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Phanishwar Nath Renu

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Occupation  Novelist, memoirist
Movies  Teesri Kasam
Died  April 11, 1977, India

Role  Writer
Name  Phanishwar 'Renu'
Awards  Padma Shri
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Born  March 4, 1921 Aurahi Hingna, Araria district, Bihar (1921-03-04)
Notable works  Maila Anchal (The Soiled Linen, 1954)
Books  Maila Anchal, Parti Parikatha, Renu racana samcayana, The Third Vow and Other Stories, Pranom mem ghule hue ranga
Similar People  Basu Bhattacharya, Shailendra, Nabendu Ghosh

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Phanishwar Nath 'Renu' (4 March 1921 – 11 April 1977) was one of the most successful and influential writers of modern Hindi literature in the post-Premchand era. He is the author of Maila Anchal, which after Premchand's Godaan, is regarded as the most significant Hindi novel. By Origin he belongs to Dhanuk caste.Renu’s son Padam Parag Rai Venu


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, the sitting Forbesganj MLA, said, “We are the natural claimant of Dhanuk votes because my father belonged to the caste. His work and achievements have given the reason for ‘Dhanuks’ to hold their heads high in the society. He is still regarded with reverence and his name unites the community.”.

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Phanishwar Nath 'Renu' is best known for promoting the voice of the contemporary rural India through the genre of 'Aanchalik Upanyas' (Regional Story), and is placed amongst the pioneering Hindi writers who brought regional voices into the mainstream Hindi literature.

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His short story "Maare Gaye Gulfam" was adapted into a film Teesri Kasam (The Third Vow), by Basu Bhattacharya (produced by the poet-lyricist Shailendra) in 1966 for which he also wrote the dialogues. Later his short story "Panchlight" (Petromax) was made into a TV short film.

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Phanishwar Nath 'Renu' was born on 4 March 1921 at village Aurahi Hingna near Forbesganj, in Araria district (then Purnia district), Bihar. He was educated in India and Nepal. His primary education was held in Araria and Forbesganj. He did his Matriculation from Biratnagar Adarsh Vidyalaya(school), Biratnagar, Nepal while staying with Koirala Family. After Passing out IA from Kashi Hindu Vishvavidyalay (university) in 1942 he took part in the Indian Freedom Struggle. Later he participated in the Nepali revolutionary movement in 1950 which resulted in the establishment of democracy in Nepal. He ushered in 'Anchalik-katha' (Regional Story) of Hindi writing. He had a very close friendship with Sachchidananda Hirananda Vatsyayana Agyey - his contemporary poet. A biography on the writer has also been produced with the name: Phanishwar Nath ‘Renu’ in Unki Nazar Unka Shahar.

Writing style

His first novel which is also considered his masterpiece, Maila Anchal (The Soiled Linen, 1954), was a social novel that depicted the life of rural Bihar and its people, especially the backward and the deprived. He was subsequently awarded one of India's highest civilian honours, the Padma Sri in 1970. He returned the Padma Sri in protest of the proclamation of Internal Emergency.


  • Maila Anchal
  • Parti Parikatha
  • Juloos & Janaja
  • Deerghtapa
  • Kitne Chaurahe
  • Paltu Babu Road
  • Is Jal Pralay Main
  • Memoirs

  • Rindjal Dhanjal
  • Van Tulsi ki gandh
  • Shrut Ashrut Purva
  • Totapur
  • Reportage

  • HrinJal- DhanJal
  • Nepali Kranti Katha
  • Van tulsi ki gandh
  • Shruth Asruth purve
  • Pahli kranti katha
  • Personal life

    He was married twice, first wife was Padma, while second Latika (d 2011). He met his second wife, a nurse while admitted at Patna Medical College and Hospital.They married in 1951. She has been the inspiration behind, Maila Anchal, Parti Parikatha and Mare Gaye Gulfam. His elder son Padma Parag Renu, remained an MLA from Forbesganj, while younger son, Dakhineshwar Renu ran an organization, Renu Samaj Seva Sansthan.


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