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Jaishankar Prasad

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Jaishankar Prasad

Born:30 January 1890

Died:15 November 1937

He was a famed figure in modern Hindi literature as well as Hindi theatre.

He started writing poetry with the pen name of ‘Kaladhar’.

The first collection of poem that Jai Shankar Prasad penned, named, Chitradhar, was written in Braj dialect of Hindi but his later works are in Khadi dialect or Sanskritized Hindi.

He is considered one of the Four Pillars (Char Stambh) of Romanticism in Hindi Literature (Chhayavad), along with Sumitranandan Pant, Mahadevi Verma, and Suryakant Tripathi ‘Nirala’.

His vocabulary avoids the Persian element of Hindi and mainly consists of Sanskrit (Tatsama) words and words derived from Sanskrit (Tadbhava words).The subject of his poetry spans the entire horizon of subjects of his era, from romantic to nationalistic.

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