Distinguished Gandhian philosopher and thinker Shri Jainendra Kumar is a creative writer of international repute- Several of his 46 works which include novels, stories, essays and philosophical writings have been translated into different languages of foreign countries and prized in the country. Leading Indian newspapers and magazines publish his stories and articles.
After school education at Rishabha Bra-hamcharyashram, Hastinapur (1911-18) and Bijnor, he entered Central Hindu College, Varanasi in 1919 but left it in 1920 as active participant in non-cooperation movement. Thrice he suffered imprisonment for a total period of 22 months during 1923-32. He met Ravindra Nath Tagore at Shanti- niketan in 1930 and Mahatma Gandhi in 1931.
After Munshi Prem Chand, Shri Jainendra Kumar has got the highest distinction in Hindi story writing as originator of new style and trends. He was member of Executive Committee of first Indian Sahitya Academy and first Executive Committee of UNESCO’s National Commission.
He is member of Sahitya Academy; President of Jain Sahityakar Parishad; Anuvrat Prawakta; founder and member of Executive Committee of Bharati ; member of Delhi Admn’s Sahitya Kala Parishad and past President of Bharatiya Sahitya Kala Parishad and All India Anuvrat Prachar Samiti.
Five scholars have received Ph. D. degree for doing research on Jainedra Philosophy, Literature and Stories. He has been honoured with the title of ‘Padma Bhushsan, in 1970, honorary degree of D. Litt by Delhi University and ‘Sahitya Shromani’ and Vidya Vachaspati’ titles for his distinguished literary services.
He visited Switzerland and Europe in 1955,China in 1956 and Ceylon thereafter, Italy, West Germany and U.S.S.R. in 1960 and Japan twice in 1971 to attend various International Conferences. He was born at Kodiyagani, in district Aligarh (U.P.) in 1905. Married to Smt. Bhagwati Devi, he has now one son and three daughters.
Literary Work : Novels: (11) Parakh, Sunita, Tyag-patra, Kalyani, Sukhda, Vivart, Vyatit, Jai- vardhan, Muktibodh, Anantarand Anamswami. Philosophical writings : (15)-Kam, Prem Aur Pariwar, Prastut Prashna, Purvodaya, Sahitya Ka Shreya Aur Preya, Manthan, Soch-Vichar, Itastatah, Paripeksh, Rashtra Aur Raj, Prashna Aur Prashna, Samaya Aur Hum, Akal Purush Gandhi, Samaya, Samasya Aur Sidhanta, and Vrat-Vihar.
Stories : 10 Vols ; Translations : 4; Travelogues : 2; Others : 4. Residence: 7/36, Daryaganj, Delhi-6,
Phone : 274956.