A Tribute to Sher-e-Maisoor Tipu Sultan

Thy name ‘Tipu’ shines like a star,

on the sky of Indian freedom struggle.

The pioneer of Indian freedom movement,

who sacrificed his life without compromising,

against the mighty British empire,

setting an examples for generations to come.

His martyrdom paved the way,

for other revolutionary fighters,

to challenge the colonial power,

and the outcome lead to the revolution,

in history which is called as ‘the Revolt of 1857.’

We remember you as a heroic legend,

who will continue to inspire future generations,

belonging to all ethnic dimensions.

The tiger that fought so gallantry,

that it is believed by many historians,

Though his soul departed from the body,

But not his hand from the sword,

Long live, thy name, ‘Tipu Sultan.’

(Note: Tipu Sultan got martyrdom on 4th May, 1799.)

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Published by: Shamenaz

Dr. Shamenaz Bano is the Author, Co-Author and Editor of 9 Books, ‘Verses on Racism, Resistance and Refugee Crisis’, ‘Shades of Life’, ‘The Celebration of Our Voices’, ‘Trends, Issues and Implications in Asian Women Writing’, ‘Women Poets: Within and Beyond Shore Volume I & II and Feeling for You. She is currently teaching English Literature at S. S. Khanna Girls P. G. College, Allahabad. She had taught English Literature and Language at Ewing Christian College, Allahabad University and AIET, Allahabad. With a D. Phil in English Literature from the University of Allahabad, she has professional experience of more than 14 years. She has contributed poems to many international poetry Magazines & Anthologies like Women of Substance, Raven Cage Magazine, Poetry Archive, Women of Reflection, Women of Passion, Poetic Souls, Feeling International, Hope Reborn and Glomag. She is a member of the Editorial Board of journals including, Anglisticum (Macedonia), IJRHS (Jordan), Cyber Literature: An Online Journal, The Context, English Literator Society, Literary Miscellany, Research Access & Expressions, Levure Litteraire (France-Germany-USA). She regularly contributes articles to Web-magazines- Boloji.com, Merinews.com and Globalasia.com.

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