Human Values in Mahashweta’s Poetry


  • Shaleen Kumar Singh Assistant Professor, Swami Shukdevanand College, Shahjahanpur (U.P.)



Love Poems, Humanism, World Peace, Hope, Indian English Poetry


An avid reader of poetry will find Mahashweta Chaturvedi's poetry to be an eternal source of joy, bliss, hope, and aspiration. Her poems have addressed the darkness of ignorance, war, humanity, egoism, life's lies, selfishness, superficiality, ugliness, coldness, illness, and jealousy. Mahashweta Chaturvedi is a poetess of peace and harmony who aspires to establish a nucleus of the universal brotherhood of humanity without regard for race, creed, gender, caste, or colour.  In an age of moral degeneration, she demonstrates how to live not only by words but also by deeds. The goal of poetry is to create an inner temple of noble thoughts in the midst of theism. Her verse has a distinct flavour, but her message is universal. Mahashweta sees life as a stage for carrying out duties and responsibilities and as a devoted follower of Love, Peace, and Wisdom. The goal of Mahashweta's poetry is as vast as the sky. She wishes to reform every nook and cranny of this earth and its people, but she also longs for the chaos of inner peace and bliss. Her poems convey a universal message or lesson to the average person. Mahashweta Chaturvedi is a poetess who writes for all of humanity, transcending class, creed, and nation. She wishes to make a man aware that a human being in the true sense of the term is one endowed with humanity. Man must create harmony in his home and in the world. He must spread the light of 'love' and 'compassion' throughout the world. The opportunity of life is not given to man for worldly pleasures such as eating, drinking, and sleeping. Only God can bestow bliss when he discovers a man living a manly life. The present paper will deal with  the issues of human values in the poetry of Mahashweta Chaturvedi.




How to Cite

Human Values in Mahashweta’s Poetry. (2022). Knowledgeable Research: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 1(1), 32-44.

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