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Patradoot or The Messenger 34 /Many

Patradoot or the Messenger     34/Many……….

English version by Ravindra K Kapoor 
Originally written in Hindi by my 
Late father Dr. Amar Nath Kapoor

Like a naughty girl, she acts in many ways, dear letter,
To attract our attention by laughing or even weeping,
And often she gets angry on us still she wins our hearts,
When she sings her broken melodies, while sweetly mumbling.

As a lovely doll, she attracts and wins,
Everyone’s attention and heart, dear,
Remembrance of her sweet face,
Has made my heart so heavy, 

As a newly come-up charming bud, 
She is dearer to us than our life, dear letter.
She is even a darling of all the plants, 
Trees, creepers and flowers of our garden, dear.

When the memories of her dear father, 
Would be splashing in her tender heart, dear letter,
She would be going amid the plants and trees,
To distract the memory of her father, dear.

She is the hope and strength of her mother,
When I am away for freedom struggle or in jail,
In the lovely face of my daughter, you would find,
An image of her father, dear letter.

By the time you will get acquainted,
With this lovely child of us and of nature,
You would recollect immediately, dear letter,
My message you have to convey to my beloved.


Kanpur India  3rd Sept 2010                     continue in 35..

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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: 9/4/2010 9:36:00 AM
    He he he ! I know it is not me, but it sure sounds like me! All my folks and friends tell me how naughty I am. Wow! Ravindra, her attention is a real go getter.. I really can relate to this poem. I hope you don't mind me saying that. I truly am a strong mother as well. This one is going to my favorites,, I really love the first 9 lines. They suit me well.. Enjoyed another continued letter.. I am so eager now to read the next one,..Poet D.

  1. Date: 9/3/2010 9:11:00 AM
    Ravindra, it seems like your father was writing about you and his expectations for your future. As you have told me before, he was also serving as a minister to inspire hope among his people. Such a beautiful letter that you translated so well into English. God bless you for sharing this inspiration with all of us. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/3/2010 5:06:00 AM
    Intriguing and most interesting write. Well done.