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This is an autobiographical work of Harivansh Rai Bachchan, the eminent Hindi poet. The book consists of four volumes - Kya Bhulun Kya Yaad Karoon, Need Ka Nirman Phir, Basere Se Dur, and Dashdwar Se Sopan Tak.
The volumes describe his journey as a writer, from the days of his youth to his days of being a poet. The book reveals how his poetry became an expression of his emotions, and how his work was influenced by the many the facets of society.
Harivansh Rai Bachchan also talks about his personal life. He reveals many turning points and significant periods of his life. He writes about his first wife, his days in Cambridge, etc.
This is an extensive story of the personal and professional journey of a renowned poet, describing the many events in his life that left an impact on him, and the many influences that impacted his poetry.
About Harivansh Rai Bachchan
Harivansh Rai Bachchan was an eminent Hindi poet. He was born in 1907 in a small village in Uttar Pradesh. Following the family tradition, he studied Urdu at Kayastha schools. When he was studying at Benares Hindu University, he was highly influenced by Mahatma Gandhi.
He belonged to the ‘Chhayavaad’ or romantic school of poetry, a movement that blossomed and grew in the early part of the twentieth century. Madhushala is his best known work. Some of his poems are Madhubala, Madhukalash, Aakul Antar, Nisha Nimantran, and Ekaant Sangeet.
His parents were Pratap Narayan Shrivastav and Sarasvathi Devi. He was called Bachchan, meaning promise. Harivansh Rai Bachchan is the father of Bollywood Superstar Amitabh Bachchan.