Sunday, 4 December, 2022
TopicHindi literature

Topic: Hindi literature

Sudama Pandey ‘Dhoomil’—angry young man who became poet of the masses

A progressive writer known for his ‘protest poetry’, he blamed Indian politicians for promoting and fostering divisiveness.

Agyeya wanted to publish a Nehru-at-60 journal. Indian and global writers told him this

In ‘Writer, Rebel, Soldier, Lover: The Many lives of Agyeya’, Akshaya Mukul talks about Agyeya, the pioneer of experimentalism in modern Hindi literature.

Dinesh Nandini Dalmia — Nehru’s ‘mysterious one’, a Hindi writer and a feminist icon

When Dinesh Nandini and Nehru met, he was keen to write her a letter of recommendation to Maulana Azad to help her kick start her career in politics.

Can the Hindi novel keep up with social media? Its new readers are signalling a revival

Critics must drop their haughtiness to accommodate new writers ushering in a new era where readers play judge, jury and executioner on social media.

Hindi Dalit literature has a gaping hole – satire

Writing tragedy makes the writer more responsible; writing satire makes the system cautious. 

Uttar Pradesh had a thriving literary culture in the 1980s, but proximity to Delhi killed it

Uttar Pradesh's proximity to New Delhi and the elevation of Hindi as an official language killed its literary culture but the sun is yet to set on its revival.

Nandan, the children’s magazine that is more a collectors item for today’s generations

Nandan's appeal lay in the fact that it offered a combination of the traditional and the modern in its stories, poems, interactive columns and educational content.

Tulsi Comics, the labour of love that gave Hindi readers characters like Angara & Jambu

More than two decades after Tulsi Comics had to close down, fans still remember the iconic, unique characters & artwork.

Habib Tanvir, the iconic playwright and director known for his work with tribal artists

Habib Tanvir travelled through the interiors of Chhattisgarh, meeting and working with local village artists, and used folk traditions in his plays.

Sumitranandan Pant, the beloved Hindi poet inspired by Lakshman and Napoleon

The first Hindi poet to be awarded the Jnanpith, he was a poet of nature, influenced by Karl Marx and Mahatma Gandhi.

On Camera

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EQB or GLB, the three-row compact SUVs are sure to give Mercedes a winner

The EQB and the GLB are siblings powered by different hearts, and while they do the same job, they feel very, very different.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.