Phanishwar Nath 'Renu'
1921 – 1977
Who was Phanishwar Nath 'Renu'?
Phanishwar Nath 'Renu' was one of the most successful and influential writers of modern Hindi literature in the post-Premchand era. He is the author of Maila Anchal, which after Premchand's Godaan, is regarded as the most significant Hindi novel.
Phanishwar Nath 'Renu' is best known for promoting the voice of the contemporary rural India through the genre of 'Aanchalik Upanyas', and is placed amongst the pioneering Hindi writers who brought regional voices into the mainstream Hindi literature.
His short story Maare Gaye Gulfam was adapted into a film Teesri Kasam, by Basu Bhattacharya in 1966 for which he also wrote the dialogues. Later his short story Panchlight was made into a TV short film.
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