Dr. Om Nischal
Poet-Lyricist, critic and linguist
Born on 15 December 1958 in Pratapgarh UP, a well-known Poet-lyricist, critic and linguist Om Nishchal from Delhi now, has been associated with editing of Uttarpradesh a literary monthly; Lexicographical work and Ila Triveni a house journal of Allahabad bank. He started writing with poems and lyrics, but went on to be a critic of Hindi poetry and now he is considered among the most reliable and well-read critics of five decades of Hindi poetry.
Shabda sakriya hain is his beautiful collection of lyrics and poems which was published in 1987. His first book of criticism came on the works of Dwarka Prasad Maheshwari a famous poet of children. His book Shabdon se gapshap( gossip with words), published in 2015, was included in notable books in India Today and Dainik Jagran’s surveys. India Today in its review termed it as a search for good Muhurta in poetry and The Hindu outlined it as a unique work. Kavita ka sthapatya, Ideological elements in post sixty Hindi Poetry, Kavita ki ashtadhyayi and Bhasha mein bah aayi Fool Malayen : Yua kavita ke kuchh Roopakar (criticism) are rare examples of his criticism. His memoires : Khuli Hathelil and Tulsigandha, Contemporary Hindi Poetry: Historical Perspectives, Senior Citizens of the Poetry, Kunwar Narain: kavita ki sagun Ikaayi and the latest book of essays Bhasha Ki Khadi are few good examples of his vibrant writing. He has also written monographs for Sahitya Akademi on Kunwar Narayan and Kailash Vajpayee.
Om Nishchal has edited a number of specific works including Dwarkaprasad Maheshwiri Rachnavali, Adhunantik Bengali poetry( An anthology of Bangla Poetry), Vishwashnathprasad Tiwari: Sahitya ka swadheen vivek, Love poems of Agyeya, Kedarnath Agrawal, Ashok Vajpeyi and selected poems of Malay and Leeladhar mandloi Recentally he has brought two-volume book on Kunwar Narain–Anvay and Anviti. He is also a well-known linguist and has written five Volumes related to Hindi and Banking under the Banking Vangmay Series. He has also assisted Dr. Nagendra in preparing Tatsam shabdkosh.
The writeups, poems and critical articles of Om Nischal can be read on many websites / blogs like Kavita Kosh, Gadya Kosh, Anubhuti, BBC Hindi.Com, Samalochan etc and searched on Google.. He has travelled Durban, Johannesburg etc. of South Africa on behalf of Sahitya Akademi and has joined in poetic recitations and lectured at various places. He has also participated in the 11th World Hindi Conference held in Mauritius as a member of the Government delegation. He has been honored with the Navodit Lekhak Award by the Hindi Academy Delhi and the Acharya Ramchandra Shukla Criticism Award by the Hindi Sansthan, Uttar Pradesh and recently announced Prof. Kalyanmal Lodha Sahitya Samman by the Vichar Manch Manch of Kolkata. Dr. Om Nischal has been a member of the Execitive Committee of the Hindi Academy, Delhi and has been on the jury of award committees of many institutions including the Bharatiya Jnanpith. He is active on Facebook under the name Om Nishchal.
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