Yatindra Mishra

Hindi Poet, Music & Cinema Scholar
Recipient of National Film Award for Cinema Writing

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BIOGRAPHY OF YATINDRA MISHRA

Hailing from the lineage of the Ayodhya Royal Family Yatindra Mishra is a Poet, Editor, Music & Cinema Scholar. He has four collections of Hindi poetry to his credit- Yada-Kada (1997), Ayodhya Tatha Anya Kavitayen (1999), Dyorhi Par Aalaap (2005) and Vibhas (2013). He has also written Girija (2001), Devpriya (2007) and Sur Ki Baradari (2009) about the life and work of thumri singer Girija Devi, danseuse Sonal Mansingh and shehnai maestro Bismillah Khan. An essay compilation on music & arts Vismaya Ka Bhakhan (2012).

Yatindra has edited selections from the poetry of Ajneya- Jitna Tumhara Sach Hai (2011), Prose of Ashok Vajpeyee-Kis Bhugol Mein Kis Sapne Mein (2011) and Poetry Hum Apna Vasant Pahchante Hain (2014), Poetry of Gulzar Yaar Julaahe (2009). He has also presented a selection of Gulzar's film lyrics-Meelon Se Din (2010). He has also written a book about hundred years of Hindi Cinema which deals about the authentic analysis of cinema's musical journey titled Humsafar (2013). Recently he has published an in-depth analysis of the musical journey of the great playback singer Lata Mangeshkar based on a series of interview spanning over a period of seven years titled Lata : Sur-Gatha (2016).

The book received neumerous prestigious awards including National Film Award on Cinema writing titlled 'Swarna Kamal' in 64th National Film Awards, 2017. He has also edited veteran Hindi literature Kunwar Narayan's works- Kunwar Narain : Samsaar & Upasthiti (2002), Kai Samayon Mein (2012) & Dishaon Ka Khula Aakash (2012). His publication ‘Bhairavi’ (2012) is a recreation of Kannada saiva poet Akka Mahadevi’s vacanas in Hindi. Also edited a book about the history of Faizabad (the first capital of the Nawabi regime in India), which is a modern time socio-cultural gazetteer– titled 'Shahernama : Faizabad' (2016) Translations of his writing ‘Girija’ and 'Vibhas' (English), Ayodhya series of poems (German), ‘Yaar Julahey’ and 'Meelon Se Din' (Urdu) have been well received. Some of his poems has also been translated in the regional languages, such as– Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Rajasthani & Maithili. He has edited arts and culture magazines like 'Sahit' and ‘Thatee’. He is also an editor of Music Journal 'Swar Mudra', a magazine of Raza Foundation, New Delhi. He has compiled a special supplement about the music of Lata Mangeshkar for Tehelka Magazine in September, 2011 in connection with her 83rd birthday. Recipient of National Film Award 'Swarna Kamal' (2016), Dwarka Prasad Agarwal

Bhaskar Yuva Puraskar (2017), H.K. Trivedi Smriti Yuva Patrakarita Puraskar (2017), Maharana Mewar Award (2017), Shamsher Samman (2016), Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Natak Academy Award (2008), Raza Foundation Award (2007), Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad Yuva Puraskar (2006), Hemant Smriti Kavita Puraskaar (2005), Bharat Bhushan Agrawal Smriti Puraskaar (2004), Rajiv Gandhi Rashtreeya Ektaa Puraskaar (2004), Parampara Rituraj Samman (1999), Junior Fellowship of the Department of Culture, Government of India (2003-05), Independent Fellowship from Sarai, CSDS, New Delhi (2006-07) and Bharatiya Janapitha fellowship (2015). Yatindra has travelled to the U.S., Britain, Mauritius and Abu Dhabi to participate in various cultural symposia.

Article based on the life and music of the late shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan is included in the textbook for Std.X by NCERT, Delhi the apex body for institutional education in India (since 2007) and also included in curriculum of 10th standard of Bihar Board of Education (since 2010). Found Vimla Devi Foundation to promote literature and the arts(since 1999). Nominated as an advisor to D.D. Bharati Channel, Prasar Bharati, Doordarshan, New Delhi (2014-15, 2015-16) and also consultant the B.B.C. Hindi World Service (Since 2015-16). He lives in Ayodhya.

Poet, Critic, Editor, Cinema and Music Scholar
Birth : April 12, 1977, Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India

Education : Postgraduate in Hindi Literature, Lucknow University, 2000 (Gold Medalist) Ph. D. in Hindi Literature, Dr. R.M.L. Awadh University Faizabad, 201.

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