Mahakavi Subramanian Bharathiyar

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister recently inaugurated the statue of Mahakavi Subramanian Bharathiyar.

 About Mahakavi Subramanian Bharathiyar:

  • Mahakavi Subramanian Bharathiyar was a Tamil writer, poet, journalist, Indian independence activist, social reformer and polyglot. 
  • He was bestowed the title "Bharathi" for his excellence in poetry.
  • Bharathiyar fought for the emancipation of women, against child marriage, vehemently opposed the caste system.
  • Sister Nivedita inspired Bharathi to recognise the privileges of women and the emancipation of women exercised Bharathi's mind.


Literary works:

  • Bharathi joined as Assistant Editor of the Swadesamitran a Tamil daily in 1904.
  • In1907, he started editing the Tamil weekly India and the English newspaper Bala Bharatham with M.P.T. Acharya.
  • He assisted Aurobindo in the Arya journal and later Karma Yogi in Pondicherry.
  • Three of his greatest works namely, Kuyil Pattu, Panchali Sapatham and Kannan Pattu were composed during 1912
  • He also translated Vedic hymns, Patanjali's Yoga Sutra and Bhagavat Gita to Tamil.


Q1) Who was Sister Nivedita?

Born as Margaret Elizabeth Noble,popularly known as sister Nivedita was an Anglo-Irish social worker, teacher, disciple of Swami Vivekananda & one of the greatest women of India who dedicated her life to the cause of India.Swami Vivekananda gave her the name Nivedita (meaning "Dedicated to God") when he initiated her into the vow of Brahmacharya on 25 March 1898.

Source: All India Radio