Tamil Nadu Chief Minister recently inaugurated the statue of Mahakavi Subramanian Bharathiyar at the renovated house of Bharathiyar at Varanasi via video conference.
About ‘Mahakavi Bharathiyar’ –
- Mahakavi Subramanian Bharathiyar was a Tamil writer, poet, journalist, Indian independence activist, social reformer and polyglot.
- He was bestowed the title “Bharathi” for his excellence in poetry.
- Bharathiyar fought for the emancipation of women, against child marriage, vehemently opposed the caste system.
- Sister Nivedita inspired Bharathi to recognise the privileges of women and the emancipation of women exercised Bharathi’s mind.
- Literary works —
- Bharathi joined as Assistant Editor of the Swadesamitran a Tamil daily in 1904.
- In 1907, he started editing the Tamil weekly India and the English newspaper Bala Bharatham with M.P.T. Acharya.
- He assisted Aurobindo in the Arya journal and later Karma Yogi in Pondicherry.
- Three of his greatest works namely, Kuyil Pattu, Panchali Sapatham and Kannan Pattu were composed during 1912
- He also translated Vedic hymns, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra and Bhagavat Gita to Tamil.