Sarojini Naidu

The Poet's Love-Song - Sarojini NaiduSarojini Naidu was a freedom fighter and poet of modern India. She was born in a Bengali family on February 13, 1879 at Hyderabad and was educated in Chennai, London and Cambridge. She married Dr. Govindarajulu Naidu and settled down in Hyderabad. She took part in the National Movement, became a follower of Gandhiji (Mahatma Gandhi) and fought for the attainment of Swaraj. She became the President of Indian National Congress and later she was appointed the Governor of the United Provinces, now Uttar Pradesh. Known as the ‘Nightingale of India’, she composed poetry in which swift thoughts and strong emotions sprang into lyrics by themselves. She has given expression to the joys as well as to the sorrows of life. She was sensitive to the beauty of living things. Her poetry includes children’s poems, nature poems, patriotic poems and poems of love and death.

Nationality : Indian

Alma mater:  University of Madras, King’s College London, Girton College, Cambridge

Occupation: Political activist, feminist, poet-writer

Era:  Indian independence movement

Title: Nightingale of India

Political party: Indian National Congress

Movement: Indian independence movement