Nemi Chandra Jain
Born16 August 1919
Agra, India
Died2005
OccupationWriter
SpouseRekha Jain
ChildrenUrmi Bhushan Gupta, Rashmi Vajpeyi, Kirti Jain and Sanjay Jain[1]
AwardsPadma Shri

Nemi Chandra Jain (1919-2005) was an Indian poet, critic, theatre personality and the founder of Natarang Pratishthan, a charitable trust established in 1989 for the promotion of theatre, arts, literature and culture in India.[2] He was born on 16 August 1919 in Agra and was a holder of a master's degree (MA) in English.[3] He served the National School of Drama as a senior lecturer from 1959 till 1982 and also worked with The Statesman and The Economic Times as a columnist.[3] He founded Natrang, a theatre magazine, was its editor and visited many countries with his theatre activities.[3] He was the author of Octave Strings (1944), Solitary (1973), Navanna (2002),[4] Aage Gahan Andhera Hai (2007)[5] and Rang Dharshan (2008)[6] besides several translations and critical essays[7] on a variety of subjects.[3] including From the Wings, Notes on Indian Theatre,[8] which is a prescribed text for academics at Christ University.[9]

Jain was honoured by the Government of India in 2003 with Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award.[10] He died two years later, in 2005.[11][12] Natrang Pratishthan has instituted an annual lecture to honour his memory.[13][14]

His wife, Smt. Rekha Jain was a children playwright, dancer and writer. She was founder director of Umang Children's theatre.[15] His daughter, Kirti Jain is also an eminent theatre artist and served the National School of Drama as The Director from 1988 till 1995.[16][17] His son, Sanjay Jain is Professor at Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of delhi and has served as Head of the Department.[18]

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References

  1. ^ Kumar, Kuldeep (22 February 2019). "Living memories". The Hindu.
  2. ^ "Natarang Pratishthan". Natarang Pratishthan. 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d "Vani Prakashan". Vani Prakashan. 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  4. ^ Nemichandra Jain (2002). Navanna. National Book Trust. p. 98. ASIN B003DRLJ0W.
  5. ^ Nemichandra Jain (2007). Aage Gahan Andhera Hai. Geeta Kavita.
  6. ^ Nemichadra Jain (2008). Rang Dharshan. Rajkamal Prakashan. ISBN 9788171193318.
  7. ^ Nemichandra Jain (2003). Asides - Themes in Contemporary Indian Theatre. National School of Drama. p. 206.
  8. ^ Nemichandra Jain (2007). From the Wings, Notes on Indian Theatre. National School of Drama. ISBN 9788181970237. Archived from the original on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  9. ^ "DEPARTMENT OF PERFORMING ARTS SYLLABUS" (PDF). Christ University. 2016. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  10. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Padma Awards. 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  11. ^ "Withered Papyrus". Withered Papyrus. 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  12. ^ "Passes away". India Today. 2005. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  13. ^ "Memorial Lecture". The Hindu. 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  14. ^ "Times City". Times City. 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  15. ^ "Umang Children Theatre".
  16. ^ "CUR_TITLE". sangeetnatak.gov.in. Archived from the original on 14 February 2021.
  17. ^ "The Director".
  18. ^ "Sanjay Jain".

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