The Golden Threshold

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Sarojini Naidu was a remarkable woman. Known as the Nightingale of India, she started writing at the age of thirteen and throughout her life composed several volumes of poetry, writing many poems which are still famous to this day.

As well as being a poet, Naidu was an activist and politician, campaigning for Indian independence and became the first Indian woman to attain the post of President of the Indian National Congress.

This volume contains the beautiful 'Indian Love-Song', as well as many other moving verses. All of them give insight into the heart and mind of this hugely important and influential woman.

The poems are split into three categories: Folk Songs, Songs for Music and Poems. - Summary by Lucy Perry (1 hr 15 min)


Introduction 18:04 Read by Gilles G. Le Blanc
Palanquin Bearers 0:57 Read by Vann Lantz
Wandering Singers 1:00 Read by Vann Lantz
Indian Weavers 0:55 Read by Vann Lantz
Coromandel Fishers 1:19 Read by Vann Lantz
The Snake-Charmer 1:02 Read by Vann Lantz
Corn-Grinders 1:32 Read by Vann Lantz
Village-Song 1:44 Read by Zeeshan Reshamwala
In Praise Of Henna 1:23 Read by Zeeshan Reshamwala
Harvest Hymn 2:46 Read by Zeeshan Reshamwala
Indian Love-Song 1:32 Read by Zeeshan Reshamwala
Cradle-Song 1:07 Read by Zeeshan Reshamwala
Suttee 1:09 Read by Zeeshan Reshamwala
Song Of A Dream 1:23 Read by Zeeshan Reshamwala
Humayun To Zobeida 1:24 Read by Zeeshan Reshamwala
Autumn Song 0:58 Read by Zeeshan Reshamwala
Alabaster 0:58 Read by JemmaBlythe
Ectstasy 0:58 Read by JemmaBlythe
To My Fairy Fancies 0:57 Read by JemmaBlythe
Ode To H.H. The Nizam Of Hyderabad 2:33 Read by Anusha Iyer
Leili 1:08 Read by Anusha Iyer
In The Forest 1:26 Read by JemmaBlythe
Past And Future 1:08 Read by JemmaBlythe
Life 1:14 Read by JemmaBlythe
The Poet's Love-Song 1:08 Read by JemmaBlythe
To The God Of Pain 1:46 Read by Anusha Iyer
The Song Of Princess Zeb-Un-Nissa In Praise Of Her Own Beauty 1:09 Read by Anusha Iyer
Indian Dancers 2:06 Read by Anusha Iyer
My Dead Dream 1:29 Read by Anusha Iyer
Damayante To Nala In The Hour Of Exile 2:18 Read by Anusha Iyer
The Queen's Rival 3:05 Read by Josh Kirsh
The Poet To Death 0:57 Read by Josh Kirsh
The Indian Gipsy 1:03 Read by Josh Kirsh
To My Children 2:05 Read by Anusha Iyer
The Pardah Nashin 1:20 Read by Anusha Iyer
To Youth 0:54 Read by Josh Kirsh
Nightfall In The City Of Hyderabad 1:18 Read by Anusha Iyer
Street Cries 1:38 Read by Anusha Iyer
To India 1:13 Read by Anusha Iyer
The Royal Tombs Of Golconda 1:44 Read by Anusha Iyer
To A Buddha Seated On A Lotus 2:02 Read by JemmaBlythe