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"After much neglect, Sarojini Naidu stands revived with his new edition of her Selected Poetry and Prose. This book with its substantial and challenging Introduction will delight both general readers and scholars.'
Dr. Anisur Rahman
Professor of English, Jamia Millia islamia, New Delhi
'Professor Makarand R. Paranjape's fine Introduction to the work and life of Sarojini Naidu sheds light on her fascinating personality as well as on her subject's complexities and rescuing her from unjust critical neglect. Hereafter, it will be impossible to ignore Naidu's pioneering contribution to Indian letters in English in the twentieth century.'
Dr. Elleke Boehmer
Professor of World Literature in English, University of Oxford
Sarojini Naidu (1879-1949) was a freedom fighter, the first woman to become a state governor in independent India, and the first woman to be president of the Indian National Congress (1925). One of the most colourful and dynamic personalities of her time, she was closely associated with Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru.
This volume, the only authoritative selection of her works, includes a revised and extended introduction which not only places the poet's life and art in context, but provides new ways of understanding her significance and achievements.
About the Author
Makarand R. Paranjape teaches English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. A critic, poet, fiction writer, literary columnist with over thirty books and a hundred academic papers to his credit, he is also the author of Another Canon: Indian Texts and Traditions in English.