Concerning Sarojini Naidu and other Indian Women

Halidé Edib

in Inside India

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780195699999
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080540 | DOI:
Concerning Sarojini Naidu and other Indian Women

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In this chapter, the author shares her impression of the other Indian women living at the Salam House of Dr M.A. Ansari. One of the women guests was Sarojini Naidu, the foremost Indian woman of the present day. She was a veteran patriot and revolutionary, imprisoned numerous times. The author considered her the best known Eastern woman in politics, along with Mrs Sun-Yat-Sen. A poet and an outstanding orator, in 1935, Naidu was a member of the Shadow Cabinet in India. The other women at Salam House were mostly social workers, teachers, and club workers. Many of them were interested in feminism, others did not think of India in terms of gender.

Keywords: Salam House; M.A. Ansari; Sarojini Naidu; Indian women; Shadow Cabinet; feminism

Chapter.  3517 words. 

Subjects: Literature

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