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Akhil P. Veetil
Renowned Hindi author Nirmal Verma’s writings often deal with themes such as alienation, migration and historical trauma. One of the pioneers of the ‘Nayi Kahani movement’, he is a unique figure among his contemporaries, more so since he’d mastered over three languages. Here we look at the life and…
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पल्लव
किसी भी बनती हुई भाषा का स्वरूप स्थिर नहीं रहता और वह समय के साथ बदलती रहती है। हिंदी का जीवन मुश्किल से दो सौ साल का है। एक युवा भाषा के इस छोटे से जीवन में बनने और बिगड़ने की प्रक्रिया सतत रही है। (Photo: Day Translations Team/Wikimedia Commons)   हिन्दी के लिए यह संक्रमण का दौर है। यह ऐसा दौर है…
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Akhil P. Veetil
  Prof. Harish Trivedi, retired professor of English, Delhi University, speaks of Verma’s place in the Nayi Kahani movement, his experimentation with Hindi, and the role of love and silence in his writings. He also discusses the role Verma played in providing Hindi readers access to Europe as the…
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Akhil P. Veetil
  Gagan Gill, poet and wife of Nirmal Verma, speaks of Verma’s personality, his life experiences in Europe and Delhi, and how they shaped the themes he engaged with and his peculiar writing style. Gill discusses in particular the role of literature, and how both Partition trauma and the aftermath…
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Akhil P. Veetil
  Prof. Nityanand Tiwari, retired professor of Hindi, Delhi University, speaks of the relationship of politics and art as well as the concept of alienation for Nirmal Verma. Comparing Verma to Jainendra and Mukhtibodh, he discusses how Verma differed from them and built on the works of writers from…
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Akhil P. Veetil
  Prof. Shashi Kumar ‘Shashikanth’ is an assistant professor of Hindi at Motilal Nehru College (day), Delhi University. He interviewed Nirmal Verma in 2002 and he discusses here some of the questions he posed as well as his impressions of Verma on a personal note. He also provides a brief account…
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Abhimanyu Acharya
  हिंदी उपन्यास की परंपरा इतनी तो गहरी और विभिन्न रंगो से भरपूर है की इस छोटे से लेख में इस विषय को न्याय देना असंभव ही है | मगर फिर भी, अगर हिंदी उपन्यास की बात करनी ही हैं, तो उसके लिए एक विशिष्ट पद्धति का विनियोग करना अनिवार्य होगा | मैं समझता हूँ की हिंदी उपन्यास के विकास की बात मील के पत्थर…
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Akhil P. Veetil
  Novels   Verma, Nirmal. Antim Aranya. 2000.   ———. A Rag  Called Happiness. Translated by Kuldip Singh. Delhi: Penguin, 2014.                                 ———. Dark Dispatches. Translated by Alok Bhalla. Delhi: Indus, 1993. ———. Days of Longing. Translated by Krishna Baldev Vaid. Delhi:…
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Akhil P. Veetil
  How is it that the feeling of ‘estrangement’ is experienced by societies and individuals who enjoy a relatively stable existence and who have never suffered the misfortune of being displaced from their familiar surroundings? How can one explain the spiritual homelessness of a man who has never…
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