E-C- 102: INDIAN WRITING IN ENGLISHTOPIC: SAROJINI NAIDU AS A POETPREPARED BY : AVANI N. DAVEM.A, - SEM – 1ROLL NO: 02DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISHM.K BHAVNAGAR UNIVERSITY
Sarojini Naidu :- Introduction.o 13 February 1879 – 2 March 1949o Multiple Language Proficiencyo Began writing at the age of 13 She wrote „A la Lady of the Lack‟ of 1300 lines.o She was the first Indian woman to become the president of the Indian National Congress
• Bright Career :- Charming and Admirable poet of India ‘‘most Accomplished living poet of India ‟‟ – Mr. Gosse Spoke of her. Devoted more time to poetry than her study in U.K.
Her work :- Three volumes1 ‘The Golden Threshold’ - 19052 ‘The Bird of Time.’ - 19123 ‘The Broken Wing.’ – 1915 “Her work has a real beauty sometimes of her lyrical work is likely, I think to survive among the lasting things in English literature” - Shree Auribindo
o The Musicality in Sarojini‟s Poem :- Lyrical poet Melodious She used old Style with simplicity in writing and There is directness in her Poem . Ex. „„ But for Lily-like fingers and feet, The red, and the red of The heena-tree.‟‟o Love poet Chiefly as a Love poet.
Indian Influence :- Indian Theme Palanquin Bearers Lightly, O lightly we bear her along, She sways like a flower in the wind of our song; She skims like a bird on the foam of a stream, She floats like a laugh from the lips of a dream. Gaily, O gaily we glide and we sing, We bear her along like a pearl on a string. Softly, O softly we bear her along, She hangs like a star in the dew of our song; She springs like a beam on the brow of the tide, She falls like a tear from the eyes of a bride. Lightly, O lightly we glide and we sing, We bear her along like a pearl on a string. - Sarojini Naidu
A Rajput Love songSarojini’s Major workDamayante to Nala Palanquin Bearersin the Hour of Exile The Indian Love songsFlute player of vrindavan The Royal Tombs
Conclusion :- Her birthday is celebrated as Women’s Day Today Sarojini is among the immortals because of her enchanting poetry that has thrilled several generations. On March 2, 1949, the Nightingale of India flew away from the earth and India lost her beloved child. Her name will be in the Golden history.
Guide : Heena MadamThis Presentation is Submitted to Department ofEnglish. M.K.S. Bhavnagar University.