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Modern Hindi Literature

Modern Hindi literature emerges:
1796 A.D.:

Earliest type-based Devanāgarī printing (John Gilchrist, Grammar of the Hindoostanee Language, Kolkata).

1805 A.D.:
Lalloo Lal's Premsagar published for Fort William College, Kolkata
1813 - 46 A.D.:
Maharaja Swali Tirunal Rama Varma (Travancore) composed verses in Hindi alongwith South Indian languages.
1826 A.D.:
"Uedanta Martanda" Hindi weekly from Kolkata
1837 A.D.:
Phullori, author of "Om Jai Jagdish Hare" born
1839, 1847 A.D.:
"History of Hindi Literature" by Garcin de Tassy in French
1833 - 36 A.D.:
Gujarati Poet Narmad proposed Hindi as India's national language
1850 A.D.:
The term "Hindi" no longer used for what is now called "Urdu"
1854 A.D.:
"Samachar Sudhavarshan" Hindi daily from Kolkata
1873 A.D.:
Mahendra Bhattachary's "Padarth-vigyan" (Physics) in Hindi
1877 A.D.:
Novel "Bhagyavati" by Shraddharam Phullori
1886 A.D.:
"Bharatendu period" of modern Hindi literature starts
1893 A.D.:
Founding of the Nagari Pracharni Sabha in Benares
1900 A.D.:
"Indumati" story by Kishorilal Goswami in "Saraswati"
1913 A.D.:
"Raja Harishchandra", first Hindi movie by Dadasaheb Phalke
1918 - 1938 A.D.:
"Chhayavad period"
1918 A.D.:
"Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachara Sabha" founded by Gandhi.
1929 A.D.:
"History of Hindi Literature" by Pt. Ramchandra Shukla
1931 A.D.:
" Alam Ara" first Hindi talking movie
 
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