Friday, November 26, 2010

Who is professor Diwakar?



In my childhood I read some books (Science fiction and fantasy) by Professor Diwaakar and liked them a lot. Unfortunately whenever I wanted to buy the books of this series (actually not series, every novel has different story some of them set in the era when traveling to moon and other planet would be common), the bookseller would ask me “who is professor Diwaakar?” Now people read “Harry Potter” and “Goosebumps” but no one knows about his novels. I haven’t found any trace of these novels on even internet.

I cherish the pleasure of reading those novels from our old library. All the books were amazing!

Samay ke Swami: A man got an old watch from his scientist uncle which could stop the time or pass the time with the speed of light. There are very funny and interesting incidents while using that watch.

Antariksh ke hatyaare: What if the world would have been guided by some brilliant scientists and their artificial solar system? This novel tells about the consequences.

Shukra grah par dhaawa: An adventurous travelogue. Some scientists travel to Venus to find out some facts. Hero meets a beautiful girl of Venus and falls in love. But a sad love story as the girl was robot and had been destroyed by her inventor (A crazy scientist of Venus). I still have this novel.

Amaanush: What if some intelligent animal like structure lived on the moon?

Panch yamdoot: Five scientists try to save earth in danger.

And many more… Interesting. Isn’t it?





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23 Comments:

Nilabh Verma said...

Let me tell you a funny story. Few years back I posted the same question (who is prof diwakar) on the internet. After 2-3 years, suddenly I searched for prof diwakar on Google and I found the very same question (posted by me). I jumped from my table that atleast there is one person who recognized prof diwakar. I answered that question and that answer came in to my own inbox. Then I came to know that was my own question.

Really his novels are amazing and they are one of the valuable part of my childhood memory.

AK Dutta said...

Izhar Asar wrote these science fiction in Hindi bythe pen nnames of Prof Diwaakar and Dr.Raman
aroop_dutta@hotmail.com

AK Dutta said...

Izhar Asar wrote all these science fiction in Hindi, probably first ever attempt in hindi.

Sadly he is no more.

aroop_dutta@hotmail.com

अनुपम दीक्षित said...

i am thrilled to see that somebody knows prof. diwakar's novel. i found them in my father's books and got immidiately addicted when i was in 7th standard. but because of my negligience i lost them during transfer shifting. DOes anybody has these books then please share.

अनुपम दीक्षित said...

Dear Tarang if you have these books by prof diwakar can you please share. i have lost mine and was searching for many years. thank you

Tarang Sinha said...

@ Nilabh: :) They were really amazing & special!:)

@ AK Dutta: Thank you so much for this information and comments!:)

@ Anupam Dixit: I'm happy to know that you'd also read and enjoyed those books but unfortunately I've also lost them. I've read them in my childhood and couldn't treasure them (I had 'Shukra Grah Par Dhaawa' but now I couldn't find it)and I really regret it :(
Thanks for your comment:)

Rajiv Kulshresth said...

Last night I was discussing with my father about prof Diwakar, In one of his stories they put an capsule in ear to function as ear phone of mobile, they talk to each other with device, it was in Shukra Grah.... He was much ahead of his time, I would love to read these novels again and store them with me , I sombody knows please tell me where can I get them........So ... there is one more person who knows Prof. Diwakar

AKA said...

Hi, I am looking for those books for my son now ... if anyone can share them ... i can scan them and mail to every one ... i don't think now there is going to be any copyright issue ... there was lot of treasure in the past ... which can be dug now ... especially with internet ...

AKA said...

Hi,
If anyone can please share them ... I am looking them for my son ... I can scan and mail to every one ... I don't think copyright would be an issue now ... there is a lot of treasure of past ... which got buried some where ... but i think internet can help us to dig it up ...

Suresh Gupta said...

I also have read all his books. They are just awesome. Presently, i have two of his novels- 'Antriksha ka hatyaara' & 'amaanush'.. If anyone has any of them, plz do share...!

Suresh Gupta said...

I also have read all his books. They are just awesome. Presently, i have two of his novels- 'Antriksha ka hatyaara' & 'amaanush'.. If anyone has any of them, plz do share...!

Suresh Prasad said...

