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Mahadevi Varma

1907 - 1987

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Mahadevi Varma (26 March 1907 – 11 September 1987) was an Indian Hindi-language poet, essayist, sketch story writer and an eminent personality of Hindi literature. She is considered one of the four major pillars of the Chhayawadi era in Hindi literature. She has been also addressed as the Modern Meera. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mahadevi Varma has received more than 1,518,230 page views. Her biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Mahadevi Varma is the 1,268th most popular writer (up from 1,897th in 2019), the 151st most popular biography from India (up from 192nd in 2019) and the 28th most popular Indian Writer.

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Among writers, Mahadevi Varma ranks 1,268 out of 5,755Before her are Hugo Gernsback, Odo of Cluny, Rudolf Erich Raspe, Lu Yu, Aleksandr Kuprin, and P. G. Wodehouse. After her are Charles Péguy, Rasul Gamzatov, Mario Benedetti, Michel Butor, Winifred Wagner, and Juliusz Słowacki.

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Among people born in 1907, Mahadevi Varma ranks 64Before her are Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Miklós Rózsa, Fabian von Schlabrendorff, Emilie Schindler, Ray Milland, and Lars Ahlfors. After her are Horia Sima, Giovanni Ferrari, James Meade, Helmuth James von Moltke, Altiero Spinelli, and Sigvard Bernadotte. Among people deceased in 1987, Mahadevi Varma ranks 40Before her are Anthony de Mello, Henry Ford II, Douglas Sirk, Didier Pironi, Peter Tosh, and Peter Medawar. After her are James Baldwin, Randolph Scott, Luis Federico Leloir, Yakov Zeldovich, Rouben Mamoulian, and Buddy Rich.

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In India

Among people born in India, Mahadevi Varma ranks 151 out of 1,493Before her are Shantideva (685), Kittur Chennamma (1778), V. V. Giri (1894), Green Boots (null), Ahmad Sirhindi (1564), and B. K. S. Iyengar (1918). After her are Mariam-uz-Zamani (1542), S. R. Ranganathan (1892), Ravi Shankar (1956), Lala Lajpat Rai (1865), Dhyan Chand (1905), and Nizam-ul-Mulk, Asaf Jah I (1671).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Mahadevi Varma ranks 28Before her are Bharata Muni (-1000), Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899), Vidyapati (1352), Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak (1551), Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar (1820), and B. K. S. Iyengar (1918). After her are Subramania Bharati (1882), Anna Leonowens (1831), Kuvempu (1904), Andal (800), Deepak Chopra (1946), and Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay (1876).