Writers are the basis of our introduction to the world. India like most other nations went through a lot – the dominance of kings, the dominance of politics, and the dominance of men, society, and self-expectation. Indian writers have explored so much through their writings which involve themes of loneliness, longing, patriotism, partition, women’s issues, child care, politics, society, and whatnot. In this article, we are going to read about 6 famous Indian writers born in March.
Famous Indian Writers Born in March:
Toru Dutt (March 4)
Bengali poet and translator Toru Dutt wrote in French and English. She is one of the founding figures of Indo-Anglian literature, alongside Sarojini Naidu, Manmohan Ghose, and Henry Louis Vivian Derozio. She is popular for a French novel named Le Journal de Mademoiselle d’Arvers and volumes of poetry written in English, ‘Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan’ and ‘A Sheaf Gleaned in French Fields. Her works explore themes of patriotism, longing, loneliness, and nostalgia.
Shashi Tharoor (March 9)
Tharoor is an Indian poet, former international diplomat, public intellectual, politician, and writer who has been serving as a Member of the Parliament since the year 2009. In the year 2019, he received the notable Sahitya Academy Award for the book An Era of Darkness. Since the year 1981, he has authored 23 fiction and non-fiction which are focused on India and its culture, history, politics, society, films, foreign policy, and more. He also wrote regular columns for The Hindu, The Indian Express, and The Times of India.
Dwijendranath Tagore (March 11)
Indian Bengali poet, philosopher, painter, song composer, and mathematician Dwijendranath Tagore was one of the pioneers of notation and shorthand in Bengali script. He was the eldest brother of Rabindranath Tagore and the eldest son of Debendranath Tagore. His first contribution to Bengali literature was the translation of Kalidasa’s Meghaduta Kavya from classical Sanskrit to Bengali.
A.K. Ramanujan (March 16)
A.K. Ramanujan, full name Attipate Krishnaswami Ramanujan was a poet, philologist, professor, playwright, folklorist, translator, and scholar of Indian literature. He wrote in English and Kannada. His academic research varied across five languages: English, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, and Sanskrit. Even though he wrote on several diverse topics, his works are popular as enigmatic works of sophistication, moving artistry, and startling originality. In the year 1999, he was awarded the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award posthumously for The Collected Poems. His notable works are Second Sight, The Striders, and more.
Mahadevi Verma (March 26)
Mahadevi Verma was a poet, essayist, sketch story writer, and renowned persona of Hindi literature. She is considered one of the four significant pillars of the Chhayawadi era in Hindi literature. Chhayavad is the Neo-romanticism era of Hindi literature, especially Hindi poetry which supposedly continued from 1922 to 1938. This era is known for the inclination of poetic works towards love, nature, and the distinctive re-appropriation of the Indian tradition in a new shape of mysticism, articulated through a personal voice. She was awarded notable awards such as Padma Bhushan (1956), Padma Vibhushan (1988), and more. Some of her notable works are‘ Nihar’, ‘Rashmi’, ‘Neerja’, ‘Smriti ki Rehaye’, ‘Patha ke Sathi’, and more.
Kamala Suraiyya (March 31)
Indian poet Kamala Suraiyya is popularly known by the name Madhavikutty and her married name is Kamala Das. She wrote on varied topics which include child care, issues regarding women, politics, and more. Her notable works are Ente Katha, My Story, The Descendants, and more. She was awarded several awards such as Asian Poetry Prize, Sahitya Akademi Award, Asan World Prize, and more.