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.