“Songs of Love” is a beautiful collection of some of Naidu’s most moving poetry not to be missed by fans and collectors of her work. Contents include: “The Poet’s Love-Song”, “Song Of A Dream”, “Ecstasy”, “Humayun To Zobeida”, “The Bird Of Time”, “An Indian Love Song”, “Love And Death”, “The Dance Of Love”, “A Love Son”, “A Rajput Love Song”, “A Persian Love Song”, “To Love”, 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. Read & Co. is publishing this brand new poetry collection complete with an introduction by Edmund Gosse.