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Sarojini Naidu was known as "Bharatiya Kokila," which means "The Nightingale of India."




Sarojini Naidu

Conceived: Died on February 13, 1879: March 2, 1949 Successes: She was the first Indian woman to hold the positions of governor of a state and president of the Indian National Congress.


Sarojini Naidu was a well-known poet, a champion of freedom, and one of the best speakers of her time. She was known as "Bharatiya Kokila," which means "The Nightingale of India." Sarojini Naidu was the first Indian woman to hold both the position of governor of a state and the position of president of the Indian National Congress.


On February 13, 1879, Sarojini Naidu was born. Her dad Aghoranath Chattopadhyaya was a researcher and rationalist. He was the organizer behind the Nizam School, Hyderabad. Barada Sundari Devi, Sarojini Naidu's mother, was a poetess who used to write poetry in Bengali. Sarojini Naidu was the oldest among the eight kin. Her other brother, Harindranath, was a poet, dramatist, and actor, while one of her brothers, Birendranath, was a revolutionary.


Sarojini Naidu excelled academically. She spoke Bengali, English, Urdu, Telugu, and Persian well. At twelve years old, Sarojini Naidu accomplished public acclaim when she beat the registration assessment at Madras College. Sarojini Naidu was interested in poetry, despite the fact that her father wanted her to become a mathematician or scientist. In English, she began writing poems. Nizam of Hyderabad awarded her a scholarship to study abroad after being impressed by her poetry. She went to England to study at Girton College in Cambridge and King's College London when she was 16 years old. She met Edmond Gausse and Arthur Simon, two of her time's illustrious laureates. Sarojini was persuaded by Gausse to stick to Indian themes in her poetry, such as the great mountains, rivers, temples, and social context of India. She portrayed Indian life and events in the present day. Her books "The golden threshold" (1905), "The bird of time" (1912), and "The broken wing" (1912) were read by a lot of people in India and England.


She met Dr. Govindarajulu Naidu when she was 15 and fell in love with him. a professional doctor and non-brahmin. She married him when inter-caste marriages were not permitted, after finishing her studies at the age of 19. Although it was a revolutionary move, Sarojini's father fully supported her efforts. Sarojini Naidu had four children and a happy marriage: Leilamani, Padmaj, Jayasurya, and Randheer


Following the partition of Bengal in 1905, Sarojini Naidu became a member of the Indian national movement. She interacted with Gandhiji, Annie Besant, C.P. Rama Swami Iyer, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Rabindranath Tagore, and Jawaharlal Nehru. The Indian women were awoken by her. She freed them once again from the kitchen. She advocated for women's rights while traveling from state to state and city to city. She helped Indian women regain their sense of self-worth.


Sarojini Naidu presided over the Indian National Congress's annual meeting in Kanpur in 1925. During the Civil Disobedience Movement, Sarojini Naidu led the way and was imprisoned alongside Gandhi and other leaders. During the "Quit India" movement in 1942, Sarojini Naidu was detained and, along with Gandhiji, sentenced to 21 months in prison. She imparted an extremely warm relationship to Gandhiji and used to refer to him as "Mickey Mouse".





Sarojini Naidu assumed office as Governor of Uttar Pradesh following Independence. She was the first woman governor of India. On March 2, 1949, Sarojini Naidu died in office.



Important frequently asked questions: What made Sarojini Naidu famous?

Sarojini Naidu, a.k.a. Sarojini Chattopadhyay, was a political activist, feminist, and poet who was born on February 13, 1879, in Hyderabad, India, and passed away on March 2, 1949, in Lucknow. She was the first Indian woman to serve as president of the Indian National Congress and to be elected governor of an Indian state.


Why is Sarojini Naidu referred to as "India's Nightingale"?

Because of the vivid imagery, lyrical quality, and color of Naidu's poetry, Gandhi gave her the moniker "Nightingale of India." Poems for children and poems about more serious subjects like tragedy and patriotism are among her works.


Is Sarojini Naidu a libertarian?

Sarojini Naidu was a youngster wonder, political dissident, and writer, who is known as the Songbird of India (Bharatiya Kokila). She was the first Indian woman to run for governor of Uttar Pradesh, India's fourth-largest state, and the first Indian woman to lead the Indian National Congress.


Who is the Indian nightingale?

During India's struggle for independence, Sarojini Chattopadhyay Naidu played a significant role. She was given the moniker "Nightingale of India" by Mahatma Gandhi for her accomplishments as a poet.


What is Sarojini Naidu's slogan?

"I say it isn't your pride that you are a Madrasi, it isn't your pride that you a brahmin, it isn't your pride that you have a place with south India, it isn't your pride that you are a Hindu, that it is your pride that you are an Indian."


Who is the Indian Bulbul?

Why Sarojini Naidu referred to Mahatma Gandhi as "Mickey Mouse" and gave her the nickname "Bulbul"? Sarojini Naidu was one of the most well-known figures in the Indian struggle for freedom. She was a political activist as well as an accomplished poet, orator, administrator, and prolific writer.


Who previously called Sarojini Naidu?

Mahatma Gandhi initially referred to Sarojini Naidu as the Nightingale of India. In the early 20th century, the two met through their shared work as activists fighting for Indian independence from Britain.
















































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