Dr.Kalpana Dave is a well-known writer in Gujarati Literature & a freelance journalist. Associated with field of education, after about four decades of experience in teaching in higher education in a college at graduate level, she retired as a Head of Gujarati Dept. from Shri. M.D.Shah Mahila College.(Malad-Mumbai). She is a recipient of Dr.Panna Modi Best TeacherAward (January-2011) awarded by Janseva Samiti—N.G.O. Malad, Mumbai.
She has also been awarded “Gira-Gurjari paritoshik” 2nd prize for her short-novel “Mrugjal” ( 2010 ) by –Kala Gurjary, a Lit.organisation. Vile Parle, Mumbai.
Her special contribution in Gujarati Literature is in the field of social novel and biography. The novel “Tender Wings of a Burning Bird” deals with trauma of a teenage girl Devki, suffering from incurable disease “Psorisis”, starving not only for good health care, nutritious food & medicine, but also for the affection o f her parents. In India poverty, unemployment, illiteracy & social discrimination of a girl child are root causes of all the evils in the society.
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