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This poem was composed as a part of the Swadeshi Movement which is an economic strategy pursued to evolving the British empire from power and improving India's economic condition by boycotting European goods and only using Indian ones. This movement was an attempt to show the British how unhappy the Indians are for the portion of Bengal which motive was political because the Indian nationalism was gaining power.  The poem is divided into 5 stanzas 6 lines each and the rhyme scheme is (abcbcb) .She uses the question and answer technique between the poet and the merchants, the thing that makes readers visualize the picture of the Bazaar where the traditional Indian products are overwhelming. In addition, she wants to imply that India is rich in tradition and they do not need the foreign products. We also come to notice that Sarojini is very proud of the Indian heritage by trying to show the readers how prosperous and independent India is. However, India is also seen as a self-sufficient country producing and selling all the products that anyone might demand such as flowers, fruit, gold and spices as well as everything from one's joy to grief. In other words, it needs no outlandish products. Musicians playing music and singers enchanting songs reflect the kind and joyful spirit these people have. However, all the above mentioned reflect Sarojini's Naidu's nationalistic feelings as well as her profound love and appreciation to the majesty of this traditional Bazaar in Hyderabad. Furthermore, Hyderabad is a city which is a combination of the Hindu and the Islamic cultures where the merchandise sold by the people in the Bazaar serve  the need of every section of the society: rich or poor, Hindu or Muslim or any other religion. The poet provides a panoramic view of the colors, sounds smell, and sight of an Indian Bazaar.

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