The Psychology Of Slaves
Khali Nahin Qoumon Ki Ghulami Ka Zamana
There are poets, there are scholars, and there are sages—
A nation’s days of slavery are not uneventful!
Har Aik Hai Go Sharah-e-Maani Mein Yagana
But every one of them—poor creatures!—has a single goal,
Though each is unique in the ideas he expounds:
Baqi Na Rahe Sher Ki Sheri Ka Fasana'
‘Better teach the lion to take flight like a deer,
So that the legend of the lion’s courage is forgotten!’
Taveel-e-Masael Ko Banate Hain Bahana
They seek to make the slaves feel at ease with their slavery,
Pretending to ‘expound and reason things out’.