Shambhunath Singh

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Shambhunath Singh (17 June 1916 - 3 September 1991) was a Hindi writer, freedom fighter, poet and social worker. He was born in Rawatpar village, Deoria district, Uttar Pradesh, India. He did his M.A. in Hindi, earned a Doctoral degree, and worked as a teacher at Kashi Vidyapith, and finally retired as Professor and Head of the Hindi Department, Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi.[1]

Shambhunath Singh was a lyric poet, though he has written a few plays and literary criticism also.[1]

He has written a book-length reevaluation of the book 'Chhayavada'.[2]

He started the Navageet movement with publishing his collection of poems Divalok. In this book, despair frustration and desire for beauty are the major themes.[3]

Later he shifted to the holy city of Varanasi with his late wife Prabhavati Singh.

He has special place in the history of Hindi poetry.[citation needed] His poems show new intellectual consciousness. Portrayal of the modern inconsistency in the human life is the unique features of his writings.

A Non-Governmental Organization working for the deprived and marginalized peoples of the community is named after him. The name of the organization is Dr. Shambhunath Singh Research Foundation (SRF).[4]

Selected works[edit]

  • Samay ki shila par
  • Jaha dard neela hai
  • Harijan geet (on Dalits)
  • Divalok
  • Rup rashmi (1946)[1]
  • Chāyāloka (1970)[5]
  • Udayācala (1970)[6]
  • Navgeet Dashak (1982)[7]
  • Hindī ālocanā ke jyoti-stambha (1972)[8]


  1. ^ a b c Lal, Mohan (1992). Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature: Sasay to Zorgot. Sahitya Akademi. ISBN 9788126012213.
  2. ^ Trivedi, Harish (1993). Colonial Transactions: English Literature and India. Manchester University Press. ISBN 9780719046056.
  3. ^ Das, Sisir Kumar (1991). History of Indian Literature: 1911-1956, struggle for freedom : triumph and tragedy. Sahitya Akademi. ISBN 9788172017989.
  4. ^ "Home". Retrieved 2017-12-26.
  5. ^ Singh, Shambhu Nath (1970). Chāyāloka (in Hindi). Prabhā Prakāśana.
  6. ^ Singh, Shambhu Nath (1970). Udayācala (in Hindi). Prabhā Prakāśana.
  7. ^ SINGH, SHAMBHU NATH (1982). Navgeet Dashak, Edited by Shambhu Nath Singh. publisher not identified.
  8. ^ Singh, Shambhu Nath (1972). Hindī ālocanā ke jyoti-stambha (in Hindi). Samakālīna Prakāśana.