The Department of Hindi, School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad (UoH) has organized Hindi Divas Seminar on 16th September 2013 at the School of Humanities Auditorium, UoH. Professor Nandkishore Acharya, well-known poet and critic spoke on the Challenges facing Hindi language. The seminar was attended by students, faculty and staff of the University.
In his lecture, Prof. Acharya said that any language can flourish if it develops original thinking. Though, Hindi is one of the widely spoken languages in the world, it doesn’t have many original books written on various subjects other than literature, he pointed out. Prof. Acharya added that originality is the key; it should be encouraged in order to propagate Hindi language.
Prof. Ramakrishna Ramaswamy, Vice-Chancellor, UoH presided. Prof. Amitabha Dasgupta, Dean, School of Humanities addressed the gathering while Dr. V Krishna, Head, Department of Hindi gave the welcome.
Born on 31st August 1945 in Bikaner, poet, critic, playwright and Gandhian commentator Professor Nand Kishore Acharaya is presently writer-in-residence at the Prakrit Bharati Academy, Jaipur. He was also a writer-in-residence at the Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University for five years.
Professor Acharya has published seven collections of poetry, six books in literary criticism and three collections of plays. His books on Gandhian philosophy include Sabhyata ka Vikalp and Satyagrah ki Sanskriti. He has translated poets like Joseph Brodsky, Lorca, Vladimir Holan and Riyokan into Hindi, besides translating Arnold Wesker’s play Four Seasons.
His awards include Meera Puraskar, Bihari Puraskar and Bhubaneshwar Puraskar.