3 ways of looking at Meeraji

  1. The classical is weight as well as fetter, the gravitas choking the possible
  2. Meeraji (1912-1949) can most aptly be described as a “tragic” poet, where the tragic is silent on the joy infusing his song
  3. i. The guardian of the past is calm / standing fearless and firm on earth
    ii. magar ye maazi ka paasbaaN pur sukoon dil se / zameeN pe ik be-niyaaz andaaz may hai qaaim
    iii. Father fear, can you calm the
    — possibility of fear,
    — the child alone in the knowledge of fire,
    — the woman quiet as the burn within rages without?


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