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CC Madhya 16.181

Text

“adhama yavana-kule kena janma haila
vidhi more hindu-kule kena nā janmāila

Synonyms

adhama — low; yavana-kule — in the family of a Muslim; kena — why; janma haila — there was birth; vidhi — Providence; more — me; hindu-kule — in the family of a Hindu; kena — why; — not; janmāila — caused to be born.

Translation

The governor then submissively asked, “Why was I born in a Muslim family? This is considered a low birth. Why didn’t supreme Providence grant me a birth in a Hindu family?