Lakshmi Kumari Chundawat

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Lakshmi Kumari Chundawat (June 24, 1916 – May 24, 2014) was an Indian author and politician from Rajasthan.

Personal life[edit]

Chundawat was born on June 24, 1916[1] and was the elder daughter of Vijaysingh the Rawat of Deogarh, one of the major thikanas (estates) of the princely state of Mewar in Rajasthan.[2] She married Rawat Tej Singh of Rawatsar in 1934. Died on May 24, 2014, aged 97.[3]

Political life[edit]

Chundawat joined the Indian National Congress party and was a Member of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly from 1962 to 1971 from Deogarh. She was a member of Rajya Sabha from April 1972 to April 1978. She was also President of the Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee.

Awards[edit]

Chundawat was awarded the Padma Shri in 1984 for her contribution to Rajasthani literature. Similarly she has received many awards such as Sahitya Mahamahopadhyay, Rajasthan Ratna, Tessitory Gold Award, Maharana Kumbha Award, and the Soviet Land Nehru Award.

Books[edit]

Chundawat authored a number of books in Hindi and Rajasthani including:

  • From Purdah to the people: Memoirs of Padma Shri Rani Laxmi Kumari Chundawat
  • Folklore of Rajasthan
  • Samskrtika Rajasthan
  • Mumal
  • Devnarayan Bgdawat Mahagatha
  • Mumal
  • Lenin ri Jeevani
  • Hindukush ke Us Paar
  • Shanti ke Liye Sangharsha
  • Antardhvani
  • Rajasthan ke Ritee Rivaj

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