The Best Indian Poets of All Time

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Who are the best Indian poets? This list includes poets such as Sarojini Naidu, Paramahansa Yogananda, Dwijendra Lal Roy, and Dilip Kumar Roy. Indian poetry has an incredibly long and rich history, dating back to the Vedic period, from 1750-500 BCE. Indian poetry especially draws from diverse Indian spiritual traditions and mystical experiences.

Written works have the ability to make us feel. They make us want to believe, be inspired, and live vicariously through the stories on the page. Whether short or long form, poetry is often illusory, and full of rich imagery or hidden meaning. It is these elements which provoke readers to dig deeper. The best poems and poets are read throughout the ages, passed from generation to generation and taught throughout school to young students.

Poets and their poetry have the ability to take readers places and into worlds they've never imagined. Poets can often be tortured souls or great thinkers who allow readers a new view on the world. These greatest Indian poets provide the kind of emotional connection to the written word that few can. Their work is moving, saddening, or romantic.

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