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Makers of Indian Literature (Set of 2 Volumes)

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Item Code: UAR625
Author: A.N kapoor & V.P Gupta & Mohini Gupta
Publisher: Radha Publications, Delhi
Language: English
Edition: 2005
ISBN: 8174873945
Pages: 846
Other Details 9.00 X 6.00 inch
Weight 1.29 kg
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About the Book

Indian literature is the literature produced by Indians. It is as old as the history of India. The literature produced by Indians in Indian languages shares a unique quality of Indianness. Multilingualism is the very stuff of our nationhood. There is a stream of unity in our myths, legends, forms, themes, trends and experiences. The present works Makers of Indian Literature contains about 1,000 entries. While Vol. I covers the entries from A to L, Vol. II is devoted to the write-ups from M to Z. It is hoped that the writers included in the two volumes will give a comprehensive view of the may facets of Indian literature in all its splendour.

About the Author

A.N. Kapoor After obtaining M.A., D.Phil. in English from Allahabad Universiy, Dr. Kapoor taught English at Agra and Delhi Universities for over four decades and has edited, compiled and authored more than hundred titles including reference books, encyclopaedias and language dictionaries. His dictionary of geographical terms published in 1955 was the first work of its kind in Hindi. His comprehensive English- Hindi Dictionary stands as the crowning work of the four decade long effort. The lexicon is considered a work of tremendous relevance for the entire gamut of bilingual activity, being undertaken in the country as almost all levels of our social system, educational institutions and government departments. V.P. Gupta: A former Professor at Delhi University, Chief Editor, Macmillan India and Deputy Director, Institute of Constitutional and Parliamentary Studies. V.P. Gupta is presently Secretary, Radha Kamal Mukerji Memorial Society. While he has been engaged in teaching, research and publishing activity for the last four decades, he has of late been concentrating on a study of Indian Freedom Movement, its ideas, events, personalities and forces which have laid the foundations of contemporary India along with all its triumphs and tragedies. Mohini Gupta: A constant collaborator in the intellectual pursuits of her husband V.P. Gupta she is co-author in a number of his publications including an Encyclopaedia of History and Culture of Punjab, and biographical studies of Raja Rammohun Roy, Swami Dayanand Saraswati, Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Lala Lajpat Rai, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. A two volume study of India since independence critically examines the triumphs and tragedies of Indian people during the last fifty five years. These books brought out in both the languages English and Hindi-have been widely acclaimed as the harbinger of awareness about the ideals of our freedom struggle.


Indian literature is the literature produced by Indians at any time, at any place and in any language. It is as old, vast and varied as the history of India. It began with the Vedic Sanskrit, journeyed through Prakrit, Pali and Apabhramsha and blossomed in the regional languages, out of which 18 have been recognized by the Constitution of India and 22 by the Sahitya Akademi. It is a unique quality of Indianness and is shared by the literature written in all the Indian languages. A five thousand year old cultural tradition holds India together. One or two dents have been made but, by and large the basic unity is there. Multilingualism is the very stuff of our nationhood. The collective myths, legends, forms, themes and trends have provided a strong appearance of unity to Indian literature. The present work Makers of Indian Literature, comprising two volumes attempts to underline the accomplishments of about 1,000 Indian writers, authors, poets, dramatists, essayists, critics, story-writers, novelists, translators and journalists. While Volume I covers the entries from A to L, Volume II is devoted to the write-ups from M to Z. These writers have, during the course of history, created an enormous treasure-house of ideas and emotions which belongs to India and constitutes an integral part of our heritage. The writers included in the two volumes have been drawn not only from all the recognized languages of India but also from Prakrit, Pali, Apabhramsha and Persian which have contributed to the growth and enrichment of Indian literature. The book has been designed to give a fairly clear and compre hensive idea of the vast creative talent available in India. The entries are arranged in alphabetical order and cover practically all the important writers who have carved out a place for themselves in the literary firmament of India.

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