36. Subramania Bharathi

subramania bharathi

All the tamilians love subramania bharathi, popularly known as Bharathiyar for his beautiful and meaningful tamil poems. He has written many poems on various topics such as religion, politics and social evils. His many poems are used in dramas and movies. Since all of them became very popular among common people, even the uneducated people love and sing them. His poems gave lot of energy during independence period.

He took much interest to shine as a journalist. When we read them, our mind will get refreshment. He is the first person to introduce simplicity in writing. No guidance is required for understanding his works. He instructed the children how to live, what to do and what not to do. He wrote many poems on Goddess Kali. Kali is his favourite Goddess and he wrote poems about other Gods such as Ganesha, Muruga, Shiva, Allah and Jesus.

His famous work of “paanchali sabadham” has created positive energy during freedom struggle. He compared “paanchali to bharatha maatha” and wrote wordings in such a way that victory of paanchali is very much essential. His love songs are also liked by all. He is the first person who fought for equal rights for women. His concern is expressed beautifully in many poems. He wrote many poems against caste system prevalent in India. Not only in writings, he followed whatever he wrote. Even though he was suffering with poverty, his writings show richness.

Subramania Bharathi is an all rounder. He had thorough knowledge about everything. His courage, simplicity and boldness are admired and appreciated by all national leaders at that time. All the poets who came after him, got inspiration from him. We have to make time to read his writings.

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