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Mainstream, VOL LVI No 35 August 18, 2018

Burying Karunanidhi

Thursday 16 August 2018, by Badri Raina

Bury him where you will
Masters of the day,
You cannot ever bury
His work, his legacy,

He took no help from god
For his mission among the legion
Of the oppressed; his godless humanism
Was more spiritual than religion.

His school-drop-out pen
Vanquished the literati;
He taught the learned to think
Of justice and equality.

If only the bigoted North
Would take a leaf from him,
These brutal times may yet return
To some redeeming shame.

Badri Raina

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