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Mahadevi Verma: March 26, 1907 – September 11, 1987
Mahadevi Verma was born in a liberal Hindu family and it was her mother who inspired her to write poems at an early age.
After her husband refused to live with her as she was not good-looking, Mahadevi began teaching at village schools around Allahabad.
She went on to become the Principal, and then the Vice-Chancellor of Prayag Mahila Vidyapeeth, a woman’s residential college in Allahabad.
As a poet, Mahadevi Verma is regarded as one of the four major poets of the “Chhayavaad”, an era of Neo-romanticism... (More)