On this earth only we will live./ The followers of our religion, people of our caste, citizens of our state/ those who speak our language and know our script/ only constitute our country and form our universe.
(‘Invoking Modern Men’)
Overcast today; again/ Are clouds of doom,/ the sun of culture and civilization Again is eclipsed/ Conspiracies beleaguered this country of mine!/ Today again is wounded to the core!
Publisher : Onlinegatha
Edition : 1
ISBN : 978-93-86163-46-2
Number of Pages : 214
Binding Type : Ebook , Paperback
Paper Type : Cream Paper(58 GSM)
Language : English
Category : Nonfiction
Uploaded On : July 19,2016
Dr. Mahendra Bhatnagar has a significant place in post-independence Indian poetry in English. He is a prolific poet who has produced eleven volumes of poetry in English. Some of the volumes have appeared bilingual (English and Hindi), while some have been translated into French. Through his poetry he raises voices pertinent to modern age. Being born in British India and having experienced the complexity of life of that time, he envisions an India free from injustice, inequality, inhuman practices and all kinds of corruption. The present situation of India does not make him believe independent in its true sense. What disparity and cruelty he perceived in British India, he sees them still continuing after independence in different forms. Yes, one difference is that earlier these practices were carried out by the aliens and today by the mighty and influential people in power.