Depicting Sarojini Naidu (1879 – 1949) Indian political activist and poet.
These earrings have been made from lightweight, durable plastic, approximately 2mm in thickness. The design has been printed onto the front and then sealed using a matte top spray coat. The back is plain white in colour. Due to the handmade nature of these items, every piece will vary slightly in size and colour.
The earring posts are silver plated stainless steel. The backs are made of acrylic and silicone rubber.
Your earrings will come attached to a printed card, carefully packed in a little bubblewrap and tissue paper, and posted in a small postal box.
Should the earring posts lose their shine and become tarnished, carefully rub a little Silvo silver polish on them. Make sure to remove all residue with a damp tissue or cloth. Surgical spirit can also be used (sparingly) if necessary, to disinfect the posts.
Sarojini Naidu (1879 – 1949) Indian political activist and poet.
Naidu was born in Hyderabad & educated in Chennai, London & Cambridge. Following her time in England where she worked as a suffragist, she was drawn to the Indian National Congress movement for India's independence from British rule. Between 1915-1918, Naidu travelled to different regions in India delivering lectures on social welfare, emancipation of women and nationalism. She also helped to establish the Women’s Indian Association (WIA) in 1917.
Following India's independence from the British rule in 1947, Naidu was appointed as the governor of the United Provences (present-day Uttar Pradesh), making her India's first woman governor. She remained in office until her death in March 1949.
Naidu's work as a poet earned her the sobriquet 'Nightingale of India' from Gandhi. Her first collection of poems, named The Golden Threshold was published in 1905. A further collection entitled The Bird of Time was published in 1912 and included the poem ”In the Bazaars of Hyderabad” which was well received by critics, who variously noted Naidu's visceral use of rich sensory images in her writing.