1. Chand Bardai (1148-1191), author of Prithviraj Raso
2. Sheikh Farid (c.1173-c.1266)
3. Amir Khusro (1253-1325 AD), author of pahelis and mukris in the "Hindavi" dialect. 4. Kabir (1398-1518), a major figure of the bhakti (devotional) movement. 5. Nanak (1469-1538) author of a section of the Adi Granth 6. Surdas (1467-1583) author of Sahitya lahri, Sur Sarawali, 'Sur Sagar etc. 7. Malik Muhammad Jayasi author of the Padmavat (1540) etc. 8. Mirabai (1504-1560) author of Mira Padavali etc.
9. Goswami Tulasidas (1532–1623) author of Ramacharitamanas Vinay Patrika 10. Keshavdas (1555-1617) author of Rasikpriya etc.
11. Bihari (1595–1664) became famous by writing Satasai (Seven Hundred Verses). 12. Guru Gobind Singh (1669-1708) author of Bichitra Natak etc. 13. Bharatendu Harishchandra (1850-1885), whose works are compiled in Bharatendu Granthavali 14. Ganga Das(1823-1913) was a revered saint of udasi sect and known for piety and Hindi poetry, who composed about 50 kavya-granthas and thousands of padas, who is known as Bhismpita of the Hindi poetry. 15. Munshi Premchand (1880–1936), considered one of the greatest Hindi novelists of all time 16. Rahul Sankrityayan (1893–1963), widely traveled scholars of India 17. Swami Sahajanand Saraswati (1889-1950), books on peasant movement and the nationalist struggle, autobiography(mera jeevan sangharsh) and many others. 18. Jaishankar Prasad (1889–1937), stalwart of the literary movement called Chhayavaad. 19. Suryakant Tripathi 'Nirala' (1899–1961)
20. Hazariprasad Dwivedi (1907–1979)
21. Mahadevi Varma, one of the "four pillars" of the Chhayavada movement 22. Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar' (1908–1974), a nationalist poet 23. Sumitranandan Pant
24. Acharya Kuber Nath Rai
25. Nagarjun (1911-1998)
26. S. H. Vatsyayan 'Agyeya' (1911–1987)
27. Kesari Prasad Singh 'Kesari Kumar' (1918-1999)
28. Vibhuti Narain Rai
29. Vishnu Prabhakar (b....
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