WRITER

Nagarjun

1911 - 1998

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Vaidyanath Mishra (11 June 1911 – 5 November 1998), better known by his pen name Nagarjun, was a Hindi and Maithili poet who has also penned a number of novels, short stories, literary biographies and travelogues, and was known as Janakavi- the People's Poet. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nagarjun has received more than 354,083 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Nagarjun is the 3,666th most popular writer (up from 3,692nd in 2019), the 458th most popular biography from India (down from 428th in 2019) and the 72nd most popular Indian Writer.

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  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.87

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  • 3.21

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Ratinātha kī cācī
Balacanamā
Citrā
Ratinātha kī cācī
Annahīnam, kriyāhīnam
Social conditions, Hindi literature, History and criticism
Articles on Hindi literature and social conditions in India.
Aise bhī hama kyā! aise bhī tuma kyā!
Citrā
Ratinātha kī cācī
Aise bhī hama kyā! aise bhī tuma kyā!
Annahīnam, kriyāhīnam
Social conditions, Hindi literature, History and criticism
Articles on Hindi literature and social conditions in India.
Balacanamā
Garībadāsa

Among WRITERS

Among writers, Nagarjun ranks 3,666 out of 7,302Before him are Sylvia Nasar, Marta Kauffman, Olympia Fulvia Morata, Qul Ghali, Antero de Quental, and Natalya Gorbanevskaya. After him are Philoxenus of Cythera, Marko Kropyvnytskyi, Athenaeus Mechanicus, Alexander Bestuzhev, Robert Jungk, and Duchess Agnes of Württemberg.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1911, Nagarjun ranks 174Before him are Xiao Hong, Broderick Crawford, Otakar Vávra, Heinz von Foerster, Faiz Ahmad Faiz, and Klára Dán von Neumann. After him are Viktor Nekrasov, Hédi Amara Nouira, George Seaton, Guido del Mestri, Kaj Franck, and Said Akl. Among people deceased in 1998, Nagarjun ranks 160Before him are Edwige Feuillère, Hermann Prey, Josep Escolà, Gunter d'Alquen, Haroun Tazieff, and Ed Ablowich. After him are Christiane Rochefort, Jafar Sharif-Emami, Xue Yue, Konstantinos Kollias, Inge Scholl, and Théodore Sindikubwabo.

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In India

Among people born in India, Nagarjun ranks 458 out of 1,861Before him are Fatima Sheikh (1831), Pingali Venkayya (1876), Hansa Jivraj Mehta (1897), Jaswant Singh (1938), Chand Bibi (1550), and Firaq Gorakhpuri (1896). After him are Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis (1893), Anupam Kher (1955), Bhalchandra Nemade (1938), Madan Lal Dhingra (1883), Shammi Kapoor (1931), and Nilakantha Somayaji (1444).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Nagarjun ranks 72Before him are Bharatendu Harishchandra (1850), Subhadra Kumari Chauhan (1904), Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay (1894), Altaf Hussain Hali (1837), Hansa Jivraj Mehta (1897), and Firaq Gorakhpuri (1896). After him are Bhalchandra Nemade (1938), Faizi (1547), Mahadev Desai (1892), Arundhati Roy (1961), Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi (1887), and Saadat Hasan Manto (1912).