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Hazariprasad Dwivedi

'Acharya' Hazariprasad Dwivedi (1907 - 1979) was a Hindi novelist, literary historian, essayist, critic and scholar. He penned numerous novels, collections of essays and a historical outline of Hindi literature.

Early life

Acharya was born in Dube ka Chhapra, a village in the Ballia district of Uttar Pradesh. He passed the "Shastri" examination at Sanskrit University and was later appointed as a Hindi instructor at Santiniketan. He later became professor and head of Hindi Departments at Banaras Hindu University and Panjab University, Chandigarh. He was also associated with Hindi related programmes of the Indian Government."Banbhatta Ki Atmakatha","Anamdas Ka Potha","Punarnava",and "Charuchandra Lekh" are his master works.He was also a great hindi eassy writer.some of his memorable eassys are "Nakhoon Kyon Barhte Hain","Kutaj" and "Ashok ke phool".

Nine Unknown Men

Nine Unknown Men are a two millennia-old secret society founded by the Indian Emperor Asoka.