In the Bazaars of Hyderabad

by Sarojini Naidu

Comment on the use of rural touch in Sarojini Naidu’s poem ‘In the Bazaars of Hyderabad’.

QuestionsComment on the use of rural touch in Sarojini Naidu’s poem ‘In the Bazaars of Hyderabad’.
Suparna Roy asked 5 years ago

The bazaar presented in the poem In the Bazaars of Hyderabad essentially gives a rural picture. Discuss.

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 5 years ago

Sarojini Naidu’s poem ‘In the Bazaars of Hyderabad’ essentially represents the rural India in the twentieth century. The poem depicts a rural market with all its buzz and vibrancy where people from different professions have gathered to sell their products or to showcase their skills.

Here we see the vendors selling food grains, goldsmiths selling their delicate ornaments, merchants selling valuable objects, maidens grinding sandalwood, henna and spice, fruitmen shouting their trade cry, musicians playing sitar, sarangi and drum, magicians chanting spells and flower girls weaving tassels and chaplets of flowers. People from all these various professions gathering at a bazaar to earn their living or just to pursue their family tradition is definitely a scene of a rural market that is very different from a modern-day supermarket in an urban area. Moreover, all the products available here are native products made from natural objects. Nothing is artificial, machine-made or imported here as we see them in an urban market. This too contributes to the rural touch of the poem.

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