Today google launched a doodle on Mahadevi Varma.
Mahadevi Verma (27 April 1907-11 September 1987) was a Hindi poet, freedom fighter, woman’s rights activist and educationist from India. She is widely regarded as the “modern Meera”.She was a major poet of the Chhayavaad, a literary movement of romanticism in modern Hindi poetry ranging from 1914–1938 and 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.
While others used to play outside, me and Subhadra 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…