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How Anwar Jalalpuri’s Bol Echoes Across Cultures and Communities

Bol because it’s your right.

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Urdu poet Anwar Jalalpuri gives his message for Independence Day.  
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“The beauty of India is its multitude of languages and cultures, and how they all grow and coexist.”

Anwar Jalalpuri’s Bol echoes across cultures and communities reminding us of what it means to be an Indian.

But who is Anwar Jalalpuri?

The man is known to have translated the Shrimad Bhagwad Gita into over 1,700 Urdu couplets. The 700 classical Sanskrit shlokas made its way into Urdu Shayari mein Gita, a book written by Anwar himself.

The English professor, a poet by heart, believes in the philosophy of ‘Hum sab ek hai.’

Camera: Abhay Sharma
Editor: Rahul Sanpui

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(We all love to express ourselves, but how often do we do it in our mother tongue? Here's your chance! This Independence Day, khul ke bol with BOL – Love your Bhasha. Sing, write, perform, spew poetry – whatever you like – in your mother tongue. Send us your BOL atbol@thequint.com or WhatsApp it to 9910181818.)

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