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Ardeshar Faramji Khabardar : A Parsi Poet who wrote in Gujarati , Marathi and English

Kavishala LabsKavishala Labs November 6, 2021
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Ardeshar Faramji Khabardar was a wonderful Indian Parsi poet. He wrote mainly in Gujarati, English, and Marathi. He wrote under the pen name Adal. Soulfully living in Bombay and Madras, he wrote in different styles of poetry and published around 40 books in literature. He contributed Sonnets about his religion Zoroastrianism. He came to this world in a Parsi family in Daman on the 6th of November 1881.

HIS JOURNEY TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL WRITER

Initially, in 1909 he owned a motorcycle accessories business in Madras. Then he presided over Gujarati Sahitya Parishad in 1941.

His most popular pen names are Motilal, Khojo Bhagat, Kshemanand Bhatt, Narkesarirao, Shabhunath, Shridhar, Sheshadri, Lakha Bhagat, Valkalrai Thatthakhor, and Hunnarsinh Mehta. He had written approximately 40 books in Gujarati and 2 in English.

Poem by Ardeshar Faramji Khabardar (Adal) 


Wherever a Gujarati lives, there is Gujarat forever!


Wherever Gujarati is spoken, there is a Gujarati environment!


North-South East or West, where Gurjar resides;


Wherever the sun's rays run, the sun's rays shine.


Jenny Usha Hase Helati, Ten Tej Prafulla Prabhat;


Wherever a Gujarati lives, there is Gujarat forever! 


Gurjar Vani, Gurjar Lahani, Gurjar Shani Rit;


Doing good even in the forest, Gurjar Udyam Preet.


Which is called Ur Gujarat, it is called Mirat;


Wherever a Gujarati lives, there is Gujarat forever! 


Krishna Dayanand Dada Keri Punya Viral Ras Bhom;


Khand Khand Joi Zuz Garve Kon Jaat Ne Com.


Gurjar tide bounces chest stays there Garji Gurjar mat;


Wherever a Gujarati lives, there is Gujarat forever! 


Incomplete codes, incomplete finishes;


Sneha, shaurya ne satya tana ur, vaibhav raas rachaya.


Jai Jai Janam Safal Gujarati, Jai Jai Dhanya Adal Gujarat!


Wherever a Gujarati lives, there is Gujarat forever!


~ Ardeshar Faramji Kharbardar

A Gujarati poem, Jya Jya Vase Ek Gujarati, Tya Tya Sadakal Gujarat (Wherever a Gujarati resides, there forever is Gujarat) written by him depicts Gujarati ethnic pride and is widely popular in Gujarat.

HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO GUJARAT LITERATURE

He used to write in modern Gujarati. His very first work was the poetry collection Kavyarasika, in 1901. 

->Vilasika, was published in 1905. 

->Prakashika (1908) is styled as the works of Kalapi and Kant. 

->Bharat no Tankar (1909) and Rashtrika (1940) are collections of patriotic songs.

->He satirized Gujarat no Tapasvi and Brahmadiksha of Nanalal as Prabhat no Tapasvi and Kutkutdiksha (1920) under the pen name Motalal. 

->His Sandeshika (1925) includes patriotic songs.

->His Kalika (1926) is a love song in blank verse style. 

->Bhajanika (1928), Darshanika (1931), and Kalyanika (1940) are collections of devotional songs. 

->Rasachandrika (1929, 1941) is a collection of rasa songs.

->Gandhi Bapu (1948) also has 31 songs dedicated to Gandhi.

->His collection, Kirtanika, had 75 kirtan songs. He also published Malabari na Kavyaratno, an interpretation of poems of Behramji Malabari in 1913.

->English-language poetry collection The Silken Tassel (1918) had 95 poems.

->He wrote New light on the Gathas of holy Zarathushtra and Zarathushtra: 101 Sonnets depicting the life and teaching of Zoroaster. 

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