A wonderful collection of poetry, written by Indian poet and activist Sarojini Naidu, connected through the single theme of India. Highly recommended for poetry lovers with an interest in the subcontinent. Contents include: “Palanquin Bearers”, “Indian Weavers”, “Coromandel Fishers”, “The Snake-Charmer”, “Village-Song”, “In Praise Of Henna”, “Harvest Hymn”, “Indian Love-Song”, “Cradle-Song”, “Alabaster”, etc.
Sarojini Naidu (1879–1949) was an Indian political activist and poet. She was a staunch proponent of women’s emancipation, civil rights, and anti-imperialistic ideas, playing an important role in India’s struggle for independence from colonial rule. Her work as a poet includes both children’s poems and others with more mature themes including patriotism, romance, and tragedy, earning her the sobriquet “Nightingale of India”. Her most famous work is “In the Bazaars of Hyderabad” (1912), which remains widely read to this day. Other notable works by this author include: “The Bird of Time: Songs of Life, Death & the Spring” (1912), “The Broken Wing – Songs of Love, Death & Destiny” (1917), and “Muhammad Jinnah: An Ambassador of Unity” (1919). Read & Co. is publishing this brand new poetry collection complete with an introduction by Edmund Gosse.