Is the National Anthem literally patriotic to India?

August 24, 2015 5:43am CST
I read somewhere that the song is actually a welcome and praising song to the Queen of England. Dont know the truth though. Requesting your inputs :)
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@owlwings (39094)
• Cambridge, England
24 Aug 15
From what I can gather, the Indian National Anthem was adapted in 1950 from a song written in Brahmin in 1911 by the great poet and philosopher Rabindranath Tagore. Tagore himself stated specifically, in writing, that the song was dedicated to the Supreme divine God or Para brahman and not to the (then) Emperor, King George V or anything to do with British rule. It certainly cannot possibly refer to the Queen of England because (a) she was not Queen when Tagore wrote the poem/song and (b) she wasn't Queen when the Government adopted the song as the National Anthem in 1950. It is possible (and even likely) that there are people who so hate British rule still that they will see references in every possible thing they can. I feel sorry for them! India has independence and it is time to forget all the bad things about those times - they are in the past and people should move on! Do you still have people complaining about the oppression by the Persians during the Mughal Empire? I think not! Do we, the British, complain about the Romans, the Saxons, the Vikings and the Normans?: I don't hear them!
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@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
24 Aug 15
Remember that it was the same Rabindranath who had given up the prestigious Nighthood to oppose the Jalianwalabagh massacre.How could such a great patriot praise the British crown!!
@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
24 Aug 15
No,it's not true.Our national anthem is dedicated to the God who has blessed us with such a great,beautiful country.