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Harimohan Jha

He won the Sahitya Akademi award posthumously for his 1984 autobiography Jeevan Yatra (The Journey of My Life)
on Jan 17, 2023
Harimohan Jha

Harimohan Jha (1908-1984) was born in the Kumar Bajitpur village of Vaishali district, Bihar. He studied English literature and philosophy at Patna University and taught philosophy there. He was a novelist, poet, satirist, critic and, above all, a lifelong crusader against obscurantism and oppressive social practices. Celebrated as the ‘Vidyapati of modern Maithili prose', he won the Sahitya Akademi award posthumously for his 1984 autobiography Jeevan Yatra (The Journey of My Life).

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