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Lok Priya Devi

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Lok Priya Devi
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Born1898 (1898)
Kathmandu, Nepal
💀Died1960 (aged 61–62)
Nepal1960 (aged 61–62)
🏳️ NationalityNepali
💼 Occupation
👪 RelativesLaxmi Prasad Devkota (brother)

Lok Priya Devi (Nepali: लोकप्रियादेवी; 1898–1960) was a Nepalese poet.[1]

She mostly published her poems in Sharada magazine.[2] Devi was a sister of Laxmi Prasad Devkota, who is considered to be the greatest literary figure in Nepal.[3][4]

Devi was also an activist, she advocated and encouraged women to get an education.[5][6]

Devi was born in 1898 in Dilli Bazar, Kathmandu, Nepal.[7] She died in 1960.[7]


  • Shoka Bindu[7]
  • Tears of sorrow on brother’s demise[7]
  • Collected Poems of Poetess Lokpriya Devi[7]
  • Reply to Shanta[7]


  1. Pokhrel, Shanta (1982). Nepalese Women. Ridhi Charan Pokhrel. p. 145. Search this book on
  2. Subedi, Abhi (1978). Nepali Literature: Background & History. Sajha Prakashan. p. 61. Search this book on
  3. Shrestha, Chandra Bahadur (1981). My Reminiscence of the Great Poet, Laxmi Prasad Devkota. Royal Nepal Academy. p. 5. Search this book on
  4. "उलिनकाठ चढेर पटना पढ्न गएँ, महिनावारी भएपछि फर्किएँ". Kathmandu Press (in नेपाली). Retrieved 30 October 2021. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. Asian Women. Research Center for Asian Women, the Sookmyung Women's University Press. 1995. p. 186. Search this book on
  6. Thapa, Krishna B. (1985). Women and Social Change in Nepal, 1951–1960. Ambika Thapa. p. 91. Search this book on
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 Rana, Jagadish (1 January 2011). Women Writers of Nepal Profiles and Perspectiver. Rajesh Rana Publications. p. 45. Search this book on

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