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An 'Ode' to Indian Nationalism





This is the second in a series of poems and essays by Sarbpreet Singh, marking the 30th year since the anti-Sikh pogroms in India and the continuing struggle to bring the 1984 mass-murderers to justice.



I love you so much


I have shed blood

To rid you of the

Cruel yoke


Now you are free

And mine alone

Pure at last

Your shackles broken

Sovereign. Shining crown

Upon your head


I have washed the shame

Of a million frenzied couplings

Off your body and your clothes

You are virtuous virginal


And I shall shed blood again

To keep you so



October 25, 2013


Conversation about this article

1: Harmeet Singh (USA), October 25, 2013, 10:18 AM.

A well-deserved mockery of India's genocidal Hindu nationalism.

2: Amarjit Singh Duggal (Atlanta, Georgia, USA), October 25, 2013, 3:45 PM.


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