The Fantastic Tamil Poet - Mahakavi Subramanya Bharathiar

Published: 11th September 2010
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Born in 1882 he was conferred the title of 'Bharati' for his poetic talent at a tender age. Bharati emerged as a prolific poet earning the title of 'Mahakavi', meaning a Good Poet. He died at the age of 39 but in his brief span of lifestyle he experienced manufactured immeasurable contribution to his place and language.

He lived in the eventful years of our country's independence struggle. He had met his contemporaries who influenced his political thinking like Mahatma Gandhi, Tilak, Sister Nivedita, Aurobindo Gosh, VVS Iyer and Lajpat Roy. The Tamil poet and writer's life itself is a shining example of upholding the spirit of liberty, equality, justice and adore despite poverty and against the oppressive British rule. He experienced a turbulent existence laced with living in exile, arrest, being jailed amidst abject poverty. He had the uncanny capability of utilizing his literary abilities to the finest to kindle the patriotic feelings of the masses and about the evils of the society which triggered all their problems.

Patriot

He proudly proclaims that the there is no other region in the world can equal the greatness of India which has the Himalyan mountains, the sacred river Ganges and the Upanishads in his tune "Mannum Imaya malai' and 'paarukkule nalla naadu'. He is equally proud about the Richness and sweetness of the Tamil language in his lines 'yamarindha mozhiugalile'. Advocating Independence and Casteless culture

He fearlessly wrote about independence for people as wells as nations becoming influenced by 'Vande Mataram' the patriotic tune by Bankim Chandra. These meetings have injected fearlessness into his writing. 'Swathesa Geethangal' and 'Janma Bhoomi' which he devoted to sister Nivedita are examples of his patriotic tracks and serving the underprivileged and emancipation of women. They ended up distributed to the men and women during the freedom motion of India. His dreams of a free of charge India and a contemporary society that is educated, devoid of its social evils and living in harmony. His writings when he was in exile in Puduchery were so powerful that the British even jailed him.

His tracks for the kids in 'Paappa Paattu' and 'Pudhiya Aathichoodi' evoked a sense of equality, really like towards all living beings, casteless contemporary culture and courage etc. His straightforward words convey the ethical and moral principles to the young minds effortlessly. The literary genius Bharati has created an indelible mark in the minds of crores of Tamil folks by way of his writings that included novels, short stories, essays and poetry.

You can download Subramanya Bharatiyar's poems for totally free on Sangapalagai.com.

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