Kunwar Narain

Kunwar Narain (1927-2017) is one of the most respected Hindi writers and intellectuals of the last few decades in India. He has written in diverse genres of poetry and prose, including three epic poems, eight poetry collections, and two short story collections. His work is noted for its humanism and combination of an international literary sensibility with Indian traditions. He is a recipient of the Indian Academy of Letters’ highest recognition; the civilian honor Padma Bhūshan; and the Jnanpith, India’s highest literary award.


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