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everybody knows india's nightigale....... has anybody heards her songs?

voice of her or any songs

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Sarojini Naidu (February 13, 1879 - March 2, 1949), known as Bharatiya Kokila (The Nightingale of India), was a child prodigy, freedom fighter, and poet. As a poetess giving voice to renascent nationalism, Sarojini Naidu was acclaimed the 'Nightingale of India'. Naidu was the first Indian woman to become the President of the Indian National Congress and the first woman to become the governor of Uttar Pradesh. She was active in the Indian Independence Movement, joining Mahatma Gandhi in the Salt March to Dandi, and then leading the Dharasana Satyagraha after the arrests of Gandhi JI, Abbas Tyabji, and Kasturba Gandhi.

    Sarojini Naidu was born in Hyderabad, India as the eldest daughter of scientist, philosopher, and educator Aghornath Chattopadhyaya, and Varada Sundari Devi, a poetess. Her father was the founder of the Nizam College, and also the first member of the Indian National Congress in Hyderabad with his friend Mulla Abdul Qayyum. He was later dismissed from his position as Principal and even banished in retaliation for his political activities. Sarojini Naidu learnt to speak Urdu, Telugu, English, Persian and Bengali. Her favorite poet was P.B. Shelley.

    She attained national fame for entering Madras University at the age of twelve. At sixteen, she travelled to England to study first at King's College London and subsequently at Girton College, Cambridge.

    At the age of 17, she met Dr. Muthyala Govindarajulu Naidu and fell in love with him. He was from Andhra Pradesh. After finishing her studies at the age of 19, she married him during the time when inter-caste marriages were not allowed. Her marriage was a very happy one. They were married by the Act (1872), in Madras in 1898. They had 4 children: Jayasurya, Padmaja, Randheer, and Leelamani.

    Poetry, writings and quotes:

    In 1905, the first volume of her collection of poems was published as The Golden Threshold. Two more volumes were published: The Bird of Time (1912) and The Broken Wing in (1917).

    Sarojini Naidu is also well acclaimed for her contribution to poetry. Her poetry had beautiful words that could also be sung. Her collection of poems was published in 1905 under the title “Golden Threshold”. She published two other collections called “The Bird of Time”, and “The Broken Wings”. Later, “The Magic Tree”, “The Wizard Mask”, and “A Treasury of Poems” were published.

    Naidu writes:

    :Shall hope prevail where clamorous hate is rife,

    Shall sweet love prosper or high dreams have place

    Amid the tumult of reverberant strife

    'Twixt ancient creeds, 'twixt race and ancient race,

    That mars the grave, glad purposes of life,

    Leaving no refuge save thy succoring face ?

    Naidu said, "When there is oppression, the only self-respecting thing is to rise and say this shall cease today, because my right is justice."Naidu adds, "If you are stronger, you have to help the weaker boy or girl both in play and in the work."

    Reference 2:

    Available songs are listed below.

    A) FOLK SONGS:

    Palanquin-Bearers

    Wandering Singers

    Indian Weavers

    Coromandel Fishers

    The Snake-Charmer

    Corn-Grinders

    Village-Song

    In Praise of Henna

    Harvest Hymn

    Indian Love-Song

    Cradle-Song

    Suttee

    B) SONGS FOR MUSIC

    Song of a Dream

    Humayun to Zobeida

    Autumn Song Alabaster

    Ecstasy

    To my Fairy Fancies

    C) POEMS

    Ode to H. H. the Nizam of Hyderabad

    In the Forest

    Past and Future Life

    The Poet's Love-Song

    To the God of Pain

    The Song of Princess Zeb-un-nissa

    Indian Dancers

    My Dead Dream

    Damayante to Nala in the Hour of Exile

    The Queen's Rival

    The Poet to Death

    The Indian Gipsy

    To my Children

    The Pardah Nashin

    To Youth

    Nightfall in the City of Hyderabad

    Street Cries

    To India

    The Royal Tombs of Golconda

    To a Buddha seated on a Lotus

    PALANQUIN BEARERS

    Lightly, O lightly we bear her along,

    She sways like a flower in the wind of our song;

    She skims like a bird on the foam of a stream,

    She floats like a laugh from the lips of a dream.

    Gaily, O gaily we glide and we sing,

    We bear her along like a pearl on a string.

    Softly, O softly we bear her along,

    She hangs like a star in the dew of our song;

    She springs like a beam on the brow of the tide,

    She falls like a tear from the eyes of a bride.

    Lightly, O lightly we glide and we sing,

    We bear her along like a pearl on a string.

    INDIAN WEAVERS

    Weavers, weaving at break of day,

    Why do you weave a garment so gay? . . .

    Blue as the wing of a halcyon wild,

    We weave the robes of a new-born child.

    Weavers, weaving at fall of night,

    Why do you weave a garment so bright? . . .

    Like the plumes of a peacock, purple and green,

    We weave the marriage-veils of a queen.

    Weavers, weaving solemn and still,

    What do you weave in the moonlight chill? . . .

    White as a feather and white as a cloud,

    We weave a dead man's funeral shroud.

    46 songs of Sarojini Naidu are available at reference 3.

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    5 years ago

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  • 6 years ago

    the nightingale of india is sarojini naidu.i have heard her song

    it was one of the great memories of my lifetime

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