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KUNWAR NARAIN, a pre-eminent figure in Indian literature, is considered one of the finest modern poets and Hindi’s foremost poet-intellectual of the last few decades. A widely-read, reclusive presence, his oeuvre spans seven decades and diverse genres.

His work is said to embody, above all, a rare purity and humanism.  Widely translated, his honours include the Indian Academy of Letters’ highest recognition; the civilian honour Padma Bhūshan; Italy's Premio Feronia as a distinguished world author; and the Jnanpith, India's highest literary award. Narain died in late 2017.

Contributions to ALR

Poetry - No. 35, Autumn 2018
Fiction - No. 35, Autumn 2018