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Patradoot or The Messenger 28 /Many

Patradoot or The Messenger28 /Many 
English version by  Ravindra K Kapoor 
Originally written in Hindi by my 
Late father Dr. Amar Nath Kapoor

These men and women have incarnated in them 
Peace with determination, for the well being of others, 
They have increased the honor and dignity, dear letter,
Of our motherland, we adore and worship as Bharat.*  

Moving ahead, you will see dear letter, how the rulers,
Beat them with sticks so mercilessly,
And how these tender bodies,
Fearlessly bear the lathi’s* on them, so bravely.

You will see how  with great determination and firmness, these women,
Are marching ahead,  while facing the pains of bamboo sticks,
Even when they become wounded or being crushed,
They are not fearful, nor do they think to withdraw, dear letter.
Some where you will be charmed to see,
Groups of young boys singing and marching,
Like a brigade of active monkey’s, dear letter,
They show their latent and sleeping energies.


Kanpur India 10th August 2010                                 to continue in 29


* Bharat.     The ancient name of India is Bharat.
Lathi.           A lathi is the sturdy bamboo stick carried by many Indians.

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Patradoot in Hindi was originally written by my late father 
Dr. Amar Nath Kapoor in 1932, who was a freedom fighter.
This manuscript was written when he was imprisoned
By the British, as he was fighting for India's freedom 
under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi. He was imprisoned 
many times during 1920 to 1947. After India’s
independence as a true follower of Gandhi Dr. Amar Nath 
Kapoor left active politics and devoted rest of his life in 
writing easy mass literature and wrote many Dramas, 
Poetry books, epics. All his other literary 
works were mainly written from 1955 to 1990. 
He left this mortal world in 1994. 

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  1. Date: 8/10/2010 12:56:00 PM
    Smile ~ Ahh, what a wonderful reflection and poem pointing towards the strength amid the wills of humanity when awakened amid a unity to face and fight oppressions and sufferage ~ Smile, I have seen a documentary upon these ladies, men and children in Africa; very inspiring and beautiful!!! ~ "Beautiful Enlightening & Encouraging Poem My Friend" ~ "Much Love & Warmth Always, to You & Your Loves," John! ~ Smile, "Have A Beautifully Blessed & Brightened Day;" Bye!:) ~

  1. Date: 8/10/2010 12:32:00 PM
    Hello, Ravindra! How are you today. Here you find me enjoying and keeping up with the continued stories. Many thanks for your honest comments on my poetry. You sure know how to make my day,..POET D.

  1. Date: 8/10/2010 12:22:00 PM
    RAVINDRA,Thanx's U 4 a wOnderful. POem. A nice way tO EXPRESS wOrds * luv~ SKAT

  1. Date: 8/10/2010 12:00:00 PM
    Most expressive .. lovely write... ... amazing poetry luv..