Medieval Hindi literature is marked by the influence of Bhakti movement and the composition of long, epic poems. It was primarily written in other varieties of Hindi , particularly Avadhi and Braj Bhasha , but also in Khariboli . During the British Raj , Hindustani became the prestige dialect. Hindustani with heavily Sanskritised vocabulary or Sahityik Hindi (Literary Hindi) was popularised by the writings of Swami Dayananda Saraswati , Bhartendu Harishchandra and others. The rising numbers of newspapers and magazines made Hindustani popular with the educated people.