Analysis of The Poem “Indian Weavers by Sarojini Naidu

Analysing the poem Indian Weavers.

     The poem describes the different stages of Human life, i.e. Birth, Marriage and Death. In another way it tells about the life-cycle of a human being means Childhood, Youth, and Old age. The poetess asks three questions to Weavers and their answers are relates to life.

     The poetess says that Weavers started their work in early morning and they make bright garments in blue colour as the wings of the Kingfisher. When the poetess ask the question, Weavers tell that they weaving the garment of a new born Child. It relates to the childhood of a person. The childhood is more attractive like blue colour.

     The night time the Weavers weaving attractive garments in purple and green colour like the plumes of a peacock. When the poetess asks the question, they tell that it’s a marriage veil of a Queen. This suggests the youth of a human being. Youth is the golden time of a life, energetic, enjoyable and attractive. So that’s why here used the expression ‘The plumes of a peacock, purple and green’.

     In the moonlight night the Weaver’s attitudes changed, they become serious and calm. The garment is white colour like feather and cloud. They are weaving the cloths of a Dead man’s funeral shroud. It clearly indicates the old age of a person. The white colour feather and cloud are carrying to the statement that the end of life, feather had come out from the wing now it has no use and the cloud is moving, after few minutes we can’t see the cloud in the actual place.

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4 Comments
  1. Posted February 9, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Indians of all kinds brings up the thoughts of adventure, love, humanity and nature. I write most of my stories about the American Indian because I have been so close the this part of the world for so long. We are all one distinct humanity, with very little different one from the other. One thing we have that might possibly be our own and that is the soul, but that identity might be shared as well. We are not the keepers of all knowledge, but the seekers of truth. Life is a mystery and it is meant to be that way.
    Dr Robert E McGinnis–an Indian at heart and author of many fine books about nature, humanity and the puzzles that strike us all.

  2. Posted March 11, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    I am Indian ancestors from India and born in South Africa of the third generation of Indians, it makes me proud to such work from a rich culture. good one

  3. prathi
    Posted August 7, 2011 at 10:30 am

    great job and good summary

  4. Posted April 15, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Sarojini Naidu is an Indian poetess by temperament and heart. Not only in this poem “Indian Weavers”, she reveals herself but also in all her poems. The rhythm, the voice, the sense, the milieu, the time and the context – everything is Indian. the sensibility of the poetess is the core of the poems.

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