Vijaya Rajadhyaksha

Marathi writer from Maharashtra, India

1933   -  

country of citizenship: India, British Raj
language of expression: Marathi
occupation: writer
award received: Sahitya Akademi Award

Vijaya Rajadhyaksha (Devanagari: विजया राजाध्यक्ष) (born 1933) is a Marathi writer from Maharashtra, India. She studied at Rajaram College in Kolhapur, and obtained her doctorate from Mumbai University. Rajadhyaksha taught Marathi literature at Elphinstone College affiliated with Mumbai University, and then served as the head of Marathi department in SNDT Women's University, also in Mumbai. Her book मर्ढेकरांची कविता : स्वरूप आणि संदर्भ received a Sahitya Akademi Award in 1993. She presided over Marathi Sahitya Sammelan at Indore in 2001. Recently, she was awarded first Vinda Karandikar Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar (2010) which carries a prize money of Rs 1,00,000/- and an honorary certificate.Her husband M.V. Rajadhyaksha (1913-2010) was also a noted Marathi writer.
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