Do you know Mr. vazga, Simku of Antariksh ka Hatyara (Ihave at present), Also Amanush.Have you remember Vinoseem (Vinod Seema) a video" sorry, perhaps only image Recording by Ventilation Glass or Window Glass says 2 years mota (thickness), 15 days mota etc. Dr. Sanyal etc. I read also prof. Diwakar And Dr. Raman's books during 1975-78 when I was in High School. Wow........So memorable.

Suresh Prasad said...

Do you know Mr. Vazga, Simku of Antariksh Ka Hatyara (Ihave at present, Amanush Also), VinoSeem (Vinod Seema) of ??? not remember. A video! sorry,perhaps image recoring by Window Glass/ Ventilator Glass. 2 years mota (thickness), 15 days mota etc. I raed also. Samay Ke Swami, Paanch Yamdoot, Achumbak Of Dr. Raman, Nakshatron Ka Yuddha, Shukra Graha Par Dhawa, and many more. Wow......... . I read during 1975-78 in high school life. I brought from Hind Pcket Books & Anand Paperbags through VPP.at Rs. 3-4 each.

praveen said...

Hi,
I have also read some books of Prof Diwakar. On one of his novel the Hollywood film "Armageddon" was made ,although no credit was given to Prof Diwakar.

navdeep sandar said...

I have 3 novels of prof divakar..amanush....nakshtro ka yudh....udantashtari....i want to sell 3000 each thank u

Brijesh Mittal said...

Dear Tarang, Can u share the PDF Format of AMAANUSH & PANCH YAMDOOT as i want to read those novels.

Green Anchor said...

I've been looking for his books all over. I read them as a kid. What's shocking is that I saw a book recently called, 'Gods of War' by Ashok Banker which is exactly the same as Panch Yamdoot. Again no credit to Mr. Izhar Asar/ Professor Diwakar

Shashikant said...

Dear Friends
I think these novels go back to 1975s. I have read them. Actually along with professor Diwakar there was one Mr Raman who also wrote a number of sci fi novels these included "Kaidi Kirane" What somebody above is refrring as VinoSheem (A glass that could store images), another was "Achumbak" a material which would repel instead of attract.(Opposite of magnet). I am sure some will remember these. Most of these books were published by Hind Pocket books Delhi.
There are so many hindi lovers out here, I am sure you will also remember Chandrakanta Santati, Bhootnath, Rohtasmath
Shashikant
blossom36@rediffmail.com

Nilabh Verma said...

3000/- each? Are you serious? We all are book lovers here and I am personally interested to buy all of them but this price is really blackmailing. However, I am ready to pay 10 time of the printed price. Let me know.

Sandeep Agrawal said...

Thanks Tarang for bringing the pro. Diwakar's fan together...I am a big fan of him and read almost every novel of him except Amanush...Akash Ka looters, lady robot, paanch yamdoot, chunouti are my favouraits. Thanks to Mr. A.K. Dutta ji too since he provide the answer of a question which was puzzling me since my childhood that who is the actual person behind this name. Mujhe do chije lagti gain..ek shayad ye videshi books our filmo ki stories Ka indianisation raha hoga jiski wazah se writer Ka real name use nahi kiya gaya..dusre writer ki bad me hind pocket books se bani nahi kyunki pro Diwakar ke kuchh novels bad me mayur pocket books ne bhi chhape the our hind pocket books ne science fictions ko dr. Raman ke nam se chhapna shuru kar diya tha kirno ke chor, achumbak jaisi books dr. Raman ke nam se aayi thi... Jo bhi ho sab books this bahut shandar our sammohak

waise Tarang kya tum sure ho ki samay me swamy diwakar ke nam se hi hai ? Kyunki Mujhe aisa yad hai ki ye dr. Raman ke nam se aayi thi...

Nice to meet you all...can we write to hind pocket books to republish all books in a single volume... E books to chhapi hi ja sakti hain...

Tarang Sinha said...

@ Sandeep Agrawal: Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

Yes, some of the books were authored by the name of Dr. Raman, but I think Samay Ke Swami was authored by Professor Diwaakar (As far as I remember).

Publishing industry has changed and I am not sure if they would republish. :)

Sarla Agnihotry said...

Do you have these books now in good condition??

Sarla Agnihotry said...

Sandeep Agarwala do u have these book now with you . And are u interested in selling in 10x print price. Or just sharing if not willing to sell??

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