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The Seeds of Freedom:
Amritsar, 13 April, 1919
KHUSHVEER SINGH DHILLON
"An act of pointless violence, / Affected everyone ..."
Smudges of History PARVINDER MEHTA
"... traces of hushed memories, / whisper repressed stories and / invisible apparitions peck from / a slanted gaze ..."
Guru Gobind Singh and The Sword of Righteousness:
"The mantle on my shoulders sits / I take the righteous path; it fits ..."
Bhai Vir Singh and The Vale of Kashmir RAJINDER KAUR BALI
"It is God who lives in everyone ... Who then do you recognise as God?"
"The silent streets / Unmetalled with / Compassion / Strewn with jagged / Broken pieces of / Hatred ..."
A Tale of Two Cities:
Carnage in Kishinev, Butchery in Delhi
"It is the tongue of every ghost / Of every maid and every crone / Of every mother and every child ..."
SMEARS OF SAFFRON:
Another 'Ode' to Indian Nationalism
"Naked you stand in the
harsh light / Avarice, hatred your
eyes reveal ..."
An 'Ode' to Indian Nationalism
I have washed the shame / Of a million frenzied
couplings / Off your body and your
The Killing Fields of Delhi
"Veer, I say / That is not your Dilli / Or mine ..."
The Epic Love-poem by Bulley Shah
Translated from Punjabi by FAZEEL AZEEZ CHAUHAN
"Call me Ranjha now / No one need call me Heer any more ..."