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Google Doodle honours Indian poet Subhadra Kumari Chouhan on her birth anniversary

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Subhadra Kumari Chauhan

Subhadra Kumari Chauhan: Google paid tribute to Subhadra Kumari Chauhan on her 117th birth anniversary by dedicating a creative doodle to her.

Key Facts:

  • 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.

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