The narrator prays to the deity of his motherland. His country India! In thy days of her glory past a beauteous; beautiful; Halo; (in a painting) a circle of light surrounding the head of a holy person: a circle of light round the sun or moon caused by refraction through ice crystals in the atmosphere: (haloes, haloed) surround with or as if with a halo; circled round its brow and worshipped as a deity; a god or goddess (especially in a polytheistic religion): the creator and supreme being: divine status, quality, or nature; she was—Where is her glory, where the reverence; deep respect: a bow or curtsy: regard or treat with reverence; now? Her eagle pinion; the outer part of a bird’s wing including the flight feathers: tie or hold the arms or legs of: cut off the pinion of (a bird) to prevent flight: is chained down at last; her fame and fortune soaring to the heights of the flight of the eagle and groveling; crouch or crawl abjectly on the ground: act obsequiously to obtain forgiveness or favour: in the lowly dust as she is now. Her minstrel; a medieval singer or musician; had no wreath to weave for her to save the sad story of her misery!
Well—let him dive into the depths of time; to project to the world all the records and historical and archeological evidences; and bring from out the ages that have rolled in the past; as to how and when India placed itself on the map of the ancient and medieval world: and its significance to other co-existing civilizations. A few small fragments of these wrecks sublime; of such excellence, grandeur, or beauty as to inspire great admiration or awe: extreme or unparalleled: Which human eye may never more behold And let the guerdon; a reward or recompense of his labour be, His fallen country! One kind wish for his Motherland India- is the absolute freedom from every yoke of slavery; mental, physical and spiritual. His countrymen should not be contended with existing circumstances but free themselves into the independent world.