Bibliographic information:
ISBN: 9781804471005
Paperback • 80pp • £6.99
129 mm x 198 mm
26 June 2024
Territory: World English

The Golden Threshold

Sarojini Naidu

Introduction by Arthur Symons



Publication date: 26 June 2024

ISBN: 9781804471005




An important name in India’s history, Sarojini Naidu was the first Governor of the United Provinces after India declared its independence, and she was a key figure in Gandhi’s movement.

Although her legacy as a politician is certainly more enduring than as a poet, her verse was highly acclaimed upon publication, and when The Golden Threshold, her first collection, came out in 1905, contemporary poets queued up to offer recommendations.

Republished here in a smart new livery, this edition seeks to show the modern reader how Naidu earned her epithet, the ‘Nightingale of India’.

Sarojini Naidu

Sarojini Naidu (1879–1949) was an Indian activist and politician, who is notable for being the first Governor of United Provinces after India became independent. In her lifetime she was also a successful poet, and her leader and friend Mahatma Gandhi dubbed her the ‘Nightingale of India’. While her poem ‘In the Bazaars of Hyderabad’ is perhaps her most famous, it is her first published collection, The Golden Threshold, which made her name as a poet of beautiful lyrical works.