As a country, we should be thankful to these amazing Hindi poets who have made an incomparable contribution to our Hindi literature. From depicting the real image of society to expressing intricacies of human nature, their poems are soulful and heart-touching.
Here are 6 amazing Hindi poets, whom you should definitely read if you love poetry.
Mahadevi Varma blessed Hindi literature with her simple and outstanding poems. Out of her many great poems, some of her best works are Neehar, Rashmi, Neeraja, Deepshikha, and Agnirekha. Famously known as modern “Meera Bai”, Mahadevi’s contribution to Hindi poetry is unparalleled. For her immense contribution, she was awarded the prestigious Jnanpith award in 1940 for her poem, Yama. Seeking inspiration from everyday life, Mahadevi Varma managed to touch so many souls with her heartbreaking poetry.
Subhadra Kumari Chauhan
Subhadra Kumari Chauhan wasn’t just a poet. She was a freedom fighter, who fought courageously for free India. Being a freedom fighter, she drew inspiration from her poems from the Independence movement. The very famous Hindi poem – “Jhansi Ki Rani” is one of her best works. This beautiful poem is not only an emotionally-charged poem capturing the life of courageous Rani Lakshmi Bai but also one of the most recited poems in Hindi literature of all time.
Ramdhari Singh Dinkar
Famously known for Veer Rasa, Ramdhari Singh Dinkar wrote poems on bravery. He is considered one of the most important poets of modern Hindi literature. What made his poetry so impactful was the political and social satire in his poetry.
Inspired by the mythological characters, he would often refer to them in his beautiful poems to make them even more impactful. Krishna Ki Chaetavani and Samdheni are some of his best works.
From being a famous poet to journalist to a playwright, Makhanlal Chaturvedi wore multiple hats. Some of his best works include famous poems like Deep Se Deep Jale, Kaisa Chhand Banaa Deti Hai, and Pushp Ki Abhilaashaa.
Maithili Sharan Gupt
Being considered as the pioneer of ‘khari boli’, Maithili Sharan Gupt is one of the most popular poets among the masses. His straightforward approach to the subject made his poems so popular. Like Subhadra Kumari Chauhan, he also drew his inspiration from the struggle against Britishers during the fight for independence. His famous and most inspiring work – Rang Mein Bhang – is a must-read for all poetry lovers.
Harivansh Rai Bachchan
We feel there would be hardly any poetry lover, who hasn’t heard the name of Harivansh Rai Bachchan. His beautiful poetry is considered one of the most notable works in Hindi literature. From capturing soul-stirring and heart-touching details of our daily lives, Bachchan wrote some of the greatest poems ever. Madhushala is one of his most compelling poems that evoke emotions that are difficult to write about.