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Tamil Nadu CM Stalin inaugurated statue of ‘Mahakavi Subramanian Bharathiyar’

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Mahakavi Subramanian Bharathiyar:

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K.Stalin inaugurated the statue of Mahakavi Subramanian Bharathiyar at the renovated house of Bharathiyar at Varanasi via video conference on 11th December. Stalin also released a souvenir on his centenary. Bharathiyar’s 141st birth anniversary celebrates on the behalf of State Government in various places in the State.

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About the 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.
  • In 1907, 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.

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