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: An Assurance To Womankind : ------------------------- : Rest assured and have no fear. : So long as you do not lift your head, : you will find men all around you, : guarding. : If a Ravana was to abduct you : or a Dushyasana was to pull your robe, : there are many a Rama and Krishna around : who will shroud you with cloth infinitely long, : and pass you through the test of fire, : and make it all nice and flawless and sound. : *** : Original Kannada Poem : D. Vijaya : Translation : C.P. Ravikumar