First published in 1915 in Sabuj Patra, ‘Hobe Joye (Victory will be ours)’, has been translated as ‘Song of Hope’
SONG OF HOPE Victory will be ours, victory will be ours, victory will be ours, O valiant, O fearless! Life will conquer — eternal life, the song of joy will triumph. Love will win over anger. The enlightened will prevail. This dusk too shall pass, shall fritter away. O valiant, O fearless! Awake, open your eyes, may your weariness fade away. Let the light of hope illuminate a fresh dawn.
The song in the original Bengali had been rendered by the legendary Pankaj Mullick(1905-1978), who was impacted by Tagore and even gave the music for Diner Sheshe, Ghumer Deshe (translated as ‘The Last Boat’).
This has been translated by Mitali Chakravarty with editorial backing from Sohana Manzoor and Anasuya Bhar.
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