Feminist Pin Badge
Depicting Sarojini Naidu (1879 – 1949) Indian political activist and poet.
Each brooch is hand cut from shrink plastic so they can vary in size slightly, but are approximately 6 cm in height. They are coated with a clear acrylic spray coat to protect the finish and have a double pin style fixing with metal clutches on the reverse.
Your pin bagde will come attached to a printed card, wrapped in a little bubble wrap and tissue, and posted in a small cardboard postal box.
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.
In 1920, she joined Gandhi & became one of the major figures in both the Civil Disobedience Movement and Quit India Movement. During this time she was repeatedly arrested & spent over 21 months in jail. In 1925 Naidu presided over the Annual Session of the Indian National Congress at Cawnpore (now Kanpur). She was the first Indian woman and second woman overall to do so.
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.