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Posted 11 April 2009 - 07:30 PM


Subhadra Kumari Chauhan

Born - 1904
Died - 1948

Achievements - Subhadra Kumari Chauhan was a distinguished Indian poetess, whose compositions used to be very emotionally charged. Her most well-known composition is Jhansi Ki Rani narrating the life of the brave Jhansi Ki Rani, Lakshmi Bai. Of the entire Hindi literature, it is this poem that's most recited and sung by the people of India. The government of India has named an Indian coast guard ship in her remembrance.

Subhadra Kumari Chauhan was a prominent poetess in India, whose writings used to be very emotionally charged. She was born in 1904 at the Nihalpur village in Allahabad district. But after her wedding to a Thakur Laxman Singh of Khandwa, Chauhan shifted to Jabalpur in the year 1919. Here, Subhadra Kumari Chauhan joined the famous non-cooperation movement launched by Mahatma Gandhi in 1921 and became the very first woman Satyagrahi in the country to court arrest at Nagpur.

Read on this biography to know more about the life history of Subhadra Kumari Chauhan. Infact, she was put behind the bar twice because she dared to raise her voice against the British rule in India. Chauhan has also penned a plethora of works in Hindi poetry. Her most well-known composition is Jhansi Ki Rani narrating the life of the brave Jhansi Ki Rani, Lakshmi Bai. Of the entire Hindi literature, it is this poem that's most recited and sung by the people of India. Some of her other famous poems include Veeron Ka Kaisa Ho Basant, Rakhi Ki Chunauti and Vida. These too explicitly talk about the freedom movement.

The poems and songs written by Subhadra Kumari Chauhan have served as a source of motivation for so many Indian youths to take part in the Indian independence struggle. She predominantly used the simple and clear Khariboli dialect of Hindi in her writings. Other than these, Chauhan also used to write poems for children. She has penned many short stories based on the lifestyle of the middle-class Indians. However, she died suddenly in a car accident in 1948. The government of India has named an Indian coast guard ship after her.

Edited by **Anil Rana**, 23 April 2009 - 08:06 AM.





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