Govardhanram Tripathi

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Govardhanram Madhavram Tripathi
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Govardhanram Tripathi
Born (1855-10-20)October 20, 1855
Died April 1, 1907(1907-04-01) (aged 51)
Nationality Indian
Occupation lawyer
Known for Saraswatichandra

Govardhanram Madhavram Tripathi (Gujarati: ગોવર્ધનરામ માધવરામ ત્રિપાઠી) was an Indian Gujarati language novelist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is known for his four volume novel, Saraswatichandra.


Govardhanram Tripathi was born in on 20 October 1855 on the day of the Dashera festival.

He completed his BA degree in 1875 and LLB in 1883. He started working as a lawyer in Mumbai in 1884.[1] At the age of 43, he retired early and settled in his hometown to contribute to Gujarati literature and public service.

Govardhanram Tripathi died in Mumbai on the evening of 4 January 1907.[1]


In 1887, the first volume of Saraswatichandra was published, and was followed by volumes 2, 3 and 4 in 1892, 1898, and 1901, respectively.[1] He was also fluent in English, and wrote 'Scrap Book' in the language.

He also took an active role in the Indian Congress during 1902; and in 1905, he was elected as the first president of Gujarati Sahitya Parishad. He also wrote various articles and essays in the papers 'Vasant' and 'Samalochak', which were later published as books.

List of works by Govardhanram Tripathi:

  • SnehMudra
  • Saraswatichandra Volumes 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • Leelavati Jeevankala
  • Navalram Nu Kavi Jeevan
  • Dayaram No Akshardeh
  • Samalochak
  • Sadavastu Vichar
  • Classical Poets of Gujarat
  • Scrap Book


The period from 1885 to 1915 is called "Govardhan-Yug" or "Govardhan-Era" in Gujarati literature.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Salil Tripathi (2013-03-30). "Saraswatichandra-Not a love story". Retrieved 2013-11-14.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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