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Poetic protests

The nationwide protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 has led to an outpouring of poetry

Uttaran Das Gupta 

Uttaran Das Gupta

The nationwide protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 — or the CAA — has led to an outpouring of poetry. This is somewhat unprecedented.

While occasional poetry is not uncommon in India, poets responding so spontaneously to a political development is not common either. While news reports and opinion pieces, thousands of which have been written in India and abroad since early December, will provide a historical context to this moment, poetry responding to it will be the witness to its emotional core. Varun Grover’s “Hum Kagaz Nahi Dikhyange (We will ...

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First Published: Fri, January 03 2020. 21:35 IST
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