Comment on the background of the poem The Bangle sellers by Sarojini Naidu.
Sarojini Naidu’s poem The Bangle Sellers is set in the background of a typical Indian society in Naidu’s time, the first half of the 20th century. Here, bangles and bangle sellers play an important role in bringing happiness to the society and preserving the vibrant cultural tradition of Indian society. Bangles are attached to the well-being and happiness of a family.
The background of the poem ‘The Bangle Seller’ is the typical Indian temple fair consisting of lots of vendors.Each having unique items. Actually in the times of Sarojini Naidu the fairs were not much organized and everyone sold things of their choice, because of this the fairs needed bigger area and the most of the unoccupied land was outside the village or town and so were the temples. So, the fairs were held near the temples and got the name ‘temple fairs’.
The background of the poem ‘The Bangle Sellers’ by Sarojini Naidu (née Chatterjee) is set in the Indian society in her times (from 1900-1950) where bangles were symbols of happiness and vibrant lives. The bangle sellers sold their bangles in the temple fair to maidens, brides, and middle aged women. At that time, bangles played an important role in the lives of a girl child.