014) Rajkamal Prakashan, Delhi
- Chuni Hui Kahaniyan (2014) Aman Prakashan, Kanpur - Lokpriya Kahaniyan (2015) Prabhat Prakashan, Delhi
- Naari Jeevan Ki Kahaniyan (2019) APN Publication, Delhi

- Ek Zamin Apni (1990) Prabhat Prakashan, Delhi,
(2002) Samayik Prakashan, Delhi
(1999) Paperback, Rajkamal Prakashan
- The Crusade (Ek Zamin Apni) (2001) Ocean Books Pvt. Ltd.
- Avan (1999) Samayik Prakashan, Delhi
(2000) Samayik Paperback
- Gilligadu (2002) Samayik Prakashan, Delhi
(2003) Samayik Paperback
- Giligadu (The Lost Days) (2018) Niyogi Books, Delhi
- Post Box no. 203, Nalasopara (2016) Samayik Prakashan, Delhi
- Naktaura - Upanyasik Diary 1992-93 (To be Published) (2020) Samayik Prakashan, Delhi

Collection of Short Stories for Children:
- Jungle Ka Raaj (1980) Prabhat Prakashan, Delhi
- Neeti Kathayein (1987) NCERT, Delhi
- Door Ke Dhol (2009) Kitab Ghar,Delhi
- Soojh Boojh (2014) Rajpal and Sons, Delhi
- Desh Desh Ki Lok Kathayein (2014) Prabhat Prakash, Delhi
- Chiyun Miyun (2001) Parwati Prakashan, Rajasthan
- Chitra Mudgal ki Chuni Hui Bal Kathayen (2016) National Book Trust, India

Children's Novel:
- Madhavi Kannagi (1993) Kitab Ghar, Delhi
- Manimaikhale (2002) Sahitya Prakashan, Delhi
- Jeevak Chintamani (2002) Sahitya Prakashan, Delhi

- Jungle (2010) National Book Trust, India

Fictitious Reportage:
-Tehkhano Mein Bandh Aks (2010) Samayik Prakashan, Delhi
(2012) Samayik Paperback

Essay and Articles:
- Bayaar Unki Mutthi Mein (2004) Kalyani Parishad, Delhi
- Paatee (2011) Bodhi Prakashan, Jaipur and
(2016) Yash Publications.
(2017) Yash Paperback
- Bheetar Ka Ayatan (2014) Shilpayan Publications, Delhi
- Aparihariya Kuch (2015) Sahitya Bhandar Prakashan, Allahabad.
(2017) Paperback Sahitya Bhandar Prakashan

- Panchparmeshwar Tatha Anya Natak (2005) Rajpal and Sons, Delhi
- Boodhi Kaaki Tatha Anya Natak (2005) Rajpal and Sons, Delhi
- Sadgati Tatha Anya Natak (2005) Rajpal and Sons, Delhi


Til Bhar Jagah Nahin - Poet, Writer and Editor Awadh Narain Mudgal (2020)
Vani Prakashan, Delhi

Chitra Mudgal Ek Sancheyan (2020) Samayik Prakashan, Delhi

Stree Vimarsh:
Chinnamasta Nahin Main (2020) Yash Publication, Delhi.

Interviews :
- Mere Saakshatkar (2011) Kitabghar Prakashan, Delhi.

Edited Books:
- Asaphal Dampatya Ki Kahaniyan (1987) Prabhat Prakashan, Delhi
- Tootte Parivaron Ki Kahani (1987) Prabhat Prakashan, Delhi
- Doosri Aurat Ki Kahani (1988) Prabhat Prakashan, Delhi
- Bheegi Hui Ret (1989) Education Department, Rajasthan
- Puruskrit Kahaniyan (1989) Santosh Prakashan, Delhi
- Deh dehri (2003) Sahitya Prakashan, Delhi
(2018) Sahitya Prakashan, Delhi
- Munshi Premchand Ki Prem Kahaniyan (2005) Roshnai Prakashan, Kolkata

