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Harishchandra insisted on the value of image worship and interpreted Bhakti as devotion to a single god; this was in response to Orientalist and Christian critiques of Hinduism. Writing under bharatendh pen name “Rasa”, Harishchandra represented the agonies of the people, country’s poverty, bharaendu, inhuman exploitation, the unrest of the middle class and the urge for the progress of the country. They refused to leave authority over religion to Brahmans who were traditionally educated.

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Bharatendu’s parents died when he was young but they seem to have had an influence on him. MetcalfBharatendu Harishchandra is considered an influential example of Hindu “traditionalist” in north India, typifying continuity with received tradition and self-conscious participation with the modern world.

His major plays are:. According to Barbara and Thomas R.


He was an influential Hindu “traditionalist”, using Vaishnava devotionalism to define a coherent Hindu religion. University of California Press. A recognised poet, he was a trendsetter in Hindi prose-writing.

Harishchandra was also typical of revivalists of Hindi Literature which were closely connected with Hindu revivalist movements. He “combined pleas for use of Swadeshi articles with demands for replacement of Urdu by Hindi in courts and a ban on cow slaughter “.

Reputed literary critic Ram Vilas Sharma refers to the “great literary awakening ushered in under Bharatendu’s leadership” as the “second storey of the edifice of renascent Hindi”, the first being the Indian Rebellion of He wrote the widely mentioned history of the Agrawal community.

Bharatendu Harishchandra made major contributions in the fields of journalism, drama, and poetry.

Bharatendu Harishchandra

Culture and power in Banaras: The poet asserts the importance of using mother tongue as a medium of instruction—conversational and educational. It has ten couplets. He was an author of several dramas, life sketches and travel accounts; bhraatendu used new media like reports, publications, letters to the editor, translations and literary works to shape public opinion.

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of India gives Bharatendu Harishchandra Awards since to promote original writings in Hindi mass communication. In recognition of his services as a writer, patron and moderniser, the title of “Bharatendu” was conferred on him at a public meeting by scholars bgaratendu Kashi in A Concise History of India.

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Should be taken from all countries, but be propagated in one’s mother tongue. The Birth of Hindi Drama in Banaras: Acharya Ramchandra Shukla has described how Bharatendu went to the Jagannath temple in Puri, Orissa with his family inwhen he was merely 15 years of age.


andehr This page was last edited on 13 Decemberat He was typical of those Indians who engaged with the Western institutions and learning: Bharatendu Harishchandra entered theatre activity as an actor and soon become director, manager, and playwright.

Without the knowledge of the mother tongue, there is no cure for the pain of heart. He used theatre as a tool to shape public opinion.

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This list is incomplete ; you can help by expanding it. Progress is made in one’s own language the mother tongueas it the foundation of all progress. Bharatendu Harischandra and nineteenth-century Banaras. He used new media, especially publications to shape public opinion. From Harischandta, the free encyclopedia.

Bharatendu devoted his life to the development of Hindi literature. This influence reflected in his Hindi translation of the Bengali drama Vidyasundar, three years later, in The nationalization of Hindu traditions: His ancestors were landlords in Bengal.

He wrote under the pseudonym Girdhar Das. Views Read Edit View history.