The preservation of the human spirit within the altering seasons of life and time is seen in artwork and literature, and nobody can take it away from us. The query is what sort of ideas ought to we convey to our compatriots for a greater world. Two just lately launched anthologies by famend lawyer, author, former parliamentarian and minister Ashwani Kumar reply this query.
Kumar’s anthologies “Smart Phrases” and the second quantity of “Ehsas-o Ijar” revealed a little-known aspect of his persona, a delicate thoughts dedicated to deep considering. These books are the glory of religion and pleasure in our “civilizational heritage”, in addition to a sworn statement of a life spent in thought. Certainly, it’s uncommon today to search out attorneys and politicians dedicated to the considering of the thoughts and coronary heart, as mirrored within the picks contained in artwork curatorial books, for instance. These can be a beneficial addition to our literary and poetic heritage.
Full of quotes and insights, The Guide of Knowledge reveals the big selection of Kumar’s mental meditations and dispels the notion that he’s a political man. His sensibility mirrored in these anthologies helped him to dwell creatively on the political entrance. “The Guide of the Thoughts” is a repository of that means, a focus of information, a talisman of guarantees and futures that the Dalai Lama encourages readers to consider in his Preface.
“Ehsas o Izhar” is especially autobiographical. The creator reveals this in his lovely “Introduction”: “As a thinker of the guts, it’s the obligation of the poet to make sure that the reality of himself and the world round him doesn’t stay exterior the language of his coronary heart. On this respect, poetry is actually autobiographical.” Kumar’s phrases echo Ghalib’s immortal strains in regards to the relationship between poetry and the truth of a poet’s life: “Hulta kisi pe kyon mire dil ka muaaala, Sheron ke intehaab ne ruswa kiya mujhe.”
Regardless of being preoccupied with regulation and politics for the higher a part of his life, Ashwani Kumar’s dogged dedication to human dignity and justice stays the driving power behind his philosophical preferences, which shine by the subjective collection of ideas and emotions in these anthologies.
“Ehsas o Izhar” embellished with the forewords of Gulzar and Muzaffar Ali is a celebration of the assorted colours of life, an affirmation of the survival of artwork in troublesome occasions and the deep sensitivity described by Ghalib’s romanticism: “Ishq se பிட்டு நிட்டை. ka maza paya/ dard ki dawa pai dar-e-be-dava paya”. This poignant affirmation of religion within the mental and emotional act of remembering our historical past, songs and goals provides to Kumar’s books with a top quality that stands out. Because the Polish-American poet Czeslaw Milosz stated: “At the very least poetry, philosophy, and motion should not reserved for us.”
Ashwani Kumar’s choice from Separation and Lacking captures the truth of loneliness within the crowd. Harking back to an intense philosophical thought, it displays on the continuation of life by remembrance, problem and hope. “Yad-e-mazi, gam-e-imroz, umid-e-farda, kitne sae mire humrah chala karte hain.” And contemplating his need to lift human dignity, which is mirrored in most of his different works, the creator has a deep reference to Iqbal: “Jab ishq sihata hai adab-e-hud agahi/ hulte hain, Gulamon par asra-e-shahenshahi”. On the event of legendary poet Sahir Ludhianvi’s centenary, Kumar has devoted a whole chapter to his poetry, together with a few of Sahir’s memorable works. For instance, in his poem “Taj-Mahal” “Bazme-e-shahi males garibon ka guzar kya ma.ani?” What’s the that means of the journey of the soul that got here to us?
In his books, Ashwani Kumar captures the panorama of the human drama, its expertise, its tragedy, and its visions of actuality, as Joseph Conrad warned, “in moments of time’s tragic audacity.” At their core, anthologies are the literature of life and must be learn by anybody who appreciates the sensibilities of the delicate thoughts. Via these books, Ashwani Kumar has given us extra particulars about himself.