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  1. It couldn’t be a better tribute Ramya. Like you, I am English speaking too though of course draw my comfort in Hindi. We have taken the good from our colonizers, the English adapted it to our mores and making our strength.

    1. @Vishalbheeroo: I wouldn’t call myself an ‘Anglophile’ because of the bloodied colonial history that accompanies this language. But yes, I don’t like being subjected to a different kind of linguistic terrorism by those who would impose a certain language only as Indian and everything else becomes cause for attack on my supposed Indianness. This poem was written at a time when I was surrounded by a lot of fanatics of that kind who resisted poetry that came from a woman and in English.

      1. I agree with you on the issue. A language shouldn’t be imposed and what works for me is the comfort level which is true for Hindi as well. All Indian languages are beautiful and culturally rich Ramya 👍