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Golden Threshold

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By: (1879-1949)

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.

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THE GOLDEN THRESHOLD

BY

SAROJINI NAIDU

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ARTHUR SYMONS

DEDICATED TO EDMUND GOSSE WHO FIRST SHOWED ME THE WAY TO THE GOLDEN THRESHOLD

London, 1896 Hyderabad, 1905

CONTENTS

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

SONGS FOR MUSIC

Song of a Dream Humayun to Zobeida Autumn Song Alabaster Ecstasy To my Fairy Fancies

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

INTRODUCTION

It is at my persuasion that these poems are now published... Continue reading book >>


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