Kedarnath Agarwal

(1 April 1911 - 22 June 2000 / Uttar Pradesh / British India)

Kedarnath Agarwal
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Kedarnath Agarwal (also spelled as Agrawal and Aggarwal) (Hindi: केदारनाथ अग्रवाल) was a Hindi language poet and littérateur.


Kedarnath was born on April 1, 1911 to Hanuman Prasad Gupta and his wife Ghasiti Devi. He was born in the village of Kamasin in Banda district in the Bundelkhand region of the present-day Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. He acquired the B.A. and L.L.B. degrees, and became a practising advocate in Banda in 1938.

However, his first love was Hindi literature, and he contributed much to that field. He was a member of the Pragatisheel Lekhak Sangh, a body inspired by the leftist Progressive Writers' Movement. His writings have ... more »

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Along The River Ken

Along the river Ken
Crossing its legs
The stone sits quite silent.
The snake is waving
In the air all silent.
The water is licking
The stone all silent.
Greeting stunned the traveller
Watches all this - all silent.

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