Who is Sarojini Naidu

Sarojini Naidu (née Chattopadhyay; 13 February 1879 – 2 March 1949) was an Indian independence activist and poet who earned the sobriquet of Nightingale of India. She was born in a Bengali Hindu family at Hyderabad and was educated in Chennai, London and Cambridge. She married Dr. Govindarajulu Naidu and settled down in Hyderabad. She took part in the Indian nationalist movement, became a follower of Mahatma Gandhi and fought for the attainment of Swaraj or independence. She became the President of Indian National Congress and was later appointed as Governor of the United Provinces, now Uttar Pradesh. She was the first woman Governor of the Republic of India. Known as the 'Nightingale of India', she was also a noted poet. Her poetry includes children's poems, nature poems, pat...
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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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  • Gyangaatha: also nehru had love affair with sarojini naidu’s daughter padmaja naidu, whom nehru got appointed as the governor of bengal. it is revealed that he used to keep her portrait in his bed room, which indira would often remove. it caused some tension between father and daughter.
  • Swayammhrd: sarojini naidu, the nightingale of india beautifully depicted india’s struggle for independence with her poetry and words. explore the beauty of indian prose and short stories with swayam’s indian writing in english course. join via the link:
  • Mosarra30650416: really! no other party? let's discuss... sarojini naidu became congress president in 1925. then congress gave india it's 1st woman pm indira ji. 1st woman president, smt pratibha patil. also longest serving president of congress is a woman, smt sonia gandhi ji. 1/2
  • Vemasuso: gonna tell my kids this was sarojini naidu.
  • Geetamadhavan: misogyny has become so acceptable for these men, they shamelessly announce it. a state that treats women as chattle,is a failed state.this country was made by famous women-sarojini naidu, indira gandhi,dr muthulakshmi reddy,ammu swaminathan and 1000s of women freedom fighters.c
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