The Indian Anthem
Hum Bulbulain Hain Iss Ki, Ye Gulistan Humara
The best land in the world is our India;
We are its nightingales; this is our garden.
Samjho Waheen Humain Bhi, Dil Ho Jahan Humara
If we are in exile, our heart resides in our homeland.
Understand that we are also where our heart is.
Woh Santri Humara, Woh Pasban Humara
That is the highest mountain, the neighbour of the sky;
It is our sentry; it is our watchman.
Gulshan Hai Jin Ke Dam Se Rashak-e-Jinaan Humara
In its lap play thousands of streams,
And the gardens that flourish because of them are the envy of Paradise.
Utra Tere Kinare Jab Karwan Humara
Oh, waters of the river Ganges! Do you remember those days?
Those days when our caravan halted on your bank?
Hindi Hain Hum, Watan Hai Hindustan Humara
Religion does not teach us to be enemies with each other:
We are Indians, our homeland is our India.
Ab Tak Magar Hai Baqi Naam-o-Nishan Humara
Greece, Egypt and Byzantium have all been erased from the world.
But our fame and banner still remain.
Sadiyon Raha Hai Dushman Dour-e-Zaman Humara
It is something to be proud of that our existence is never erased,
Though the passing of time for centuries has always been our enemy.
Maloom Kya Kisi Ko Dard-e-Nihan Humara
Iqbal! No‐one in this world has ever known your secret.
Does anyone know the pain I feel inside me?