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Jaishankar Prasad
chhaayaavaad ke aadhaar stambhon mein se ek jayashankar prasaad ka janm 30 janavaree 1890 ko kaashee mein hua tha. unhonne prabandh aur muktak donon shailiyon ka prayog kiya hai.
‘urvashee’, ‘jharana’, ‘chitraadhaar’, ‘aansoo’, ‘lahar’, ‘kaanan-kusum’, ‘karunaalay’, ‘prem pathik’, ‘mahaaraana ka mahattv’, ‘kaamaayanee’, ‘van milan’ unakee pramukh kaavy-rachanaen hain. ‘kaamaayanee’ unakee vishisht rachana hai jise muktibodh ne viraat faintesee ke roop mein dekha hai aur naamavar sinh ne ise aadhunik sabhyata ka pratinidhi mahaakaavy kaha hai. One of the pillars of Chhayavad, Jaishankar Prasad was born on 30 January 1890 in Kashi. He has used both Prabandha and Muktak styles.
'Urvashi', 'Jharna', 'Chitradhar', 'Aansoo', 'Lehar', 'Kanan-Kusum', 'Karunalaya', 'Prem Pathik', 'Maharana Ka Mahatwa', 'Kamayani', 'Van Milan' are his main poetic works. 'Kamayani' is his distinctive work, which Muktibodh has seen as a great fantasy and Namvar Singh has called it the representative epic of modern civilization.
Apart from poetry, he has also made a lot of original contributions in prose. 'Kamna', Visakha, Ek Ghoont, Ajatashatru, Janamejaya Ka Nag-Yagna, Rajyashree, Skandagupta, Sajjan, Chandragupta, Dhruvaswamini, Kalyani, Prayashchit are his plays, while the stories have been compiled in Chhaya, Aandhi, Pratidhwani, Indrajal and Akashdeep. . Kankaal, Titli and Iravati are his novels and 'Kaavya Aur Kalaa Tatha Anya Nibandh' is his collection of essays.
Jaishankar Prasad had received the Manglaprasad award for 'Kamayini'. He left for his heavenly abode on 15 November 1937 in Varanasi. ( Information Credit - www.hindwi.org)


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