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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