Sections of society in ‘In The Bazaars of Hyderabad’

QuestionsSections of society in ‘In The Bazaars of Hyderabad’
Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff asked 2 years ago

What does Sarojini Naidu’s poem ‘In The Bazaars of Hyderabad’ indicate about the different sections of the Indian society?

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 2 years ago

This is actually not a poem intended to represent the different sections of the Indian society. The poem is written to show off India’s tradition and self-sufficiency.

But yes, in its description of various objects available in the market, the poem does tell us something about different social classes. The objects like the turbans, tunics, mirrors, daggers, chessmen, ivory dice, gold jewelleries etc. made from precious materials are intended for the use of the rich section of the society, like the kings or landlords. Again things like groceries and fruits are intended for the entire society.

Various sellers in this market have just chosen their family profession to earn their bread, serving the rest of the society in the process.