Gyan Chand Jain
DiedAugust 2007
Occupation(s)Urdu scholar, writer
Known forUrdu

Gyan Chand Jain (1923-2007) was an Indian writer and scholar of Urdu literature.[1] Born in 1923 at Seohara of Bijnore district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Jain was known for his scholarship on Ghalib literature.[1] He authored several books including Aik Bhasha: Do Likhawat, Do Adab[2] and Urdu Ki Nasri Dastanain,[3] the latter considered by many as his masterpiece.[4]

Jain received the Sahitya Akademi Award for Urdu in 1982. He was honored by the Government of India, in 2002, with the fourth highest Indian civilian award of Padma Shri[5] He died, aged 85, in August 2007 at Porterville, California.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c "The world of urdu poetry". The world of urdu poetry. 18 August 2007. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  2. ^ Gyan Chand Jain (2012). Aik Bhasha: Do Likhawat, Do Adab. p. 312. ISBN 978-9695621677.
  3. ^ Gian Chand Jain (1969). "Urdū kī nas̲rī dāstānen̲". Anjaman Tarraqi-i-Urdu. p. 848. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Dawn". Dawn. 9 October 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Padma Awards. 2015. Retrieved 11 November 2014.