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  • Poet, writer, educator, feminist — Mahadevi Varma continues to inspire

    Poet, writer, educator, feminist — Mahadevi Varma continues to inspire

    Setting her life as an example, Mahadevi Varma paved a path for hundreds of women coming after her. In 1979, she was made a fellow at Sahitya Akademi, becoming the first woman to be given this distinction. Her collection of poems, Yama received Gyanpeeth award in 1982. She was granted Padma Vibhushan in 1988.

    September 11, 2018