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ASHFAQULLA KHAN

Poetry Kindled by Revolutionary Zeal

Ashfaq and Ramaprasad were poets just as they were revolutionaries. Ashfaq had
composed poems mostly in Urdu and a few in Hindi. His pen names were Varasi' and ' Hazarath'. In one of his poems he complains, 'Alas! We are suppressing ourselves. Those that are suppressing us are neither the English, the Germans, the Russians nor the Turks but Indians themselves.' In another poem he declares, 'Oh my motherland, I live only to serve you. Whether I am sentenced for life or given a death sentence, I shall sing thy glories even with my chained hands.' In one long poem this is what Ashfaq sing:
'did not Lord Krishna say to Arjuna in the battlefield that life and death are unreal?
Alas! Where is that wisdom? A man is bound to die; so why should any one be afraid of death? Let our motherland become free and shine through the ages. What matters whether we are alive or dead T In his poems we can see his pure love of the country and her freedom. He feels sorry that his countrymen do not have this spirit of patriotism and freedom.

In one poem he thinks of the punishment of death; he shows his revolutionary spirit in this poem. He says, 'Sick of the tyranny of the British, we walk from Faizabad Jail
towards Heaven.'

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Ashfaqulla Khan - The Pathan patriot who dedicated his life for the freedom of India
About Ashfaqulla Khan
Introduction
The Lion Among Men
Toward Revolution
Revolutionaries Come Together
We Need Money But Where Is It?
Here It Is !
Money in Plenty, But...
The Train Is Stopped
Alas! Another Train in sight!
Here's The Money !
The Lion Escapes
A Friend Betrays!
The British Court Of Justice
You are Here! Poetry Kindled By Revolutionary Zeal
In The Dark Shadow Of Death
An Indian Lives And Dies For India
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