Mahadevi Verma Birth Anniversary: Paying Our Respects to an Outstanding Poetess
On March 26th 1907, Mahadevi Verma (Mahadevi Verma) was born. Alongside Nirala, Prasad, and Pant, Mahadevi is considered a key pillar of Chhayavad era Hindi literature. Not only was she prolific as poet but she also played an essential part in shaping prose genre as an author. Her writing earned her Sahitya Akademi Fellowships, Jnanpiths and Padma Vibhushan awards while her nostalgic poetry earned her nicknames such as Modern Mira.
Mahadevi Varma: Examining Women’s Issues and Cultural Influences
Mahadevi Varma wrote extensively on the “Women’s Question” and addressed various issues affecting women. Hailing from Allahabad (Allahabad), her father was an agnostic Western-educated English schoolteacher who wanted her to learn Urdu and Persian; her mother from Jabalpur instilled Sanskrit and Hindi into her instead as well as storytelling from Panchatantra as well as poetry by Mirabai.
Mahadevi Verma established the Sahitya Sahakar Trust with the intent of publishing and building a library to foster literary works, yet she passed away two years after creating it on September 11, 1987, leaving a pile of unfulfilled dreams behind. Finally after 37 years despite financial strains Aditya Birla Group granted them “Sanjeevani.”
March 26th: Birth Anniversary of Mahadevi Verma and Significant Historical Events
As well as marking Mahadevi Verma’s birthday, March 26, 1971 also commemorated Bangladesh becoming independent from Pakistan and joining its collective of South Asian nations. Below are other significant events from this date:
1922: Mansour al-Hallaj, an Iranian Sufi saint and poet died.
1953: Dr. Jonas Salk announced the discovery of a vaccine to prevent polio.
1971: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared Bangladesh an independent country.
1972: VV Giri inaugurated the inaugural International Sanskrit Conference with the inaugural session commencing.
1973: Larry Page, Google co-founder and computer scientist was born. On this same year recruitment of women on London Stock Exchange started.
1975: Brought about Biological Weapons Treaty coming into force.
1979: Egypt-Israel Agreement signed in US through UNSC Resolution 338/20
# RSS Leader Arun Kumar applauded ‘The Kashmir Files”, noting the organization’s efforts in aiding Hindus and Muslims alike during the 1990s.