An Indian Civilizational Perspective

"I am also of Human Kind"

Now for some poetry! Here is beautiful poem from Amrita Pritam, arguably one of the best Punjabi (my Mother Tongue) poet the language has ever seen!

I am also of human kind
I am the sign of that injury,
The symbol of that accident,
Which, in the clash of changing times,
Inevitably hit my mother’s forehead.

I am the curse
That lies upon man today.
I came into being
When the stars were falling
When the sun had been quenched
And the moon darkened.

. . .

Who can guess
How difficult it is
To nurse barbarity in one’s belly
To consume the body and burn the bones?
I am the fruit of that season
When the berries of Independence came into blossom.

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