Encyclopaedia of World Hindi Literature (An)

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  • Author :Ganga Ram Garg
  • Year of Publication :1986
  • ISBN: :9788170220626
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XVIII, 780
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Encyclopedia, Reference Work, Religion

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About the Book :

The present work the first of its kind, should enable the reader to form a good idea of the richness of Hindi literature, which has crossed the boundaries of India. There are several countries in the world where original and creative writing in Hindi is done: there are poets, dramatists and fiction writers. In over 30 countries of the world, critical works have been written on Hindi language and literature and the number of such countries is on the increase. All such creative writers and scholars have been placed here in one alphabetical order. For Indian readers, a list of about 500 authors country-wise dealt with in this Encyclopaedia, has been given at the end of this volume. A surname-wise Author Index has also been added for the convenience of foreign and other readers. Dr. Prabhakar Machwe, an eminent poet writer and critic has written a Foreword to this work. He writes that the work embracing articles on the literature of Khari Boli, Braj, Avahi, Bhojpuri, Maithili Rajasthani and other languages, which made modern Hindi is an uphill task. Folk-literature and Hindi literature in non-Hindi speaking areas, receives equal treatment along with writers of Hindi speaking world. The work should provide an excellent background to the study of Hindi literature throughout the world. It should also serve the purpose of a handy reference tool for use of scholars, University, Institute, College and School Libraries the world over. For further details, please see back of the Jacket Cover.


About Author :

Ganga Ram Garg has several works to his credit including the Concise Oxfrord Companion to Hindi Literature, published by the Oxford University Press, 1963; An Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature (Sanskrit, Pali Prakrit, Apabharmsa, 1982), World Perspectives on Swami Dayananda Saraswati (1984); Encyclopaedia of World Hindi Literature (1986) and International Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature (1986), of which eight volumes have appeared so far. Dr. Garg monumental work, however, is ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE HINDU WORD, which is eventually to be covered in 40 volumes. Dr. Garg has also provided a 60 page Introduction to The Sacred Books & Early Literature of the East (14 Vols.) edited by Charles F. Horne. Holding a doctorate from the Panjab University, Dr. Garg has been associated with Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalay, Hardwar for some of 40 years where he worked as Professor, Registrar and Vice-Chancellor and was also its Senator. For his work on Dayananda, he was honoured by the Dayanaanda Nirnand Samiti, Ajmer. His works carry Forewords by eminent scholars, e.g. Professor R. Stuart McGregor, University of Cambridge, Professor Juan Miguel de Mora, Mexico and Professor Kenneth W. Jones, America. Dr. Gargs books have been appreciatively reviewed in Hindustan, Tribune, Hindu Asia week, Choice, U.S.A. etc. Born at Kohand (Panipat), some 18 works of his have been published; more, however are yet to come.