This week for Bol, Sabitha Satchi reads her translation of K Satchidanandan’s poem, Fever, with artwork by Sujith SN. Originally written in 1973 just before the Emergency, Sabitha felt it was crucial to translate the poem in today’s context as it resonates the turmoil not just our country but the whole world is faced with.
In the depth of this pyre
Are there still some embers for cities
Made of skulls, for amnesiac hills,
Underneath palace bells?