Acharya Ramlochan Saran
|Acharya Ramlochan Saran|
Cover of Saran's work Manohar Balapothi
11 February 1889|
Sitamarhi Bihar, India
|Died||14 May 1971
Darbhanga Bihar, India
Acharya Ramlochan Saran (b. February 11, 1889 in Muzaffarpur, d. May 14, 1971) was a Hindi littérateur, grammarian and publisher. He founded Pustak Bhandar, a publishing enterprise, in Laheriasarai in 1915 and moved his publishing office to Patna in 1929. He also founded a number of magazines — Balak magazine (1926–1986), Himalaya (1946–1948) and Honhar (Hindi and Urdu) (1939).
His Hindi primer Manohar Balapothi attempted to teach the Devanagari alphabet to beginners. He also published Some Eminent Behar Contemporaries by Sachchidananda Sinha, books by Mahatma Gandhi, and other Gandhian literature in both Hindi and English. He published Tolstoy and Gandhi by Dr. Kalidas Nag in English and produced a Maithili language version of the books of Tulsidas. Having edited and published Sidhant Bhasya, a four-volume commentary on Tulsidas's medieval retelling of the Ramayana, the Ramacharitamanasa, he was first to start printing Maithili books in Maithili script (Mithilakshar).
- Sachchidananda Sinha, Some Eminent Behar Contemporaries, 1944, 218 pages.
- Kalidas Nag, Tolstoy and Gandhi ("In Gandhi's foot-steps" series), 1950, 135 pages