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Google honors India’s first woman satyagrahi Subhadra Kumari Chauhan with a doodle on her birth anniversary

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On 16th August Google commemorated India’s first woman satyagrahi and a writer, Subhadra Kumari Chauhan with a doodle art on her 117th birth anniversary.

The Google Doodle page reads: “In 1923, Chauhan’s unyielding activism led her to become the first woman satyagrahi, a member of the Indian collective of nonviolent anti-colonialists to be arrested in the struggle for national liberation. She continued to make revolutionary statements in the fight for freedom both on and off the page into the 1940s, publishing a total of 88 poems and 46 short stories.”

Life of Subhadra Kumari Chauhan- India’s first woman and a freedom fighter

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The writer and freedom fighter Subhadra Kumari Chauhan was born in 1904 in a Rajput family of Nihalpur village, Uttar Pradesh. She did her schooling from Crosthwaite Girls’ School in Prayagraj.

She had started writing in an early age and when she was just nine years old, her first poem got published.

Chauhan passed away on February 15, 1948. To give an honour to her incredible work, an Indian Coast Guard ship was named after her. A statue of hers also had made before the Municipal Corporation office of Jabalpur by the government of Madhya Pradesh.

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How her writing influenced people?

She used her influential writing and poems to motivate others in the time of Indian National Movement. Her pieces portrayed the hardwork, struggles and challenges faced by Indian women during the freedom movement of India.

Chauhan wrote in the Khariboli dialect of Hindi. She has also written poems for children and some short stories based on the life of the middle-class people of the society.

How she became a part of freedom movement?

After getting married with Thakur Lakshman Singh Chauhan of Khandwa, she joined Mahatma Gandhi’s Non-Cooperation Movement against the British and became the first woman satyagrahi of the country. She was jailed twice for protesting against British rule in 1923 and 1942.

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