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An Unwritten Epic

An Unwritten Epic In Qadirpur, too, the battle was so fierce that those who heard about it covered their ears in dismay. There was panic everywhere. Life was so cheap that human beings were sold for a rupee or two. One man was killed as he retreated a step or two; another lost his life as he stepped forward. One was stabbed in the back; another received a blow to the chest. Qadirpur itself was an insignificant village. How could it have stopped the storm that had shaken even mountains? But thanks to Pichwa's courage, Qadirpur earned a name for itself. His friends picked up their shrouds, sought their mothers' blessings, committed their wives and children to the mercy of God, and marched into battle with such dignity and courage as to evoke the heroes of ancient wars. The fighting was very fierce; the earth was soaked with blood and littered with corpses. The Jats were just as valiant. They had heard of Qadirpur only because of Pichwa: his skills were renowned. That was why the Jats had gathered from all over; mounted on richly adorned elephants, they had set out at night in a torch-lit procession to conquer Qadirpur. Their http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Manoa University of Hawai'I Press

An Unwritten Epic

Manoa , Volume 27 (1) – Sep 29, 2015

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In Qadirpur, too, the battle was so fierce that those who heard about it covered their ears in dismay. There was panic everywhere. Life was so cheap that human beings were sold for a rupee or two. One man was killed as he retreated a step or two; another lost his life as he stepped forward. One was stabbed in the back; another received a blow to the chest. Qadirpur itself was an insignificant village. How could it have stopped the storm that had shaken even mountains? But thanks to Pichwa's courage, Qadirpur earned a name for itself. His friends picked up their shrouds, sought their mothers' blessings, committed their wives and children to the mercy of God, and marched into battle with such dignity and courage as to evoke the heroes of ancient wars. The fighting was very fierce; the earth was soaked with blood and littered with corpses. The Jats were just as valiant. They had heard of Qadirpur only because of Pichwa: his skills were renowned. That was why the Jats had gathered from all over; mounted on richly adorned elephants, they had set out at night in a torch-lit procession to conquer Qadirpur. Their

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