Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, Hindi Poet - Informative & researched article on Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, Hindi Poet
 Indianetzone: Largest Free Encyclopedia of India with thousand of articlesIndian Literature

 Art & Culture|Entertainment|Health|Reference|Sports|Society|Travel
Forum  | Free E-magazine  | RSS Feeds  
History of India|Indian Temples|Indian Museums|Indian Literature|Geography of India|Flora & Fauna|Indian Purans|Indian Philosophy|Indian Administration|Indian Languages|Education
Home > Reference > Indian Literature > Regional Indian Literature > Hindi Literature > Ramdhari Singh Dinkar
Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, Hindi Poet
Ramdhari Singh Dinkar was a famous poet, essayist and academician. He is considered as one of the most important poet of modern Hindi literature.
 Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar' Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar' was born on September 23, 1908 in a poor Bhumihar Brahmin family in Simariya village of Begusarai district in Bihar. He studied Sanskrit, Maithili, Bengali, Urdu and English literature. Dinkar was immensely influenced by some great poets like, Iqbal, Rabindranath Tagore, Keats and Milton. Initially he was associated with the revolutionary movement in the Indian Freedom Movement. During this time he started writing his nationalist poetry as an exponent of revolution and extremism. But in his later part of life he followed Gandhian ideology though he thought sometimes revenge is necessary for self protection.

Works of Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar
This was the world view that Ramdhari Singh portrayed in 'Kurukshetra'. He is the writer of a bouquet of poetry. The poem, Pranbhang in 1929 was the first publication of him. His collection of poems are Lokpriya(1964), Kavi Dinkar (1960), Dinkar ki Suktiyan (1964), Dinkar ke Geet (1973) Sanchayita (1973). His other major poems are Renuka (1935) ,Hunkar (1938), Rasavanti (1939), Dvandvageet (1940), Saamdheni (1947), Baapu (1947), Dhup-Chhanh (1947), Rashmirathi (1952), Dilli (1954), Neem ke Patte (1954), Suraj ka Byaah (1955), Neel Kusum (1955), Chakravaal (1956), Kavishri (1957), Urvashi (1961), Parashuram ki Pratiksha (1963), Haare ko Harinaam (1970). The major prose works of Dinakar's are Mitti ki Or (1946) ,Chittaur ka Saakaa (1948) ,Ardhanaarishwar (1952), Sanskriti ke Chaar Adhyaay (1956) ,Kaavya ki Bhumikaa (1958) ,Pant, Prasad aur Maithilisharan (1958), Shuddh Kavitaa ki Khoj (1966), Saahityamukhi (1968), Dinkar ki Daayri (1973), Chetana ki Shilaa (1973), Vivah ki Musibaten (1973) and Aadhunik Bodh (1973). Urvashi is a work that is based on love, passion and relationship of man and woman on a spiritual plane. 'Kurukshetra' is a narrative poem that is based on the Santi Parva of the Mahabharata. 'Krishna Ki Chetavani' is another poem that has been composed on events that led to the war of Kurukshetra war. 'Samdheni' is a collection of poems that reflect the poet's social concern.

Most of his poems are in Veer Rasa mode though there are some exceptions. Some of his other works are Rashmirathi and Parashuram ki Prateeksha. He has also composed social and political satires that were aimed at socio-economic inequalities and exploitation of the deprived. He was a progressive and humanist poet.

Awards of Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar'
Ramdhari Singh received Jnanpith Award in 1972 for Urvashi, a small token for his merit. He was also awarded Padma Bhushan in 1959 and Sahitya Akademi Award also in 1959.He was given the title "Rashtrakavi" for his literary works. He passed away on April 24, 1974.

(Last Updated on : 17/01/2013)
More Articles in Hindi Literature  (30)
Recently Updated Articles in Indian Literature
Agha Shahid Ali
Agha Shahid Ali was a notable poet. A recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, he is remembered for his works like A Walk through the Yellow Pages, A Nostalgist`s Map of America, Rooms Are Never Finished etc.
Saptapadi, the memorable novel of Tarashankar Bandopadhya, was later filmed by Ajoy Kor in the year of 1961.
Ramprasad Sen
Ramprasad Sen was a Shakta poet. His poems are known as Ramprasadi poems which are still popular in the state of West Bengal.
Kumud Ranjan Mallick
Kumud Ranjan Mallick was a celebrated Bengali poet who lived during the era of Rabindra Nath Tagore.
Rajshekhar Basu
Rajshekhar Basu, whose pen name was Parashuram, was a renowned Bengali writer whose satires and humorous stories were very popular.
E-mail this Article | Post a Comment
Forum on Indian Literature
Free E-magazine
Subscribe to Free E-Magazine on Reference
Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, Hindi Poet - Informative & researched article on Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, Hindi Poet
Contact Us   |   RSS Feeds
Copyright © 2008 Jupiter Infomedia Ltd. All rights reserved including the right to reproduce the contents in whole or in part in any form or medium without the express written permission of
Jupiter Infomedia Ltd.