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Other Profession(s): Poet, Political Activist
Higher Education: Girton College, Cambridge
Birth Date, Sign & Religion Details
About Sarojini Naidu
Sarojini Naidu was born to a Bengali Brahmin family on February 13, 1879, in Hyderabad as Sarojini Chattopadhyay. Her father was an advocate for social change and education who eventually took over as Nizam College's principal. Her mother wrote poems in Bengali. She had two brothers, one of whom grew up to be a rebel and the other who became a well-known poet and playwright.
Early on, Sarojini Naidu fell in love with writing. Her English lyrical poetry was primarily in the areas of tragedy, patriotism, and children's poetry.
Her work was full of vivid, visceral details. In 1905, The Golden Threshold, her debut collection of poems, was released in London.
When her second collection of poems, The Bird of Time, was published in 1912, she received widespread praise as a poet. Her most well-known poetry, In the Bazaars of Hyderabad, is included in this collection.
The Broken Wing, her book of brand-new poetry, was the final one to be published during her lifetime. The poems The Gift of India and Awake are included in this collection, which was written in Muhammad Ali Jinnah's honour.
Sarojini Naidu was a well-respected poet who was referred to as the Indian Yeats and Nightingale.
Awards & Achievements:
In 1925, Sarojini became the first woman to serve as president of the INC.
Sarojini served as India's first female governor from her appointment until her passing.
Because of Sarojini's nationalist actions, the British repeatedly locked her up.
In her meetings with Mahatma Gandhi, Sarojini Naidu was inspired to become a political activist.