Why does the poem end with a mention of the dead?

QuestionsWhy does the poem end with a mention of the dead?
Arpita dutta asked 1 year ago

Why do you think the poem In the Bazaars of Hyderabad by Sarojini Naidu ends with a mention of people who have died?

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 1 year ago

Mentioning the sheets of white flowers ‘to perfume the sleep of the dead’ might have an implication that the bazaars of Hyderabad had everything that a man needed, not only in his lifetime, but also after his death. After all, the poet’s message was to emphasise the diversity and self-sufficiency of an Indian market in British India.

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