Born on August 16, 1904, Subhadra Kumari Chauhan was a poetess is best known for her evocative nationalist poem ‘Jhansi ki Rani’. In 1923, she became the first woman satyagrahi and used her poetry to call others to fight for India’s freedom. She published a total of 88 poems and 46 short stories.

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