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      Cosmology: $f(R)$ gravity; galaxy weak lensing; 21-cm signal; Lyman-$\alpha$ forest.

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      We propose the intensity mapping of the redshifted Hi 21-cm signal from the post-reionization epoch as a cosmological probe of $f(R)$ gravity. We consider the Hu–Sawicki family of $f(R)$ gravity models characterized by a single parameter $f_{,R0}$. The $f(R)$ modification to gravity affects the post-reionization 21-cm power spectrum through the change in the growth rate of density fluctuations. We find that a radio interferometric observation with a SKA1-mid-like radio telescope in both auto-correlation and cross-correlation with galaxy weak-lensing and Lyman-$\alpha$ forest may distinguish $f(R)$ models from $\Lambda$CDM cosmology at a precision, whichis competitive with other probes of $f(R)$ gravity.

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      1. Department of Physics, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India.
      2. Raman Research Institute, Bangalore 560080, India.
      3. National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Pune 411007, India.
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