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 12 months 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 12 months 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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