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Indian poetry, and Indian literature in general, has a long history dating back to Vedic times. They were written in various Indian languages such as Vedic Sanskrit, Classical Sanskrit, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali and Urdu. The poetry reflects diverse spiritual traditions within India. In particular, many Indian poets have been inspired by mystical experiences. Indian literature is generally acknowledged, but not wholly established, as the oldest in the world. ... The time period in the history of India known as the Vedic period or Vedic age is the period of the composition of the sacred texts called Vedas and other such texts in Vedic Sanskrit. ... Map of South Asia in native languages. ... Vedic Sanskrit is the language of the Vedas, which are the earliest sacred texts of India,. The Vedas were first passed down orally and therefore have no known date. ... Sanskrit ( , ) is a classical language of India, a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, and one of the 23 official languages of India. ... Tamil (தமிழ் ) is a classical language and one of the major languages of the Dravidian language family. ... Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ ) is one of the major Dravidian languages of southern India and one of the oldest languages in India. ... Bengali or Bangla (বাংলা, IPA: ) is an Indo-Aryan language of the eastern Indian subcontinent, evolved from Prakrit, Pāli and Sanskrit. ... (اردو), historically spelled Ordu, is an Indo-Aryan language of the Indo-Iranian branch, belonging to Indo-European family of languages. ...


Forms of Indian poetry

Like the Bengali language, Bengali poetry finds its lineage to Pāli and other Prakrit socio-cultural traditions. ... This article is about the poetic form. ... The ancient Sanskrit epics, the Ramayana and Mahabharata, laid the cornerstone for much of Hindu religion. ... Kannada poetry is poetry written in the Kannada language spoken in Karnataka state of India. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Persian literature is literature written in Persian, or by Persians in other languages. ... Like other languages, the history of Urdu poetry does not have a firm starting point and shares origins and influences with other linguistic traditions within the Urdu-Hindi-Hindustani mix. ... The Vedas (Sanskrit: वेद) are the main scriptural texts of Hinduism, also known as the Sanatana Dharma, and are a large corpus of texts originating in Ancient India. ... Sonasinghgill 16:03, 23 January 2007 (UTC)Sona Singh Gill. ...

Indian poets

Notable Indian poets include:

In Marathi; Sri Aurobindo (Bangla: শ্রী অরবিন্দ Sri Ôrobindo, Sanskrit: श्री अरविन्द Srī Aravinda) (August 15, 1872–December 5, 1950) was an Indian nationalist, scholar, poet, mystic, evolutionary philosopher, yogi and guru [1]. After a short political career in which he became one of leaders of the early movement for the freedom of India from British... Sri Chinmoy (Bengali: )(born August 27, 1931), originally Chinmoy Kumar Ghose, is an Indian philosopher, spiritual teacher (guru), musician, and author. ... Paramahansa Yogananda (Bengali: পরমহংস যোগানন্দ Pôromôhongsho Joganondo, Hindi: परमहंस योगानन्‍द; January 5, 1893–March 7, 1952), was an Indian yogi and guru. ... Sarojini Naidu (February 13, 1879 - March 2, 1949) was known as Bharatiya Kokila (The Nightingale of India) and was a child prodigy, freedom fighter and poet. ... Abul Hasan Yaminuddin Khusro (1253-1325 CE), better known as Amir Khusro Dehlavi (in Persian اميرخسرو دهلوى), is one of the iconic figures in the cultural history of the Indian subcontinent. ... Marathi is one of the widely spoken languages of India, and has a long literary history. ...

In Bengali: Early Life Samarth Ramdas (1608-1681) is considered one of the greatest Hindu saints of Indian history. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar, popularly known in Maharashtra, India, and in the larger Marathi community as Kusumagraj, was a well-known and renowned Marathi poet. ... Vasant Abaji Dahake (1942) is a well known Marathi poet, playwright, short story writer, artist and critic. ... Bengali or Bangla (বাংলা, IPA: ) is an Indo-Aryan language of the eastern Indian subcontinent, evolved from Prakrit, Pāli and Sanskrit. ...

