Indira Sant


Indira Sant (1914–2000) was a Marathi poetess from Maharashtra, India. She was born on January 4, 1914, as Indira Dikshit in the small town of India, Karnataka. She studied at Rajaram College in Kolhapur, and Fergusson College in Pune where she met her future husband Narayan Sant. Four years after their marriage, the two published in 1940 a joint collection of their poems titled Sahawas (सहवास). Narayan Sant died in 1946. The pain of loss of her husband found its expression in some of her poems. The principal theme of most of her poetry is love and longing. The love of nature is also evident in her poems. Her poetry further pertains to different dimensions of a woman's life. Sant wrote about 25 books. She worked first as a professor and then as the principal in a teacher's training college in Belgaum. The Sant couple had three children. Her son Prakash has written four books: Vanavas, Sharada Sangeet, Pankha, and Jhumbar. Her younger sister Kamla was a writer and the wife of novelist Na. Si. Phadke. Collections of Poems: Semi-autobiographical articles by Sant were published in 1986 in a book titled Mrudgandha (मृद्गंध). The book Phulwel (फुलवेल) contains a collection of her  ( Wikipedia article )


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