Very Good in Fair jacket. Very Good in Fair dj; hardcover, clean cloth-covered boards and clean text block; dj has a couple of tears at top of wrap, one open, one closed. Combines the approaches of biography, intellectual history and literary criticism to trace Mahadevi's educational, political, cultural, intellectual, and literary activities and involvements in the period immediately before and after India's independence.
First Edition; First Printing indicated. Very Good+ in Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. The Book shows a small, faint coffee-like stain at the top edge of the text block; the fore-edge shows some very faint smudges; the binding shows slight lean, but remains secure; the text is clean. The DJ shows only mild rubbing; the price is unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 335pp. Hardback with DJ. Mahadevi Varma, best known as an outstanding Hindi poet, and was a freedom fighter, woman's activist and educationist from India. She is widely regarded as the "modern Meera". She was a major poet of the Chhayavaad generation, a period of romanticism in Modern Hindi poetry ranging from 1914–1938. With passage of time, her limited but outstanding prose has been recognised as unique in Hindi Literature. She was 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. She was awarded India's highest literary award, for lifetime achievement, the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship in 1979, followed by the Jnanpith Award in 1982. She was the recipient of the Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian award, in 1988. Mahadevi is considered to be one of the four major poets of the Chhayavaadi school of the Hindi literature, others being Suryakant Tripathi 'Nirala', Jaishankar Prasad and Sumitranandan Pant. She was also a noted painter. She drew a number of illustrations for her poetic works like Hindi and Yama. Her other works include short stories such as Gillu which talks about her experience with a squirrel and 'Neelkanth' which talks about her experience with a peacock, which is also included as a chapter into the syllabus of Central Board of Secondary Education for the 7th graders. Mahadevi Varma is also known for her childhood memoir, Mere Bachpan Ke Din and Gillu, which was inducted into the syllabus of India's Central Board of Secondary Education for the 9th grade. Stories written by her on her pets are also famous.
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