Subhadra Kumari Chauhan: Google paid tribute to Subhadra Kumari Chauhan on her 117th birth anniversary by dedicating a creative doodle to her.
- She authored a number of works in Hindi poetry, with Jhansi ki Rani being her most famous composition.
- The poem, which describes the life of Rani Lakshmi Bai, is one of the most recited and sung poems in Hindi literature.
- Her poetry and prose primarily centered on the hardships that Indian women overcame, such as gender and caste discrimination.
- Her poetry remained uniquely underscored by her resolute nationalism.
About Subhadra Kumari Chauhan:
- Subhadra Kumari Chauhan was born on August 16, 1904, in Nihalpur village of Uttar Pradesh
- She was an Indian activist, freedom fighter, and poet.
- She wrote in the Khariboli dialect of Hindi, in a simple, clear style.
- She got her first poem published when she was 9-years-old.
- One of her most popular poems is “Jhansi ki Rani” (about the courageous Queen of Jhansi) which is the most recited poem of Hindi literature.
- This and her other poems, Jallianwala Bagh mein Vasant, Veeron Ka Kaisa Ho Basant, Rakhi Ki Chunauti, and Vida, openly talk about the freedom movement.
- Other remarkable poems by her include ‘Balika ka Parichay’ and ‘Khilonewala.
- During the 1940s, she published about 88 poems and 46 short stories for the fight for India’s independence.
- She died in 1948.
- The ICGS Subhadra Kumari Chauhan, an Indian Coast Guard ship, was named for the poet.
Her role during the freedom movement:
- Subhadra and her husband joined Mahatma Gandhi’s Non-Cooperation Movement in 1921.
- Her poems are said to have inspired great numbers of Indian youth to participate in the Indian Freedom Movement.
- She was the first woman Satyagrahi to court arrest in Nagpur.
- She was jailed twice for her involvement in protests against British rule in 1923 and 1942.
- She was a member of the legislative assembly of the state (erstwhile Central Provinces).
Even today, her poetry in many Indian classrooms is a symbol of historical progress, encouraging future generations to stand up against social injustice and celebrate the words that shaped a nation’s history.