A Historic Event
The intrigued course of subjugation history,
turned the trader into the ruler, enforcing
the British sovereignty in the Indian subcontinent
for seemingly endless decades.
Many valiant attempts of liberation failed,
the chains of domination remained unbroken,
till the persistent persuasion of non-violent stir
became the surging independence movement,
shaking ultimately the citadel of the empire,
whose sun was to set in the east
on August 15, 1947 when the awakened nation
saw the new sunrise with colors of freedom,
but with a colossal human cost
paid by the millions of uprooted people,
the displaced refugees losing homes
in the wake of territorial partition.
Yet the generations down the time line,
breathing the free air in the free country,
won’t ever forget this historic day.
(On August 15, 1947 the Indian subcontinent became independent
from the British Empire, following the non-violent movement led by
Mahatma Gandhi. The freedom came with the travails of partition
(forming India and Pakistan) for the hapless millions of displaced
refugees who were the witness to this historic event).
September 24, 2020
Contest : A Historic Event
Sponsor : William Kekaula
Copyright © Subimal Sinha-Roy | Year Posted 2020
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