Mauritian Author - Parsad Gunputh

Full name                      : Parsad Gunputh
Date of Birth                : 18:10:1933
Address                         : 160, John Kennedy Avenue, Vacoas
Phone No.                    : 6965643
National ID                 : G1810334212974
Small Profile Des       : Social worker, performs Ramayana classes, Writer & PoetBooks written             : Jeewan Pradeep (1996)
Hindi Shabda Chayan  (1980)
Devyani (1996)
Gariba (2004)

Previous Job Title    : Teacher

Previous Job Place   : Aryan Vedic Aided School

Qualification              : Academic (Visharad India University Allahabad Prayag

Social Activity            : Member Sugar Industry Pension Fund
Member Film Censor Board
Performing Prayers in Candos Hospital
Football Association

Award                         : Awarded in 2005 by Hindi Pracharini Sabha LongMountain
Awarded in 2012 by Ramayan Center
Awarded in 2016 by Ram Priya Shiv Mandir Glen-Park

Anurag Sharma awarded in Mauritius

Anurag Sharma, a renowned Indian writer and poet, awarded by the Mahatma Gandhi Institute:
The winner of the first edition of the Apravasi Hindi Sahitya Srijan Samman, organized by the Mahatma Gandhi Institute is Anurag Sharma, a renowned Indian writer and poet in the United States.

At the award ceremony at the Subramania Bharati Lecture Theater at the MGI, the winner received his award from the Speaker of the National Assembly, Maya Hanoomanjee, in the presence of several personalities. This award is intended for the author of the the best literary work in Hindi among the Indian diaspora throughout the world.

Poojanand Nemah

Occupation & Interests

(a) T.T.C and Hindi teacher,Pri. Gvt.School.1964-1978 (b) Production asst. Mgi 1978-2000.

Philosophy, hinduism, hindi literature, art, photography,social activities and religious institutions.

Hindi literary publications

1.Naya safar sahne ka.   Collection of short stories. mgi.1992

2.Chuppi ki Aawaz.  Collection of poems. Natraj publication 1995

Collective publications
1.Akash Ganga.Edition of Mauritian hindi poems. Bahadoor printing,Mauritius.1972

2.Paritalab. A collection of mauritian folk-tale and other short stories.

3.Videsh ke hindi kavi. Hindi poems of overseas poets. Hindi prachar sabha, Hydrabad.  May 1985.

4.Mauritius ke  nav hindi kavi. Collection of hindi poems,mgi 1975

5.Mauritius ki hindi kavita. Collection of poems,mgi 1988.

Other publications

1.Footprints of a himalayan yogi. Biography of Satguru Paramhansa Yogiraj Swami Nirvikalpanand ji Maharaj. Published by International Institute of kriya yoga &Occult Sciences.

Miscellaneous  periodical publications

Articles ,poems, folktales ,short stories for children etc. published in the following magazines: Shabda, Shakambhari, Sarika, Parichay, Vivek-vikas,  Madhuri, Vasant, Rim-jhim, Ayeena, Prakar, Malini, Triveni, Darpan, Anurag, Bal bharti, etc.

Photographs published in : Femmes des iles, Shakti, Virginie , Vasant etc.

Other activities or societal life

 (a) Active member of Savane sangeet sangh.1963-1966.

(b) Secretary, La flora Arya  Samaj.1970-1975.

(c) Active member of several committees of 2nd.World Hindi Convention held in Mauritius.

(d) Active organiser of Hindi-Urdu Workshop, Anse La Raie, 1979.

(e) Adjudicator for several years in hindi drama festival, Ministry of youth and sports.

(f) Founder member, Buddhist society of Mauritius.

(g) Founder member, Anand Marg Yoga Society of Mtius.


(h) Chairman,International Institute of kriya yoga.2000-2002

(i) Presented radio-programs like Itihas-Chakra around 1991, Bolte-Sapne in 1993-1994,

and Nirman 1998-2001 apart from participating in radio & t.v  programs at the MBS, MBC, Mabc.

(j) Now conducting Shiv shanty dhamspiritual centre for yogic attainments

and research in hindu mysticism all along social religiosity.


Pahlad Ramsurrun

The most famous hindi speaking historian of Mauritius who is not only a voracious reader but also a good follower of Mauritian literature and Hindi writings.


