Literary taste too matters it and it depends on the mood and mentality of the reader taking to the text.
The history of Delhi is not the history of India
As what more do we knowAbout Bengal and Orissa?A few mausoleums and graves and tombstonesCannot enlighten upon it all,The history lying earthed.
And Christian,The poetry of a race, peopleIntercontinental and nativeDeriving from Latin, French and German.
I am not a modrn, a modernist and a post-modernist,
The same manWhom you had seen me,Who had been before you,Is still before you.You just try to see me and you will come to recognize meAs I am the same person,Changed in time, changed in circumstances,Under itOtherwise am not soAs am the same manYou are failing to recognize me.You take off your specs, I mean…
A departure from his theme of time-orientation
Time mechanical, time worldly,The watchman and the time-keeper,Rimis take us into a different world of their own,Rimi a modern girl,A saleswoman, a beautician, a homekeeper,Keeps the thing going,Taking the world into the stride of her own,Rimi coming, seeing, serving, glancing, watchingAnd servingAnd going away to attend.At the market place in the off-time of hers,At the…
As the mentality has not changed over the years,
Conservative and orthodox mentality,Patriarchal and narrowOf ghettos and taboos.But rather than suppressing it nowWe open it more for media coverage and profitAnd business rather than redressing the woundsOf the victims under trauma and tension.
How to resolve them
Of life and the world,The myths of the dark daughterDark and mythicalJust as the figurines and sculpturesOn the outer temple wallsJust as the terracotta platesOf clay baked and set upon?