Dhan Gopal Mukerji





Dhan Gopal Mukerji

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born
in India
July 06, 1890

died
July 14, 1936

gender
male

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Dhan Gopal Mukerji was an author of children's books. Born in a small village in India on July 6, 1890, he was passionate about bringing understanding of the Indian people and culture to American readers through his own unique brand of expressive and poetic language.
In 1936, the driven yet unhappy Dhan Gopal Mukerji took his own life, in New York City. He was forty-six years of age.
Dhan Gopal Mukerji's most enduring contribution to literature is "Gay Neck: The Story of a Pigeon". Written in 1927, the American Library Association awarded this book the 1928 John Newbery Medal.


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Gay Neck: The Story of a Pi...
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Kari the Elephant (Illustra...
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Caste and Outcast
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Ghond The Hunter
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Hari the Jungle Lad
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Hindu Fables for Little Chi...
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The Chief of the Herd
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Sandhya Songs of Twilight
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Fierce-Face: The Story of a...
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Layla-Majna; A Musical Play...
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More books by Dhan Gopal Mukerji…
“Never go to sleep with bad thoughts and torturing memories. They will not help you to wake up whole and fully serene—the two states of mind and body without which no man can acquit himself well at his day's task. A child should be ushered into the chamber of sleep with serene joy.”
Dhan Gopal Mukerji, Ghond The Hunter

“Have you ever heard silence? It is not a stillness which is the absence of sound. Silence is not empty, it is full of content. It is like the sky―intangible yet containing the stars, the sun, the moon, and all existence. That is silence and it is full of tongues.”
Dhan Gopal Mukerji, Ghond The Hunter

“Whatever we think and feel will colour what we say or do. He who fears, even unconsciously, or has his least little dream tainted with hate, will inevitably, sooner or later, translate these two qualites into action. Therefore, my brothers, live courage, breathe courage and give courage. Think and feel love so that you will be able to pour out of yourselves peace and serenity as naturally as a flower gives forth fragrance. Peace be unto all!!!”
Dhan Gopal Mukerji, Gay Neck: The Story of a Pigeon

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