“Songs of Life & Death” is a collection of poetry written by Indian poet and activist Sarojini Naidu. Contents include: “The Poet To Death”, “Corn-Grinders”, “Suttee”, “Life”, “To The God Of Pain”, “My Dead Dream”, “Dirge: In Sorrow Of Her Bereavement”, “In Remembrance: Violet Clarke”, etc. A moving collection not to be missed by fans and collectors of Nairu’s wonderful work. 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.