One hundred years....Republic Day post

January 26, 2012

It’s been one hundred years since the

Indian National Anthem

was written.

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 the official version, sung in the “regulation” 52 seconds:

Here is one 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!