Satis Shroff's Blog – December 2009 Archive (2)

HAUNTING HINDUKUSH (Satis Shroff)

<b>HAUNTING HINDUKUSH (Satis Shroff, Freiburg-Kappel)



The King Who Was Expelled (Satis Shroff)



King Amanullah returned

Ecstatic,

From a tour to Europe

And the Near East.

He ordered the modernization

Of Afghanistan,

Along the lines

Of Kemal in Turkey.

His majesty said:

'I want monogamy,

European clothing,

Abolition of women's veils.'

The people rejoiced

In the… Continue

Added by Satis Shroff on December 29, 2009 at 11:17am — No Comments

MOON OVER THE ARABIAN SEA (Satis Shroff,Freiburg-Kappel)

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MOON OVER THE ARABIAN SEA (Satis Shroff, Freiburg-Kappel)



Surrounded by the greyish clouds,

I see a full moon

Glowing in the Prussian blue sky.

I walk to the Gateway of India,

Look beyond,

Where the breakers

Thrash against Mumbai’s shore.



Waves from the Arabian Sea,

That have brought pirates,

Islamic invaders,

Warships of colonial… Continue

Added by Satis Shroff on December 17, 2009 at 11:41am — No Comments

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