Inquilab Zindabad

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Inquilab Zindabad (Hindustani: इंक़िलाब ज़िन्दाबाद (Devanagari), اِنقلاب زِنده باد (Nasta'liq)) is a phrase which translates to "Long Live the Revolution!" Its first use by a revolutionary was in 1929 when Bhagat Singh shouted it after bombing the Central Assembly in Delhi. It became one of the rallying cries of the Indian independence movement.[1] In Indian political novels chronicling the independence movement, a pro-independence sentiment is often characterized by characters shouting this slogan.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bhattacherje, S. B. (2009). Encyclopaedia of Indian Events & Dates. Sterling Publishers. p. A172. ISBN 9788120740747. 
  2. ^ Bhatnagar, O.P. (2007). Indian Political Novel in English. Delhi: Saruk and Sons. p. 42. ISBN 9788176257992.