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Editor, writer & historian from Mauritius island

About Pahlad Ramsurrun

Pahlad Ramsurrun is a prolific writer of international fame. He graduated from the University of Delhi in 1973, and was appointed Education Officer at Royal College, Curepipe, Mauritius, where he became Head of the Oriental Languages.

He is the author of fifty books and more. He writes in English, Hindi and French. His works have been translated into several languages, including German, French, Japanese and Marathi.

His fields of interest are Education, Philosophy, Culture, History, Political Science, and Folk Literature. He has published hundreds of research-oriented essays in renowned Indian and Mauritian journals. He is also a freelance journalist and a regular contributor to several papers. Pahlad Ramsurrun is the chief editor of the trilingual literary quarterly, Indradhanush, published in Hindi, English and French.

He has obtained several prizes for his literary works and was honoured during the fourth World Hindi Convention held in December 1993. He has also represented his country in several international writer’s conferences namely Tashkant, New Delhi and London. He has given lectures on History and Literature in various universities. He was conferred the title of Honorary citizen of Beau Bassin-Rose Hill in 1999, the town where he resides. The President of Mauritius awarded him the title of PMSM (President Meritorious Service Medal) on 12th March, 2005. Pahlad Ramsurrun’s main publications are: Arya Samaj Movement in Mauritius, Folk Tales of Mauritius, Mahatma Gandhi and His Impact on Mauritius, Swami Dayanand and His Impact on Hinduism and Manilal Doctor Historic Court Cases in Mauritius.

Latest News and Events

Promoting Hindi in Mauritius

THE HANS INDIA | Aug 16, 2016

Pahlad Ramsurrun is a prize-winning writer and author of 70 books including ‘Folk tales of Mauritius’ and ‘The Stay of Mahatma Gandhi in Mauritius’ and others. He is also the chief editor of the trilingual literary quarterly, ‘Indradhanush’, published in Hindi, English, and French. Pahlad belongs to the first generation of teachers who taught Hindi in Mauritius. He was a daily wage labourer and today author of over 70 books. About his journey from […]

Deux oeuvres de Pahlad Ramsurrun dans une collection de contes et poËmes du CET

Week-End | Mar 20, 2016

Le Commonwealth Education Trust (CET) lancera à la fin de ce mois quatre anthologies autour des thématiques de l’Eau, de la Terre, de l’Air et du Feu. Cette collection qui a aussi une touche écologique réunira des poèmes et des contes produits par des auteurs de chacun des 53 pays faisant partie du Commonwealth […]

Une revue indienne consacrée à Pahlad Ramsurrun

Le Mauricien | Dec 19, 2015

Pahlad Ramsurrun fête aujourd’hui même son 78ème anniversaire. La valeur de son travail et l’ardeur de ses contributions ont-elles été soulignées, depuis septembre, dans un numéro spécial de la revue Anusandhan Yatra, ce magazine bilingue (hindi-anglais) édité par la Doodhnath Samaj Trust du Yaduvanshi Sadan Sahamalpur, Jalalpur, Jaunpur toujours dans l’état de l’Uttar Pradesh […]

Books and Publications

Indradhanush Magazine edited by Pahlad Ramsurrun

The Indradhanush with its recent publications offers the readers who are keen to know the impact of events that have left an indelible imprint on the history on Mauritius, and the life and work of eminent patriots who have shown the right way so that Mauritius Island may progress fraternally and harmoniously. Every issue of Indradhanush is valuable and indispensable for reference in schools, colleges, educational institutions, public and private libraries as well as for general readers.

A unique trilingual magazine published in Hindi, English and French.