One hundred years…Republic Day post

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Our national anthem… it’s been one hundred years since the Indian National Anthem was written.

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Here is the translation, in Rabindranath Tagore’s own hand: 

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It is a beautiful anthem, and here are the complete lyrics with a translation

Here’s the Nobel Laureate, reciting it (rather tonelessly, I must add)

Here’s a version, sung in the “regulation” 52 seconds:

Here is yet another version of the song:

In spite of the controversy about the song (and its various versions!), it remains our national anthem, and much beloved of the Indian people!

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Deepa Mohan is a freelance writer and avid naturalist.