Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Asian Dub Foundation - Rebel Warrior

About Rebel Warrior: Rebel Warrior appears on British musical group Asian Dub Foundation's first released cd, Fact and fiction. The song was inspired by the poem Bidrohi, translated from Bengali as "The Rebel", and written by Kazi Nazrul during the 1920s. Nazrul wrote the poem as a call to arms of those oppressed in India by the British and a call for unity between Muslims and Hindus. His poem was the first aggressive poem published against colonialism and it was immediately successful and popular both with Muslims and Hindus because of its dynamic and forceful quality, which encouraged citizens to act against the colonial system which caused them so much destitution.

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