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Uttaradhikar

>> Jul 4, 2010

Uncountable battles you have won behind the back,
Prudent, shrewd the soldier you are,
the anarchist - as some will say.
And the others who spit on your name
for the deities you have maligned.

The armour, embarrassed it reflects
hundreds of bodies stampeded by Mughal rampage,
where brave rajput souls still lie in dreamy eyes,
and their women - long been fed to satisfy.

The person you were, a predator
who never believed in his own blood,
could not have asked history to redeem you
of the fatwas that you once made, oh so coldly.


But tell me Aurangzeb,
today as you see the gallant successors
of yours, ominously lurking, possessing
whatever or whoever is affront,
Do you feel you were never a history?
Or it was just foolish of us to blame you.

Blood never bore the Mughal descendance.
It was always a stoic asset.
And so, in the name of uttaradhikar,
We have inherited what was already inside,

... history that we, ourselves despise of,
but possess, nevertheless.


SoUmY@

11 well-wishers:

sadhogopal July 04, 2010 9:58 PM  

One word -

Magnificant.

Usha Pisharody July 06, 2010 8:27 AM  

Blood never bore the Mughal descendance.
It was always a stoic asset.
And so, in the name of uttaradhikar,
We have inherited what was already inside,

... history that we, ourselves despise of,
but possess, nevertheless.

Tell me this, Soumya. How do you do it? Each time you write and share, there is another piece of such profundity, that again, yet again, I gape at how much you bring to us, in unassuming words, modestly presented, yet, glint of pure sharp steel glimmers through! (That sentence was badly constructed, but what the heck, I dont know how else to say, tangibly :D)

Bravo! For the apt comparison. For the statement of truth that we are now. For calling the bluff of his descendants, no matter that they are not Mughals. For reminding us each time, we still live our somewhat forgettable history, and yet forget to live the really awesome parts!

I want to say more... but ... I cannot find words now. Am still gaping... :D

And... Permit me to share this on FB and twitter, please? Thanks :)

Usha Pisharody July 06, 2010 8:40 AM  

Blood never bore the Mughal descendance.
It was always a stoic asset.
And so, in the name of uttaradhikar,
We have inherited what was already inside,

... history that we, ourselves despise of,
but possess, nevertheless.

Tell me this, Soumya. How do you do it? Each time you write and share, there is another piece of such profundity, that again, yet again, I gape at how much you bring to us, in unassuming words, modestly presented, yet, glint of pure sharp steel glimmers through! (That sentence was badly constructed, but what the heck, I dont know how else to say, tangibly :D)

Bravo! For the apt comparison. For the statement of truth that we are now. For calling the bluff of his descendants, no matter that they are not Mughals. For reminding us each time, we still live our somewhat forgettable history, and yet forget to live the really awesome parts!

I want to say more... but ... I cannot find words now. Am still gaping... :D

And... Permit me to share this on FB and twitter, please? Thanks :)

Usha Pisharody July 06, 2010 9:17 AM  

Yippee...! You know why :D!

Usha Pisharody July 07, 2010 9:26 AM  

You have been tagged, to share of yourself, poetically or prosaically :D!
You may, if you wish, confess :)
http://ushus.wordpress.com/2010/07/07/a-sinner-confesseth/

Usha Pisharody July 07, 2010 9:29 AM  

HERE

Govind July 07, 2010 9:42 AM  

All the greed we see today and the deceit and the pelf
were definitely not taken off some old book shelf
they were all waiting for a chance to come out of our self
and to blame the past to say history sure does repeat itself.

Soumya, came here from Usha's FB status. I wish I was here earlier.

Soumya July 08, 2010 8:01 AM  

I must must come out of my jittery no-thanksgiving syndrome and actually say THANKS to all of you. I was really wondering how this would go with 'my style' and needless to say I am glowing with happiness here.

Thank you Gopal. One would die to have someone as you to encourage everytime, without fail. God bless you.

Ma'am what to say, You have just made this piece so special singlehandedly. Right from the fabulous comment to the generous share in FB n Twitter, there is little that CAN be done with this one. Thank you for everything. Its so good to have you around and more so to know you. :)

Govind, its a pleasure that you came and shared those wonderful 4 lines. They are so insightful themselves. Thank you so much.

Usha Pisharody July 08, 2010 8:35 AM  

@ Govind, thank you! You never miss, and here's another perfect hit on the bull's eye!

@Soumya :D :D Glad to be around!

Cinderella July 12, 2010 9:37 AM  

YOu said you can just put a smile and make your presence felt.

But as fanatic I am about literature, I know a smile would demean it for this piece stands in an altogether separate strata of literature. A sublime insignia of your keen observation of history, not just as a subject but as a heritage, a culture - that place where we all have come from, but rarely pause to reflect.

You're marvelous.

Soumya July 15, 2010 9:20 AM  

@ Usha ma'am,

:)

@ Pallavini,

You have your special way of saying things. And I have my reasons to be glad that you came, just. God bless.

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