(Jago Nari Jago Banhishikha)
Original: Kazi Nazrul Islam
Translation: Sajed Kamal
Rise up Women�rise up like the flaming fire!
Rise up, O wife of the Sun-god,
with the mark of blood* on your forehead!!!
Dangling your tongues all around
dance on, you mad, naked women!
Rise up, you wretched, raped serpents,
awaken your power to burn the world!!!
Like the fire blazing out of a smoke heap,
rise up all you mothers, daughters, wives, sisters!
Redeemers of the sinners, the fallen
like the flowing Ganges�rise up,
all you downtrodden;
fill the clouds with blazing thunder,
O Women the ever-victorious
awaken in you the goddess Durga!
*Alluding to the goddess Kali, see Glossary.