We want deeper sincerity of motive, a greater courage in speech and earnestness in action.
– Sarojini Naidu
Sarojini Naidu was an Indian Independence activist, and under the moniker, “The Nightingale of India”, she wrote many poems and plays. She was born in Hyderabad, and graduated from the University of Madras. As a twelve year old, she had written a Persian play named Maher Muneer, impressing the Nawab of Hyderabad. Most of her poems dealt with various themes like folk life, nature, patriotism, love and death. She was highly influenced by romantic poets. Her association with Rhymer’s club in England during her stay there, gave her poetry a sophisticated language style, rhythm and articulate expressions. She used to write her poems in prison during the Civil disobedience movement. A few of her noted works are “The Golden Threshold” and a collection called “The Feather of Dawn”, edited and published posthumously by her daughter Padmaja. Unfortunately, she died of a cardiac arrest at her office at Lucknow on 2nd March, 1949.
Open the curtains of your eternal eyes,
Ties your waist and ready for the journey of highs,
Its your time to stand up and rise,
Its your time to do or die,
To become the self edify,
To explore the worlds beyond the stars,
To visit the jupiter and mars,
I addressing with you dear Asians,
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