|Downtrodden and penniless is Kashmir now;|
Known once on polished lips as Little Persia
A burning sigh breaks from the Heavens, to see
Their children crouch in awe of tyrant lords.
Telling the story of the heartless times,
An old peasant’s home of misery under the hill—
Ah, this fine nation, fertile of hand and brain!
Where is Your judgment-day, oh God of ages?