Gangtok, 13 Aug:
Noted Hindi and Nepali writer, senior journalist and translator from Sikkim, Subash Deepak, will be a part of the official delegation from India to attend the 11th World Hindi Conference being held from 18-20 Aug in Mauritius.
The conference is organised by Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India in association with Government of Mauritius, a press release informs.
It may be mentioned here, Ministry of External Affairs is the nodal ministry for the 11th World Hindi conference.
In keeping with past practice, Hindi scholars from India and other countries will be honoured with ‘Vishwa Hindi Samman’ for their distinguished services in the field of Hindi. The main theme of the conference is ‘Hindi Vishwa Aur Bharatiya Sanskriti’.
Mr Deepak’s name had been nominated for the conference by the Government of Sikkim.
In his career spanning more than four decades, Mr Deepak has authored six books in Hindi which include a novel, an anthology of short stories, collections of poems and three books on prominent Indian Gorkha freedom fighters.
His first novel ‘Aranya Rodan’ is the first Hindi novel from Sikkim published in 1985. He also authored Sikkim’s first Hindi collection of poems, ‘Khula Darwaza aur Ped’, and the State’s first collection of short stories in Hindi, ‘ChakravhuhTatha Anya Kahaniyan’.
He has four published works in Nepali to his credit including several translation works in Hindi, Nepali, Dogri and English.
He translated and edited ‘Bharatiya Nepali Kahani Visheshank’, a collection of Nepali short stories translated into Hindi, in 1974 which was the first translations of Indian Nepali short stories into Hindi.
He has also to his credit the translation of Nepali poems by Pawan Chamling ‘Kiran’ into Hindi titled ‘Crucified Prashna Aur Anya Kavitayein’ published in 1996.
Mr Deepak has also authored ‘Langauge and Literature, a research work on 10 Languages and literature of Sikkim including Nepali’ under Sikkim Study Series in 2004.
He started his career as a journalist in 1978 as sub-editor of ‘Himali Bela’ published from Gangtok and later published and edited ‘Wichar’, a Nepali newsweekly for more than three