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Gillu (Hindi Story) by Mahadevi Verma
Gillu (Hindi Story) by Mahadevi Verma
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From All India Radio Archives : Voice of Mahadevi Varma
From All India Radio Archives : Voice of Mahadevi Varma
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Hindi Kavita : Ve Muskate Phool : Mahadevi Varma (Those smiling flowers) : Pohankar
Hindi Kavita : Ve Muskate Phool : Mahadevi Varma (Those smiling flowers) : Pohankar
DATE: 2015/01/21::
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Rare voice recording of Hindi poet of
Rare voice recording of Hindi poet of 'Chhayavaad'- Mahadevi Varma
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Hindi Kavita : Mahadevi Varma : Lay Geet Madir : Sudhir-Ranjana Pohankar
Hindi Kavita : Mahadevi Varma : Lay Geet Madir : Sudhir-Ranjana Pohankar
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Hindi Kavita : Mahadevi Varma : Jhilmilati Raat : Ranjana Pohankar
Hindi Kavita : Mahadevi Varma : Jhilmilati Raat : Ranjana Pohankar
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Jaag Tujhko Door Jana | जाग तुझको दूर जाना - Poetess: Mahadevi Varma
Jaag Tujhko Door Jana | जाग तुझको दूर जाना - Poetess: Mahadevi Varma
DATE: 2012/02/17::
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Remembering Mahadevi Varma on her birth anniversary
Remembering Mahadevi Varma on her birth anniversary
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Mahadevi Varma"-Madhur madhur mere deepak jal"
Mahadevi Varma"-Madhur madhur mere deepak jal"
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Mahadevi Varma And The Chhayavad Age Of Modern Hindi Poetry
Mahadevi Varma And The Chhayavad Age Of Modern Hindi Poetry
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Can someone give me the summary of neelkanth written by mahadevi varma?
Can someone give me the summary of neelkanth written by mahadevi varma?
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Mahadevi Varma
Mahadevi Varma
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Jaag Tujhko Door Jana | जाग तुझको दूर जाना - Poetess: Mahadevi Varma
Jaag Tujhko Door Jana | जाग तुझको दूर जाना - Poetess: Mahadevi Varma
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NeelKanth | CBSE Class 7 Hindi Lesson NCERT Vasant Book
NeelKanth | CBSE Class 7 Hindi Lesson NCERT Vasant Book
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Panth Hone Do Aparichit (Let be the Path Unknown) - A film on Mahadevi Verma
Panth Hone Do Aparichit (Let be the Path Unknown) - A film on Mahadevi Verma
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Mahadevi Verma, Jaidev, Asha Bhosle- Tum So Jao Main Gaoon
Mahadevi Verma, Jaidev, Asha Bhosle- Tum So Jao Main Gaoon
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Aadhunik Meera   Mahadevi Verma part 1
Aadhunik Meera Mahadevi Verma part 1
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baanch_li_maine_vyatha( Mahadevi Verma )
baanch_li_maine_vyatha( Mahadevi Verma )
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Jo Tum Aa Jaate Ik Baar - Mahadevi Verma, Jaidev, Asha Bhosle
Jo Tum Aa Jaate Ik Baar - Mahadevi Verma, Jaidev, Asha Bhosle
DATE: 2015/03/26::
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Mahadevi Verma Poetry reciting Aroon Sharma. From "Atmika" poem " Mein aur Tu"
Mahadevi Verma Poetry reciting Aroon Sharma. From "Atmika" poem " Mein aur Tu"
DATE: 2010/03/30::
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Main Neer Bhari Dukh Ki Badli- Nivedita Sarkar in AVITOKO Room Theatre
Main Neer Bhari Dukh Ki Badli- Nivedita Sarkar in AVITOKO Room Theatre
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How to prepare: Lessons and poems (Hindi Composite)
How to prepare: Lessons and poems (Hindi Composite)
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Mien Neer Bhari Dukh Ki Badli Song- A tribute to Damini By Sushil Kumar Mohta
Mien Neer Bhari Dukh Ki Badli Song- A tribute to Damini By Sushil Kumar Mohta
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Vasantika-Poetry & paintings by Mahadevi Verma
Vasantika-Poetry & paintings by Mahadevi Verma
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Ganga Sahay Meena (JNU) on Disability in Mahadevi Verma
Ganga Sahay Meena (JNU) on Disability in Mahadevi Verma's Prose. (Patna, 17th Jan. 2011)
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manjeet marwaha reciting poem of mahadevi verma.wmv,
manjeet marwaha reciting poem of mahadevi verma.wmv,
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MOV02732 Poetess Dipti Achala Kumar ji Adhyaksha Poems of Mahadevi Verma ji
MOV02732 Poetess Dipti Achala Kumar ji Adhyaksha Poems of Mahadevi Verma ji
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Archanaz poem at the antar rashtriya kavi sammelan Lucknow and the "Mahadevi Verma" award to Archana
Archanaz poem at the antar rashtriya kavi sammelan Lucknow and the "Mahadevi Verma" award to Archana
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Mahadevi Verma library, Malla Ramgarh, Nainital
Mahadevi Verma library, Malla Ramgarh, Nainital
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poetry on occassion of mahadevi verma jayanti
poetry on occassion of mahadevi verma jayanti
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Guys please give me a list on stories written by Mahadevi Verma?
Guys please give me a list on stories written by Mahadevi Verma?
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BIRD FLYING ON THE MAHADEVI VERMA PHOTO
BIRD FLYING ON THE MAHADEVI VERMA PHOTO
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Whispering Pines Ramgarh Uttarakhand (Interior) - UK TOURISM
Whispering Pines Ramgarh Uttarakhand (Interior) - UK TOURISM
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Jo Tum Aa Jaate Ek Baar
Jo Tum Aa Jaate Ek Baar
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Whispering Pines Best Resort Ramgarh Uttarakhand - UK TOURISM
Whispering Pines Best Resort Ramgarh Uttarakhand - UK TOURISM
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Know The Language  Hindi Film No 125
Know The Language Hindi Film No 125
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haar ki jeet
haar ki jeet
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Pustak Keet (Hindi Story)
Pustak Keet (Hindi Story)
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Jaishankar Prasad : Recited by - Shyam Kishore : Hindi Kavita
Jaishankar Prasad : Recited by - Shyam Kishore : Hindi Kavita
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"Kaise Unko Paaoon Aali Kaise Unko Paaoon".
"Kaise Unko Paaoon Aali Kaise Unko Paaoon".
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Do you know any animal stories written by mahadevi verma?
Do you know any animal stories written by mahadevi verma?
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These 10 famous couplets of Kabir that reveal deep secrets of life
These 10 famous couplets of Kabir that reveal deep secrets of life
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Madhur madhur mere dipak jaa CBSE Class X Hindi Lesson Saransh and Question Answers
Madhur madhur mere dipak jaa CBSE Class X Hindi Lesson Saransh and Question Answers
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Madhur madhur mere deepak jal -jaidev and asha bhosle
Madhur madhur mere deepak jal -jaidev and asha bhosle
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Nine yr old girl AARUSHI PRABHAKAR  from Dehradun putting Life into a Poem by MAHADEVI VERMA
Nine yr old girl AARUSHI PRABHAKAR from Dehradun putting Life into a Poem by MAHADEVI VERMA
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Ghar Ki Talash (Hindi Story)
Ghar Ki Talash (Hindi Story)
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Zindagi Ek Din.. Gheesa.wmv
Zindagi Ek Din.. Gheesa.wmv
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intzar me fanah bhojpuri video album
intzar me fanah bhojpuri video album
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Mera Man meri baat nahin maanta hai- Achla Ji
Mera Man meri baat nahin maanta hai- Achla Ji
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Mahadevi Verma
महादेवी वर्मा
Born (1907-03-26)26 March 1907
Farrukhabad, Farrukhabad District, Uttar Pradesh, British India
Died 11 September 1987(1987-09-11) (aged 80)
Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Occupation Writer, poet, Freedom Fighter, Woman's Activist, Educationist
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Orthodox Hindu
Citizenship Indian
Education MA Sanskrit Allahabad University
Alma mater Crosthwaite Girls School, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
Period Early 20th Century
Genre Poetry, literature
Literary movement Chhayavaad
Notable awards 1979: Sahitya Akademi Fellowship
1982: Jnanpith Award
1956: Padma Bhushan
1988: Padma Vibhushan
Spouse Dr Swarup Narayan Varma

