Abhimanyu Unnuth (2261 words)


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Abhimanyu Unnuth (9 August 1937- ) is a Mauritian poet, novelist, and essayist writing largely in Hindi. He is best known for his 1977 novel Lal Pasina [Blood-Red Sweat], part of a trilogy chronicling the rise in political consciousness of indentured labourers in pre-Independence Mauritius. In 2014, he was awarded an honorary fellowship by the Sahitya Akdemi, the Indian National Academy of Letters, for his eminence in the global Hindi literary sphere.

Unnuth has chronicled his early years for the Mauritian newspaper L’Mauricien. In these reminiscences, he explains his interest in three major themes of his work: labour, Hinduism, and injustice. He writes of his childhood work on the sugar plantations near his …

Citation: Rohatgi, Rashi. "Abhimanyu Unnuth". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 23 October 2015 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=13540, accessed 24 October 2020.]

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