Sare Jahaan Se Achha Hindustan Hamara - With English Translation
Poet: Allama Iqbal
Saare jahaan se achha hindustan hamaraa
Better than all the world, is our India
Hum bul bulain hai is kee, ye gulsitan hamaraa
We are its nightingales and this is our garden
Parbat vo sabse unchaa hum saaya aasma kaa
That mountain most high, neighbor to the skies
Vo santaree hamaraa, vo paasbaan hamaraa
It is our sentinel; it is our protector
Godee mein khel tee hain is kee hazaaron nadiya
A thousand rivers play in its lap
Gulshan hai jinke dum se, rashke janna hamaraa
Gardens they sustain, the envy of the heavens is ours
Mazhab nahee sikhataa apas mein bayr rakhnaa
Faith does not teach us to harbor grudges between us
Hindee hai hum, vatan hai hindustan hamaraa
We are all Indians and India is our homeland
In The Discovery of India, recollects his last meeting with poet a few months before his death in Lahore in 1938. Nehru says that an ailing Iqbal, comparing him with Jinnah, had remarked: 'Jinnah is a politician and you are a patriot.' While that should have silenced Iqbal's critics in India, who continue to blame him for coming up with the idea of Pakistan, the poet who paid tribute to India's multiculturalism, called Lord Ram Imam-e-Hind (Leader of India) and celebrated its eternal beauty through numerous poems, including, is still a pariah in India. How else does one explain the country's collective about him on his birth anniversary - November 9? While the government has completely forgotten Iqbal, the public at large also seems to be abandoning him.
Sare Jahan Se Accha Hindustan Humara song lyrics in Hindi. The lyrics of the song were penned by Mohammad Iqbal. Sare Jahan Se Achha Hindi Lyrics सारे.
Barring a few Urdu literary organisations, the country has chosen to ignore the poet's birth anniversary. Ignorance combined with doctored history has misled even many educated Indians to believe that the once great patriot later turned fanatical and chose Islamic Pakistan over secular India. Late scholar Rafiq Zakaria was shocked when Pramod Mahajan, then general secretary of the BJP, at a seminar at Nehru Centre in 1990, said that 'a great Indian Muslim like Iqbal who penned Sare Jahan Se Achcha later divided India'. Linkin park all songs download 320 kbps.
'I reminded Mahajan of his ignorance and decided that very day to try and set straight,' writes Zakaria in Iqbal: The Poet And Politician. The book not only details Iqbal's love and admiration for India's iconic figures like Ram, Guru Nanak, Swami Ram Teerath and classical poets Vishwamitra and Bhartrahari but also traces the reasons for hatred against the poet.
The seed that sowed doubt about Iqbal's patriotism was in his 1930 presidential address at the Allahabad session of the Muslim League. Addressing a motley crowd at an old haveli, Iqbal proposed the creation of a Muslim province within the Indian federation, comprising the Muslim dominated areas of Punjab, North-Western Frontier, Sindh and Balochistan. 'Iqbal never demanded a separate home for Muslims outside India. He didn't include the Indians of Bengal or Central India,' says Abdul Haq, Urdu scholar and professor emeritus at Delhi University. 'In Independent India too, we have given special status to some north-eastern states and Jammu & Kashmir to safeguard their unique culture. Iqbal's demand should have been seen in that spirit.'
Haq admits that since Iqbal's formulation suited the supporters of Pakistan, they lapped it up and declared him as the 'ideological father' of the country—which too made him a detested figure among many Indians. Mumbai-based Urdu scholar Abdus Sattar Dalvi, who translated Zakaria's book on Iqbal into Urdu, argues that years before Iqbal uttered the controversial plan at Allahabad, nationalist leader Lala Lajpat Rai had written a series of articles in Tribune favouring the creation of a separate Muslim state within India, comprising the Muslim-dominated north-west provinces. 'Why doesn't anyone question Lala's patriotism for his views?' Most scholars agree that as a politician Iqbal was a big failure. But that doesn't undermine his contribution as one of India's greatest poets.