On 2nd October

From the The Hindi ITRANS Song Book v3.2

Times have changed, relevant philosophies have changed, even the way of looking at the past has changed. Still, legends are required for the human race, to encourage aspirations, to give people principles. This is a dedication to that legend.

Lyrics of De dee Hamein Aazaadi

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Jaya Jha is an entrepreneur, a techie, a writer and a poet. She was born and brought up in various towns of Bihar and Jharkhand. A graduate of IIT Kanpur and IIM Lucknow, she realized early on that the corporate world was not her cup of tea. In 2008, she started Pothi.com, one of the first print-on-demand publishing platform in India. She currently lives in Bangalore and divides her time between writing and working on her company's latest product InstaScribe (http://instascribe.com) with a vision to make it the best e-book creation tool. Blog: https://jayajha.wordpress.com Twitter: @jayajha Facebook: http://facebook.com/MovingOnTheBook

2 thoughts on “On 2nd October

  1. The preface might be misleading. 2nd October is the birthday of M. K. Gandhi, the leading figure in India’s fight for freedom. Those familiar with the history of India would know that he is popularly called Mahatma Gandhi, Mahatma in Hinde/Sanskrit literally meaning “Great Soul”. He is also called the “Father of the Nation” for India.

    This is the lyrics of a song in Hindi, dedicated to him. It basically praises his principles of “Ahinsa” (Non-Violence) and also his determination, selflessness, charismatic leadership and ascetism.

    I do not have a complete translation right now, but then translating poetry is a very tough job! So, would not attempt one myself.

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