Name of the writer
PROFESSOR DR. PUSHPITA AWASTHI
Date of birth
14th January, 1960
Place of birth
Kanpur, UP, India (permanently settled in Netherlands)
Collection of poems
Shabd bankar rahti hain rituen, 1997
Hridaya ki hatheli, 2007
Ras gagan gupha me ajhar jharai, 2007
Dev vriksha, 2009
Shail pratimaon se, 2010
Tum ho mujhme, 2013
Shabdon me Rahti hai Wah, 2014
Aadhunik hindi kavyalochna ke sau varsh, 2006
Collection of shortstories
Sanskritik aalok se samvad, 2006
The edited books
Kavita Surinam, 2003
Katha Surinam, 2003
Dosti ki chah, Poems of Jeet narain, 2004
The Nagri script for biginers, 2003
Poems in English and Dutch languages
In woordenbestaat ze, 2008
Het beeld in de rots, 2010
The statue in the rock, 2010
Dev Vriksha (Poems in English)
Hindi Teaching in Caribbean countries, 2004
Surinam ka srijnatmak Sahitya, 2012
Awards and felicitations
Antarrashtriya agyeya sahitya samman, 2002, Rupambara, India
Carrabin Rashtriya Hindi Sewa Puraskar, 2004, Hindi Prachar Sanstha, Guyana
Laxmimalla Singhwi antarrashtriya kavita puraskar, 2004, U.K. Hindi Smiti, London
Rashtriya Hindi Sewa puraskar, 2005, Arya Prantik Sabha, Surinam
Surinam hindi Sewa samman, 2005, Surinam Hindi Parishad
Rashtriya Sahitya Puraskar, 2007 Rupambra, India
Shamsher samman, 2008, India
Kiran women achievement award, 2013
Vatayan samman for poetry, 2013,London
Other literary achievements
Dr. Pushpita Awasthi can not be termed with a certain discipline. As a world traveler, poetess, writer, educator, editor, professor and a diplomat, Professor Pushpita Awasthi has got eminent position in literary Arena of Hindi world. Educated in J. Krishnamurti foundation and BHU, Varanasi, Dr. Pushpita has been associated as Head of Department of Hindi in Vasanta collage for women, Rajghat, Varanasi. While associated with Krishnamurti foundation, She edited Parisamvad, a periodical of the foundation. She has handled many translations of the lectures of Krishnamurti and also edited a few books of Krishnamurti.
The poems and articles of Pushpita Awasthi are published in the reputed journals of India. Her poems have widely been translated into Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish and Russian languages. Her collection of poems titled Hridaya Ki Hathili(Palm of the Heart) has been brought in Bengali.
From 2001 to 2005 Dr. Pushpita has been associated with the Indian Embassy, Paramaribo, Surinam as first secretary and professor in Hindi.
Being in Surinam, she established Surinam Sahitya mitra and Surinam vidyaniwas Sahitya Sanstha.
She established Caribbean Hindi Sansthan in 2003 under aegis of Surinam Hindi Parishad.
Organized World Hindi Conference
She organized 7th world Hindi conference in Surinam in 2003, where in she compeered various academic sessions.
In 2006, professor Pushpita Awasthi established Hindi Universe foundation of which she is director.
Professor Pushpita is actively publicizing the Indian culture as well as Hindi language and literature in the countries of Indian origin and is honorary member of various institutions.
Dr.Pushpita Awasthi is Examiner of PhD Degree and Dissertations in Hindi Language and Literature in various Universities abroad.
She is also member of Indian Diasporas organizations all over world.
She has made documentaries on the culture and the nature of Surinam and a short film on the Life and literature of Shrilal shukla , Vidyaniwas mishra and Shivprasad singh,reputed writers which were telecast by Lucknow Doordarshan.
Professor Pushita Awasthi has delivered many lecturers in various universities on human culture and Indian culture and recited poems at various Caribbean countries of the world including Europe, America, South America, Japan, Australia etc.
Pushpita Awasthi has a large range of variety of poetry and while taking care of indianness in her poems she has also created a poetic world of her own. She has depicted Caribbean soil, seas, rivers and various poets in her poems. She has nicely composed love poems in which she has shown a close relation with all the human being of the world and exhibited the philosophy of VASUDHAV KUTUMBKAM.
Websites for Pushpita Awasthi's writings
Dr Pushpita Awasthi's poems and other writings are available on various Websites/Blogs and Search Engines and specially on the following sites:
PUSHPITA AWASTHI - Google+
Professor Dr. Pushpita Awasthi
Director Hindi Universe Foundation
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