Notable poets in Tamil include: This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Dwijendralal Ray Dwijendralal Ray (Bengali: দ্বিজেন্দ্রলাল রায়) (1863-1913) was a Bengali poet, playwright, and musician, known primarily for his Indian and Bengali patriotic plays and songs, as well as his Hindu devotional lyrics. ... Rabindranath Tagore ( ; Bangla: ; 7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941), also known by the sobriquet Gurudev, was a Bengali poet, Brahmo Samaj (syncretic Hindu monotheist) philosopher, visual artist, playwright, composer, and novelist whose works reshaped Bengali literature and music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. ... Swami Vivekananda (Bengali: স্বামী বিবেকানন্দ Shami Bibekanondo), whose pre-monastic name was Narendranath Dutta (নরেন্দ্রনাথ দত্ত Nôrendronath Dotto, and who was also known as Swami Vividishananda) and was affectionately known to some as Naren (January 12, 1863 - July 4, 1902) was one of the most famous and influential spiritual leaders of the philosophies...

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Notable poets in Sanskrit include: Kambar is one of the greatest Tamil poets. ...

Notable poets in Urdu include: To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Veda Vyasa(Contemporary painting) Vyāsa (Devanāgarī: व्यास) is a central and much revered figure in the majority of Hindu traditions. ... Bhartrihari (c 450–510) was an Indian author of Wikipedia and early figure in Indic linguistic theory. ...

Notable poets in Kannada include: Mirza Ghalib (1796-1869), One of the greatest Urdu poets Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan (Urdu/Persian: مرزا اسد اللہ خان ), pen-name Ghalib (Urdu/Persian: غالب, ġhālib) and Asad (former pen-name)(27 December 1796 — 15 February 1869), was a renowned classical Urdu and Persian poet of India. ... Allama Dr. Sir Muhammad Iqbal Allama Dr. Sir Muhammad Iqbal (November 9, 1877-April 21, 1938) was an important Indian Muslim poet from the colonial era, a philosopher and thinker of Kashmiri origin. ...

Notable poets in Bodo include: Kumara Vyasa is one of the most famous poets in the Kannada language, spoken in the state of Karnataka, India. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Necromancer_bells. ... This article is about the lowland plains in South America. ... Kuvempu - (ಕುವೆಂಪು) is the pen name of a well-known Kannada writer/poet of the 20th century, Kuppalli Venkatappa Puttappa (29 December 1904 - 1994). ... Manta Sagar Mamta Sagar is a contemporary Kannada poet and playwright living in Hyderabad, in Andhra Pradesh, India. ... Bodo may stand for: Bodø A city in Norway An ethnic community in India: Bodo A genus of protozoa: Bodo Polish actor and director Eugeniusz Bodo Saint Bodo of Toul This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

Notable poets in hindi include: Rup Nath Brahma (1902-1968) was a Bodo poet and religious scholar. ...

Notable Poets in Indian Poetry in English. S. H. Vatsyayan (सच्‍चिदानन्‍द हीरानन्‍द वात्‍स्‍यायन) (1911–1987), (Sachchidananda Hirananda Vatsyayana), was popularly known by his pen-name Ajneya or Agyeya, was a pioneer of modern trends not only in the realm of poetry, but also fiction, criticism and journalism. ... Atal Bihari Vajpayee (often wrongly spelt Behari; अटल बिहारी वाजपेयी in Devnagari) (born December 25, 1924) was the Prime Minister of India in 1996 and again from 1998 until May 19, 2004. ... Chand Bardai was the court poet of the Indian king Prithviraj III Chauhan, who ruled Ajmer and Delhi from 1165 to 1192. ... Dr. Dharamvir Bharati (धर्मवीर भारती) (December 25, 1926 - September 4, 1997), was an Indian writer. ... It has been suggested that Harivansh Rai Bachchan be merged into this article or section. ... Jaishankar Prasad (January 30, 1889 - January 14, 1937) (Hindi: जयशंकर प्रसाद) was one of the most famous figures in modern Hindi literature. ... Depiction of saint Kabir on the cover of a Hindi magazine named Shree Kabir Gyanamrit Kabīr (also Kabīra) (Hindi: कबीर, Gurmukhī: ਕਬੀਰ, Urdu: ‎) (1398—1397)[ — see talk page] was an Indian mystic; a Bhakti saint, a contemporary of Guru Nanak Dev, who sang the ideals of seeing all of humanity... Kaka Hathrasi is widely regarded as one of the greatest Hindi satirists. ... Kedarnath Agarwal Kedarnath Agarwal (also spelt as Agrawal and Aggarwal) (1911 - 2000) was a famous Hindi language poet and litterateur. ... Mahadevi Verma (1907-1987) was an Indian Poetess. ... Maithilisharan Gupt (1886-1965) was one of the most famous modern Hindi poets. ... Meera (1498 - 1547) was a Rajput princess who lived in the north Indian state of Rajasthan. ... Nagarjun (Hindi:, Baba Nagarjun, Vaidya Nath Mishra, Yatri) (1911-1998), was a major Hindi and Maithili poet who has also penned a number of novels, short stories, literary biographies and travelogues. ... Ramdhari Singh Dinkar (रामधारी सिंह दिनकर) (1908 - April 24, 1974) was one of the most famous modern Hindi poets. ... Shivmangal Singh Suman is a leading Hindi writer and poet. ... Subhadra Kumari Chauhan (1904-1949) was a well known poetess of Indian origin. ... Sumitranandan Pant (सुमित्रानन्‍दन पंत) (1900 - December 28, 1977) was one of the most famous modern Hindi poets. ... Suryakant Tripathi Nirala (January 22, 1896-October 15, 1961) was one of the most famous figures of the modern Hindi literature. ...

