Over the years highly intellectual scholars and writers have enriched Hindi literature with their creativity and in-depth thoughts. On Hindi Diwas today, know more about such great contributors.
India has so many languages with dialects changing as you cross the border of a village or a city. But one language that identifies India and its culture in a large way is Hindi which is the largest spoken language in the country.
Over the years, highly intellectual scholars and writers have enriched Hindi literature with their creativity and in-depth thoughts.
He started the Chhayavaad movement and emphasized introspection and romanticism. The lyrical quality of his poetry has always been loved by those young with a love for meaningful rhymes.
One of his greatest works is a collection “Bharat-Bharati” that celebrates both the diversity and beauty of the culture of India. Another work “Saket” by Maithilli Sharan Gupt explores the inner conflict of Lord Rama when he was in exile for 14 years.
He was a highly versatile writer who contributed in multiple ways through his essays, novels, and poetry. What makes him different from his contemporaries is his ability to blend both modern as well as traditional elements in his work.
Most of his body of works has a touch of realism and romanticism in a proper balance. Some of his renowned works include “Saroj Smriti” and “Ram Ki Shakti Puja.”
Films like Godan, Shatranj Ke Khiladi, Mill Mazdoor, Gavan & Sadgati are adaptations of his works.— Film History Pics (@FilmHistoryPic) June 16, 2023
Munshi Premchand with wife Shivrani Devi. pic.twitter.com/qy3cmqHjbH
Munshi Premchand is one of the biggest Hindi novelists and hence is popularly also called “Upanyas Samrat.” His stories are mostly set in rural areas and depict the harsh realities of poverty and village life.
He wrote both big novels and short stories that reflected deep human emotions as well as questioned the societal issues of his times that plagued society. Some of his famous works include “Godaan,” “Nirmala,” “Kafan,” and more.
He was a prominent figure involved in the Navi Kavita Movement in the early part of the 20th century. Madhushala made him a household name and he gained immense popularity with this iconic creation. Harivansh Rai Bachchan was also honoured with Sahitya Akademi Award and Padma Bhushan for his contribution to Hindi literature.