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Shailesh Parekh has been transcreating Rabindranath Tagore's works since 2002. A resident of Ahmedabad (Gujarat), he is one of the founding members of Ravindra Bhavan, an informal organisation that has been holding a programme on Tagore literature and thought once every month since May 2002. The other two founding members are Gujarat s eminent litterateurs and Tagore scholars Prof Niranjan Bhagat and Late Shri Bholabhai Patel. Ravindra Bhavan programmes are free and are open to all.
He has contributed to several Tagore anthologies including Essential Tagore, published jointly by Harvard University and Visva Bharati. He has lectured on Tagore at several seminars in Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Santiniketan, Los Angeles.
In his other avatar, Shailesh Parekh is a businessman. He holds a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from MIT (USA).
Naibedya (2002) Published by Writers Workshop, Kolkata.
Prantik (2004) Published by Writers Workshop, Kolkata.
Shesh Lekha (2004) Published by Writers Workshop, Kolkata.
Who is Rabindranath Tagore? (2006) Published by Writers Workshop, Kolkata.
Chitrangada and Other Dramatic Poems(2007) Published by Rupa & Co, Delhi.
Tagore in Ahmedabad(2008) Published by Visva Bharati, Kolkata.
Gandhi Vs. Tagore (2010) Published by Visva Bharati, Kolkata.
Tagore and Poetry, Chicago (2010) published by Rabindra Bharati, Kolkata.
Angreji Gitanjali (2002) 2nd edition in 2009 - Tagore's English Gitanjali and its Gujarati translation Published by Navbharat Sahitya Mandir, Ahmedabad.
Naivedya, Prantik and Shesh Lekha (2009) Published by Navbharat Sahitya Mandir, Ahmedabad.
Angreji Gitanjali (2003) Published by Parichay Trust, Mumbai.
'The Poet and the Prophet' (2009) now published by Visva Bharati, Kolkata. The play was premiered at Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad on January 30, 2009 Mahatma Gandhi s birthday.
In March 2009, the same play was performed at Jora Sanko, Kolkata (ancestral home of Rabindranath Tagore) in the presence of the then West Bengal Governor, Shri Gopalkrishna Gandhi, and also in Santiniketan.