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Author: Shrilal Shukla
Translator(s): Tripti Jain
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172018290
Bhagwati Charan Verma (1903-1981) born in the Unnao district of UP, lost his father at an early age and faced great financial hardship from childhood through early youth. Because of family traditions and the influence of Arya Samaj, he was educated through the Hindi medium. Later on, he studied at the Theosophical School, and it was here that he read Bharat Bharati and Saraswati extensively. His first poem was published in Pratap. After that, he wrote regularly, covering almost all genres of literature.
He traversed a long road from his firs novel Patan (1928) to Sabhinh Nachawat Ram Gosai to the highest peak of creativity. The publication of his Chitra Lekha, put not only Vermaji, but even the Hindi novel on the highest pinnacle of success. His other popular novels include Tere Mere Raaste, Bhule Bisre Chitra (which won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1961), Samarthya aur Seema, Seedhi Sachchi Baaten and Prashan aur Marichika. He has published many selections of poems, essay and plays. In his long and eventful life he was associated with many literary organizations. He was also for some time writing for films. In 1971, he was honoured with the Padma Bhushan,
ABOUT THE TRASLATOR
TRIPTI JAIN, the translator, was teaching Political science in the Government College, Ajmer for more than thirty years and retired in 1993. She has numerous translations from Hindi to English and from English into Hindi, to her credit. She is at present a freelance writer.
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