Sarojini Naidu

Sarojini Naidu

Sarojini Naidu was an Indian political rights activist and writer. She is remembered for promoting women’s emancipation through her work and her writing. She is sometimes regarded as the “Nightingale of India.” She passed away in March 1949 from cardiac arrest.

Indian Weavers

by Sarojini Naidu

‘Indian Weavers’ explores the inevitability of death while celebrating the cycles of human existence and experience.

A simple yet evocative example of Naidu's style which captures her love of her native India.

Weavers, weaving at break of day,
Why do you weave a garment so gay? . . .
Blue as the wing of a halcyon wild,
We weave the robes of a new-born child.

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