One line – By thumping our women and weaklings. That’s grand. – This is sufficient to tell about the British sadism. A good, but perverted read. In the middle of the hot night, the fan stops, and a man in the barrack-room, roused to desperation by heat and sleeplessness rushes forth, careless of the consequences,… Read More The British Boot – Punch Magazine, 1875
Finally…after a search for years. Maqdoom’s iconic battle cry against the Razakar Movement in Hyderabad. Ye jung hai jung-e-azadi, azadi ke parcham ke tale Hum Hind ke rehne vaalonki, mehkoomonki, majbooronki, Azadi ke matwaalonki, Dehkaanonki, majdooronki Saara sansaar hamara hai Purab paschim uttar dakhkhin Hum Afrangi, Hum Amreeki Hum Cheeni java jaane watan Hum surkh sipahi… Read More Jung-e-Azadi – Maqdoom Mohiuddin
Well, another one over Jinnah as well… Waken, O mother! thy children implore thee, Who kneel in thy presence to serve and adore thee! The night is aflush with a dream of the morrow, Why still dost thou sleep in thy bondage of sorrow? Awaken and sever the woes that enthrall us, And hallow our… Read More Awake! – Sarojini Naidu
The last sun of the century sets amidst the blood-red clouds of the West and the whirlwind of hatred.The naked passion of self-love of Nations, in its drunken delirium of greed, isdancing to the clash of steel and the howling verses of vengeance.The hungry self of the Nation shall burst in a violence of fury… Read More The Sunset of the Century – Rabindranath Tagore
Good poetry but over wrong topics 🙂 On his home kingdom – Kondaveedu From Haravilasam praising his patron Chaamisetti
On the Battle of Raichur Mukku Timmana Rayavachakam On Kalinga Invasion Nandi Timmana The Emperor himself On the context of the peace pact with the Sultans of Golconda, Bijapur and Ahmednagar after the Kalinga Campaign Krishnadevaraya in Amuktamalyada on killing the Adil Shah.
A powerful one, but I will never subscribe to the concept. Sacrificing themselves like insects before a lamp, all for what? To impose what you think as right on the world, that too by violently opposing the existing order – a fight between two ideas, not an attempt to gain independence from a colonial power.… Read More A song by Kusumagraj(original Marathi)