Nissim Ezekiel, Leading English Language Indian Poet Nissim Ezekiel (December 24, 1924 - January 9, 2004) was a poet, playwright and art critic. ... Sarojini Naidu (February 13, 1879 - March 2, 1949) was known as Bharatiya Kokila (The Nightingale of India) and was a child prodigy, freedom fighter and poet. ... Rabindranath Tagore ( ; Bangla: ; 7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941), also known by the sobriquet Gurudev, was a Bengali poet, Brahmo Samaj (syncretic Hindu monotheist) philosopher, visual artist, playwright, composer, and novelist whose works reshaped Bengali literature and music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. ... Sri Aurobindo (Bangla: শ্রী অরবিন্দ Sri Ôrobindo, Sanskrit: श्री अरविन्द Srī Aravinda) (August 15, 1872–December 5, 1950) was an Indian nationalist, scholar, poet, mystic, evolutionary philosopher, yogi and guru [1]. After a short political career in which he became one of leaders of the early movement for the freedom of India from British... Dominic Francis Moraes (July 19, 1938 - June 2, 2004), popularly known as Dom Moraes was an Indian writer, poet and columnist. ... Jayant Mahapatra is an Indian poet from Orissa. ... Kamala Suraiya, better known as Kamala Das, is a well-known Indian writer writing in English as well as Malayalam, her native language. ... Arun Balkrishna Kolatkar (1932-2004) is one of the most important and influential poets in the post Independence Indian poetry. ... Dilip Purushottam Chitre (1938- ) is one of the foremost Indian writers and critics to emerge in the post Independence era. ... Vikram Seth (pronounced ), born June 20, 1952 is an Indian poet, novelist, travel writer, librettist, childrens writer, biographer and memoirist. ... Ranjit Hoskote (born 29 March 1969) is a contemporary Indian poet, art critic, cultural theorist and independent curator. ...

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Kannada poetry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (814 words)
Kannada poetry is poetry written in the Kannada language (ಕನ್ನಡ) spoken in Karnataka (ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ) state of India (ಭಾರತ).
This indeed was the reincarnation of Kannada poetry which was dormant for quite a few centuries in the face of British occupation of India.
Indian Independence in 1947 brought with it the promises of freedom and a new genre sprouted in Kannada poetry.
E T H N O P O E T I C S :: Kenneth Rexroth on American Indian Songs (2510 words)
Poetry or song does not only play a vatic role in the society, but is itself a numinous thing.
Certainly the Indian singer does not feel that he is dulling the poignancy of the transcendental awareness of reality which he is communicating by musical elaboration, but rather the reverse.
It is apparent that the creation of song or poetry, "the creative act," as we say today, occupies a place in American Indian culture similar to what may be called, roughly, yogi practices of concentration and nervous-system gymnastics in the cultures of India and the Far East.
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