Gauri Deshpande

Gauri Deshpande (11 February 1942 – 1 March 2003) was a novelist, short story writer, and poet from Maharashtra, India. She wrote in Marathi and English.


The following are the titles of some of Deshpande's books:

  • Ekek Pan Galawaya (1980)
  • Teruo Te Ani Kahi Door Paryant (1985)
  • Ahe He Ase Ahe (1986)
  • Niragathi Ani Chandrike Ga Sarike Ga (1987)
  • Dustar Ha Ghat Ani Thang (1989)
  • Mukkam (1992)
  • Vinchurniche Dhade (1996)
  • Goph (1999)
  • Utkhanan (2002)
  • The Lackadaisical Sweeper (1997) (in English)
  • --and Pine for What Is Not (English translation of Sunita Desapande's Ahe Manohar Tari...)
  • Diary of a decade of agony (English translation of Avinash Dharmadhikari's Aswastha dashakachi diary)
  • She also translated the ten volumes of "Arabian Nights" written by Sir Richard Burton from English to Marathi. The volumes were published in 1976-77.

Collections of poems (in English)

  • "Between Births" (1968)
  • Lost love (1970)
  • Beyond the Slaughterhouse (1972)


Deshpande had two daughters, Urmilla Deshpande and Meithilli Mitchell, with her first husband, Avinash Deshpande; and one daughter, Sava Saheli Singh, with naval architect Surindar Singh. Urmilla is also a novelist currently living in Tallahassee, FL. Meithilli lives in St. Catharines, Ontario and has published papers on sustainability. Sava lives in Brooklyn, NY working on her PhD at NYU.

Her Grandchildren are Sukhi Khosla, a long distance runner, and Tissa Khosla a jazz musician who plays with Marcus Roberts and Jason Marsalis. [1]

A short compiled information of people related to Maharshi Karve [2]