Mahendranath Battacharya
India (1843 - 1908) Timeline
Yoga / Hindu : Shakta (Goddess-oriented)


Poems by Mahendranath Battacharya
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Mahendranath Battacharya wrote many Shakta poems (poems to the Goddess) in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Some of his poetry gave a particular emphasis to Indian nationalism, reflecting the growing Indian determination to throw off the yoke of the British Empire. In this nationalistic poetry, India was personified as a Mother Goddess who must slay the (foreign) demons who oppressed Her children.

Even within this nationalistic element, Mahendranath Battacharya's poetry had a definite mystical, devotional element, as well. And the poet himself is popularly considered to have been a great holy man.

Poems by Mahendranath Battacharya


Recommended Books: Mahendranath Battacharya

Singing to the Goddess: Poems to Kali and Uma from Bengal





Mahendranath Battacharya