Mahadevi Varma (Hindi: महादेवी वर्मा) best known as an outstanding Hindi poet, and was a freedom fighter, woman's activist and educationist from India. She is widely regarded as the "modern Meera".[1] She was a major poet of the Chhayavaad generation, a period of romanticism in Modern Hindi poetry ranging from 1914–1938. With passage of time, her limited but outstanding prose has been recognised as unique in Hindi Literature. She was a prominent poet in Hindi Kavi sammelans (Gatherings of poets).

She was the Principal, and then the Vice-Chancellor of Prayag Mahila Vidyapeeth, a woman's residential college in Allahabad. She was awarded India's highest literary award, for lifetime achievement, the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship in 1979, followed by the Jnanpith Award in 1982.[2] She was the recipient of the Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian award, in 1988.[3]

Life[edit]

Mahadevi was born in Farukhabad in a family of lawyers. She was educated at Jabalpur- Madhya Pradesh. She was the eldest child of Govinda Prasad Varma and Hemaa rani and had two brothers, Jagmohan and Manmohan, and a sister, Shayama. She was married in 1914, at the age of 7, to Dr Swarup Narain Varma in Indore. She stayed with her parents while her husband studied in Lucknow to complete his education, during which time, she received her higher education at the Allahabad University and passed her B.A.examination in 1929 and completed her Master's degree-M.A. in Sanskrit in 1933.

