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Sarojini Naidu the ‘Nightingale Of India’, was a prolific writer, renowned poet as well as a prominent politician.
Born in 1879, Sarojini Naidu was a child prodigy. She was always a topper in her studies and proficient in several languages. Still in her teens, she traveled to England to continue her studies and it was there that she met her soon-to-be husband Dr. Muthyala Govindarajulu Naidu.
She got involved in the Indian independence movement around 1905 and was an active participant in India’s struggles. She was inspired by all the eminent personalities she met and traveled quite extensively around India offering her support to help the needy and oppressed.
In 1925 she was elected as the President of the Indian national Congress and following India’s independence she became the Governor of Uttar Pradesh. Many of her literary works such as The Golden Threshold, The Bird Of Time, The Broken Wing have been read widely and critically acclaimed. She passed away in 1949.
Why we find her inspiring:
– For awakening a passion and vigour in people through her literary talent
– For following her heart, be it to marry the man she chose or to fight for the cause she chose
– For leaving a legacy of some of the most valuable literary treasures
– For working towards the emancipation of the weak and empowerment of women
*Photo credit: Old Indian Photos
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