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To India - My Native Land is one of the best poems of Derozio . In this poem , Derozio expresses his grief over the past glory of India . The country has lost it altogether. Time was in the past when the country enjoyed lot of the world of respect & power among the countries of the world . She was almost worshiped by others . Her greatness was accepted by all . But the present appears dark to the poet.Her former glory has disappeared . The monster of slavery had devoured everything . The poet wants the world to know the glorious past of the India through his song . In fact , the poem is full of the noble sentiment of patriotism. To India - My Native Land is one of the best poems of Derozio . In this poem , Derozio expresses his grief over the past glory of India . The country has lost it altogether. Time was in the past when the country enjoyed lot of the world of respect & power among the countries of the world . She was almost worshiped by others . Her greatness was accepted by all . But the present appears dark to the poet. Summary of In this poem, Derozio personifies India and talks to her in a monologue. Derozio talks about the glorious past of India. He tells her that in her days of glory, she used to be regarded highly, worshipped and was considered sacrosanct. But now (at the time of writing the poem) all this grandeur of hers is lost.

Derozio is evidently unhappy with the British rule in India and refers to the same in the line “The eagle pinion is chained down at last”, where eagle refers to India. It is believed that in early days of British rule, foreigners referred to India as the Golden Eagle or Golden bird as it was very rich and one of the largest producer of gold and diamonds. Foreign visitor were awed by the riches and hospitality that India offered.

However, the British rule and internal weaknesses brought the country slavery and demolished its pride and identity. This thought is clearly conveyed in the following line by Derozio:...
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