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Kamleshwar, 1932-


Image of Kamleshwar, 1932- (photo credit: Gaurav Sharma)

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  1. Itane acche dina.
    1. samskarana. Dilli : Rajapala enda Sanza, 1989.
    (LCCN: 89906994)
  2. Kasmira : rata ke bada.
    Nayi Dilli : Kitabaghara, 1997.
    (LCCN: 95905873. LC has different edition)
    • "Kasmira : jalata savala"
      MP3 excerpt: pp. 9-12
  3. Desa-desantara.
    Nai Dilli : Pustakayana, 1992.
    (LC has not acquired this title)
    • "1 7 Apraila 1971"
      MP3 excerpt: pp.104
  4. Kitane Pakistana.
    4. samskarana. Dilli : Rajapala enda Sanza, 2001.
    (LCCN: 99956746. LC has different edition)

The eminent Hindi writer Kamleshwar was born on January 06, 1932 in Mainpuri District of Uttar Pradesh, India. His works depict the trials and tribulations of a fast changing society, groping for new values in the face of the collapse of the old value system. He writes about the woes of contemporary society, which he sees as being in the grips of excessive materialism. True human sensitivity, his works demonstrate, is the antithesis of the sense of loneliness and alienation that characterizes today's metropolis. The characters in Kamleshwar's works are ordinary middle class people. The Sahitya Akademi remarked that "his utter self-restraint in experimentation both with technique and form lends a forceful character to his treatment."

He has held important positions such as Additional Director General, Doordarshan, India's national television channel, editor, Dainika Jagarana, a Hindi daily and is presently editor, Dainika Bhaskara, a Hindi daily. He has also scripted for many Hindi motion pictures. Kamleshwar has consistently refused to accept any awards.

The Library of Congress has twenty of his works and six on him.

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