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Poets influence people in particular and the society. Their works are always a reflection of social environment and therefore, they are called the mirror of the society. Poets have used rhyme in a particular fashion – sonnets and couplets – in different languages including Hindi, which is undoubtedly endowed with great poets who enriched the language. Here’s our list of few great Hindi poets of India.

Indian Poetry has its roots dating back to the Vedic times. They were written in various languages starting in Vedic and Classical Sanskrit, Hindi, Odia, Maithili, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Bengali and Urdu.

Not only original Indian poetry but even poetry in foreign languages such as Persian and English had a strong and prominent influence on Indian poetry which is still a part of the Modern Indian Poetry.

The poetry since decades has reflected diverse spiritual traditions within India and many Indian Poets have penned down world famous poems through their mystical experiences.

India has historically been the land of notable poets whose exemplary work is world renowned.

Adi kaal or Veer Gatha kaal (आदिकाल या वीरगाथा काल) (before 1400 CE)
Chanda Bardai ( Prathviraj Rasau) 12th c.
Amir Khusrow1253-1325 CE
Bhakti Kaal (भक्तिकाल), Ke Kavi (prior to 1400 A.D.) The Medivial Era 
Kabir 1398-1518
Goswami Tulsidas (1511–1623)
Adhunik Kaal (आधुनिककाल): 1900 onwards 
Bahadur Shah Zafar (1775-1862)
Mirza Ghalib (1797-1869)
Mir Taqi Mir (1722-1808)
Chhayavaadi Yug CHHAYAVAADI YUG (छायावाद) – THE GOLDEN ERA 
Harivansh Rai Bachchan Srivastava (November 27, 1907 – January 18, 2003)
Obaidullah Aleem (June 12, 1939 – May 18, 1998)
Kumar Vishwas
Nuzhat Anjum
General Sources  
Kavyalaya: House of Hindi Poetry
Sahitya Academy


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