Sarojini Naidu (1879–1949), commonly known as Nightingale of India, was a poet and politician. She was the first Indian woman to become the President of Indian National Congress, and also the governor of an Indian state.
In 1905, her first collection of poems, named The Golden Threshold was published. Her poems were admired by many prominent Indian politicians. Subsequently, other widely acclaimed collections including The Bird of Time, The Broken Wing and The Sceptred Flute were published during her life-time. The Feather of the Dawn, her collection of poems, was edited and published posthumously in 1961.