Pt. Dharmavir Ghoora

Founder and president of Hindi Lekhak Sangh (HLS) ie Hindi writers association. Assembles a large number of hindi lovers and writers with the generous intention to work for the betterment of the language and literature. He is also a registered priest of arya sabha since 1966. He is now a retired hindi supervisor of the ministry of education.

Hindi publications

1.Arya Samaj - Mauritius. (The aryan community of Mauritius) HLS_1973

2.Mauritius ke arya sevi. (The aryan servers of Mauritius) HLS_1998.

3.Mauritius ki kahaniyan.(Short stories of Mauritius) Published by Onkarduth Kushwaha.



1.Balsakha. (Children`s companion) .

A paper for the school-goers learning hindi.HLS_1965.

2.Naye ankur. (New germinations) .

A collection of short stories.HLS_1967.

3.Gandhi smriti.(In memory of Gandhi ji.).

 Articles and poems. HLS_1970.

4.Surbhit Udhyan. (Perfumed garden.).

 Articles and poems. HLS_Nov.1973.


5.Ashadip.(The lamp of hope.)

A collection of poems. HLS_Dec. 1973.

6.Indra dhanush.(Rainbow).

 Colours of HLS. HLS_1977.

7.Khile Suman. (Blossomed flowers)

An anthology of poems.HLS_!995.

8.Morisas ki laghu kathayen . (Short tales of mauritius.)

A collection of short tales.HLS_2004

Vishnuduth Madhoo

1.Ravi rashmi. Sunrays. Collection of poems.1961.

2.Morishas Bharti. The expression of Mauritius. Published by B.Sonoo. Hindoo Press. Port Louis. Mauritius.1966.

3.Hasya Vatika. The garden of laughters. A collection of humorous poems. Madhu Printing, Triolet, Mauritius.1973.

4.Phat gayi dharti. The earth torn out. Novel. Madhu Press, Triolet.1975.


Press-Manager since 1969 initially  to serve hindi language and  solve the timely problem of publication partially.

Edited Hamara desh  (Weekly/Daily).

Moonishwurlall Chintamunee


Hindi literary publications
1.Pratham kiran (First rays) Poems.1960.

2.Shanti niketan ki aur (Towards Shanti niketan ) Poems. Neo press. 1961.

3.Lokpriya geet. (Popular songs).1964.

4.Hindi ke adhar stambha .The pillars of hindi. Hindi Lekhak Sangh.1966.

5.Mauritius ka hindi sahitya tatha anya nibandh .(Hindi literature of Mauritius and other essays) 1972.

6.Nav nirman ki bela. Time to rebuild. Poems. 1972.

7.Shahmi shahmi si awaz. Hesitating voice. Poems. 1977.

8.Desh ke phool. Flowers of the country. Songs for children. 1978.

9.Hindi padya parag (An anthology of best hindi poems for the students of sc.) 1979.

10. Hire chaamke dhul mein. (Diamonds in the dirt) . Poems. 1984.

11. Bal kavita mala. Series of poems for children. 1984.

12.Chabbhi sagar ki .(The key of labour party or ssr.) 1987.

13.Dhwanan. (The resonance) Kiranprayag Publication. 1989.

14.Maurishasiya hindi sahitya (Mauritian hindi literature) Part one. Hindi book centre,!994.

15.Maurishasiya hindi sahitya (Mauritian hindi  literature) Part two.Hindi book centre.1996.

16.Raspunj ki rachnavli. (Works of Raspunj). Hindi lekhak sangh. 1997

17.Mauritius ki bal-kathayen. (Children`s stories of Mauritius.) Part one. Janvani Prakashan. 1998.

18.Mauritius ki bal-kathayen. (Children`s stories of Mauritius.) Part two. Janvani Prakashan. 1998.

19.Mauritius ki bal-kathayen. (Children`s stories of Mauritius.) Part Three. Janvani Prakashan. 1998.

20.Apni zamin ki talash. (In search of the land of identity) Poems. Atmaram & sons. 2000.

21.Mauritius ki swatantrata ki kahani. (Hindi version of -Story of independence of Mauritius) See below.Star publication. 2003.

22.Mauritius ka hindi sahitya.( Hindi literature of Mauritius). Hindi book centre. 2001.

