Ramdhari Singh Dinkar

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  • September 24, 2021
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Ramdhari Singh Dinkar

Part of: GS-Prelims 

  • Born at Simariya in Bihar in 1908, Dinkar’s poetry was considered inspirational during the freedom struggle
  • Remerged as a poet of rebellion as a consequence of his nationalist poetry written in the days before Indian independence. 
  • His poetry exuded veer rasa, and he has been hailed as a Rashtrakavi (‘national poet’) on account of his inspiring patriotic compositions. 
  • To escape the wrath of the government, Dinkar’s poems were published under the pseudonym “Amitabh
  • Dinkar initially supported the revolutionary movement during the Indian independence struggle, but later became a Gandhian.
  • Was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1959
  • His Kurukshetra is a narrative poem based on the Santi Parva of the Mahābhārata. 
  • Krishna Ki Chaetavani is another poem composed about events that led to the Kurukshetra War in the Mahābhārata. His Samdheni is a collection of poems reflecting the poet’s social concern transcending the boundaries of the nation.
  • His Rashmirathi is considered one of the best versions of the Hindu epic Mahābhārata.

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