Friday, 26 January 2007

Civilization (India)

In the Memeory of Victims of Indian Caste System
by Remigius de Souza

Water droplets
White light
Miracle of spectrum
Turbans and caps
Of different hues
Misplaced identities
In the fragmented civilization
Otherwise one.
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(This composition is dedicated to four Dalits - the untouchables - in the Village Golana, District Khambat, Gujarat, who were chased and shot dead by the high cast Hindus in a broad daylight on the Republic Day, when the country celebrating, only because they refused to do a menial work for them. In Indian society Dalits" [literally - the downtrodden] still carry the stigma of untouchability though the elite in high places, or the Indian Constitution, may not recognise it.)
Remigius de Souza

1 comment:

  1. Indeed we discover India by your writings here too..

    the castes and divisions manmade since ages, serve what purpose other than false illusions of high handedness,power..?

    The last words remain..'Otherwise one'..with the same destiny..that we all have?