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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, 

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: 5/6/2015 2:53:00 AM
    I read this poem today. It is so beautiful just as the city of Allahabad. My deep respects to Dr Amar Nath Kapoor, freedom fighter n great writer. I want to read the Hindi version too. Where can I read the original Hindi version please?

    Kapoor Avatar Ravindra K Kapoor
    Date: 5/7/2015 1:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Nandita for interest in this memorable write of my late father. The Hindi edition of Patradoot was first printed around the time, when he was in Faizabad jail and even his secret printing press was confiscated by the British. Unfortunately that Hindi book is no longer available but if I ever go for it's printing I will let you know. Thank you once again for your kind words dear friend. L&BW
  1. Date: 5/3/2015 8:53:00 PM
    Ravindra, Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. SKAT love

    Kapoor Avatar Ravindra K Kapoor
    Date: 5/3/2015 11:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much dear Skat for your kind good wishes. While just checking the current contests by Members I saw one contest on Moon by you. Incidently I wrote one Hindi Song in which Moon is present in an interesting form. I can try its English version as it a dramatic monologue after these coming hectic 7-10 days, if the form falls under your rules please let me know? L&BW Ravindra K Kapoor
  1. Date: 5/3/2015 7:57:00 PM
    Hello, My dearest friend,, Dropped by to say hi and congratulate you on having your poem selected by Soup's Administration. This is a wonderful poem to have featured on the homepage. ~Always & Forever~ LINDA

    Kapoor Avatar Ravindra K Kapoor
    Date: 5/3/2015 11:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Good morning and Good Evening dear PD. What a wonderful surprise of the day dear friend. Thank you for your all your good wishes. What a co incident it is that this poem got its last comments from you and again from you after nearly 5 years. Thank you so much. Keep smiling as you look in your new profile picture dear friend. Love and best wishes ..Ravindra K Kapoor
  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