India has never been in such a situation before. Majoritarian brute force and mob violence are used to overthrow all legalities and provisions, enshrined in our Constitution, against not only the minorities but also against all marginalized peoples and States, including the Dalits and Tribals. The attacks against women and the queer people are on the increase. The country is on Clearance Sale to the big Corporates. Old slogans like “Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan” have been discarded by promptly dropping the Kisans (whose deaths go unsung) and unilaterally projecting the Jawans in the name of patriotism. The poems in this collection are born from this political slush growing messy and stinking with the passage of time. Make no mistake; they are political to the core even when they talk about love.
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4 April, 2019