WRITER

Sachchidananda Vatsyayan

1911 - 1987

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Sachchidananda Hirananda Vatsyayan (7 March 1911 – 4 April 1987), popularly known by his pen name Agyeya (also transliterated Ajneya, meaning 'the unknowable'), was an Indian writer, poet, novelist, literary critic, journalist, translator and revolutionary in Hindi language. He pioneered modern trends in Hindi poetry, as well as in fiction, criticism and journalism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sachchidananda Vatsyayan has received more than 244,686 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Sachchidananda Vatsyayan is the 2,871st most popular writer (up from 2,993rd in 2019), the 366th most popular biography from India (down from 355th in 2019) and the 54th most popular Indian Writer.

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Notable Works

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Sachchidananda Vatsyayan ranks 2,871 out of 7,302Before him are Anthony Horowitz, Gu Yanwu, Jonathan Franzen, Giacomo da Lentini, Jack Williamson, and Robert Penn Warren. After him are Lucia Berlin, Erich Fried, Lawrence Block, Muazzez İlmiye Çığ, Gideon Levy, and Michael Bond.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1911, Sachchidananda Vatsyayan ranks 140Before him are Mirzo Tursunzoda, Paul Carell, Hans Münch, Jiří Sobotka, Clara Rockmore, and Gabriel Almond. After him are Son Sann, Anatoly Rybakov, Marta Hillers, Hervé Bazin, E. F. Schumacher, and Rafael Arnaiz Barón. Among people deceased in 1987, Sachchidananda Vatsyayan ranks 108Before him are Edgar P. Jacobs, Hermann Lang, Donn F. Eisele, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Bengt Strömgren, and Stanisław Szukalski. After him are Gustav Fröhlich, Adile Naşit, Norman McLaren, Cornelis Vreeswijk, Arkady Raikin, and Georges Franju.

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In India

Among people born in India, Sachchidananda Vatsyayan ranks 366 out of 1,861Before him are Rash Behari Bose (1886), Asima Chatterjee (1917), Lahiri Mahasaya (1828), Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri (1855), C. R. Rao (1920), and Skandagupta (500). After him are Rana Sanga (1482), Guru Har Krishan (1656), Girija Prasad Koirala (1924), Udit Narayan (1955), Meena Kumari (1933), and Dara Shukoh (1615).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Sachchidananda Vatsyayan ranks 54Before him are T. H. White (1906), Jim Corbett (1875), Bhavabhuti (null), Zeb-un-Nissa (1638), U. R. Ananthamurthy (1932), and Ram Prasad Bismil (1897). After him are K. Shivaram Karanth (1902), Maithili Sharan Gupt (1886), Sumitranandan Pant (1900), Shibli Nomani (1857), Suryakant Tripathi (1899), and R. K. Narayan (1906).