|Name||:||Mohan Bulchand Lala|
|Title if any||:||‘Kalpana’|
|Date of Birth||:||22-11-1930|
|Place of Birth||:||
Kotri, Sind (Pakistan)
Ulhasnagar (Dist. Thane)
Significant Literary Achievements/ Contributions :
Mohan had written 25 books. Most of them were novels. A few most significant are given below:
1. ‘Anja Raat Baki Ahee’ (Night is still there), 1955, report on Goan freedom struggle.
2. ‘Surga Jee Golha’ (Search for heaven), 1958, children’s novel.
3. ‘Chandini Ain Zahar’ (Moonlight and poison), 1967, nine stories.
4. ‘Farishtan Jee Duniya’ (The world of angels), 1967, nine stories.
5. ‘Maau’ (Mother), 1979, Novel.
6. ‘Uha Shaam’ (That evening), 1981, seven stories.
Recognition By Way Of Awards/ Honours :
Mohan received a prestigeous Sahitya Akademi Award for his Book ‘Uha Shaam’ in 1984. We have not been able to trace the record of other awards/ honours.
He expired on 19th June 1992.
Mohan Kalpana Was one of the fore most writer of fiction in the post indenpedence era of India. He was one of the tri murti of sindhi fiction in the Second generation who tried to be distinct from the first generation of sindhi writers. They tried to profess the from progressive School of thought. The other two were Guno Samtaney and Lal Pushp. They differed among themselves also in thought and style.
Kalpana was struggling between the realistic & romantic school of thought even bordering on the progressive school. Kalpana had given quite a lot to post partition sindhi literature. He has written over 200 short stories, some of which are artistic, outstanding & world class.
He wrote many novels, of which one needs special mention and that was ‘ Jalavatni’ and in the novel he has portrayed nostaligic memories of sindh from where he was forced to Leave due to partrtion of the country. He was also a poet, and critic of a sort.