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DR. Shruti Patel

I, along with Balubhai Patrakar, met Dr. Shrutiben Patel , an assistant professor of History , Salisbury University , U.S.A. at Vadtaldhaam temple on 20th January,2019 and informed her about the literary , social and religious activities done by the Vadtaldhaam . She also briefed us about her ongoing research work and submitted a copy of her research paper — Beyond the Lens of Reform : Religious Culture in Modern Gujarat for my reference . We promised each other for support on any literary research work about Swaminarayan Sampraday. This meeting was held at the behest of Pujya Nautam Swami .

વચનામૃતના પાત્રો , સંશોધક : કીર્તિ પી. ધોળકિયા , પ્રકાશક : શ્રી સ્વામિનારાયણ ગુરુકુળ , રાજકોટ , ૨૦૧૮ , કિંમત રૂપિયા ૧૨૦ પૃષ્ઠ ૯૦૨. ગઢડા પ્રથમના પ્રથમ વચનામૃતને ૨૦૧૯ માં ૨૦૦ વર્ષ થતાં હોઈ આ અધ્યયન પ્રકાશિત કરાયું છે. તેના પ્રથમ વિભાગ અંતર્ગત વચનામૃતના ૧૦૯ સાંપ્રદાયિક સંતો ભક્તો અને બીજા ભાગ અંતર્ગત ૧૩૮ પૌરાણિક પાત્રોનો પરિચય કરાવવામાં આવ્યો છે. વ્યવસાયે ગ્રંથપાલ અને આશ્રિત એવા કિર્તીભાઇએ વર્ષોની મહેનતના અંતે આ સંદર્ભ ગ્રંથ તૈયાર કર્યો છે તેને અભિનંદન સહ આવકાર.

Swaminarayan Sahitya Sandarbh

It gives me great privilege to state that l have now been contributing regularly in the monthly Gujarati magazine – Vadtaldham Satsang published by Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, Vadtaldham since 2016. They have also appointed me as a junior Editor to assist Parshad Shree Lalji Bhagatji , the Editor of bi-monthly English journal Sahaj Anand and as Editor for Hindi magazine Swaminarayan Satsang. My association with the literary activities of the Vadtal Temple is in fact my worship of Shree Harekrishna Maharajshri .

A note on my work. I believe that history of Swaminarayan Sampraday and Swaminarayan Sahitya be written at the earliest . I also strongly believe that I cannot do that . It is not my forte. But I can do something for it . I can do supplementary work for that . Swaminarayan Aitihya Shreni is a step in that direction. The books published in this series are : 1 Shikshapatri Sandarbh, 2 Brahmanand Swami Sandarbh, 3 Nishkulanand Swami Sandarbh , 4 Vato nu Sahitya Sandarbh , 5 Prakarna Sandarbh , 6 Shree Hari Sandarbh and 7 Shree Hari Bhakti : Raja Rajvada Sandarbh. Swami Sahjanand, a bi-monthly of Swaminarayan Gurukool , Salvav Vapi in South Gujarat, also publishes my articles regarding sahitya and sampraday since 2013. I have written more than 100 articles in this magazine. I am ready to send my published books to you .Please send me your address.