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Lines Written in Nineteen Ninetythree

Lines Written In Nineteen Ninety Three ((with apologies to Rabindranath Tagore) Where fear stalks the mind and the head hangs in shame; Where knowledge is twisted; Where the country has been broken up into fragments by narrow walls of caste and creed; Where words are mouthed for short-term gains; Where insatiable lust stretches its arms towards seats of power; Where the clear stream of reason has dried up in the scorching heat of the forest of communal flare-ups; Where the mind is led backward by Thine enemy into ever-narrowing thought and action – From this nightmare of licence,my Father; let my country awake.

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