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Patradoot or The Messenger 30 /Many

Patradoot or The Messenger30 /Many 
English version by  Ravindra K Kapoor 
Originally written in Hindi by my 
Late father Dr. Amar Nath Kapoor

How beautiful is my city Prayag*, dear letter,
Which enchants the visitors and enthralls,
By the lovely simplicity of its houses,
And the warmth of the hearts of its dwellers.

Amid the doors and windows of its houses,
You would find sweet and cool breeze blowing,
And a serene happiness you would find,
On the faces of its lovely citizens. dear. 

You would find the people of this city,
Full of patience and quite energetic,
By the time you would reach,
The place near my door, dear letter.


To get released from the custody of the Postman,
You will go in his hand, dear letter,
Thus you will get the chance to get free,
To convey my message to my beloved.

Among the beautiful loving inhabitants,
Of my place, known as Bharti Bhavan, 
You would see they love their friend’s life even,
More preciously then their own, dear letter.


Kanpur 21st August 2010.                          to continue in 31

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* Prayag 		Allahabad is also know as Prayag or Triveni. And Allahabad  is the 
                                    most ancient city  of India, 
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Patradoot in Hindi was originally written by my late father 
Dr. Amar Nath Kapoor around  1932, who was a freedom fighter.

He wrote Patradoot in Hindi, when he was kept in Faizabad Jail for quite
a long time. The Epic was written as a gift for my mother and it was
sent to her secretly from Faizabad Jail. 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: 8/22/2010 10:47:00 AM
    Ravinda, amazing how you can continue the Messenger with deep and self sacrificing words.. The more I read the better the continued poems go..Thanks for the wonderful comment on my cloud 10..Nathan Said thanks as well,..have A happy Sunday,..Poet D,

  1. Date: 8/22/2010 10:28:00 AM
    HOw sweet to describe the letter in this way, love the personification of it. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 8/21/2010 7:41:00 PM
    Ravindra, I am delighted & glad I stoped to read your wonderful continued poem. A very lovely way to end my day. Have a wonderful one*LUV~ Skat

  1. Date: 8/21/2010 9:04:00 AM
    You father's home town sounds like a wonderful, caring place to live, Ravindra. How sad that he had to be imprisoned so many times. You can be proud of his literary accomplishments as well as your own. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/21/2010 4:29:00 AM
    what a wonderful poem,to go along with such an amazing biography...every age it seems,experiences some form of turmoil and social unrest,and to think,Gandi and his supporters at the time,were protesting the british crowns appropriation of salt...salt...amongst other ideals,as freedom would engage those whom truly understands what freedom is,without the cursory effects of those who just follow to reap the benefits,without any real efforts of their own to adjust their attitudes....peace , jay