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CategoriesNews magazine
PublisherBennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.
Year founded1965
Based inNew Delhi

Dinaman was a Hindi language weekly magazine founded in 1965.[1] It was published in New Delhi.[2] The newsweekly was started by Sachchidananda Hirananda Vatsyayan 'Ajneya', a pioneer of modern Hindi poetry.[3] Subsequent editors of the magazine included the Hindi poet Raghuvir Sahay,[3] K.L. Nandan, and Satish Jha. Dinaman was published by Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. (now The Times Group).[4] Some of its staff members achieved national political stature. Shrikant Verma, a poet, was nominated to India's parliamentary Upper House in 1976, the Rajya Sabha and was a close adviser of the then Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi. Poet Sarveshwar Dayal Saxena and critic Vinod Bharadwaj, Prayag Shukl and Uday Pratap went on achieve India's high literary honours the Sahitya Academy Puruskar, equivalent of the US Pulitzer Prize.

The magazine was considered a trendsetter in Hindi journalism.[5] It also played a significant role in the development of the genre of Hindi theatre criticism.[6]


  1. ^ Kr̥ṣṇamūrti, Nāḍiga (1966). Indian journalism; origin, growth and development of Indian journalism from Asoka to Nehru. Mysore: University of Mysore. p. 150. OCLC 1086734.
  2. ^ Press in India, Part 1. New Delhi: Office of the Registrar of Newspapers. p. 66. OCLC 5036921.
  3. ^ a b Reddy (2005). General Studies History 4 Upsc. Tata McGraw-Hill. pp. C-143, C-144. ISBN 978-0-07-060447-6.
  4. ^ Bowker, R. R. (1988). Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory, 1988-99. 1 (27 ed.). Bowker. p. 1629. ISBN 978-0-8352-2563-2.
  5. ^ "S. H. Vatsyayan". India International Centre Quarterly. India International Centre. 31: 308. 2004. ISSN 0376-9771. OCLC 2245565.
  6. ^ "Sangeet natak". Sangeet Natak. Sangeet Natak Akademi (115–118): 17. 1995. ISSN 0036-4339. OCLC 1605157.

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