Speaker Ashok Vajpeyi at ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018

Ashok Vajpeyi

WRITER, POET & ARTS CRITIC

Ashok Vajpeyi is a poet, critic, art lover and institution builder. He has 15 books of poetry and seven works of criticism in Hindi. In English, he has written on visual art and Indian classical music. His works have been translated in most Indian and many foreign languages including English, French, Polish, Arabic, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese. A well-known culture administrator, he is the founder of the multi-arts centre Bharat Bhavan and was the chairman of the Lalit Kala Akademi. He has been decorated by the President of Poland with the The Officer’s Cross of Merit of the Republic of Poland and is the recipient of France’s Officier De L’Ordre Des Arts Et Des Lettres. He is currently a Managing Trustee of the Raza Foundation.



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