What are the various themes of the poem ‘The Gift of India’ by Sarojini Naidu?
The main themes of the poem gift of India by sarojini Naidu are —
- Firstly, the poet Sarojini Naidu talks about the loss of soldiers who fought for others and died for others’ winning.
- Secondly, the poet talk about the bravery of the soldiers who fought with great courage.
- Thirdly, the poet Sarojini Naidu talks about the ugly side of war.
Sarojini Naidu’s poem The Gift of India is concerned with two main themes: a celebration and demand for accounting Mother India’s gifts to the West and a tribute to the Indian soldiers who were martyred in the battlefields of the First World War.
Mother India, the speaker of the poem, reminds the world the priceless treasures she has gifted to the countries of the east and the west. She has sent her young sons to fight someone else’s war, especially in the World War First. She has given all she had. But in return what she wants is just some recognition for her gifts and her martyred sons.
[These themes are discussed in detail in the main article on the poem.]
The poem ‘The Gift of India’ mainly focuses on two main themes that are (i) patriotism and (ii) there is no glory in war
In the first theme, Naidu describes how the brave sons of Mother India laid down their lives in battlefields fighting for someone else’s victory, just because the brave soldiers of India didn’t want anyone to say that India doesn’t have brave sons and, secondly she describes how devastating wars are and how thousands of lives lay rotting in battlefields without any reason.