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Western Influences in ‘Agyeya’s’ Shekhar Ek Jeevani

S H Vatsyayan “Agyeya,” a pioneer in introducing modern sensibility to post-Chhayawadi Hindi literature, is heavily influenced by Western literary aesthetics, fiction, poetry, and ideology. In his first and most famous novel Shekhar Ek Jeevani (Shekhar: A Biography) the influence of the West is sufficiently evident. The shades, contradictions, and enrichment that is born from this literary union are explored. Also examined is whether the influence of the West on Agyeya leads to assimilation into the mainstream Hindi novel writing, or if this venture by the author leads to a separate/parallel stream created by subverting the former.

Mastram Kapoor

Mastram Kapoor, eminent socialist thinker and Hindi litterateur, passed away at the age of 87, at his residence in Delhi on 2 April 2013. He was diagnosed with cancer in its final stage two months before his death.

Attack on Constitution

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is full of fresh zeal for reforms after winning the vote on foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail in Parliament. He has targeted opponents saying they are either ignorant of global realities or are constrained by an outdated ideology like socialism.

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