New Delhi: Google knows its game around celebrating special days with its doodles and on Monday (August 16, 2021), it is memorizing the 117th birth anniversary of India’s first lady satyagrahi and a revolutionary composer Subhadra Kumari Chauhan.
To respect the life of one of India’s freedom fighters, Google released the doodle demonstrated by New Zealand-based artist Prabha Mallya and also posted on Google India’s Twitter handle with a caption that read: “Her poetry ‘Jhansi ki Rani’ is one of Hindi Lit’s most read poems. She was the first woman satyagrahi. She has composed 88 poems and 46 short stories…”
Subhadra Kumari Chauhan was born on August 16 in 1904 in Nihalpur village of Uttar Pradesh’s Allahabad, now Prayagraj. Chauhan was rdent about writing and it is said that she used to compose even in the horse cart on the way to school. Her first poem was reportedly printed when she was just nine years old.
Chauhan’s poetry and prose mainly centered around the hardships that Indian women overcame, such as gender and caste prejudice. As a participant in the Indian Nationalist Movement, she used her poem to call others to protest for their nation’s independence.