As a word, Jaan Nisar qualifies a person who can submit one’s life. Jaan Nisar Akhtar did so precisely to engage with the demon of life and the muse of poetry.
Much of what we think or say about Premchand today is usually clichéd. We have been made to believe that this literary major of our times was only a fiction writer, and a Hindi fiction writer to be precise, who emerged and stayed on primarily as a storyteller of rural life. All these are sheer misrepresentations that need to be redressed.
A commendable lyricist, an ingenious poet and above all a soulful artist who stays alive in our collective memory
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