Nirmal Verma: Hindi Literature's Global Icon

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Published on: 27 June 2018

Akhil P. Veetil

Akhil P. Veetil has a Masters in English from the Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities, Manipal. He wrote his MA thesis on Nirmal Verma's fiction.

One of the most prominent modern Hindi writers, Nirmal Verma (19292005) significantly changed thematic concerns articulated in Hindi literature through formal inventiveness. This module is a small attempt at capturing the wide range of topics Verma explored, and the formal elements used in his fiction and critical essays, which reflected both his personality and the historical events he was witness to.