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
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.
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.