Women told they come from the rib of a man Women stoned for adultery Women lynched for defying the diktats of the male elders Women burnt for not bringing in enough dowry Women having their genitals mutilated to curb desire Women veiled to protect them from male desires Women unveiled … Continue reading
The umbilical chord didn’t set me free I was bound in chains of territory, borders, traditions, culture, honour, norms, scriptures, dogma The priest shrieked, the pandit hollered, the mulla yelped Curious neighbours gawked while cronies watched My spirit wept The soul sobbed Birds mocked me with their freedom songs The … Continue reading
Militarily occupied Politically appropriated History distorted Dignity denied Bodies tortured Bodies humiliated Bodies raped Bodies disappeared Socially messed up Culturally domesticated Economically exploited Educationally excluded Dissent declared illegal Protests branded separatists Freedom declared unacceptable Tibetans, Kashmiris , Baloch …. Different names, different occupiers, similar dehumanisation And yet resistance unextinguished By Dibyesh … Continue reading
by Dibyesh Anand States build States care States patronise States domesticate States occupy States militarise States destroy People hope -*- written in reference to the article A road to Dominance?