The poet GHALIB would weep

This opinion piece of mine mentions the poet Ghalib .The irony is that the sensuality of Ghalib’s poetry would not be admired by today’s radical Muslims, who champion a form of pleasure-despising Islam a million miles from the tolerant, music and dance-loving Sufi Islam that evolved when Hindus and Muslims lived side by side in amity in the sub-continent.
It is a sign of the times that a festival at a Sufi shrine in Pakistan was attacked by extremists killing over 90 people just a few hours before my article was published in The Madras Courier.

By |February 28th, 2017|Categories: Letters to the press|0 Comments