Remembering Kaifi Azmi: A Progressive Poet
May 10, 2019
On Kaifi Azmi’s death anniversary, we remember him through this recitation of his famous poem ‘Doosra Banwas’. The poem is an excellent depiction of emotions Lord Ram would have experienced had he visited his supposed birthplace Ayodhya post -1992 (after the Babri Masjid demolition).
The poem brings out the irony of politics behind the Ram Janambhoomi movement and the communal animosity it created, as it speaks of Lord Ram feeling extremely despondent to see the divisive politics being played out in his name.
First published in Newclick.
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