Who is Sarojini Naidu

Sarojini Naidu (née Chattopadhyay; 13 February 1879 – 2 March 1949) was an Indian political activist, feminist and poet. A proponent of civil rights, women's emancipation, and anti-imperialistic ideas, she was an important person in India's struggle for independence from colonial rule. She was also the first Indian woman to be president of the Indian National Congress and to be appointed as governor of an Indian state (United Provinces).

Naidu's literary work as a poet earned her the sobriquet the “Nightingale of India”, or “Bharat Kokila” by Mahatma Gandhi because of colour, imagery and lyrical quality of her poetry.Born in a Bengali family in Hyderabad, Chattopadhyay was educated in Madras, London and Cambridge. Following her time in England, where she worked as a suf...
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Sarojini Naidu Poems

  • Leili
    The serpents are asleep among the poppies,
    The fireflies light the soundless panther's way
    To tangled paths where shy gazelles are straying,
    And parrot-plumes outshine the dying day. ...
  • Corn Grinders
    O little mouse, why dost thou cry
    While merry stars laugh in the sky?

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  • In Salutation To The Eternal Peace
    Men say the world is full of fear and hate,
    And all life's ripening harvest-fields await
    The restless sickle of relentless fate.
    ...
  • The Royal Tombs Of Golconda
    I MUSE among these silent fanes
    Whose spacious darkness guards your dust;
    Around me sleep the hoary plains
    That hold your ancient wars in trust. ...
  • To India
    O YOUNG through all thy immemorial years!
    Rise, Mother, rise, regenerate from thy gloom,
    And, like a bride high-mated with the spheres,
    Beget new glories from thine ageless womb! ...
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Love 23 I Love You 23 Life 19 Sweet 19 Heart 18 Song 17 Dream 15 Wind 15 Night 14 Light 13


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Mehjabinhussai4: list of poems by sarojini naidu
Indglish: chatto, sarojini naidu's brother, inspired a story by somerset maugham. dhingra inspired this story by ernest bramah-
Marutijha: it cost the nation a lot to keep mahatma in poverty : sarojini naidu
Woke_enigma: ‘it costs us a lot to keep gandhi poor’ -sarojini naidu
Als_ias: ans:- c exp: sarojini naidu’s 73rd death anniversary was observed on march 2, 2022. sarojini naidu is popularly known as the nightingale of india
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