Endru Thaniyum…


During our (political) meetings, they have asked me to sing, and have liked it! So, have started downloading songs of the Patriotic kind, in Tamil. And came across this one, ‘Endru Thaniyum,’ sung by the famed ‘Yesudas of Kerala,’ and It is the Second line of the Chorus that Impresses Us. As You will see:

என்று தணியும் இந்த சுதந்திர தாகம்?
என்று மடியும் எங்கள் அடிமையின் மோகம்!

( I am giving You the translation ):

WHEN will this Thirst for Freedom be Quenched?


Singer Yesudas of Kerala

Pictured above, the famed Yesudas, a Singer from Kerala, India. Image from the Internet.


It is a Beautiful Song. Even if You don’t understand it, You can Enjoy it. Here’s the link:



Yesudas, the singer from Kerala, usually sings Devotional songs and for the movies. Perhaps this is the first time I have come across one of his in the Social field.

And, in the second line, it IS said: OUR Yearning for Slavery. The use of the pronoun means something, after all.


Poland won back its Freedom from as despotic a regime as the ussr.

The People of Egypt rose.

The Young and Old of China faced Tanks, and Died.

And Indians are satisfied with living within their Shells.



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