Nirmal Verma


Born
in Shimla, India
April 03, 1929

Died
October 25, 2005


A well-known name in Hindi literature, Nirmal Verma is known mainly for his fictional works. Born on April 3, 1929, he obtained a M.A. in history from Delhi University. He studied Czech at the Oriental Institute in Prague, and has been a Fellow with the International Institute for Asian Studies. Nirmal Verma is a recipient of India's highest literary award, the Jnanpith, and his short stories Kavve aur kala pani won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1985. Some of his more popular novels are Antim aranya, Rat ka riportar, Ek Chithra Sukh, and Lal tin ki chat.

Vedina, his first novel, is set in Prague, Czechoslavakia. Like all his works, it is rich in symbolism with a style that is simple yet sophisticated. As one of the most important prose Hindi
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परिन्दे

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एक चिथड़ा सुख

4.27 avg rating — 132 ratings — published 1979 — 5 editions
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Days of Longing

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अंतिम अरण्य

4.42 avg rating — 117 ratings — published 2017 — 10 editions
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कव्वे और काला पानी

4.35 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 1983 — 6 editions
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10 प्रतिनिधि कहानियाँ

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The Red Tin Roof

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मेरी प्रिय कहानियाँ

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रात का रिपोर्टर

3.88 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 1989 — 4 editions
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धुंध से उठती धुन

4.50 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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“It was like an invisible fire that we could feel, that had been trying to pierce through our mutual darkness. It struck me that each of us is a darkness for the other. Three days or three years don’t make a difference unless we can catch hold of a burning moment in the darkness, knowing full well that it won’t last and after it is extinguished we will slide back into our own chilling solitude.”
Nirmal Verma, Days of Longing

“Happiness always takes us by surprise, or perhaps it is not happiness. It is one’s unhappiness diminished in size.”
Nirmal Verma, Days of Longing

“बीते हुए सुखों की तुलना में कभी न आनेवाले सुख हमेशा स्वच्छ और चमकीले दिखाई देते हैं। उन पर समय की धूल नहीं गिरती। वे कभी मैले नहीं पड़ते।”
Nirmal Verma, अन्तिम अरण्य

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