Hindi literature (Hindi: हिन्दी साहित्य, Hindi Sahitya) includes literature in the various Central Zone Indo-Aryan languages which have writing systems. It is broadly classified into four prominent forms (styles) based on the date of production. They are:

  • Vir-Gatha kal (poems extolling brave warriors) – 11th–14th century
  • Bhaktikal poems (devotional poems) – 14th–18th century
  • Riti or Srngar kal poems (poems of romance) – 18th–20th century
  • Adhunik kal (modern literature) – 20th century onwards

The literature was produced in dialects such as KhariboliBrajBundeliAwadhiKannauji, as well as MarwariMagahiBhojpuri and Chhattisgarhi.[1] From the 20th century, works produced in Standard Hindi, a register of Hindustani written in the Devanagari script, are sometimes regarded as the only basis of modern literature in Hindi.[2]

Hindi Kavita (Poetry)

Hindi has a rich legacy of poetry. There are several genres of Kavita based on Ras, Chhand and Alankar e.g. Shringar, Karun, Veer, Hāsya etc.[11] Hasya Kavita is humorous comic poetry in Hindi. It is particularly famous due to Hindi kavi sammelansBal Kavita is children’s rhymes in Hindi.

Many attempts have been made to document Hindi poetry. Some of the most comprehensive online collections for Hindi poetry are Kavitakosh and Geeta-Kavita. The most classy content that has created new audiences who were not looking for Hindi poetry or Hindi content is Hindi Kavita. Many award-winning poets, scholars, journalists and celebrities from Film, Television and Theatre have come forward to support the cause and take it further.

Prominent figures

Since my childhood I used to wonder why these Hindi poems are so fascinating? I was very much fond of listening to the beautiful poems of great poets/writer and shayar like Hariwansh Rai Bacchanji, Niralaji, Ramdhari Singh Dinkerji, Amrita Pritamji. I am very much impressed by the fascination of these poems and the blending of Hindi and Urdu words which not only increases its beauty but makes it much more interesting. The magic Hindi Poetries carries is unique. The smooth, pitched sound makes it a pleasure to hear and fall in love with them. The words in Hindi poems beautifully captures the feeling and emotions of the poet and the readers can also feel the emotions while reading the poems. The beauty of Hindi Poems lies in the emotions and inspirations attached to it.

In my recent book of 51 Hindi poetries I have written very beautiful and heart touching poems. I called them beautiful as they are all filled with “ऋंगार रस” and I am quite confident that people in all age groups will love my poems. Hindi Poems and Hindi Poetry is the need of hour in our country as our younger generation is very much inclined to the western culture and English/French language and they will never know the beauty of our Hindi/Urdu language.