Seth Govind Das (16 October 1896 – 18 June 1974) was an Indian independence activist and a distinguished parliamentarian. He belonged to the Maheshwari merchant family of Raja Gokuldas of Jabalpur. The family began as the banking firm of Sevaram Khushalchand, one of the "great firms" as termed by T.A. Timberg.
Das was also a famous Hindi author. He was well known for his support of Hindi as the national language of India. He represented Jabalpur in the Indian Parliament from 1947 to 1974.
Das was a close associate and follower of Mahatma Gandhi. He was jailed in Damoh for eight months by British, where he wrote four plays ‘Prakash’ (social), ‘Kartavya’ (mythological), ‘Navras’ (philosophical) and a ‘Spardha’(one act play). The Government of India awarded him the civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan in 1961.
- ^ The Life of a Text, Performing the Ramcaritmanas of Tulsidas, Philip Lutgendorf, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS, p. 423
- ^ Timberg, Thomas, (1971), A Study of a "Great" Marwari Firm: 1860-1914, The Indian Economic & Social History Review, 8, issue 3, p. 264-283.
- ^ The Marwaris: From Jagat Seth to the Birlas, Thomas A Timberg, Gurcharan Das, Penguin UK, 2015
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- ^ सेठ गोविन्ददास अभिनन्दन ग्रन्थ, नगेन्द्र, चतुर्वेदीमहेन्द्र, सम्पा. सेठ गोविन्ददास हीरक जयन्ती समारोह समिति, नई दिल्ली, 1956.
- ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2015.