Critical Analysis of Books:
- 'Aavan Vimarsh' by Prof. Karuna Shankar Upadhyay, Head of Department, Bombay University Published by Samayik Prakashan, Delhi.
- 'Chitra Mudgal: Ek Mulyankan' by Prof. Vanaja, Head of Department, Kochi University Published by Samayik Prakashan, Delhi.
-'Chitra Mudgal Ke Katha Sahitya mein Sangharsh aur Sanchetna' by Anju Dua Jaemini, publisher Samayik Prakashan, Delhi
- 'Upanyason ke Jharookhe se - Chitra Mudgal' by Dr Karuna Sharma, Shilpayan Prakashan, Delhi.
- 'Samanti Vyavashtha Ke Khilaaf Katha Lekhika - Chitra Mudgal' by Dr. Aparna Chaturvedi 'Prita' Published by Prita Prakashan, Jaipur, Rajasthan.
- Chitra Mudgal ki Kahaniya - Srijan Ke Vividh Rang by Dr. Karuna Sharma, APN Publications (2019)
- Chitra Mudgal Samagrah Mulyankan (In Two Volumes) by Urmila Shirish, Aman Prakashan Kanpur (2019)
- Third Gender Ke Sangharsh Ka Yatharth ( Chitra Mudgal Ke Naalasopara ke sandharbh mein) Edited by Dr. Shagufta Niyaaz, Vangmaya Prakashan, Aligarh
- Chitra Mudgal Sanchayan by Prof. Karuna Shankar Upadhyay, Head of Department, Bombay University Published by Samayik Prakashan, Delhi. (2020)

Special Issue Magazine:
-Samavartan, Issue no.12, annual issue based on Chitra Mudgal and Habib Tanvir, Published by Prabhat Bhattacharya, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. (2009)
- Special 'Janpath' (magazine) edition dedicated to Chitra Mudgal, Published in Bhojpur, Bihar in Oct 2013.
- Special Pushpagandha edition dedicated to Chitra Mudgal, Published by Vivek Nijhavan from Ambala, Quarterly Katha Magazine (2016)
- Chitra Mudgal Ek Vyaktitva - Rashtrabhasha Prachaar Samiti Wardha June-July 2019

Translations of works of others:
- ‘Gujarati Ki Shreshtha Vyang Kathayein' (1979) Parag Prakashan, Delhi
- Translated more than hundred works from Gujarati, Marathi, and English to Hindi.

Works Adapted Into Film And Serial:
- Telefilm on the story ‘Bavajood Iske’ by Lucknow Doordarshan, (1983)
- Produced tele film ‘Waaris’ for Delhi Doordarshan, (1988)
- Story ‘Runa Aa Rahi Hai’ and ‘Pret Yoni’ was featured in Manju Singh’s Serial ‘Ek Kahani’ and ‘Aur Ek Kahani’ respectively.
- Story ‘Abhi Bhi’, featured in the serial ‘Majhdhar' for National Doordarshan Produced by Shankar Bhan
- In Production Short Film ‘Aabroo’ Based on short story Pret Yoni by C.K.Khanna.
- Story ‘ Dashrath Ka Vanvas’ featured in the serial ‘Rishtey’-Zee Tv Produced by Manju Asrani
-Story ‘ Sauda’ featured in the serial ‘Rishtey’-Zee TV Produced by Sadhana Chaturvedi
- Serial on novel ' Avan' by Akash Vaani, Delhi, Produced by Shyam Swami (2016)
- Feature film based on Short Story ‘Shaher’ which won the best Narrative Award at 6th Delhi International Film Festival (2017) Produced by Shaily Kumar, DarkWhite Productions.
- Short Film ‘Bayaan’ Produced by Shaily Kumar for Radio Talkies (2018) selected for Judges Training, Delhi and Police Training, Haryana.

Works adapted for Theatre
- Novel Avaan adapted for theatre by Abhinay group, Kolkata, Directed by Pratap Jaiswal on 25th November 2010, Minerva Theatre.
- Novel Giligadu renamed as ‘Ye Zindagi’ for theatre by Kalakriti, Patiala, Directed by Parminder Pal Kaur on 13th August 2018 in Punjabi and 4th March 2019 in Hindi Language at LTG, Copernicus Marg by Hindi Akademi.

