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Immortals of Letters : Past and Present
Authorship Description
Dr. Ashok K. Choudhury.
Bibliographical Details xxii, 508 p. 23 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. Delhi, Navjivan Books.
ISBN-10 8192317633
ISBN-13 9788192317632, 978-8192317632
Year of Publication 2017.
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Immortals of Letters : Past and Present

"To dip into this volume, with its splendid `Foreword' by Prof. Lokesh Chandra, casts not only some of the most eminent living men and women of letters but also the deceased literatures those who have been bestowed with Fellow of Sahitya Akademi's highest honour. Nilamani Phookan, Sankha Ghosh, Nirendranath, Chakravarti, Anita Desai, Raghuvir Chaudhri, Krishna Sobti, Kunwar Narain, Kedarnath Singh, S. L. Bhyrappa, Rahman Rahi, Chandranath Singh `Amar', M. T. Vasudevan Nair, Aist Ray, Manoj Das, Sitakant Mahapatra, Ramakanta Rath, Gurdial Singh, Arjan Hasid, Satya Vrat Shastri, C. Narayan Reddy, and Gopi Chand Narang are the living laurels, and Subhas Mukhopadhyay, Annada Shankar Ray, Ramnath Shastri, Mulk Raj Anand, Rajendra Keshavlal Shah, Bhisham Sahni, Nirmal Varma, U. R. Ananth Murthy, Vinda Karandikar, Sachi Rautray, Kartar Singh Duggal, Amrita Pritam, Vijaydan Detha, Govind Chandra Pande, D. Jaykanthan, Kaifi Azmi Qurratulain Hyder are some of the laureates of the past.

`Immortals of Letters' - also offers the century's first noble laureate V. S. Naipaul, who was selected for the Honorary Fellow, which is reserved for foreign personalities who have contributed to the enrichment of Indian literature. Though a British citizen, his writings, this development as well, his core work all are rooted in India. The celebrated collection is an attempt to make the doyens acquainted with and attractive to as wide a readership as possible. It is different in that it's taut and focused, that the essays are biographical and critical in nature. The writers are also viewed through their major works and themes. The biographical portions are thorough and succinct, and the book focuses on the critical analysis of each writer's works. Unlike other bio-bibliography that focuses on writers from specific ethnic backgrounds, the critical analysis provides a candid, critical review of each writer's works and highlights the effect the writings have had on the gamut of Indian literature. From this perspective the book significantly serves to reestablish the legacy of eminent writers, and is indeed a rich one and ought to be referred more than once by those who are engaged in Indian Bhasa."
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