Sarojini naidu Essay

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sarojini naidu

Sarojini Naidu, the eldest daughter of scientist-philosopher, Aghornath Chattopadhyaya,
and Barada Sundari Devi, a poetess was born on 13 February 1879 in Hyderabad. Her father
was also a linguist, a crusader, who established the Nizam's College in Hyderabad in 1878,
pioneering English and women's education.


Sarojini was a bright child who passed her matriculation at the age of 12 standing first
in the Madras Presidency. She studied at the King's college, London and Girton College,
Cambridge for a while. During this period her creative urge found expression in poems. She
also happened to be a good singer. Her ability to sing charmingly fetched her the title
'Nightingale of India'. After 1917 she stepped into active politics. In 1898 she married
Dr. Govindarajulu Naidu.


During 1903-17 Sarojini came into contact with Gokhale, Tagore, Jinnah, Annie Besant,
C.P.Rama Swami Iyer, Gandhi and Nehru. She began her political career in 1906. From 1915
to 1918 she lectured all over India on welfare of youth, dignity of labour, women's
emancipation and nationalism. After meeting Jawaharlal Nehru in 1916, she took up the
cause of the indigo workers of Champaran. In 1925 she was elected as the President of the
Congress.

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