 Periodical publications

Articles published in Janata, Navjeevan,   Samaj-vad,  Hindi congress, Vartaman, Anurag, Aryodaye, Indra Dhanush, Pankaj, Rimjhim, Vasant, Gandeev, Gajeepur samachar, Abhijagat, Chowraha, Aaj, Pragyan, Jai mahamana, Alok bharti, Bal bharti,  Yug maryada, Gagananchal, ajkal etc.

Other publications

1.Glimpses of eternal values.Philosophy.   2.Story of independence of Mauritius.


1957--General purpose teacher of Primary gvt. schools.   1973--Hindi tutor, Teacher`s training college.

!975--Education officer.mgi.   1977--Senior education officer.mgi.   1982--Lecturer, mgi.

1986 --Head, Department of languages.mgi.   1990--Senior lecturer,mgi.   1995--Retirement.

Contribution to hindi world


The author with the famous indian hindi writer Jainendra kumar in the picture .In the second picture he is also found among the executive members of Hindi lekhak sangh including the jovial poet S.M Bhagat.

1961--Founded Hindi lekhak sangh  (Hindi writers association)

1961-67 Presented radio programmes on radio

1965--Edited  Baal sakha, children`s paper.

1957-65 Member of Bambous social welfare centre and Bambous village council.

1979-94 Attended several international conferences.

1980--Introduced hindi and hinduism in educational television programme for sc. and hsc. students

1990-1995--In charge of hindi courses of B.A (Joint Hons) in Humanities run by the University of Mauritius.


Glimpses of hindi writings

Sweet home
 I want to tell you about that period of my life /When I lived in a mud-house plastered with cow-dung.

At that time the door of my house was wide open for the guests./For one and all in fact.

On the doorstep of my house  /One could smell the fragrance of sandalwood.

My courtyard was as bright as gold /But when prosperity smiled to me

And I had the means  to have a magnificent building erected, /I named it sweet-home

From that time the door of my house was almost closed to the guests.

And when I have got a compound  of my sweet-home /It is fenced with barbed-wire.

Translated by the poet, Dr. M .Chintamunnee


Bhanoomatee Nagdan


Writing, cinema ,music, theatre, politics, travelling and meeting people. Reader of Premchand, Sharat Chandra,Tagore, Guy de Maupassant, Flaubert, Tolstoi, Charlotte sisters etc. Follower of Gandhian principles. Well-known among the hindi lovers for her feminist ideas and bold speech.

(A portion from the short story Ek ghar i.e A home from the book Minister.P84)

If he had told you clearly, you could have bought it, Luxmi ! Today the prices are high. Even the corpse of an elephant is worth Rs.125,000.A portion of land worth Rs. 5,000 has been sold at Rs.75,000.It is a good bargain when one thousand rupees is a dream. Do you possess Rs.75,000 ?Even land is gaining the price of gold. When our ancestors came from hindustan they had the inner confidence that there is gold in the soil of Mauritius. Today the dream seems to be true in a sense. Today it is a fact that there is no gold in the soil but the land itself has got the golden value.

You have reached  the other end of the way. Today the great need of  people like us is merely a shelter. We don`t need a big house or a bungalow. We just want a little roof for ourselves. Where to go with such a request?  Whose door should we knock ?Who will listen to our story? What will happen to us? Where should we go with our olden roots ?

Both of them were lost in their endless problems.

Another portion of writing from the story Khilowna (toys) included in the book Minister.P89

As Life is going on today what can we do for our children? After great difficulty we earn one or two meals . We can neither buy a good car to offer a comfortable ride to our children nor we can travel by aeroplane. It is enough if we can make them enjoy with these toys anyway. They fulfil their desire while playing with them. They learn something even they break them into pieces during their play. Childhood comes once in a lifetime. Let`s ornate their tender age with flowers of love and perfume of our memory which remains for ever in the child`s heart. Life is a toy. Play with it as long as you can. We can`t expect much from death. Life possesses  whatever we wish .Life is worth living as it has every thing to make us happy. Nobody knows when life becomes silent or finished as broken toys .


Soomatee Boodhun

Hindi literary publication

Poems published in Nirman, Vasant ,Shantidoot, Bhasha, Gagananchal, Aryodaye, Rimjhim etc.Periodical publications and other notes

Started writing in 1975 and joined TTC in 1979.

