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  1. The poem The Gift of India was written in 1915, the time when World War-1 was going on. At that time, a large number of Indian soldiers were sent to the foreign lands to fight against the enemies. Mother India who cannot bear the separation of her sons has the hope that they will return back one dayRead more

    The poem The Gift of India was written in 1915, the time when World War-1 was going on. At that time, a large number of Indian soldiers were sent to the foreign lands to fight against the enemies.

    Mother India who cannot bear the separation of her sons has the hope that they will return back one day. This hope comforts her when the soldiers are in the foreign lands.

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  1. According to Mother India, her priceless treasures are her brave sons (Indian soldiers) who went to the foreign lands for fighting agains the enemies. Most of them sacrificed their lives fighting. Read summary of this poem.

    According to Mother India, her priceless treasures are her brave sons (Indian soldiers) who went to the foreign lands for fighting agains the enemies. Most of them sacrificed their lives fighting.

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  1. The sacrifice of Mother India which she made was sending her sons (brave soldiers of her soil) to the foreign lands when they asked for help. It was unbearable for her and she wept a lot. However, she still had hope in her heart those those brave sons of her will return back one day. Read summary ofRead more

    The sacrifice of Mother India which she made was sending her sons (brave soldiers of her soil) to the foreign lands when they asked for help. It was unbearable for her and she wept a lot. However, she still had hope in her heart those those brave sons of her will return back one day.

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  1. There are mainly two desires of Mother India in the poem Gift of India: Safe return of soldiers: The line "hope that comforts the anguish of prayer" show that Mother Earth desires the safe journey of her brave sons, back to her soil. This hope and prayer comforts at such painful times. No Wars: TheRead more

    There are mainly two desires of Mother India in the poem Gift of India:

    1. Safe return of soldiers: The line “hope that comforts the anguish of prayer” show that Mother Earth desires the safe journey of her brave sons, back to her soil. This hope and prayer comforts at such painful times.
    2. No Wars: The line “when the terror and tumult of hate shall cease” depict that Mother India is not in favour of war. She prefers peace and love. She hates the terror and tumult of war and the hatred created by it. Hence Mother India desires peace and not war.

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  1. The poet is speaking in the voice of Mother India which is the collective of all the mothers of India. Read summary of this poem.

    The poet is speaking in the voice of Mother India which is the collective of all the mothers of India.

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  1. Mother India is both proud and sorrowful at the death of her offsprings. She is proud because her brave sons went on the foreign lands to fight the enemy without thinking about their own lives. They sacrificed their precious lives for the sake of their country. This courage of theirs make Mother IndRead more

    Mother India is both proud and sorrowful at the death of her offsprings. She is proud because her brave sons went on the foreign lands to fight the enemy without thinking about their own lives. They sacrificed their precious lives for the sake of their country. This courage of theirs make Mother India proud.

    At the same time, Mother India is sorrowful because she cannot bear the pain of separation from her sons. She weeps because they are buried in foreign lands.

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  1. The line "to the drum beats of duty" means call for duty. In other words, India soldiers did their duty without any fear or hesitation. Read summary of this poem.

    The line “to the drum beats of duty” means call for duty. In other words, India soldiers did their duty without any fear or hesitation.

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  1. According to Mother India, her brave sons are the most precious gift to the world. She did not deny when anyone asked for help. Her sons went for duty without thinking of themselves or their families or even their own lives. Many of them lost their lives and were buried on the foreign lands. This maRead more

    According to Mother India, her brave sons are the most precious gift to the world. She did not deny when anyone asked for help. Her sons went for duty without thinking of themselves or their families or even their own lives. Many of them lost their lives and were buried on the foreign lands. This makes Mother India sorrowful as she cannot bear their separation.

    She is also hopeful and prays for the safe return of those who are still alive. In the end, she prays that the war may end soon so that peace may prevail.

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