Ramesh Chandra Jha
Ramesh Chandra Jha (May 8, 1925 – April 7, 1994) was an Indian poet, novelist and freedom fighter. His poems, ghazals and stories evoke patriotism and human values. Romanticism and struggle of life are also the important aspect of his writing. His poetry expresses concerns of people's life struggle, their dreams and hopes.
He was not just a patriotic poet from Bihar but went to jail many times during the British rule because of his daring involvement in 1942 Quit India Movement. He was student of Hazarimal High School, Raxaul that time and was entrapped into several cases of the robbery at police stations during freedom struggle. In his school days he lead student protest and later thrown out from the school.
S. R. Bakshi and Ritu Chaturvedi wrote in his book 'Bihar Through The Ages'- "At his phulwariya village in great hardship, Gokul Thakur ordered Ramesh Chandra and Rama Kant Jha to go to Sugaon and to take account of the articles were removed and also the condition of imposed collective fines. Since both these persons view of prematured age, there was very much possibility of their being arrested. If so happened that both of them were arrested and imprisoned for two years under the Section 38(v) of the Indian safety act..."
During the jail Ramesh Chandra Jha studied Indian literature and after the Independence rather than joining politics, he became an author.
From Prayag, Allahabad one of a greatest poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan who were a good friend and contemporary poet of Mr Jha, wrote in a letter, "our soul speaks and heart sings in Ramesh Chandra Jha's poetry"
- Mazaar Ka Diya
- Kaling Ka Lahu
- Kunvar Singh
- Dharti Ki Dhool
- Roop Ki Raakh
- Paas Ki Duri
- Meera Nachi Re
- Surma Sagun Bichare Na (Bhojpuri Novel)
- Apne Aur Sapne