Maharaja Kishen Pershad, Diwan of Hyderabad

Na main Hindu, na main Musalman
Har mazhab hai mera iman
Shad ka mazhab Shad hi jane
Azadi azad hi jane

I am neither Hindu nor Muslim
Every religion is my faith
Shad alone knows of his religious beliefs
As only a freeman can fathom the true value of freedom

Mirza Ghalib on Varanasi

Ibadat Khana e naqoosian ast
Harm na Kaaba-e-Hindustan ast

This is the place of worship for those who make music from conch shells.
Truly, this is the Kaaba of Hindustan

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