Late Prof. Jagdish Beniwal

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(Late) Prof. Jagdish Kumar (Beniwal) Professor-Delhi University, Hindi Department.

His family

Born in the family of Sh. Girdhari Lal Beniwal Ji (S/o Sh. Hardayal Singh S/o Sh. Dhonkal) & Smt. Manni Devi (from Madhu Sangaria nr. Sirsa) with 6 Brothers and 5 Sisters on July 14, 1936 Village Darba Kalan, Sirsa. He got married to Smt. Chandrakala (D/o Sh. Shiv Dayal Bhadu (S/o Ramjas Bhadu from Waryam Khera, Abohar) & Smt. Rameshwari Devi (D/o Sheokoran Godara) from Dabwali, Sangaria)


Completed his early schooling from Gramothan Vidhyapeeth Completed his Matric in 1952 from Rajputana University with II Division & Intermediate in 1954 from Panjab University with I Division. Further, passed BA in 1956 from Panjab University with I Division & MA Hindi in 1958 from Hans Raj College-Delhi University with I Division (First position in the University). Did his PH.D in Hindi in 1966 from Delhi University under the guidance of Prof. Upadhyay who lately resided in Ghaziabad.

His thesis title was ‘Adhunik Hindi Sahatya Par Bauddh Prabhav’ (Published) (Buddhist Influence on Modern Hindi Literature). He had good command over the several languages: Apabhransh, Avadhi, Braj, English, Haryani, Hindi, Pali, Panjabi, Rajasthani, Prakrit, Sanskrit, Spanish and Urdu. Served as Lecturer-Hindi at DAV College Lajpat Nagar, Delhi from 1958-1974. Reader at Delhi University at North Campus from 1974-1984 and then served in capacity of Professor with Delhi University-Hindi Department from July, 1984 to January, 1988. Also, served as visiting professor on deputation at EL Colegio DE Mexico ( under I.C.C.R. (Indian Council of Cultural Relations) from Dec, 1984 Dec, 1986. Rested in Peace due to heart failure on 06-Jan-1988 in Delhi at hospital leaving her wife and two children, Smt. Jyotsna Choudhary married to Sh. Raghvendra Singh Choudhary, Udaipur Rajasthan and Sh. Sudhanshu Choudhary married to Smt. Manju Choudhary. Her wife Smt. Chandrakala, laid in peace on 13-March-2001.

His contribution

His contribution to the Hindi was immense with 6 theses and 14 dissertations in Delhi University. He had written several books and Research Papers, a few of his published books are:

A) Books:
i) English
(1) Saraswata Home of Kalidasa (1985)
ii) Hindi
(1) Poetry
(a) Nirvan (1969, 1976)
(b) Bharti ka Khandhar (1971)
(2) General Criticism of Hindi Poetry
(a) Nayi Kavita ki Chetana (1972, 1978)
(3) Comparative Study of New Poetry (Hindi & English)
(a) Nayi Kavita-Vilayati Sandrabh (1976)
(4) Analytical Criticism of New Hinhi Poetry of
(a) Muktibodh (1981)
(b) Shamsher (1982)
(5) Hindi Translation of Modern Algebra (N.C.E.R.T., New Delhi)
(6) Compilation
(a) Mele ka Oont Tatha Anya Nibandh (with Introduction on essay)
(7) Contribution of notes on Modern Hindi Poerty
(a) Bhartiya Sahitya Kosh (ed Dr. Nagendra)
B) Research Papers:
i) English
(1) Spanish and Sanskrit (Aladaa, Jalapa)
(2) Quenchua and Sanskrit (Aladaa, Caracas)
(3) Sarasvati: A Rigvedic City (Seminar on Saraswati, Kurekshetra)
(4) Saraswati in Insprictions (sem. India in inscrications, Delhi Univ.)
(5) Development of Haryani (Clarion voice, Delhi)
ii) Hindi
(1) Psychoanalysis and literature (correspondence course, D.U.)
(2) Haryana (J.H.S., Kurukshetra)
(3) Ayodhya (Hindustan, Delhi)
(4) Narain (Manthan, Delhi)
(5) Vahik (Kendra Bharti, Delhi)
C) Discovery:
Ayodhya (Ajosdhan), Narain (Nahrawala and Vahik (Bahiya) identified In the valley of Saraswati around Saraswati (Sirsa).


The above has been contributed by Smt. Jyotsna Choudhary (, D/o Late Sh. Jagdish Kumar.

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