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Jayshankar Prasad's Chandragupta: A Study of Reception and Medition

 
Sanjeev Kumar (Author)
Synopsis Ever since the publication of Chandragupta (1931), the twelfth play by Jayshankar Prasad (1889-1937), Hindi critics have found similarities between this play and the Bengali play with the same title, written by the poet-playwright Dwijendralal Roy (1863-1913). The Bengali play was extremely popular on the Bengali stage and was at the same time enghusiastically read in the contemporary Hindi literary circles. The question of affinity between the two plays or influence has been seriously debated by the Hindi scholars for the last five decades or so, and it has not lost its relevance even today if one is interested in issues of intertextuality and the modern paradigms of influence studies. It is necessary, therefore, to start with the examination of the concept of influence in order to place these two texts in a valid theoretical framework.
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About the author

Sanjeev Kumar

The Author, Researcher himself, is working for the cause of providing Universal Elementary Education and Unviersal Literacy in NCT Delhi. Dr. Sanjeev Kumar is a Senior Lecturer in Planning and Management Unit of DIET (SCERT) in Delhi. He is presently working with UEE Mission, Directorate of Education, Delhi as Programme Manager. The Author is awarded with best coordinator award for implementing literacy campaign in Central District by Govt. of Delhi in 1996 and in 1997 by National Literacy Mission. He is also awarded with Dr. Radha Krishnan Memorial National Teachers Award 2002 for his outstanding contribution in the field of Education. He is awarded Ph.D. in Education and has also done Diploma in Educational Planning and Administration, Adult and continuing Education and Guidance and Counselling. He had also worked for implementing Total Literacy Campaign launched by Delhi Govt. in 1995 to 1998 and motivated large number of illiterate people to become literate and identified thousands of volunteers who had worked for Literacy Campaign.

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Bibliographic information

Title Jayshankar Prasad's Chandragupta: A Study of Reception and Medition
Author Sanjeev Kumar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Asia Book Club
Language: English
isbn 8178510227
length 143p., Notes; Bibliography; 23cm.