Kunwar Narain was born in 1927 is often considered as Indian literary ‘Nobel’ and India’s highest literary honour across languages and genres, who is also regarded as one of the finest world poets today and Hindi’s leading living literary figure.
His work covers diverse genres – poetry, epic poems, stories, literary criticism, translations, essays on world cinema, Indian classical music and the arts, and writings of versatile cultural and human interest. Translated nationally and internationally, his honors include a number of awards and his poems, stories, criticism, essays and other writings have also been published in numerous journals and anthologies throughout. In recent years, he was awarded India’s topmost literary honors – the Jnānpīth and the Senior Fellowship of India’s National Academy of Letters.