Hazari Prasad Dwivedi Memorial Lecture

This Memorial lecture were instituted by Hazari Prasad Dwivedi Memorial Nyas hazari_prasad_dwivedijiAcharya’ Hazari Prasad Dwivedi (August 19, 1907 – May 19, 1979) was a Hindi novelist, literary historian, essayist, critic and scholar. He penned numerous novels, collections of essays, historical research on medieval religious movements of India especially Kabir and Natha Yoga, and historical outlines of Hindi literature. Besides Hindi, he was master of many languages including Sanskrit, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati as well as Pali, Prakrit, and Apabhramsa. His work on medieval saint Kabir is considered a masterpiece, and is a thoroughly researched analysis of Kabir’s thought, works, and teachings. His Historical Novels Banbhatta Ki Atmakatha (1946), Anamdas Ka PothaPunarnavaCharu-chandra-Lekha are considered classics. His memorable essays are Nakhoon Kyon Barhte Hain (Why do the nails grow), Ashok ke phoolKutaj, and Alok Parva (Collection). Steeped in traditional knowledge of Sanskrit, Pali and Prakrit, and modern Indian languages, Dr. Dwivedi was destined to be the great bridge maker between the past and the present. As a student of Sanskrit, steeped in the Sastras, he gave a new evaluation to Sahitya-sastra and he can rightly be considered as a great commentator on the textual tradition of the Indian literature. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan (1957) for his contribution to Hindi literature, and the Sahitya Akademi Award (1973) for his collection of essays, ‘Alok Parva’.

S. No. Year Topic Speaker
01 21st August 2017 Hazari Prasad Memorial Lecture on Hindi: Kuch Vaad, Kuch Vivaad aur Shesh Sanvaad
Venue: Auditorium, C V Mess, New Delhi 110001
Time : 4:30pm
Contact No. 23388333

Prof. Nand Kishore Pandey
Prof. I.N.Choudhuri will chair the session.
02 19th August 2016 Acharya Hazari Prasad Memorial Lecture on Bhakti Sahitya ki Sampadan Kala
Venue : IGNCA Lecture Room, 11, Mansingh Road, New Delhi
Time : 4.00pm

Prof. Nand Kishore Pandey
Prof. I.N.Choudhuri will chair the session.
03 19th August 2015 Hazari Prasad Dwivedi Annual Memorial Lecture
Venue : Lecture room, 11, Mansingh Road
Time : 4.00pm
Contact No. 23388333

Prof. Viswanath Prasad Tiwari, renowned scholar of Hindi literature and President , Sahitya Akademi.
04 20th August, 2014 Hazari Prasad Dwivedi Annual Memorial Lecture on “Friendship of Literature & Arts”
Venue: IGNCA Lecture Room, 11, Mansingh Road New Delhi
Time: 4.30 p.m.

Shri Yatindra Mishra, famous poet & critic of Hindi Literature.
05 19th August 2013 Hazari Prasad Dwivedi Memorial Lecture at 4:30PM to 5:30PM
Venue: Lecture Hall, 11, Mansingh Road, New Delhi

Dr. Radha Vallabh Tripathi
06 19th August 2011 Dr. Hazari Prasad Dwivedi: Jayayatra Ka Path Download Detail Vishwanath Tripathi
07 19th August 2007 A Panel discussion was organised in the memory of Acharya Hazari Prasad in collaboration with Acharya Hazari Prasad Dwivedi Smriti Nyas. Dr. Namvar Singh chaired the discussion. Shri Chinmaya R. Gharekhan, President, IGNCA presided over the deliberation. Vishwanath Tripathi, Shri Nityanand Tiwari and Rajnarayan Bisarya
08 19th August 2006 24th annual Acharya Hazari Prasad Dwivedi Memorial Lecture was organised on the topic “Parampara aur Adhunikta”. Dr. L.M. Singhvi presided over the lecture. Nirmala Jain
09 19th August 2005 23rd Acharya Hazari Prasad Dwivedi Memorial Lecture in collaboration with Acharya Hazari Prasad Dwivedi Smriti Nyas was organised on the topic Acharya Hazari Prasad Dwivedi : Itihaas, Parampara aur Adhunikta. Prof. Indra Nath Choudhuri, Academic Director, IGNCA & Former Secretary, Sahitya Akademi chaired the lecture. Satya Mitra Dubey, a well known sociaologist from the North East
10 19th August 2004 Dwivedi aur Sahitya ki Rishi Parampara Prabash Joshi
11 19th August 2003 This year’s Acharya Hazari Prasad Memorial Lecture was organised on the theme Social Awareness of Acharya Hazari Prasad Dwivedi and chaired by Shri Janardan Dwivedi. Kamleshwar
12 25th September 2002 A Panel discussion on Acharya Hazari Prasad ka Kavi Roop : Ek Paricarca was organised in the memory of Acharya Hazari Prasad in collaboration with Acharya Hazari Prasad Dwivedi Smriti Nyas. Namvar Singh, Vishwanath Tripathi and Ashok Vajpeyi
13 19th August 2001 18th Acharya Hazari Prasad Memorial Lecture in collaboration with the Acharya Hazari Prasad Dwivedi Smriti Nyas, was organised on the topic “Acharya Dwivedi Ka Nij Prativaad” . Shri Prabhash Joshi, the well known Hindi Journalist was the Chairman on the occasion. Vishwanath Tripathi
14 19th August 1998 Kabirs Anguish Namvar Singh
15 13th August 1996 Cultural Community and State Ashish Banerjee
16 19th August 1995 Commitment and the Writer’s Crisis Amrit Rai
17 19th August 1994 The 11th Acharya Hazari Prasad Dwivedi Memorial Lecture was organized at IGNCA  Language Perspective and Indianness source: Vol. II No. 2 July – September 1994 (IGNCA Newsletter Vihangama) Ilapavuluri Panduranga Rao
18 19th August 1993 One upon three and Indian culture H E Prof. Maria Kristopher Byrsky
19 4th November 1992 History, Mythology and Literature Vidya Niwas Mishra