Naresh Mehta

Naresh Mehta

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Naresh Mehta is a well known writer of Hindi literature. There are 50 published works in his name, including poems, novels as well as plays. In 1992, he received highest literary award of Indian literature, Jnanpith. He received Kendra Sahitya Academy award in the year 1988 for his poetry collection Aranya. Though he is prolific in all type of literary works, his poems are most popular. His most popular poem collections are Itihash Aur Pratiitihash, Kiran-Dhenuem, Purush, Maa, Keval Him, Ushas (four volumes), Vrikshtw and Yah Sonjuhi-Si Chandni. Ya path bandhu tha is a realistic novel written by Naresh belong to satire group of literature. It’s among the most popular works of Naresh Mehta. The story is about Shridhar Babu, who leaves his house to join freedom movement.


Naresh Mehta was born on February 15, 1922 in Shajapur. Among the numerous schools of poetry which sprang up in the 1950s was ‘Nakenwad’, by taking the first letters of three noted poets, Nalin Vilochan Sharma, Kesari Kumar, and Naresh Mehta. Other popular works of Naresh Mehta include – Aakir samudra se tatparya (1998), Kavya ka vaishnav vyakthitva (1972), Kaavyathmakata ka dik-kal (1991), Doobte mastool (1983), Jalsadhar (1987), Arnya (1985), Banparvi soono (1982), Bolne do chir ko (1993) and Do aakant (1985). His poems are noted for humanism and many similar qualities.


He is one among the makers of modern Hindi poetry and leading writers of progressive movement in modern Hindi literature. He brings out the tragedy of ‘Laghu manav’ through myths and symbols in his book. In his realistic novel, Ya path bandhu tha criticizes in a humour way the changing attitude of social relationships and its hollowness. His four poem collection Ushas is author’s imagination takes him back to the vaidik period and period of Puranas. Through this work he travels through many centuries and countries and finally states that the earth is not only safe, but its creativity and fertility is still being expressed in its blooming flowers.

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Updated: November 20, 2013


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