Sarveshwar Dayal Saxena (15 September 1927 – 23 September 1983) was a Hindi writer, poet, columnist and playwright. He was one of the seven poets who first published in one of the "Tar Saptaks", which ushered in the ‘Prayogvaad’ (Experimentalism) era, which in time evolved to become the "Nayi Kavita" (New Poetry) movement.[1]


Sarveshwar Dayal Saxena was born on the date 15 September 1927 in Basti a city, in Uttar Pradesh he received his education at Banaras Hindu University, and Allahabad University.[2] Today he is considered a very important political poet.[3] He won the Sahitya Akademi Award for his Poetry collection, Khutiyon Par Tange Log ("People Hanging From Pegs").[citation needed] His short story, Bakri ("Scapegoat"), has been adapted as '', in Kannada, by M.S.Sathyu, has been staged many times over the year, with revised adaptations, starting from the Emergency period (1975–77), when it was used as a political lampoon,[4] it has also been presented as a folk play.[5] His other noted plays are, Lakh Ki Naak,[6] Hawalat[7] and Bhaun Bhaun Khaun Khaun.[8] Sarveshwar Dayal Saxena even wrote Mukti ki Aakanksha that showed the need of independency during his time. One of his poems has been turned into an animation short, by Siddhartha Pratap Singh, titled Apni Bitiya Ke Liye Ek Kavita. [9] he also wrote 'Sham Ek Kishan'. He also wrote many children's poem of which Ibn batuta ka juta is the popular one.[10] He edited the children's magazine Parag.[11]


  1. ^ New Poetry in Hindi by Lucy Rosenstein, Wimbledon Publishing Company, 2004. ISBN 978-1-84331-125-6.
  2. ^ Sarveshwar Dayal Saxena-Profile and Works
  3. ^ Four Hindi Poets Journal article by Shrikant Verma; World Literature Today, Vol. 68, 1994.
  4. ^ Scapegoat Kuri in Kannada mean goat, The Times of India, 12 December 2001
  5. ^ Nautanki from Kanpur, World Theatre Day Archived 12 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine The Indian Express, 14 March 2006,
  6. ^ "Lakh Ki Naak"[usurped] The Hindu, 30 June 2006.
  7. ^ Natrang stages 'Hawalat', Jammu Daily Excelsior, 24 July 2005.
  8. ^ Kalamandira, Mysore The Hindu, 4 December 2004.
  9. ^ Sadho Poetry Film Fest The Hindu , 13 October 2007.
  10. ^ Jośī, sampādana, Niraṅkāra Deva Sevaka, Kr̥shṇa Kumāra ; citrāṅkana, Jagadīśa (1996). Mahake sārī galī galī : bīsavīṃ sadī kī śreshṭha Hindī bāla-kavitāoṃ kā saṅkalana (Pahalā saṃskaraṇa. ed.). Nayī Dillī: Neśanala Buka Ṭrasṭa. p. 51. ISBN 9788123717326. Retrieved 11 February 2017.((cite book)): CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  11. ^ Vimarsh, Shiksha. "प्रो कृष्णकुमार से बातचीत.pdf". Google Docs(Pg -5). Retrieved 11 February 2017.


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A Poem Which was mostly found children hindi books are - Mukti ki Akansha