What is a good way to access love poems written in Hindi?


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A good way to access Hindi love poetry is to look on websites such as KavitaKosh.org and Geeta-Kavita.com. Love poems by specific writers such as Kabir are also available at Boloji.com. Many of these websites offer the text in the Devanagiri script, which is the traditional script used for rendering Hindi. On Boloji.com and Geeta-Kavita.com, the poetry is also available as English transliterated text.

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KavitaKosh.org, a large collection of Hindi poetry, contains a special collection of love poetry by famous poets such as Amrita Pritam and Harivansh Rai Bacchan. The same website also includes poetry by the renowned Princess Mirabai, who wrote passionate verses describing her love for the deity Lord Krishna. For an English translation of some of Mirabai’s poetry, visit PoemHunter.com.

The works of a related poet, Kabir, are available with English transliterated versions, translations and Hindi text at Boloji.com. The website also includes short personal interpretations of each poem by various authors.

Geeta-Kavita.com includes a searchable archive of poetry; search by author, theme or keyword. The collection of love poetry in Hindi on this website includes the works of renowned poets such as Gulzar and Mahadevi Verma. Poems are available on this website in the Hindi original, with some additional context provided by contributors. For example, the entry for the Gulzar poem "Is Mod Se Jaate Hain" includes the information that appeared in the Hindi film "Aandhi."

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