After the death of her husband in 1966, she moved permanently to Allahabad and lived there until her death.

Mahadevi was appointed as the first headmistress of Allahabad (Prayag) Mahila Vidyapeeth, which was started with a view to imparting cultural and literary education to girls through Hindi medium. Later, she became the chancellor of the institute.

Early life[edit]

In her childhood biography Mere Bachpan Ke Din (My Childhood Days), Mahadevi Varma has written that at a time when a girl child was considered a burden upon the family, she was very fortunate to be born into a liberal family. Her grandfather had the ambition of making her a scholar; her mother was fluent in Sanskrit and Hindi, and very religious. Mahadevi credits her mother for inspiring her to write poems, and to take an interest in literature.

Mahadevi was originally admitted to a Convent school, but upon protests and an unwilling attitude, she took admission in Crosthwaite Girls College in Allahabad. According to Mahadevi, she learnt the strength of unity in the hostel at Crosthwaite, where students of different religions lived together and the mess was also according to the religious requirement. Mahadevi started to write poems secretly; but upon discovery of her hidden stash of poems by her room-mate and senior Subhadra Kumari Chauhan (known in the school for writing poems), her hidden talent was exposed. Mahadevi and Subhrada now started to write poems together in their free time.

While others used to play outside, me and Subhrada used to sit on a tree, and let our creative thoughts flow together...She used to write in Khariboli, and soon I also started to write in Khariboli...this way, we used to write one or two poems a day...

— Mahadevi Varma, Mere Bachpan Ke Din

She and Subhrada also used to send poems to publications such as weekly magazines, and managed to get some of their poems published. Both poets also attended poetry seminars, where they met eminent Hindi poets, and read out their poems to the audience. This partnership continued till Subhrada graduated from Crosthwaite.

Works[edit]

Mahadevi is considered to be one of the four major poets of the Chhayavaadi school of the Hindi literature, others being Suryakant Tripathi 'Nirala', Jaishankar Prasad and Sumitranandan Pant. She was also a noted painter. She drew a number of illustrations for her poetic works like Hindi and Yama. Her other works include short stories such as Gillu (गिल्लू) which talks about her experience with a squirrel and 'Neelkanth' which talks about her experience with a peacock,which is also included as a chapter into the syllabus of Central Board of Secondary Education for the 7th graders. She has also wrote Gaura which is based on her real life,in this story she wrote about a beautiful cow. Mahadevi Varma is also known for her childhood memoir , Mere Bachpan Ke Din and Gillu (गिल्लू)", which was inducted into the syllabus of India's Central Board of Secondary Education for the 9th grade.

Stories written by her on her pets are also famous.

Poetry[edit]

Her poems have been published under a number of other titles as well, but they contain the poems from these collections only. They include:

  • Neehar (1930)
  • Rashmi (1932)
  • Neeraja (1934)
  • Sandhyageet (1936)
  • Deepshikha (1939)
  • Agnirekha (1990, published after her death)

Compilations from these collections have been published under various titles. Some of them include: (a) Yama (Neehar+ Rashmi+Neeraja+Saandhyageet) (b) Sandhini (c) Neelaambara (d) Aatmika (e) Deepgeet The additional feature in these collections is a new "Bhoomikas" or introdictory note written in the inimitable style of Mahadevi. Stories She has written many notable stories like (a) Ateet ke Chalchitra (b) Smriti ki Rekhyein (c) Shrinkhala ki Kariyan (d) Gheesa

Awards and honours[edit]

Mahadevi Varma's creative talents and sharp intellect soon earned her a prominent place in the Hindi Literary world. She is considered among the four pillars of the Chaayavad movement. In 1934, she received Sekseriya Puraskar from the Hindi Sahitya Sammelan for her work, Niraja. Her poetry collection (Yama, यामा-1936) received the Jnanpith Award, one of the highest Indian literary awards.

  • She also Honored with "Proud Past Alumni" in the list of 42 members, from "Allahabad University Alumni Association", NCR, Ghaziabad (Greater Noida) Chapter 2007–2008 registered under society act 1860 with registration no. 407/2000.[4][5][6]

The Government of India bestowed her with Padma Bhushan, India's third-highest civilian award. She was the first woman to be awarded the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship, in 1979.[7] In 1988, Indian Government bestowed her with Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian award.[8]

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Gupta, Indra India's 50 Most Illustrious Women ISBN 81-88086-19-3
  • Schomer, Karine (1998). Mahadevi Varma and the Chhayavad Age of Modern Hindi Poetry, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-564450-6.

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