अमर गोस्वामी (जन्म- 28 नवम्बर, 1945)
अमर गोस्वामी (जन्म- 28 नवम्बर, 1945, मुल्तान (अविभाजित भारत); मृत्यु- 28 जून, 2012, गाज़ियाबाद) हिन्दी के प्रसिद्ध साहित्यकार तथा उपन्यासकार थे। वे 'मनोरमा' और 'गंगा' जैसी देश की प्रतिष्ठित पत्रिकाओं से लंबे समय तक जुड़े रहे थे। अमर गोस्वामी साहत्यिक संस्था 'वैचारिकी' के संस्थापक भी रहे। उन्होंने कई साहित्यिक पत्रिकाओं का संपादन भी किया था।
अमर गोस्वामी का जन्म 28 नवम्बर, 1945 को एक बांग्ला भाषी ब्राह्मण परिवार में मुल्तान (विभाजित भारत) में हुआ था। मुल्तान वर्तमान समय में अब पाकिस्तान का हिस्सा है। जब अमर गोस्वामी मात्र दो वर्ष के थे, तभी उनका परिवार देश के बंटवारे के दौरान मुल्तान से उत्तर प्रदेश के मिर्जापुर नगर में आकर बस गया था। अपनी शिक्षा के तहत अमर गोस्वामी ने 'इलाहाबाद विश्वविद्यालय' से हिन्दी विषय के साथ स्नातकोत्तर की उपाधि प्राप्त की थी।
अमर गोस्वामी ने एक प्राध्यापक के रूप में शिक्षा के क्षेत्र में भी अपना योगदान दिया था। महिलाओं की बहुचर्चित पत्रिका 'मनोरमा' में उन्होंने बतौर उप-संपादक अपनी सेवाएँ प्रदान की थीं। उन दिनों कथाकार अमरकांत इस पत्रिका के संपादक थे। 'मनोरमा' में लगभग 6 वर्ष तक काम करने के बाद अमर गोस्वामी दिल्ली चले गए।
कहानी संग्रह - हिमायती, महुए का पेड़, अरण्य में हम, धरतीपुत्र, महाबली, अपनी-अपनी दुनिया, कल का भरोसा, भूल-भुल्लैया, उदास राघवदास, बूजो बहादुर, इक्कीस कहानियाँ।
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अनुवाद - बांग्ला भाषा से हिन्दी में अनूदित 50 से भी अधिक पुस्तकें
उपन्यास - इस दौर में हमसफर
अनुवाद - बांग्ला से हिन्दी में साठ से अधिक अनूदित पुस्तकें प्रकाशित
'अहिन्दी भाषी हिन्दी लेखक पुरस्कार' - 'हिमायती' कहानी संग्रह पर केंद्रीय हिंदी निदेशालय द्वारा
'प्रेमचंद पुरस्कार' - उत्तर प्रदेश हिन्दी संस्थान द्वारा
केन्द्रीय हिन्दी निदेशालय, हिन्दी अकेडमी दिल्ली, इंडो सोवियत लिटरेरी सोसायटी के कई सम्मान आदि भी उन्हें मिले थे।
हिन्दी साहित्य के क्षेत्र में अपना बहुमूल्य योगदान देने वाले अमर गोस्वामी का 28 जून, 2012 को गाज़ियाबाद में अपने निवास स्थान पर निधन हुआ।
Amar Goswami (28 November 1945 – 26 June 2012) was a senior journalist and one of the prominent fiction writers of Hindi literature. His work includes satires, short stories, poems, novels, novelettes and translations from Bengali to Hindi. He was associated with Kathantar, Vikalp, Aagamikal, Sampa, Manorama, Ganga, Sunday Observer (Hindi), Bharti Features, Uxhur Bharat, Bharatiya Jnanpith, Remadhav Publications. His stories have been aired on All India Radio and short films have been made on his stories.
