Without Fear: The life & trial of Bhagat Singh
“No sword can sever hands that have the heat of battle within, no threat can bow heads that have risen so... Yea, for in our insides has risen a flame, and the desire for struggle is in our hearts...”
Thus reads a Wikipedia translation of Bismil Azimabadi’s famous poem ‘Sarfaroshi ki Tamanna’, which was on the lips of Bhagat Singh and his associates when they entered the Poonch House, on May 5, 1930, to stand trial in ‘the Lahore conspiracy case’.
The 18 heroes entered the hall, to the resounding shouts of ‘Inquilab Zindabad!’ and ‘Gora ja! ja!’ as Kuldip Nayar writes in ‘Without Fear: The life & trial of Bhagat Singh’ ( http://www.harpercollins.co.in/ ).