Bharatendu Harishchandra, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Bharatendu Harishchandra

Indian writer

Date of Birth: 09-Sep-1850

Place of Birth: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Date of Death: 06-Jan-1885

Profession: writer, poet, playwright, journalist, opinion journalist

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Bharatendu Harishchandra

  • Bhartendu Harishchandra (9 September 1850 – 6 January 1885) is known as the father of modern Hindi literature as well as Hindi theatre.
  • He is considered one of the greatest Hindi writers of modern India.
  • A recognised poet, he was a trendsetter in Hindi prose-writing.
  • He was an author of several dramas, life sketches and travel accounts; he used new media like reports, publications, letters to the editor, translations and literary works to shape public opinion.Writing under the pen name "Rasa", Harishchandra represented the agonies of the people, country's poverty, dependency, inhuman exploitation, the unrest of the middle class and the urge for the progress of the country.
  • He was an influential Hindu "traditionalist", using Vaishnava devotionalism to define a coherent Hindu religion .

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