He was born in Multan (undivided India) in one of the affluent Brahmin families. At the age of 2, his family moved from Multan (now in Pakistan) to Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh. He graduated with an MA (Hindi), Shahitya Shiromani (Gold Medallist) and Shahitya Ratna from Allahabad University.
He used to live in his ancestral house in Mirzapur, and he found a Pandora's Box of Hindi literature in the collection of "Saraswati" editions. As a child he was influenced by the literally articles published in the Saraswati magazine, and started writing in the very early age. He was one of the regular members of the school debate team and won several debate and writing competitions. In his adolescent, he started writing poems and started reciting poems in literally group and meeting conducted by Rotary Club, Mirzapur. He has also written a book on history of Mirzapur.
He moved to Allahabad to study. commerce, at Allahabad University. Allahabad was considered at that time the literary capital of India. He became associated with stalwarts of Hindi literature like Sumitranandan Pant, Shailesh Matiyani, Naresh Mehta, Mahadevi Verma, Ilaychand Joshi and many more. He became one of the regular features of literally meetings (Sahitic Ghosthi). During that time he wrote many stories, which were broadcast on All India Radio and published in Hindi dailies like Aaj, Dainik Bhaskar, and various other magazines. He also published a literally magazine "Kathantar" and associated with Vikalp (a magazine of Late Shri. Shailesh Matiyani), Aagamikaal (a magazine of Late Shri Naresh Mehta) and Manorama (Mitra Prakashan) and Sampa (Children Magazine)
Amar Goswami formed a group to organise literary meetings named "Vaichariki" in Allahabad. The literally meeting (sahitic ghosti) was an open forum where all the participants used to discuss and share their views about the most recent works of the Hindi writers of the time. It used to happen once in a month where the guest speaker used to preside in the meeting and start the discussion about the recent works of participants. The meetings featured most of the prominent Hindi writers like Sumitranandan Pant, Illaichand Joshi, Naresh Mehta, Shailesh Matiyani and many more
After coming to Delhi, he changed his style of writing, which included the life, problems and the struggle of common man and middle class society in the metropolitan city. He used his wit to highlight the struggle of the common man and he wrote some of the masterpieces like Kalakar, Harap Ram Gadap, Buzo Bahadur, Juta, Apna Utsav, Govind Gatha etc.
His first collection of short stories "Himayati" was published in 1986, since then more than 25 books, which includes collection of short stories, novel, children books and books especially written for National Book Trust campaign on Adult Education were published. Also, he translated more than 70 books from Bengali to Hindi. He was also a part of expert panel of NCERT workshops conducted on syllabus design and selection of stories for Hindi subject.
He is the master of writing satire and brings light to some of the common events happening around us. And his writing focuses only towards the common man's problems like super fast life of metropolitans, human relation, corruption, social discrimination, poverty and government policies and he also focused on different aspect of nature of the human being (preachers don't follow what they preach). He was able to connect people with his writing.
This is the only published of the two novels that have been written by him. This novel casts multiple characters and has beautifully developed all the characters. The most important and powerful character of this novel is Ananya who epitomises the empowerment of women in the shining India.
He has devoted equal time in translating masterpieces of Bengali writers from Bengali to Hindi. He always wanted to make people aware of the great books written in Bengali language. He used to say that "readers should not be deprived of reading the great works due to the language constraints; and he is contributing his share by translating some works of the Bengali writers in Hindi."
He has translated more than 70 books of the prominent writers including Rabindranath Tagore, Taslima Nasrin, Tarashankar Bandhopadyay, Ramanath Ray, Bibhutibhusan Bandopadyay, Nazrul Islam, Satyajit Ray and many more
Mahuye Ka Ped
Aranya Mein Hum
Apni Apni Duniya
Kal Ka Bharosa
Is Daur Mein Humsafar
Sudama Ki Mukti (Book written for Adult Education Campaign by National Book Trust)
Amar Goswami ki Chuninda Bal kahaniya ( Published by National Book trust- year 2016 )
Tinku Ki Chattri
Sher Singh Ka Chasma