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Golden Threshold

Sarojini Naidu (1879-1949)

1. Introduction
2. Palanquin Bearers
3. Wandering Singers
4. Indian Weavers
5. Coromandel Fishers
6. The Snake-Charmer
7. Corn-Grinders
8. Village-Song
9. In Praise Of Henna
10. Harvest Hymn
11. Indian Love-Song
12. Cradle-Song
13. Suttee
14. Song Of A Dream
15. Humayun To Zobeida
16. Autumn Song
17. Alabaster
18. Ectstasy
19. To My Fairy Fancies
20. Ode To H.H. The Nizam Of Hyderabad
21. Leili
22. In The Forest
23. Past And Future
24. Life
25. The Poet's Love-Song
26. To The God Of Pain
27. The Song Of Princess Zeb-Un-Nissa In Praise Of Her Own Beauty
28. Indian Dancers
29. My Dead Dream
30. Damayante To Nala In The Hour Of Exile
31. The Queen's Rival
32. The Poet To Death
33. The Indian Gipsy
34. To My Children
35. The Pardah Nashin
36. To Youth
37. Nightfall In The City Of Hyderabad
38. Street Cries
39. To India
40. The Royal Tombs Of Golconda
41. To A Buddha Seated On A Lotus

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Summary

Sarojini Naidu was a remarkable woman. Known as the Nightingale of India, she started writing at the age of thirteen and throughout her life composed several volumes of poetry, writing many poems which are still famous to this day. As well as being a poet, Naidu was an activist and politician, campaigning for Indian independence and became the first Indian woman to attain the post of President of the Indian National Congress. This volume contains the beautiful 'Indian Love-Song', as well as many other moving verses. All of them give insight into the heart and mind of this hugely important and influential woman. The poems are split into three categories: Folk Songs, Songs for Music and Poems.