Vinda Karandikar

1918–2010
Vinda Karandikar

Vinda Karandikar was a Marathi poet whose selected poems, The Sacred Heresy (1998), is available in English. A former professor of English at the SIES College, Mumbai, he translated Shakespeare’s King Lear (1974), Aristotle’s Poetics (1978), and Goethe’s Faust, Part 1 (1981) into Marathi. He received India's prestigious Jnanpith Award in 2003. Karandikar died in Mumbai in 2010 at the age of 91.

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POET’S REGION Asia, South

LIFE SPAN 1918–2010

Vinda Karandikar

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Vinda Karandikar was a Marathi poet whose selected poems, The Sacred Heresy (1998), is available in English. A former professor of English at the SIES College, Mumbai, he translated Shakespeare’s King Lear (1974), Aristotle’s Poetics (1978), and Goethe’s Faust, Part 1 (1981) into Marathi. He received India's prestigious Jnanpith Award in 2003. Karandikar died in Mumbai in 2010 at the age of 91.

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