Translations of her work in various Languages:
- Stories translated in various languages like Gujarati, Marathi, Konkani, Telugu, Kannada, Malyalam, Tamil, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi, Urdu and Santhali.
- Stories published in foreign languages like English, Italian, German, Czechoslovakian, Japanese, Mandarin(Chinese), Spanish, Russian and French.

Translations of Novel : Aavan
- In 'Marathi by Vasudha Sahasrabuddhe' and Published in 2009 by Padmagandha Prakashan, Pune.
- In 'Kannada by R.P Hegde' and Published in 2009 by Ravindra Pustakalaya, Shimoga Dist. Karnataka.
- In 'Punjabi by Prof. Navnindar Behl' and Published by Lokgeet Prakashan, Chandigarh in 2010.
- In 'Assamiya by Lutfa M.D Begum' and Published by Pratyasha Publishing in 2006.
- In 'Malyalam by Tank Mani Amma' and Published by Gyaneshwari Prakashan, Calicut, Kerala in 2014.
- In 'German' Avaan is Translated by 'Robert Minase'.
- In 'Bengali by Prof. Tanuja Majumdar' (To be Published)
- In 'Urdu' Avaan is Translated by 'Tabassum Fatima' (In Progress)
- In Telugu by Prof. Shesharatnam (In Progress)

- Translated in English by Priyanka Sarkar under the title ‘The Lost Days’.
- Translated in 'Punjabi by Jasvinder Kaur Bindra'.
- Translated in 'Malyalam by Prof. B. Sudha and Fatima'.
- Translated in 'Kannada by R.P Hegde'.
- Translated in 'Marathi by Vasudha Sahasrabuddhe', Published by Padmagandha Prakashan, Pune.
- Translated in 'Urdu by Tabassum Fatima'.

Ek Zamin Apni
- Translated in 'Marathi by Vasudha Sahasrabuddhe'.
- Translated in 'English by Deepa Agarwal' under the title 'The Crusade', published by Ocean Books Pvt. Ltd.

Post Box no. 203, Nalasopara
- Translated by in Marathi by 'Vasudha Sahasrabuddhe' Published by Vijay Prakashan, Nagpur

- Dasharat Ka Vanvaas a collection of ten short stories in 'Kannada By R.P Hegde' published by Chinthana Pusthaka.
- Hyena And Other Stories, A much talked about book translated in 'English by Deepa Agarwal', Published by Ocean Books Pvt. Ltd.
- Aag azoon baki aahe in 'Marathi By Chandra Kant Monjal', published by Mono Vikas Publication, Pune.
- Aadi Anaadi Collection of short stories in 2 Volumes in 'Kannada By R.P Hegde' Published by Hemantha Sahitya Bangalore.

Taught in Curriculum:

- ‘Ek Zamin Apni’ M.A.- Rajasthan University, Mumbai University, Trivandrum University, Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi University (Wardha), Karnatak University.
- ‘Gyarah Lambi Kahaniyan’ - Osaka University, Japan.
- ‘Gyarah Lambi Kahaniyan’ in Braille by The Andh Shiksha Kendra, Mumbai, for The School for the Blind.
- Story ‘Jab Tak Vimlayen Hain’ included in book ‘Varn Nirparak’ edited by ‘The Yashwant Rao Chavan University’ for BA Part Two - Maharashtra.
- Short story ‘Rishta’ included in book ‘Vividha’ for class 11 NCERT.
- Story ‘Aib’ – class 6, Gujarat.
- Story ‘Domin Kaki’ Class 11 SCERT, Kerala.
- Story ‘Jungle’ included in book 'Kalptaru for Class 12, Maharashtra.
- Novel ‘ Avaan’ –MA Kota University, Rajasthan.
- Novel 'Avan' in Allahabad University and Banaras University.
- Story 'Jagdamba babu gaon aa rahein hain'-BA Pune University.
- Novel Gilligadu -MA Trivandrum University.

Research on works:

Ph.D. and MPhil on various works in different universities in India and abroad

Address: Chitra Mudgal
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