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Posted on March 8, 2012 by admin
10th Class – Bangle Sellers by Sarojini Naidu
I. Introduction: The poem ‘Bangle Sellers’ was written by Sarojini Naidu, the Nightingale of India. Sarojini Naidu has been regarded as one of the gifted poets of India. Her poetry is purely Indian in character. Her themes are Indian, thoughts are Indian, melody is of India but only the language is that of England. Sarojini Naidu loved the common folk of India and she celebrates their occupations, their joys and sorrows in a number of her beautiful lyrics. The pageantry of Indian life fascinated her and she sings of it with zest. Indian customs and traditions, festivals and celebrations, men and women fairs and feasts are abundant in her poetry. Her poems reveal a distinct melody and her manipulation of words and sounds invests her poetry with a musical grace and flow.
The poem ‘Bangle Sellers’ belongs to the third section of ‘Indian Folk Songs’ of her second book ‘The Bird of Time’. It is a poem of four stanzas of six lines each. This poem is a perfect epitome of typical Indian scene.
II. Stanza – wise Paraphrase of ‘Bangle Sellers’: In the first stanza, the bangle sellers go on roaming and wandering from place to place to sell their bangles. They sing this beautiful song when they go selling their shining loads (bangles) to the temple fair. They invite the people to come and buy the delicate, bright and multi-coloured bangles which are tokens (symbols) of delight for happy daughters and happy wives.
In the second stanza, the bangle sellers give an account of the bangles which match a maiden. They say that the silver and blue coloured bangles are suitable to a maiden. These are like the mist on the mountain in their colour. Further they say that they have bangles which are like buds on a woodland stream. Some are shining like flowers. All these bud-like and flower- like bangles are suitable for the unmarried girls.