Very Good. Item #5547
New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi, 1971. First Edition Octavo; 43pp including bibliography. Endpapers reproduce the earliest known sculptural depiction of writing in India, c. 2nd century CE.
An introductory study of Bharatendu Harishchandra (1850-1885), prominent social reformer and leading early essayist, poet, and dramatist in the Hindi language: "the Father of Modern Hindi."