Sarojini Naidu lived and wrote during the period of transition from the colonial to the post-colonial era. She was one of the first Indian poets writing in English to gain favourable criticism and wide popularity among Western audiences with her verse. Sarojini Naidu was part of the Indian resistance against the British Raj and her poetry can be seen as a milestone in the evolution of Indian Poetry in English. Her work defines the relationship between history and culture, exposes the conflicts and contradictions of the East and the West, and provides insights into the dynamic syntheses that mediate these conflicts.

Sarojini Naidu, popularly known as the Nightingale of India, was a child prodigy, a poet and a freedom fighter. …

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Pulugurtha, Nishi. "Sarojini Naidu". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 11 July 2007
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