Dasmunsi releases book on birth centenary of poet Dinakar

September 23rd, 2008 - 9:57 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Sept 23 (ANI): As a tribute to the great patriotic poet Ramdhari Singh Dinakar, the Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi released a book on his birth centenary today.

The book, titled Ramdhari Singh Dinakar: Vyaktitva aur Krititva has been written by Khagendra Thakur, a well-known critic and writer, and published by Publications Division of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

The book gives a detailed account of the creative and personal life of Dinakar.

The author has analytically described his political, social and cultural vision interwoven intricately with the threads of the then ongoing struggle for independence.

On the occasion, Dasmunsi said, Our poets and writers were the torch bearers of our national movement. Dinakar, the bard of Indian nationalism was in the forefront of such luminaries.

Hailing from a remote part of Bihar, Dinakar contributed enormously to the freedom movement through his inspirational writings, the Minister added.

Dinakars fearless nationalistic poetry compiled in the collections like Hunkar and Sanchayita as well as the epics like Kurukshetra and Rashmirathi had awakened the national spirit. He was a poet of human relations and metaphysics too.

The patriotic poet also received the Jnanapeeth award for his work Urvashi. (ANI)

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