"If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India!"
French scholar Romaine
"So far as I am able to judge, nothing has been left undone, either by man or nature, to make India the most extraordinary country that the sun visits on his rounds. Nothing seems to have been forgotten, nothing overlooked."
Chetey aundiyaN jo watnaN ch beetiyaN see gallaN
Mera dil daria thathaN maar deeyaN chhallaN.
Sari sari raat neeNdraN na aun dendiyaN.
YadaN kithey pardesiyaN noo saun dendiyaN.
phull toD toD jadoN aapaN maardey hundey see,
khareedaar uttohn hussan paggardey hundey see.
YadaN watnaN deeyaN nahi akhkhaN laun dendiaN.
YadaN kithey pardesian noo saun dendiaN.
Rog lagg giya dil noo awallah yadaN da,
Haye ni banh giya dil mera gallah yadaN da,
Terey supney bhee raataN noo nahi aun dendiyan,
yadaN kithey pardesiyaN noo saun dendiyaN.
Kalla baith ke batherah samjhawaN dil noo,
kayeeyan hornaN daleelaN wich pawaN dil noo.
Ikk palh bhee na hassan hassaun dendiyan,
yadaN kithey pardesiyan noo saun dendiyan.