Nand Kishore Acharya

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Nand Kishore Acharya (born 31 August 1945) is an Indian playwright, poet, and critic who was born in Bikaner, Rajasthan.[1]

Biography[edit]

Acharya commenced his writing career early with an analytical work on the writings of one of the most eminent writers of India, Ajneya.[citation needed]

Acharya himself grew to find his own distinct voice in literature.[citation needed] Even Ajneya, when he first met Acharya, found it difficult to believe that the young man was the author of Ajneya ki kaavya Titirsha.[citation needed]

His plays, poems criticism, articles on issues of contemporary concerns and on education and his translations have been praised.[citation needed] Ajneya called him the "inimitable bard of the beauty of the desert".[citation needed]

He has translated many classical as well as modern and contemporary poets including Riocaan, Brodsky and Lorca and the works of M.N. Roy.[citation needed]

Currently a Professor of Eminence at IIIT Hyderabad, Acharya teaches courses on themes as diverse as non-violence and development. He is a life member of Vatsalnidhi Trust. He is also an Assistant Editor in Everyman's, Co-Editor of Naya Pratik, and Editor of Arumaru, Marudeep and Chiti.[citation needed]

The Sahitya Akademi's journal Madhumati has published a complete issue (July / August 2000) on him as a person and poet.[citation needed]

Awards[edit]

  • Rajasthan Sahitya Akademi's highest honour Mira Award.
  • Bihari Puraskar by the KK Birla Foundation.
  • All India play writing honour Bhuvaneshwar Award.
  • Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Akademi Award.
  • Bhuwalaka Award (2001).

Bibliography[edit]

Poetry[edit]

  • Jal Hai Jhan (1980)
  • Wah Ek Samudra Tha (1982)
  • Shabda Bhule Hue (1987)
  • Aati Hai Jaise Mrityu (1990)
  • Kavita Mein Nahin Hai Jo (1995)
  • Anya Hote Hue (2008)

Plays[edit]

  • Dehaantar (including Kimidam Yaksham 1987)
  • Paagalghar (including Joote 1988)
  • Gulam Badshah (including Hastinapur 1992)
  • Kisi aur ka sapna

Criticism[edit]

  • Ajneya Ki Kaavya Titirsha (1970)
  • Rachna Ka Sacch (1986)
  • Sarjak Ka Man (1987)
  • Anubhava Ka Bhaval (1994)
  • Sahitya Ka Svabhava (2001)
  • Sarjak Ka Man

Other[edit]

  • Sanskriti Ka Vyakarana (1988)
  • Aadhunik Vichar Aur Shiksha (1989)
  • Parampara Aur Parivartan (1991)
  • Sabhyata Ka Vikalpa
  • The Cultural Polity of the Hindus
  • Polity in Shukranitisaar

Translation[edit]

  • Sunate Hue Baarish (1983) (Riokaan)
  • Nav Manavaad (1998) (M.N. Roy)
  • Vignana Aur Darshan (1999) (M.N. Roy)

References[edit]