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Jayashankar Prasad- A glimpse of his life

1. His exp.n in lit.:

1.1 an escape

1.2 lose your personality

1.3 record of writer’s inner world

1.4 more emph.z on mind than body

2. Personal life:

2.1 renowed family of Varanasi

2.2 home- meeting place of the local poets, singers

2.3 grandfather – an astute business man

2.4 had a chance to study phases of human nature

3. Started the “Indu”

3.1 in July 1909

3.2 proclaimed

3.2.1 lit. has no fixed aim

3.2.2 is free and all embra’g genius

3.2.3 gives birth to genuine lit.

4. Social relevance of literature

4.1 poet is a creator

4.2 moulds it

4.3 conjures up a new world of beauty

4.4 becomes oblivious of the outer world

5. Chief aim of lit.

5.1 give joy to the reader

5.2 create a state of bliss


Lit. – literature

Emph.z – emphasize

Exp.n – expression

Embra’g – embracing



Jayshankar Prasad is a well-known name in the field of literature. He conducted experiments in literature. He believed that it was only after losing his personality that one emerges in his art as an artist. His write-ups are a record of the writer’s inner world. He belonged to a renowned family in Varanasi. His home was a meeting place for local poets and singers. His grandfather was an astute business man. He therefore had a chance to study phases of human nature. He started with the publication of a literary journal named “Indu” which appeared first on July 1909. He proclaimed that literature had no fixed aim. It was free and for all embracing genius. He was the one who gave birth to genuine literature. He found the social relevance of literature and said that a poet is a creator who moulds it and conjures up a new world of beauty and becomes oblivious of the outer world. The chief aim of literature was to give joy to the readers and create a state of bliss.

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