One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to express approval or encouragement.‘‘Zindabad!’ the crowd responded’
- ‘‘Sonia Gandhi zindabad,’ they shout as security men form a ring round her.’
- ‘The solidarity led to chants of ‘BA staff, zindabad!’’
- ‘Hours later he arrived to address a BJP rally in Sultanpur only to hear full-throated cries of ‘Rahul Gandhi zindabad!’’
- ‘When the crowd shouted ‘Pandit Nehru zindabad’ or ‘Congress zindabad’, he asked them to instead say ‘Jai Hind’ or ‘Naya Hindustan Zindabad’.’
From Urdu zindābād ‘may (a person) live!’.
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