Mahatma Gandhi & Sarojini Naidu – Press Photo 1939
This is a press photograph dating to 1939 that shows Mahatma Gandhi and Sarojini Naidu. It also shows a young follower possibly industrialist Jamnalal Bajaj. Press photos or news photos are normally issued to newspapers for publishing. The back has a printed news matter titled “Gandhi Visits Viceroy At The End of Fast Bombay”
Shown here is the father of the nation leaving Birla House for a meeting with Lord Linlithgow, the then Viceroy of India, regarding the Rajkot dispute thus spurring him into his “fast unto death”. Sarojini Naidu or Sarojini Chattopadhyay before marriage was born to Bengali Brahmin parents. Nicknamed the Nightingale of India was a gifted poetess.
An ardent follower of the father of the nation’s Quit India Movement. Read more in- Sarojini Naidu Wikipedia. See my post- Mahatma Gandhi With His Followers – Press Photograph 1933.
Did you know- in 1898, Sarojini had a intercaste marriage with married Paidipati Govindarajulu Naidu, a doctor, an intercaste marriage. Both the families of the bride and groom approved the marriage. Naidu joined the Indian national movement in the wake of the partition of Bengal in 1905.