Indianness in Naidu’s poem ‘In The Bazaars of Hyderabad’

QuestionsIndianness in Naidu’s poem ‘In The Bazaars of Hyderabad’
Jayanta K Maity Staff asked 1 year ago

How is Sarojini Naidu’s poem ‘In The Bazaars of Hyderabad’ Indian in content and presentation?

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Jayanta K Maity Staff answered 1 year ago

Sarojini Naidu’s poem ‘In the Bazaars of Hyderabad’ is, no doubt, an Indian poem in its thought and spirit. The variety of professions and the products are all Indian. The Products like purple brocade tunics, amber mirror-panels and jade dagger-handles represents the rich cultural tradition of India. The magician chanting spells, musicians playing sitar and sarangi, pedlars selling chessmen and ivory dice, maidens selling sandalwood and henna – all are essentially Indian.

The poet has presented a typical Indian bazaar where people from different kinds of profession have gathered to sell their products or show their skills to earn a living. Again, the use of the words like ‘bazaar’, ‘sitar’ and ‘sarangi’ , the use of simile like ‘frail as a dragon-fly’s wing’ are Indian in their origin and characteristic. Last but not the least, the very mention of the city of Hyderabad declares it as a poem essentially Indian.

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