Ramdhari Singh Dinkar

1908 - 1974

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Ramdhari Singh (23 September 1908 – 24 April 1974), known by his pen name Dinkar, was an Indian Hindi language poet, essayist, freedom fighter, patriot and academic. He emerged as a poet of rebellion as a consequence of his nationalist poetry written in the days before Indian independence. His poetry exuded Veer Rasa (heroic sentiment), and he has been hailed as a Rashtrakavi ('national poet') and Yuga-Chāraṇa (Charan of the Era) on account of his inspiring patriotic compositions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ramdhari Singh Dinkar has received more than 1,196,098 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Ramdhari Singh Dinkar is the 2,185th most popular writer (up from 2,541st in 2019), the 280th most popular biography from India (up from 310th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular Indian Writer.

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Notable Works

Authors, Hindi, Hindi philology, Biography
Essays, reminiscences, speeches, etc., by a Hindi litterateur, chiefly about Hindi authors, Hindi language, and literature; includes transcript of interviews with him.
Karma, Poetry
About Karṇa (Hindu mythology); translated from Hindi.
Hamārī sāṃskr̥tika ekatā
Civilization, History
Essays on India's cultural integration.


Among writers, Ramdhari Singh Dinkar ranks 2,185 out of 7,302Before him are Jacques Futrelle, Erich Mühsam, Leonora Christina Ulfeldt, Fernando de Rojas, Mikha'il Na'ima, and Roger Peyrefitte. After him are Samuel R. Delany, Álvaro Mutis, E. L. Doctorow, Samuil Marshak, Asclepiades of Samos, and Henning Jakob Henrik Lund.

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Among people born in 1908, Ramdhari Singh Dinkar ranks 114Before him are Arturo Frondizi, Vazgen I, Harold Holt, Sarit Thanarat, Jean Delannoy, and Nicholas Kaldor. After him are Alejandro Scopelli, Yevgeny Vuchetich, Christa Schroeder, Louis, Prince of Hesse and by Rhine, Fritz Witt, and Johanna Budwig. Among people deceased in 1974, Ramdhari Singh Dinkar ranks 74Before him are Jan Tschichold, Bill Finger, Werner Lorenz, Samuel Goldwyn, Wolf Messing, and Ayub Khan. After him are Wang Ming, Princess Patricia of Connaught, Yevgeny Vuchetich, Konstantin Melnikov, Jean Daniélou, and Kurt Atterberg.

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In India

Among people born in India, Ramdhari Singh Dinkar ranks 280 out of 1,861Before him are Dhirubhai Ambani (1932), Jaya Bachchan (1948), Birbal (1528), Bhupen Hazarika (1926), Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (1900), and Begum Hazrat Mahal (1820). After him are Ramaswamy Venkataraman (1910), Hemachandra (1089), Shakuntala Devi (1929), Bismillah Khan (1916), Margaret Murray (1863), and P. V. Narasimha Rao (1921).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Ramdhari Singh Dinkar ranks 43Before him are Anna Leonowens (1831), Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay (1876), Mir Taqi Mir (1723), Surdas (1478), Abdul-Qādir Bedil (1642), and D. R. Bendre (1896). After him are Shakuntala Devi (1929), Rahul Sankrityayan (1893), Jaggi Vasudev (1957), M. Karunanidhi (1924), T. H. White (1906), and Jim Corbett (1875).