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For whom are the ‘purple and gold flecked’ bangles suitable? Which phase of life do they symbolize?

QuestionsFor whom are the ‘purple and gold flecked’ bangles suitable? Which phase of life do they symbolize?
Aadrika asked 2 years ago

As mentioned in Sarojini Naidu’s poem ‘The Bangle Sellers’, for whom are the ‘purple and gold flecked grey’ bangles suitable? Which phase of life is symbolized by these bangles?

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 2 years ago

As the poet says, the purple and gold-flecked grey bangles are for the woman who has ‘journeyed through life midway‘, raised fair children and served the household with great love and care, and worships the gods at her husband’s side. All these refer to the woman who is faithful to her husband and caring for the family.

These bangles symbolize the middle-age or maturity of a woman’s life in the Indian context.


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