Subhadra Kumari Chauhan (16 August 1904 - 15 February 1948) was an Indian poet. One of her most popular poems is "Jhansi ki Rani"
Freedom warrior and well-known poet Subhadra Kumari Chauhan. She is well known for the stirring patriotic ballad "Jhansi ki Rani," which is also one of the Hindi literature's most often sung poems. The focus of Subhadra's writing was on strong women who fought for their country's independence while overcoming difficulties. Chauhan is a well-known poet and a proponent of Hindi who is known for his blunt commentary.
During a time when literature was dominated by males, Chauhan was a revolutionary writer and freedom fighter whose work attained widespread national acclaim. Her pen was covered in "veer rasa," and she used it to bolster her struggle against social inequalities and colonial tyrants. She has since produced roughly 88 poems and 46 short tales, respectively.
She was born in Nihalpur, Allahabad District, on August 16, 1904. The poet was renowned for devoting her time and energy to literature. She was raised in a tiny village in Uttar Pradesh. When her first poetry was published, she was just nine years old. In her early adulthood, when the fight for Indian independence was at its height, she joined the Indian Nationalist Movement and used poetry to inspire people to support the cause.
In her writings, she addressed prejudice based on gender and caste, both of which are still relevant today. She also wrote lovely poems for kids, many of which were influenced by her own interactions with her own children.
Subhadra Kumari Chauhan became the first woman satyagrahi in 1923. She was detained twice between 1924 and 1942 while participating in the conflict.
The gore of division has poisoned everyone's heart and head, despite Chauhan and her husband's hard efforts to foster communal togetherness in the wake of India's independence in 1947.
Many of the works by the famous poet, who is well-known throughout the world, are still taught in Indian classrooms. At the age of 44, Chauhan was killed in a car accident on February 15, 1948.
In honour of her unwavering bravery, the Indian government gave the Indian Coast Guard ship the name ICGS Subhadra Kumari Chauhan. In 1976, India Post released a postage stamp honouring her life and achievements. The Madhya Pradesh government erected her statue in front of the Municipal Corporation headquarters in Jabalpur.