Acharya Kuber Nath Rai

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Acharya Kuber Nath Rai
Born (1933-03-26)March 26, 1933
Matsa Village, Dildarnagar Kamsar, Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh, British India
Died June 5, 1996(1996-06-05) (aged 63)
Occupation Writer, essayist, scholar, poet
Nationality Indian
Notable work(s) Gandha Madan, Priya neel-kanti, Ras Aakhetak, Vishad Yog etc.
Notable award(s) Bharatiya Jnanpith

Acharya Kuber Nath Rai (March 26, 1933 – June 5, 1996) was a writer and scholar of Hindi literature and Sanskrit.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Matsa village, Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh. He received his education from Banaras Hindu University and Calcutta University.

Career[edit]

Teaching career[edit]

From 1958 to 1986 he was in Nalbari College, Assam as a Lecturer in English Department. From 1986 to 1995 he was in Swami Sahajanand Saraswati PG College, Ghazipur, UP as a Principal. He got the Moortidevi Award from Bharatiya Jnanpith[1] and many awards from UP,[1][2] WB[1][2] and Assam Government.[1][2]

Writing career[edit]

Kuber Nath Rai dedicated his writing entirely to the form of the essay.[3]

His collections of essays Gandha Madan, Priya neel-kanti, Ras Aakhetak, Vishad Yog, Nishad Bansuri, Parna mukut have enormously enriched the form of essay.[3] A scholar of Indian culture and western literature, he was proud of Indian heritage.[3] His love for natural beauty and Indian folk literatures and preference for agricultural society over the age of machines, his romantic outlook, aesthetic sensibility, his keen eye on contemporary reality and classical style place him very high among contemporary essayists in Hindi.[3]

Main works[edit]

  • Andhkaar Mein Agnishikha, Prabhat Prakashan, ISBN 81-85826-61-7.
  • Priya Neelkanthi, Bharatiya Jnanpith, 1969.
  • Ras Aakhetak, Bharatiya Jnanpith, 1971.
  • Gandhmaadan, Bharatiya Jnanpith, 1972.
  • Nishad Bansuri, 1973.
  • Vishad Yoga, National Publishing Hause (Delhi), 1974.
  • Parn mukut, Lok Bhāratī Prakāśana (Allāhābād), 1978.
  • Mahakavi ki Tarjani, National Publiśiṅg Hāuse (Delhi), 1979
  • Patr:Maniputul ke naam, Viśvavidyālaya Prakāśana (Vārāṇasī), (1980) reprint 2004.
  • Manpawan ki Nauka, Prabhāt Prakāśana (Delhi), 1983.
  • Kirat nadi mein Chandramadhu, Viśvavidyālaya Prakāśana (Vārāṇasi), 1983.
  • Dristi Abhisaar, National Publiśhiṅg Hāuse (New Delhi), 1984
  • Treta ka vrihatsaam, National Publiśhiṅg Hāuse (New Delhi), 1986.
  • Kaamdhenu, Rājapal& Sons (Delhi), 1990.
  • Maraal, Bharatiya Jnanpith, 1993.
  • Agam ki Nav
  • Vani ka kshirsagar
  • Ramayana Mahateertham, Bharatiya Jnanpith (New Delhi), 2002
  • Kanthamani (Kavya Sangrah), Viśvavidyālaya Prakāśana, (Vārāṇasī), 1998
  • Uttarkuru, 1993.
  • Cinmaya Bhārata: ārsha-cintana ke buniyādī sūtra, Hindustānī Academy, (Allahabad), 1996

Anthologies of essays[edit]

  • Kuberanātha Rāya ke pratinidhi nibandha, Sāhitya Bhavana (Allahabad), 1991
  • Kuber Nath Rai Sanchayan, Sahitya Academy

Works on him[edit]

  • Rajiv Ranjan, 'Bhartiyata Ki Sankalpana Aur Kuber Nath Rai' (2009) Dept. Of Lit. Mahatma Gandhi Anatrrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Wardha Maharashtra[4]
  • Kuber Nath Rai: Parichay Aur Pahchan, Rajiv Ranjan,2014, Ashish Prakashan Kanpur, ISBN9788189457891
  • DR. Ajay RAI, "Lalit Nibandh Parampara Aur Kubre Nath Rai' V.B.S Purvanchal University , Jaunpur, U.P.
  • Sankar Chandak, Department of Hindi. Title: Kuber Nath Rai Ke Nibandhan Ka Swaroop Aur Shilpa Vidhan. V.B.S Purvanchal University , Jaunpur, U.P., 2001.
  • Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari, Bhartiya Sahitya ke Nirmata, Kubernath Rai, Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi (2007)ISBN 81-260-2523-9
  • Aman Mohindra;Kubernath Rai ke Lalit Nibandhon Ka Saanskritik Vishleshan, Punjabi University, Patiala.2003
  • Suresh Maheshwari, Lalit Nibandhakar Kuberanath Ray: Vyaktitva-Krtitva Ki Lalit Alocana, Bhavana Prakasana; 1st edition (1999), ISBN 81-7667-000-6

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Maheshwari, Suresh (1999). Lalita nibandhakāra Kuberanātha Rāya : vyaktitva-kr̥titva kī lalita ālocanā. Bhavana Prakashan. p. 192. ISBN 978-81-7667-000-5. 
  2. ^ a b c Tiwari, Vishwanath Prasad (2007). Bharatiya Sahitya ke Nirmata. Sahitya Akademi. 
  3. ^ a b c d Datta, Amaresh Datta (1988). Encyclopaedia of Indian literature vol. 2. Sahitya Akademi. p. 914. ISBN 978-81-260-1194-0. 
  4. ^ "Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya". hindivishwa.org. Retrieved 2014-05-10. 

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