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The Gift of India by Sarojini Naidu-Poem Summary & Analysis

Sarojini Naidu is not only an Indian poet, but also a freedom fighter. Thus, through this poem ‘The Gift of India‘, Sarojini Naidu shows her tribute to the Indian sons who have fought and sacrificed their lives in the word war I. The selfless sacrifices of Indian soldiers for the western agitation, and the advantages […]

Mending Wall by Robert Frost – Summary & Analysis

Mending Wall is a poem written by Robert Frost in his book of poetry “North of Boston,” which was published in 1915. Frost lived in England and he was homesick about his farm in New Hampshire. Poem Mending Wall in a nutshell The poem Mending Wall is a Dramatic Monologue, a poem in the form of a speech […]

The Old Playhouse by Kamala Das – Poem Summary

The poem “The Old Playhouse” was written by Kamala Das. She was educated in Kerala. A bilingual writer, she prefers to write in English and fiction in Malayalam. The literary awards she has won includes the Asian Poetry Award (1963) and the Sahitya Akademi Award (1965). Kamala Das is essentially known for her bold and […]

Our Casuarina Tree by Toru Dutt – Poem Summary

Our Casuarina Tree is a poem written by poetess Toru Dutt. This poem has personal association with the poetess’ life. Poet had a unforgettable young life associated with a big Casuarina Tree situated in a big garden house at Rambagan, where she spend her childhood with her dearest ones. The poem Our Casuarina Tree shows the […]

Sarojini Naidu’s Village Song – Poem Summary

The Village Song by Sarojini Naidu is one of the great pieces of Indian poetry showing the Indian motherhood and an approach by an Indian girl to her married life. The entire poem talks the dialogues between an Indian other and daughter regarding her marriage. Sarojini Naidu has written two poems on the same tittle ‘Village Song’. […]

Village Song by Sarojini Naidu – Poem Summary

The poem Village Song deals with the traditional Indian village living style and the attachment of a young girl to her family. Sarojini Naidu beautifully illustrate the story of a village girl who has gone to fetch water far away from her home, and the fear created in her mind when it’s dark mixed with the […]

Gitanjali (Song offerings) Poem 10 – Summary & Meaning

Gitanjali is an offering to God, the entire collection praise God, so it’s called Song Offerings. It’s a collection of divine poems, Like other poems we can see the extreme level of divinity in the poem number 10 too. Let’s learn the stanza-wise meaning of the Gitanjali poem X in this article. If you need […]

Gitanjali (Song offerings) Poem 3 – Summary & Meaning

The English Gitanjali is a collection comprises 103 poems by Tagore. You can read previous poem here. In this article we will explain line by line meaning of poem III of Song Offerings(Gitanjali). Gitanjali – poem 3 Stanza 1 I KNOW not how thou singest, ….. ………………………………….. amazement. In in this stanza we get the […]

Gitanjali (Song offerings) – Summary and Critical Analysis

Rabindranath’s Gitanjali is originally written in Bengali language. The English Gitanjali or Song Offerings is a collection of 103 English poems of Tagore’s own English translations. The word Gitanjali is composed out of  git+ anjali. Git means song, and anjali means offering, thus it’s meant as “Song offerings”. The publication of the English version of Gitanjali paved Tagore a way to the world […]

Poem Bosom Friend by Hira Bansode – Summary & Analysis

Poem Bosom Friend is written by Dalit Marathi poetess Hira Bansode. She used to criticize the casteism and cast prejudice prevalent in Indian society through this poem. The poem reflects her strong objection to the cast prejudices. Hira Bansode was a Dalit women writer, thus she had a bad experience from her bosom friend belongs […]