Who, or what has shaken
                                                                                               The Spirit of Hind?
Is it the pride, or the guilt that has lessen
                                                                                               The Spirit of Hind?
Decorated with Eternal Verity,
Harbinger of hope and symbol of perpetual beauty
                                                                                               Used to be the Spirit of Hind!
Is it the reflection of thoughts in mind?
Or is utterly divine?
The Spirit that could have been mine                          
                                                                                               O the revered Spirit of Hind!
Epitome of our cultural heritage,
Blessed be its glorious rage
                                                                                               O dear Spirit of Hind!
Is it that you have learnt to resist?
Or have you ceased to exist?
                                                                                               O ever uncanny Spirit of Hind!
Redolent in the remnants of Indus Valley Civilization,
The wall that stood against annihilation
                                                                                               O the Spirit of Hind!
The Spirit that drove away the Persians & Greeks,
And halted their winning streaks
                                                                                               Was truly the Spirit of Hind!
Imbibed in the strategies of Kautilya,
Ruthlessly demonstrated by Chandragupta Maurya
                                                                                               Was the Spirit of Hind!
The Courage and Valor of Ashoka the Great,
Owes a colossal debt
                                                                                               To the Spirit of Hind!
The Veracity and Courage of Prithvi Raj Chauhan,
Is all that is sought in a man
                                                                                               Sheer Spirit of Hind!
The Power that mesmerized the Mughals,
And stopped them from being brutal
                                                                                               Was the Spirit of Hind!
The Fidelity shown by Chetak towards his master,
When in Haldighati, Maharana Pratap faced disaster
                                                                                              Truly demonstrated the Spirit of Hind!
Resplendent in the works of Tagore,
The hidden forces that lay galore
                                                                                              Was the Spirit of Hind!
Latent in the ways of the Mahatama,
The Force that ended the British Trauma
                                                                                              Was the spirit of Hind!
The Spirit that has kept us alive,
The Spirit that has ceased to thrive,
But the Spirit that will survive
                                                                                              Is the Spirit of Hind!
                                                                                              The True Spirit of Hind!
                                                                                              The Real Spirit of Hind!

About A Potpourri of Vestiges

Murtaza Ali is an independent film critic, sports writer, and content developer based out of Delhi. He is the author of the movie blog ‘A Potpourri of Vestiges’. He has been writing movie reviews at IMDb.COM for over four years. He is also associated with F1India.ORG as a content editor. Cinema is not only his passion, but also his greatest obsession. His all-time favorite movie-makers are Akira Kurosawa, Stanley Kubrick, Luis Bunuel, Andrei Tarkovsky, Charles Chaplin, Orson Welles, Federico Fellini, Ingmar Bergman, Satyajit Ray, Fritz Lang, Sergio Leonne, Francis Ford Cuppola, and Martin Scorsese.
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11 Responses to THE SPIRIT OF HIND

  1. The spirit will surely survive and I feel it is in all of us, may be dormant. We have to shake it a little.

  2. Lovely. Felt really good that someone has talked about the spirit of Hind! We need to introspect, if today our acts are in sync.

  3. jaishvats says:

    Lovely and intense

  4. This is well timed with 15th august. More power to spirit of Hind .

  5. gayatri soni says:

    I think this spirit would have come more beautifully if it was in hindi 😉
    Nicely written!

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