PARASHURAM KI PRATEEKSHA

The poem

 

Parashuram ki Prateeksha is a poem written by Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar', to inspire the youth of India to awaken to the call of the hour

 

Cast

Varun Aiyer

V. Balakrishnan

The poet

 

Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar' (23 September 1908 – 24 April 1974) was an Indian Hindi poet, essayist, patriot and academic, who is considered one of the most important modern Hindi poets. He remerged as a poet of rebellion as a consequence of his nationalist poetry written in the days before Indian independence. His poetry exuded veer rasa, and he has been hailed as a Rashtrakavi ("National poet") on account of his inspiring patriotic compositions.

 

Dinkar initially supported the revolutionary movement during the Indian independence struggle, but later became a Gandhian. However, he used to call himself a 'Bad Gandhian' because he supported the feelings of indignation and revenge among the youth. In Kurukshetra, he accepted that war is destructive but argued that it is necessary for the protection of freedom. He was close to prominent nationalists of the time such as Rajendra Prasad, Anugrah Narayan Sinha, Sri Krishna Sinha, Rambriksh Benipuri and Braj Kishore Prasad.

Dinkar was elected three times to the Rajya Sabha, and was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1959. He was also the Vice-Chancellor of Bhagalpur University in the early 1960s.

 

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