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Maharaja Dahir – Resurgence of Sindh – Part-X

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Maharaja Dahir – Resurgence of Sindh – Part-X

The English translation of a novel ‘Maharaja Dahir’ authored by Kolkata-based renowned novelist Debasree Chakraborti in Bengali language. The novel has been translated by Rajesh Giri

On the other hand, Prime Minister Budhimaan bidding farewell to the Arab envoy started for the Maharaja on his horse towards the cave-temple. When he reached outside the temple, Maharaj was entering the temple. Hearing the noise of the hooves, Maharaja looked back and took a halt noticing the Prime Minister Budhimaan. The Prime Minister got down from the horse and came towards him. His Majesty said to him, “Budhimaan, let me off now. After observing everything in the Raj Sabha all day, let me stay with my mother for a little while.”

Prime Minister said, “Your Majesty, listen to me, because the future of all of us is associated with your decision. Though you can think of salvation without tension but I can’t think of that, because I witnessed the body language of the Arab emissary. There is a great omen that the Arabs may think of attacking Sindh again.” He continued, “Maharaj you are trying to pursue your spiritual life by all means but they are not possibly thinking so, they never accept your philosophy of life! So what we should do right now?”

Don’t you remember Kikan? After the conquest of Kikan, they captured the people of Kikan and sold them in the Arab market. Thousands of Kikans were brutally murdered, for which they have not received justice even after all these years.

Raja Dahir - Bengali bookHearing this, the lamentations of those shadow humans appeared again in front of the Maharaja. He said, “What is going to happen? In this temple, mother of Aror is there, who continues to protect the entire Sindh country, no matter how many outsiders tried, no one could make even a scratch. And you know what, everyone would get fruit of one’s karma. Don’t you remember Kikan? After the conquest of Kikan, they captured the people of Kikan and sold them in the Arab market. Thousands of Kikans were brutally murdered, for which they have not received justice even after all these years. They are doing the same with other countries as well. You have to suffer for your karma. I think those Arab merchants are suffering the consequences of their sins. Because they are going to offer their wealth to help the Caliph. So I am happy whatever was happened to them. Everything is happening according to the laws of nature, whoever does, must get the result. And if they attacked, Sindh they must be ready to receive the worse, Sindh will not stay idle.” After finishing his part, Maharaja enters the cave and the Prime Minister watches his exit leaving him speechless. The Prime Minister felt that His Majesty’s departure was particularly suggestive. The temple bells are ringing in the gusty wind, which makes the prime minister’s soul being bruised.

And if they attacked, Sindh they must be ready to receive the worse, Sindh will not stay idle.”

No one lives in this cave except a priest. Maharaja tied the horse outside and entered inside the cave.

When Maharaja arrived, evening vesper was over. After the evening puja, the priest went to another cave-room in the other corner of the cave. A lamp is lit in front of the statue of Maa Kali. Maharaja calmly leaned against the cave wall and started meditating.

Just at the time when Maharaja was looking for the opening to dive into the spiritual realm, a dense black cloud from the Arab kept advancing towards the sky of the Sindhu Desh. Lightning flashed across the western sky as if lighting up the wilderness like wildfire.

With the change of time, the Arab messenger accompanied by the desert storm reached Hajjaj. Hearing the messenger’s message in the dark environment of the terrible desert storm outside, Hajjaj yelled out in terrible anger, “Such a great insult! Dahir you get ready, your time is up. No more, by the grace of almighty Allah conquering Sindh is only a matter of time. Then at that moment he wrote a message to the Caliph, ‘Islam is in Danger.’ (Continues) 

Click here for Part-I Part-IIPart-III Part-IV Part-V Part-VI Part-VIIPart-VIII , Part-IX 

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Debasree Chakraborti - authorDebasree Chakraborti is a renowned novel writer of Bengali language. Based in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, she has done Master’s in Modern History from the Kolkata University, and authored some thirty books, mostly the novels, with historical perspective and themes. Her most recent novel is ‘Maharaja Dahir’ that covers the history of Sindh from 662, the year of first attack on Sindh by the Arab armies till date.   

Rajesh Giri - TranslatorRajesh Giri, born in Kolkata, had his early schooling from Kolkata and then from Medinipur—a village in Bengal. He graduated from Calcutta University with Physics and Maths and Master’s from Burdwan University in 2016. Now he is associated with Adhdhyaan educational institution teaching Physics. History enthusiastic Rajesh Giri is particularly interested in the ancient civilization of India and other regions like Egypt, Mesopotamia, and North America. He loves traveling.

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