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CC Madhya 20.23

Text

‘ei bhūñā kene more sammāna karila?’
eta cinti’ sanātana īśāne puchila

Synonyms

ei bhūñā — this landlord; kene — why; more — unto me; sammāna karila — offered so much respect; eta cinti’ — thinking this; sanātana — Sanātana; īśāne — from Īśāna, his servant; puchila — inquired.

Translation

As a former minister for the Nawab, Sanātana could certainly understand diplomacy. He therefore thought, “Why is this landlord offering me such respect?” Thinking in this way, he questioned his servant, whose name was Īśāna.