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Laxminarayan Mishra was born in the village of Basti district
in the Indian state
of Uttar Pradesh
. He was born in the year 1903. Laxminarayan started composing poems at the age of 18. He wrote his first play, Ashok, in 1926 followed by Sanyasi in 1930, Rakshas ka mandir i.e. "Temple of Demons" in 1931. Some other poems can be mentioned as Muktika rahasya i.e. "Secret of Freedom" in 1932, Sindur ki Holi i.e. "Holi with Vermilion" in 1933, Gamdadhwaj i.e. "Flag with Garuda's Figure" in 1945, Vatsaraj in 1950, and Chakratyub i.e. "Chakra Formation" in 1953.
Life in Theatre for Laxminarayan Mishra
He also composed considerable one-act drama and published significant translations of Ibsen i.e. Samaj ke stambha or "Pillars of Society" and Gudiya ka ghar or "A Doll's House" in 1938. His themes cover a wide range from mythology to modern psychological problems through historical events and characters. Laxminarayan Mishra is considered the founder of the problem play in Hindi theatre
. He was an ardent advocate of patriotism and about feeling Indian at heart. However, Mishra remained open to new concepts and realities of life, and combined Indian and Western values in his plays. His approach was basically Indian but the dramatic structure was Western. His works became very popular between the 1930s and 1950s. They were frequently staged by schools, colleges, and amateur groups.
Laxminarayan Mishra died in 1987.
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