Ambai I C S Lakshmi

  Ambai  Ambai (the pen name of  C.S. Lakshmi) is an Indian Tamil feminist writer. She was born in Coimbatore, Tamilnadu in 1944. She spent her childhood in Mumbai and grew up in Bangalore. She was brought up in a family with an artistic background. Both her grandmother and mother were musicians. They fell a […]

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Virginia Woolf

   Virginia Woolf  Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) was an English novelist of the stream of consciousness genre. She was born in South Kensington, London. Her father’s name was Leslie Stephen and her mother’s name was Julia Prinsep Jackson. Her father was a distinguished literary man. She grew up in a large but talented family. She had […]

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Rabindranath Tagore I R. Tagore I Rabi Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was a Nobel Prize awardee Indian Bengali writer, musician, artist, social reformer,  intellectualist, educationalist and nationalist. He was born in Kolkata in 1861 to a well-to-do and reputed family. His father’s name was Debendranath Tagore and his mother’s name was Sarada Devi. Child Rabindranath found schooling boresome and hence he […]

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Premchand

Premchand Premchand (1880-1936), real name Dhanpat Rai was an Indian short-story teller, novelist and essayist who wrote profusely in both Urdu and Hindi.  He was born at Lamhi, a small village near Baranas in Uttar Pradesh. He took his early education in a local madrasa. His first collection of short stories in Urdu entitled Soze-Watan […]

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Omprakash Valmiki

Omprakash Valmiki Omprakash Valmiki (1950-2013) was an Indian Hindi Writer. He was born in a village near Muzzafarnagar in Uttar Pradesh to a lower caste family. He took up higher education and become an engineer by profession.  He began his writing career at the age of twenty-four. Joothan, autobiographical writing is said to be his […]

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Marge Piercy

Marge Piercy Marge Piercy (1936-) was an American poet, novelist and a social activist.  She was born in Detroit, Michigan into such a family that had been, like many others, affected by the Depression. Bert Piercy and Robert Piercy were her parents. When Piercy was a young child, the family moved into a small house […]

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Joytiprashad Agarwala

Joytiprashad Agarwala Joytiprashad Agarwala (1903- 1951) was a poet, lyricist, dramatist, cinema director and freedom fighter. Joytiprashad Agarwala was born in the Tea Garden of Tamulbari. His father’s name was Paramanada Agrawala and mother’s name was Kiranmoi Agarwala. He matriculated in 1926 and went to England for higher education but he returned without taking any […]

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Jotirao Phule

Jotirao Phule Jotirao Phule (1827-90), full name Jyotiram Govindrao Phule, popularly known as ‘Mahatma Phule’ was an Indian-Marathi social activist, thinker and writer.  He was born at Katgun, Maharashtra, India in 1827 to an agricultural Mali ( a law) caste family. His father’s name was Govindrao and mother’s name was  Chimnabai. Jyotirao took his primary […]

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Hira Bansode

Hira Bansode Hira Bansode (1939-), was an Indian Marathi Dalit poetess who articulated the pains and sufferings, hardships and hopes, dreams and reality of the lives of the lower castes in her poems. She struggled through her writings for caste equality which seemed to be a dream of the lower castes of people even after […]

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Earnest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway was a great story-teller and novelist of America. He was born in 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. He spent much of his early years roaming about in the woods with a rifle in his shoulder or rowing out across the large lake in quest of big fish. He wrote short stories […]

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