A Tryst with Destiny

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A Tryst with Destiny – An analysis
“Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge,” Just before midnight hour on the 14th of August Jawerharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India, speaks these words of poetry and sends India into its first day of freedom.
The speech Prime Minister Nehru gives in August 1947, which makes India a country of its own and frees it from the English rule. This speech differs from so many others speeches given by prime ministers all over the world, because Nehru does not bring that many political factors into it. In fact this speech seems more like a piece of poetry celebrating India as land of beauty and its people capable of standing united and
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Nehru talks of being on “the verge of bold advance” telling his listeners that they are almost there. He again speaks to the emotions of the people, not their sense of logic. In the last few lines of the speech, Nehru enforces the greatness of India. He calls India “our much-loved motherland, the ancient, the eternal and the ever-new”, really stating that India is its own country, and by enforcing that furthermore, Nehru rounds of the speech by saying “Jai Hind” the Indian words for “Victory for India”, really stating that India might have been British once, and he is holding his speech in English, but India is finally Indian and will be so forever
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