Sarojini Naidu: The Singer of Beautiful Songs
Keywords:Sarojini Naidu, The Nightingale of India, Romantic poets, Shelley, sensuousness.
Sarojini Naidu was an Indian political activist, feminist, and poet, a proponent of civil rights, women’s emancipation, and anti-imperialistic ideas. Despite all these qualities, she was known as “The Singer of Beautiful Songs” she will always be remembered and recalled by her two names: “The Nightingale of India” and” Bharat Kokila” as Mahatma Gandhi ornamented her. The present paper is a genuine effort to reveal her personality as a singer of beautiful songs; she emerged as the very soul of India and was attached firmly to its soil. Despite all her western garb and literary affiliation with the English poets, her sensibility was “wholly native.” Blessed with remarkable creative talent, she adroitly composed charming songs with a striking note of native fervour. In this task, she fell into the tradition of Indian women writers since the Vedic age. In the tradition of Vishwavara and Ghosha, the singers of sonorous songs in Vedas of Gargie, Maitreyi, and Sulabha, the unchangeable Upanishadic debaters of Sumana, Shyama, Sumangala, Sangh Mitra, and Rajyashri.
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