131 – “A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance.”

“ऐसा पल आता है, मगर इतिहास में ऐसा पल बहुत कम आता है, जब हम पुराने से बाहर निकल कर नये युग में कदम रखते हैं, जब एक युग समाप्त हो जाता है, तब एक देश की लम्बे समय से दबी हुई आत्मा मुक्त होती है.”

Jawaharlal Nehru

Quote Number: 878

Source: Nehru, Jawaharlal. “A Tryst with Destiny.” Speech, New Delhi, August 14, 1947. Modern History Source Book: http://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/mod/1947nehru1.html

Source Notes: His full speech in English can be found here. A Hindi translation, from which the above quote is taken, can be found here. This speech was originally given in English and then broadcast later in Hindi, or at least that is my understanding.


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