Nakhoda : Portrait of a Mosque


“Jaffar az Bengal, Sadiq az Deccan;
nang-e-deen, nang-e-millat, nang-e-watan”


Moulabi Saheb recited it to us in a desolate tone. He went to the days of despair when Siraj Ud-Daulah, the Nawab of Bengal faced his darkest day in the garden of Palasy. The darkness was so colossal that it immersed the history of sub-continent into an abyss. The verse means “Mir Jafar of Bengal and Sadiq of Decan are disgrace to the faith, disgrace to nation, disgrace to country.” Continue reading