A poem from the book

I want to live

( Page 111 )

A house be made where relationship never dies

Where the colour of love be spread

Every while I want to put some colours

I want to live .

A  world of mine be sheltered where the breath is not suffocated.

Where lies freedom in bondage

Every while I want to be bound

I want to live.

A yard be beautified where there will be no taboo to laugh

Where the flowers would like to flourish

Every while I want to be full of perfume

I want to live.

A song of mine be  echoed where life has not the habit of crying

Where there is the paradise of happiness

Every while I want to hum

I want to live.

A lamp of mine be ignited where every breath will be of confidence.

Where every scratch be covered with the border of my clothing

Every while I want emit such light 

I want to live.

Indradev Bholah Indranath


1.Bharat se bahar videson mein hindi tatha morisas mein hindi sahitya ki pristhabhumi mein hindi lekhak sangh ki bhumika

Hindi outside India and the role of Hindi Lekhak Sangh in the background of hindi literature in Mauritius.1834-2002.

Published by Hindi Lekhak Sangh and distributed by Hindi Book Centre. Delhi, India. 2003.

Bal-sakha Editor, Hindi magazine for children, publishing and editing by HLS.

Occupations & contributions

T.T.C. 1962 ---Asst. H.T 1995 ---Retired 1998.

Founder  / secretary of Hindi Lekhak Sangh (Hindi Writers Association) , 1961.

Founder--Vidia Bhavan 1971, Universal College, Riv.du Rempart. Secondary classes in  Hindi, Sanskrit and translation in general.

Founder--Riviere du Rempart Arya Samaj.

Editor-- Srijan, hindi paper for the whole island. 1988.

Editor-- Malini, Swarna Rajat, Charvana etc..


Chief editor--Bal sakha 2006

Freelancer at the MBC and presented hindi  program under the title of --Geet Garima. 2000-2001.

Presented a drama under the name of senior citizen association of Riv. du Rempart.

Presented the drama Grand regret in the drama festival organised by the Mins. of Cultural affairs

Honored by the Arya Sabha, Hindi Pracharini Sabha, Hindi Lekhak Sangh, Sanatan Dharma Temples Federation, Hindi Sansthan and the then President of Mauritius, Cassam Utteem.

Contribution to L`express, Week End, Le Defi, Mauritius Times, Aryodaye and other publications.

Regular writing for the last forty years and popularly dedicated to the promotion of hindi language and literature.

Balwantasing Nobutsing


Travelling mostly the country-side and meeting common people .Reading famous books and writing personal feelings.


1961-1977. Presidency College,Riviere des anguilles and Curepipe.

1977-2004.Supervisor,PSSA,Min. of education and scientific research,Mauritius.

Hindi literary publications

1.Puspanjali.( a handful of flowers ) A collection of hindi poems. Star publication,New Delhi.2004.


Collective literary publication

1.Vishwa darpan  ( a picture of the world). A collection of hindi poems from Fidji, Surinam, Nepal, Guyana,Trinidad and Tobago, U.K, and Mauritius. Edited by the author and published by Sanmarg Prakashan.New Delhi, India.1981.

Other literary publications

1960.My thoughts are ever greenA collection of poems.Mee Mee Printing,Mts.

1961.The garden of flowersA collection of poems from local poets. Mee Mee Printing, Port Louis, Mauritius.

.1970.An easy guide to poetry writing.

Miscellanious periodical publications

Various articls and poems published in Presidency college magazine,The global minds, Aaj, Ajkal, Vasant, Rimjhim etc.

Glimpses of hindi writings

Lead me unto the village of stars

(Le chal mujhe taron ke gaon mein. Puspanjali  p37)

Lead me unto the village of stars/The village of everlasting stars             Lead me unto the village of stars/The village of everlasting stars

                    Where huge planets can hear my love/And be the witness of my heart           Let me hear the music of Heaven/Let me reach the bossom of Queen Moon

Let me be one of her Queendom/And let my love shine like a star.        Oh ! Queen of the night, let me visit your village/And your inhabitants the stars;

                     Make me once an angel and let me fly/Amongst the unknown feelings.       This is no world to live in /Where love makes no friends

Take me away /Where only love reigns         So lead me unto the village of  stars/ Where only love reigns.