Hans is a Hindi monthly literary magazine published from Delhi. The magazine was first started by pioneer of modern Hindi literature Premchand in 1930, and revived in 1986 by Rajendra Yadav, a noted short-story writer and novelist.
In 1930, Hans began publication under the editorship of Premchand. Mahatma Gandhi and K. M. Munshi. They were associated with Hans to provide an impetus to creative writing. It became a forum projecting national problems and encouraged socially relevant fiction during the struggle for Indian independence.
In 1936 Hans ceased publication following the death of Premchand. The magazine was revived in 1986 with Rajendra Yadav as editor. In the following years Hans rose to become the largest read Hindi literary magazine , and continues to enjoy this position till date. Subsequent to Rajendra Yadav's demise in 2013, Hans is now published and managed by his daughter Rachana Yadav , under the editorship of another noted short story writer Sanjay Sahay.
- Kuldeep Kumar (28 March 2013). "Of Hans and a flight for a cause". The Hindu. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
- Bree Turner (9 September 2015). "The Birth, Death, Rebirth of India's Hans Hindi Literary Magazine". Publishing Perspective. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
- Journals of resurgence Frontline, The Hindu, 1 July 2005.
- "Swan's song: Celebrating 25 years of a landmark Hindi literary magazine". Mint. 27 December 2011.
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