Published On: Wed, Aug 24th, 2016

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar launches Prof. Raghuvansh’s book ‘Hum Bheed Hain’

nitishhNew Delhi: Chief Minister of Bihar, Shri Nitish Kumar has launched the book ‘Hum bheed hain’, a collection of late Prof. Raghuvansh’s writings, published by Rajkamal Prakashan Samooh, at Constitution Club, New Delhi. On the occasion, Rajya Sabha M.P D.P Tripathi, renowned poet Ashok Vajpeyi, prominent journalists Shri Harivansh, Shri Qurban Ali and Shri Ashok Maheshwari, Managing Director,Rajkamal Prakashan Samooh, were also present.

Speaking about Prof. Raghuvansh, Nitish Kumar said, “I am honoured to have been given the opportunity to launch the book of this great socialist writer. We have heard his name since our student days, and during the J.P movement. He was a man of conviction who used to write despite his physical disability.”
‘Hum Bheed Hain’ is a collection of political and social writing of Prof. Raghuvansh’s . He used to write on modernity and development, in context of India. His thoughts come close to that of legends like Acharya Narendra Dev, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya, and Jay Prakash Narayan. The compilation of the articles in the book has been done by Prof. Raghuvansh’s daughter- Sujata Raghuvansh.

Speaking about the relevance of the book, journalist Harivansh said, “ Raghuvansh’s collection of writings about education, culture and society are relevant even to this day.”

Professor Raghuvansh was a social-political thinker. Born on 30th June, 1921, in Hardoi district of Uttar Pradesh, he was crippled with both the hands, and used to write with his feet. Through his experiments, he made significant contribution towards contemporary Hindi literature. He was a student of Acharya Narendra Dev, and close to Ram ManoharLohiya and J.P Narayan.
D.P Tripathi, Rajyasabha M.P, said, “Prof. Raghuvansh was a true socialist, who didn’t just write about socialism, but lived it too.” Famous poet Ashok Vajpeyi, said, “Prof. Raghuvansh is one of the pioneers who brought Hindi criticism into the mainstream.”
He has been honoured with prestigious awards including Sahitya Bhushan Samman (1992), Bharat Bharti Puraskar (U.P Govt.), Shankar Puraskar (K.K Birla Foundation) Murtidevi Puraskar (2008).

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