Examine the contribution of Bhartendu in the proliferation of Hindi Literature.
Bharatendu Harishchandra was a great writer that he is known as father of modern Hindi literature as well as Hindi theatre. His pen name was “Rasa”. Government of India confers the Bharatendu Harishchandra Awards since 1983 to promote original writings in Hindi mass communication.
The works of Bharatendu Harishchandra represent the agonies of the people, poverty, dependency, inhuman exploitation, the unrest of the middle class and the urge for the progress of the country. He made contributions in journalism, drama, and poetry.
His most famous dramas include Bharat Durdasha, Neel Devi and Andher Nagari which is a popular political satire.
Topics: GS-I: Indian Literature