Acharya Ramlochan Saran

Acharya Ramlochan Saran

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Acharya Ramlochan Saran Profile

  • Name:
  • Acharya Ramlochan Saran
  • Born:
  • February 11, 1889
  • Died:
  • May 14, 1971

Acharya Ramlochan Saran Biography

Acharya Ramlochan Saran was a Hindi littérateur, grammarian and publisher. He founded the publishing house Pustak Bhandar in Laheriasarai and Patna in 1915, which made Laheriasarai a prominent hub in Indian publishing, which employed 500 local people also. Those employees were trained by none other than Saran. Through his publishing houses, he encouraged many Indian writers like Ramavriksha Benipuri, Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar', Acharya Shivapujan Sahay and many more. Later in 1929 the publishing house was completely shifted to Patna. Balak magazine (1926-1986), Himalaya (1946-1948) and Honhar (Hindi and Urdu) (1939) are the noted magazines started by him. He also guided the noted artist Upendra Maharthi over a decade. His publishing house also published a few works of Mahatma Gandhi in Hindi and Gujarati languages.

 

He was born in Sitamarhi Bihar of British India on 11 February 1889. He started his publishing house Pustak Bhandar in Laheriasarai and Patna in 1915 whose sole aim was to encourage budding writers, particularly those young writers from Bihar. Later the publishing house gave Laheriasarai a significant place in the publishing map of the world. Through his editing he standardized Hindi language. Ramacharitamanasa by Tulsidas, Tolstoy and Gandhi by Dr. Kali Das Nag and ‘Some Eminent Bihar Cotemporaries’ by Sachidanand Sinha are among his famous published books.

 

He published Maithili language books in Mithilakshar script, the first Indian publisher to do so. Works by Tulsidas belong to this list. For his publishing house he trained local people in editing, production and marketing operations. Acharya Ramlochan Saran, apart from a noted poet and publisher he was also known as a philosopher, educationalist and a social worker.

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Updated: June 17, 2014

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