Sarojini Naidu was an Indian poet and social activist who contributed selflessly towards the society. Due to the poetry written by her, she is called as the ‘Nightingale of India. Sarojini Naidu, also known as The Nightingale of India, was given this moniker for her contributions to poetry. Her poems, which were rich in imagery, dealt with a variety of subjects, including love, death, and separation, among others. Lines are repeated across stanzas in the majority of her compositions.
Sarojini Naidu father was the dean of a Hyderabad college and her mother was a poet. She completed her studies from King’s College in London and Girton College in Cambridge . Bengal was partitioned in 1905 for administrative purposes.
She became a member of the independence movement. During the liberation fight, she met various leaders like Rabindranath Tagore, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, and Mahatma Gandhi. She then traveled whole India, to create awareness on women’s rights, nationalism, and social welfare.
Sarojini Naidu was the second female president of Indian National Congress’s . Her passion and work she did for her nation and people made her a popular figure in the public eye.
She participated in the movements like the Civil Disobedience Movement and the Quit India Movement, however she was sent to jail many times, but nothing could make her lose her passion for the country. She was the first woman governor in our country when she became the Governor of Uttar Pradesh.
Today, she is remembered mostly as a poet. Her poetries were appreciated by all politicians, statesmen, and poets from all around the world. One of her most famous poems is “In the Bazaars of Hyderabad.”
She gave women authority and set an example for them which is being followed till now. She died in Lucknow on March 2, 1949. She was India’s first female Governor (from 1947 to 1949).