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Patradoot or The Messenger 5/Many

Patradoot or The Messenger 5/Many

English version by
Ravindra K Kapoor

If there wicked hands will ever catch you,

Your body will be mutilated in pieces,

And then, you would never be able to see,

My beloved to convey my message, dear letter.


Kanpur India. 13th May 2010                           to continue in 6

Background of this Epic 

The Patradoot was written originally by my late father
Dr.Amar Nath Kapoor in 1932. He had joined India’s
Freedom struggle in 1920 on the call of Mahatma Gandhi.
From 1920 till 1947 (India became free in 1947)
my father was in active movement as Congressman & 
Gandhi’s non-violent soldier. For many times he was 
imprisoned for many months and sometime, even for more 
than a year. He dedicated the entire writing work to his 
dear wife, my late mother, who was also a co-partner with 
him in the freedom struggle in creating mass awareness. 

During one such imprisonment at Faizabad jail, he wrote 
this epic and sent it to my mother secretly as a gift for her 
and to get it printed & circulated among the masses to 
create awareness for India’s freedom. The book was 
printed by my mother in Hindi and some of this epic were 
circulated also, but the British confiscated the book and the
press of my father around 1933. I was born in 1950 in a free 
India. I am trying to bring this great writing of my father in 
English which portrays more than the translation of the epic, 
so the world may come to know about this otherwise lost 
and forgotten great great writing and the sacrifices of my 
patents towards India’s freedom struggle.

Dr. Amar Nath Kapoor left active politics after 1947 
and devoted rest of his life in writing easy mass literature 
and wrote many Dramas, Poetry books, epics etc. All his 
other literary works were mainly written from 1955 to 1990. 
He left this mortal world in 1994. Unfortunately many of his
World class works could not be published so far and Patradoot
is one of them.


Transliteration of Hindi poem in English- Patradoot or the Messenger.

Kutil   Kuron   Me  Pur   Kur   Unke,

Aunga  Bhunga  Ho  Jayega,

Purna Roop  Se Priya   Darshan  Ko,

Phir  Tu   Kabhi  Na  Payega.

Patradoot in Hindi written by
Dr. Amar Nath Kapoor

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  1. Date: 9/5/2010 1:40:00 AM
    Ravindra, I am sure your father would feel great joy that you are sharing his works with the world and translation is not easy to do. Wonderful words. Blessings, I am off to read more.

  1. Date: 6/19/2010 12:14:00 AM
    ok, I will continue to six and seven for tonight! LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 5/13/2010 4:12:00 AM
    enjoyed reading today.

  1. Date: 5/12/2010 7:42:00 PM
    So intriguing are these words Ravindra and so profound... the visuals are intense my friend... they remind me of the Proverbs in the Bible Scriptures ... for their depth.. luv.. and so enjoyed .. Linda-Marie..

  1. Date: 5/12/2010 7:04:00 PM