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A Hymn To The (Jail) Super

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In your jail you care for us to the hilt,
blessed you are, blessed you are!
This song of mine is in your honor,
blessed you are, blessed you are! !

You have stationed guards at our doors,
in the dark rooms, chained us with such
affection as if we were your sons-in-law,
blessed you are,blessed you are! !

Grubs of salt and unrefined rice
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'During my prison days in Hooghly, we'd be subjected to all kinds of torture-tests. When we saw the Superintendent,' 'Torture' personified, We'd greet him with this song,' Nazrul Islam. This poem, in fact, is a parody of a well-known Bengali Tagore song, addressing the motherland, 'Tomari gehe palichhosnehe, tumi dhanya dhanya he' ('In your home you rear us with affectionate care, blessed you are, blessed you are') . Retaining the original rhyme-scheme, Nazrul parodied it thus, 'Tomari jele palichho thele, tumi dhanya dhanya he. '
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