WRITER

Mahadev Desai

1892 - 1942

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Mahadev Desai (1 January 1892 – 15 August 1942) was an Indian independence activist and writer best remembered as Mahatma Gandhi's personal secretary. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mahadev Desai has received more than 201,413 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Mahadev Desai is the 4,560th most popular writer (down from 4,149th in 2019), the 510th most popular biography from India (down from 450th in 2019) and the 73rd most popular Indian Writer.

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  • 17

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  • 2.88

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  • 2.76

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Mahadev Desai ranks 4,560 out of 5,794. Before him are Stephen Spender, Henry Lincoln, Thierry Meyssan, Antoni Lange, William Cullen Bryant, and Warren Farrell. After him are Layamon, Robert Charles Wilson, Russell Banks, Marie-Claire Blais, Boris Lavrenyov, and Stijn Streuvels.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1892, Mahadev Desai ranks 200Before him are Grigory Shajn, Alfredo Foglino, Donald Wills Douglas Sr., Wendell Willkie, Werner Bergengruen, and Maturino Blanchet. After him are David Garnett, Gregory La Cava, Johnny Dodds, Ezio Pinza, Hans Rademacher, and Pinto Colvig. Among people deceased in 1942, Mahadev Desai ranks 162Before him are Sergey Chaplygin, Oskari Mantere, Herbert Selpin, Frank Churchill, Frank Irons, and Hernando Siles Reyes. After him are John Goodall, Pranas Dovydaitis, Sidney Fox, Belisario Porras Barahona, Racho Petrov, and Joaquín Sánchez de Toca.

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In India

Among people born in India, Mahadev Desai ranks 510 out of 1,227. Before him are Abhishek Bachchan (1976), Uttam Kumar (1926), Krishan Chander (1914), Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV (1884), Pankaj Kapur (1954), and Hariprasad Chaurasia (1938). After him are Amrit Kaur (1889), Mukesh (1923), Rajkumar (1929), Verghese Kurien (1921), Ali Akbar Khan (1922), and Kareena Kapoor (1980).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Mahadev Desai ranks 73Before him are Balamani Amma (1909), Kedarnath Singh (1934), Raghunath Murmu (1905), Bhalchandra Nemade (1938), Kamini Roy (1864), and Krishan Chander (1914). After him are Qurratulain Hyder (1927), Anita Desai (1937), Nirmal Verma (1929), Abdullah Yusuf Ali (1872), Hansa Jivraj Mehta (1897), and Ismat Chughtai (1915).