Harishankar Parsai

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Harishankar Parsai
Born August 22, 1922
Jamani village, Hoshangabad district, Madhya Pradesh, British India
Died August 10, 1995
Jabalpur
Occupation Writer

Harishankar Parsai (Hindi: हरिशंकर परसाई) (August 22, 1924 – 1995) was a Hindi writer. He was a noted satirist and humorist of modern Hindi literature and is known for his simple and direct style.

He was born in Jamnia village near Itarsi in Hoshangabad district, Madhya Pradesh. He completed his M.A. in English from R.T.M. Nagpur University.He was also a pilot in the world war 2. After pursuing writing along with his service for some time, he quit his job and took writing as a full-time career. He settled in Jabalpur (M.P) and started a literature magazine called Vasudha. Despite of it being highly praised, he had to stop the magazine after the publication suffered economic losses.[1]

The great satirist left this world on August 10, 1995 in Jabalpur.

He won Sahitya Akademi Award in 1982, for his satire, "Viklaang Shraddha ka daur" 'विकलांग श्रद्धा का दौर' [2]

  • Hari Shankar Parsai used to give answers of readers in a column "POOCHHIYE PARSAI SE" in a Hindi News paper DESHBANDHU published from Raipur and Jabalpur.

Major works[edit]

Sanjay Collections':

  • Premchand Ke Phate Joothey (प्रेमचंद के फटे जूते)
  • Jaisé Unké Din Firé (जैसे उनके दिन फिरे)
  • Vaishnav Ki Fislan (वैष्णव की फ़िसलन)
  • Tirchchi Rekhayein (तिरछी रेखाएं)
  • Thithurta Hua Ganatantra (ठिठुरता हुआ गणतन्त्र)
  • Viklaang Shraddha Ka Daur (विकलांग श्रध्दा का दौर)
  • Pagdandiyon Ka Zamana (पगडंडियों का ज़माना)
  • Shikayat Mujhe Bhi Hai (शिकायत मुझे भी है)
  • Bhoot Ke Paano Peeche (भूत के पानो पीछे)
  • Apni-Apni Beemari (अपनी-अपनी बीमारी)
  • Awara Bheed Ke Khatrey (आवारा भीड़ के खतरे)
  • Aisa Bhi Socha Jata Hai (ऐसा भी सोचा जाता है)
  • Kag Bhagoda (काग भगोड़ा)
  • Tat Ki Khoj (तात की खोज)
  • Do Nak Waley Log (दो नाक वाले लोग)
  • Mati Kahe Kumhar Se (माट्टी कहे कुम्हार से)
  • Bholaram Ka Jeev (भोलाराम का जीव)
  • Hastein Hain Rote Hain (हस्तें हैं रोते हैं)
  • Sadachar Ka Taveej (सदाचार का ताबीज)
  • Bhosdo Le Tharo (भोस्ड़ो ले थारो)
  • Bus Ki Yatra (बस की यात्रा)
  • Bhed Aur Bhediye.(भेड़ और भेडिये)
  • Sahab Mahtwakanshi. (साहब महत्वाकांक्षी)
  • Ramnarayan Ki Training.(रामनारायण की ट्रेनिंग)
  • Rambharose ka Elaaz. (रामभरोसे का इलाज़)
  • Ek Ladki Paanch Deewane. (एक लड़की पांच दीवाने)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Date of birth 22 August 1924, per Manas Publishing, in Inspector Matateen on The Moon
  2. ^ Awards 1955-2007 Sahitya Akademi Official website.