Krishna Prasad Dar

Krishna Prasad Dar was an Indian printer, publisher and writer, known for his book, Kashmiri Cooking, a book detailing Kashmiri cuisine.[1] Born in Kolkata, in the Indian state of West Bengal on 30 January 1893 to Har Prasad Dar and Pranpati as one of their five children, he completed his college studies at the St. Xavier's College, Calcutta.[2][3] Later, he set up a printing press, Allahabad Law Journal Press, which grew to become one of the leading printers and publishers of the region.[2] It was at this press that some of the books of Jawaharlal Nehru such as Letters from a Father to His Daughter[4] and Glimpses of World History were published.[2][5]

Krishna Prasad Dar
Born30 January 1893
OccupationPrinter, writer
Spouse(s)Daya Shuri
ChildrenSudhir Dar
Parent(s)Har Prasad Dar
AwardsPadma Shri

Dar is the author of Kashmiri Cooking, a book on Kashmiri cuisine, which was later published by Penguin India Books with illustrations by his son, Sudhir Dar, noted Indian cartoonist.[1] Before bringing out Kashmiri Cooking, he published two books, Copy and Proof,[6] and Adhunik Chapayi (Modern Printing), both considered by many as manuals on printing and publishing.[3] The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest Indian civilian award of Padma Shri in 1975.[7]

Krishna Prasad Dar was married to Daya Shuri, and they had four children.[2] He died in 1977 at the age of 83.[2] One of his sons, Sudhir Dar, is a known cartoonist.[8]

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  1. ^ a b Krishna Prasad Dar (Author), Sudhir Dar (Illustrator) (2000). Kashmiri Cooking. Penguin Books. p. 216. ISBN 978-0140255652.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Krishna Prasad Dar". Geni. 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Prints Asia". Prints Asia. 2015. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
  4. ^ Nehru, Jawaharlal (1947). Letters from a father to his daughter. Allahabad Law Journal Press.
  5. ^ J. E. Goldthorpe (1996). "The Sociology of Post-Colonial Societies". Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
  6. ^ Krishna Prasad Dar (1938). Copy & Proof. Allahabad Law Journal Press. p. 155.
  7. ^ "Padma Shri" (PDF). Padma Shri. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  8. ^ "Sudhir Dar - Master of Humour". Orissa Barta. 25 July 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2015.