Book on legendary poet Dinkar released

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New Delhi, Sep 23 (UNI) Information and Broadcasting Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi today released a book as a tribute to the great patriotic poet Ramdhari Singh 'Dinakar'.

The book titled, 'Ramdhari Singh 'Dinakar': Vyaktitva aur Krititva' is written by well known critic and writer Khagendra Thakur and published by Publications Division of the Ministry of Information&Broadcasting.

The book gives a detailed account of the creative and personal life of this creative visionary. The author has analytically described his political, social and cultural vision interwoven intricately with the threads of the then ongoing struggle for Independence.

Mr Dasmunsi said,''Our poets and writers were the torchbearers of our national movement. Dinkar, the bard of Indian nationalism was in the forefront of such luminaries.'' He said, ''The author has captured the essence of Dinkar's writing and I congratulate him for this piece of work.'' About Dinkar, he said hailing from a remote part of Bihar, the poet contributed enormously to the ongoing freedom movement through his inspirational writings, the Minister added.

Dinkar's fearless nationalistic poetry compiled in the collections like Hunkar and Sanchayita as well as the epics like Kurukshetra and Rashmirathi awakened the national spirit. He was a poet of human relations and metaphysics too. For one such work 'Urvashi', he received the most prestigious Jnanapeeth award.

At the function, Ms Sushma Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting released the special edition of the Publications Division's literary magazine Ajkal, dedicated to the poet Ramdhari Singh 'Dinakar'.

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