sometimes a map is not enough - ajinkya
I hope you are well in these surreal times. It's raining outside, and the crickets are screeching a persistent jhaala as I share this. It’s a collection of poems I've put together - sometimes a map is not enough. Head to the poetly website to read. The collection is freely available here. I'm sharing here four ghazals that are a part of the collection.
A short excerpt from the foreword.
"...The poems in this collection mark the latter half of 2019 and the first few months of 2020 before the onset of the Corona pandemic. Since then, the ruling dispensation has used the cover of this period to further tighten its narrative, doubling down on protestors and those who have been attacked during the pogrom, casting them as miscreants and agitators. The issue is complex, and this is not an analytical piece of reportage. Rather, it is a collection of songs whose tune echo my incomprehension, my questions, my hope.
These poems are an attempt at communication. "