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Ambedkar – A poem by Ravikumar

March 13, 2012

Guest post by RAVIKUMAR

Under the scorching Sun
in the shadow of a tamarind tree
there assembled a small crowd
children, women and men
words about Ambedkar,
Dalit rights and Women’s rights
breezed over
sweating faces

When we sow
Some seeds fall in bushes
Some on rocks
Some on dry land
Some in ponds
Some on wet land
Who knows–
who is the wet land

(Ravikumar is a well-known activist and theoretician of the Dalit movement in Tamil Nadu. A former legislator in the Tamil Nadu legislature, he is general secretary of Viduthalai Ciruthaikal Katchi.)

Previously by Ravikumar in Kafila:

5 Comments leave one →
  1. abdu permalink
    March 13, 2012 10:13 AM

    good writings on Dr ambedkar

  2. Inasu/poet-writer/Paris permalink
    March 13, 2012 7:20 PM

    sorry Ravikumar, this is bad as a poem. You could have written in your better prose.
    All the while respecting your right and freedom to write what you feel about Babasaheb,
    as a poem it does a poor homage to Dr Ambedkar.

  3. pravin sonawane permalink
    March 13, 2012 8:59 PM

    it was great dear

  4. March 13, 2012 10:04 PM

    Beautiful!
    [Who knows who is the wetland ..aptly put ]

  5. sanjay permalink
    July 5, 2012 8:35 AM

    sundar…!

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