Mar 11, 2016

Portrait of Sarojini Naidu - Delhi 1946

Sarojini Naidu (née Chattopadhyaya) (13 February 1879 – 2 March 1949), also known by the sobriquet The Nightingale of India, was a child prodigy, Indian independence activist and poet. Naidu was the first Indian woman to become the President of the Indian National Congress and the first woman to become the Governor of Uttar Pradesh state. She was the daughter of Aghorenath Chattopadhyaya.
She was active in the Indian Independence Movement, joining Mahatma Gandhi in the Salt March to Dandi, and then leading the Dharasana Satyagraha after the arrests of Gandhi, Abbas Tyabji, and Kasturba Gandhi.
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Portrait of Sarojini Naidu - Delhi 1946
Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White
Source: Life Archive hosted by Google