Lotus by Toru Dutt
About the poet
Toru Dutt is an Indian poet, novelist, essayist, and translator. She was inspired by Dirozio. She had a keen interest in Indian, Greek, and Roman mythologies. She wrote in English and French. She died at the age of 21, and She is often compared to John Keats.
About the poem
Toru Dutt’s poem ‘Lotus’ is taken from Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan.
It is a Petrarchan sonnet that follows abba abba in octave, and cdcddc in the sestet.It is written in iambic pentameter.
The theme of this poem is pride in India’s culture and Hindu religion and the beauty of nature.
The poem ‘Lotus’ by Toru Dutt glorifies Lotus which is the national flower in India.