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A revolution or uprising (often used as a political slogan)‘‘Inquilab!’ shouted Ravi all of a sudden. ‘Zindabad!’ the crowd responded hesitatingly’
- ‘Varghese, who by this time knew that he was going to be killed, asked Ramachandran to give a signal before being shot to enable him shout inquilab zindabad.’
- ‘The city magistrate remained with the procession when it shouted Inquilab Zindabad.’
Urdu inqalāb, inqilāb ‘change, turn, revolution’.
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