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Mahadevi Verma

Maha Devi VermaMahadevi Verma (1907-87) is regarded as one of the four pillars of the Chayavad movement in modern Hindi poetry. Her important works include Rashmi (1932), Niraja (1934), Sandhyagita (1936), Yama (1940) and Dipasikha (1942). She founded the 'Prayag Mahila Vidyapitha' at Allahabad for promoting education among the girls. An active freedom fighter, she is renowned for her books of memoirs, Atita Ke Chalcitra and Smriti Ki Rekhayen. Her mysticism led to the birth of a movement called Rahasyavada.


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