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Aug 14, 2021
59: A Look at Freedom Through Poetry And What it Means to Have 'Azaadi'
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As we celebrate India's 75th Independence Day, we reflect on what it truly means to be free.
In this episode, we understand the theme of freedom - 'Azaadi', through the poems of Ali Sardar Jafri, Firaq Gorakhouri, and Faiz Ahmad Faiz.
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