On any special occasion or important event, Google doodles always update their doodles with beautiful pictures or drawings regarding the special event. This is done to honor the person related to a special event or to give importance to that event. And similarly, on August 16th, 2021 Google doodle has done the same to honor an important person.
On the 16th of August, the birth anniversary of Subhadra Kumari Chauhan, who is known as the first Indian woman to join Satyagraha, is celebrated. She is a well-known author, and as well as a freedom fighter. To celebrate the 117th birth anniversary, Google doodle has updated its doodle by the illustration of other activists and Subhadra sitting with a pen and paper and dressed in a saree. This beautiful doodle was illustrated by Prabha Mallya, the New Zealand-based guest artist. Google has honored India’s first woman Satyagrahi as even though she was a great writer she was also a great freedom fighter during a male-dominated era.
About Subhadra Kumari Chauhan:
Subhadra Kumari Chauhan was born on August 16, in the year 1904, in Nihalpur located in Tamilnadu. From a younger age, she is known for her writing skills. Even when she was on her way to school she used to write something, either poems or short stories. And amazing to know that her first poem was published when she was 9 years old. One of the most Nationalist poems, Jhansi ki Rani is the most famous poem and is also regarded as one of the greatest recited poems which are included in Hindi literature.
Apart from her great writing skills, she was a great activist too. During her early adulthood, the demand for Indian independence reached its height. At that time, Indian independence was the only important thing that everyone wanted. And the time when she joined the Indian Nationalist Movement, she tried to spread awareness and call the people to fight for their Nation, she used her writing and poetry talent to convey the importance of the nation’s freedom and independence.
Ashish known for her poetry, Google doodle page has also described her poetry. They have described as :
“Subhadra Kumari Chauhan’s poetry and prose primarily centered around the hardships that Indian women overcame, such as gender and caste discrimination. Her poetry remained uniquely underscored by her resolute nationalism.”
Later, She also used her poetic skills to spread the importance of the nation’s independence and freedom.
Her dream of making the nation free and independent and her devotion towards activism resulted in her becoming the first Indian woman Satyagrahi in 1923. She also became a member of the Indian collective of non-violent anti-colonialists. Her spirit of activism remained strong and she continued to make remarkable statements for the fight for freedom in every way she could during the 1940s.
In 1948, due to a car accident near Seoni, Madhya Pradesh, Subhadra Kumari Chauhan died on her way from Nagpur back to Jabalpur.