Bahinabai Chaudhari

(24 August 1880 - 3 December 1951 / Asoda, Jalgaon, Maharashtra / India)

Bahinabai Chaudhari
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Bahinabai Chaudhari (Devanagari: बहिणाबाई चौधरी) or Bahinabai Nathuji Chaudhari, was a noted Marathi poetess from Maharashtra, India.

Bahinabai was born to a Brahmin family in the village of Aasod in the district of Jalgaon. Her poetry brings alive her surroundings through the Ahirani dialect which is spoken in those parts of the State. Hailing from a farmer’s household, most of her poems are based on farming, land, joy and sorrow of farmers, trees, animals and the nature.

Bahina, at the age of 5, was married to a 30-year-old Brahmin, a widower and relative. When she was 9, Bahinabai, her immediate family and her husband had to leave their village because of a family ... more »

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