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Vadodara, also known as Baroda, is renowned for its rich cultural heritage and significant contributions to Gujarati culture and literature. The city has played a pivotal role in shaping the literary landscape of Gujarat and continues to be a hub of artistic and intellectual pursuits.

Vadodara has been a center of learning and patronage for centuries. The city was the capital of the erstwhile princely state of Baroda, known for its enlightened rulers who encouraged arts, literature, and education. This support laid the foundation for the flourishing of Gujarati culture and literature in the region.

One of the defining features of Vadodara's relationship with Gujarati culture is its vibrant literary tradition. The city has been home to renowned Gujarati authors, poets, and playwrights who have contributed significantly to the Gujarati literary canon. Prominent literary figures such as Narmad, Govardhanram Tripathi, and Rajendra Shah hailed from Vadodara, and their works have left an indelible mark on Gujarati literature.

The city has also been a breeding ground for literary societies, publishing houses, and cultural institutions. These institutions have played a crucial role in nurturing emerging talents, organizing literary events, and preserving and promoting Gujarati language and literature. Vadodara has witnessed the birth of literary magazines, literary conferences, and literary awards that have fostered creativity and intellectual discourse.

Furthermore, Vadodara's association with Gujarati culture extends beyond literature. The city is known for its vibrant folk traditions, music, dance forms, and performing arts. The famous Garba dance, a traditional Gujarati folk dance, thrives in Vadodara during the Navratri festival, showcasing the city's cultural vibrancy.

Additionally, Vadodara is home to several cultural centers, museums, and art galleries that exhibit and preserve Gujarati art, craft, and heritage. These institutions provide platforms for artists, artisans, and performers to showcase their talents and contribute to the preservation and promotion of Gujarati culture.

Chapter Ambassador

Bhavna Sheth

Bhavna Sheth is currently employed as a Mutual Fund Distributor at Spectrum Investment Platform. In her free time, she indulges in hobbies such as reading, with a particular interest in Gujarati novels and literature, and music. Bhavna holds academic qualifications in the fields of commerce, with a B.Com. degree, as well as library science, with a B.L.I. Sc. degree. Additionally, she is a trained naturopath. One notable aspect of Bhavna's life is her deep love and appreciation of her mother tongue, Matrubhasha.