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Indian Heritage

April 12th, 2010 by naren bedide

My grandfather,

the starvation death

which occurred during the drought when men were sold

My father,

the migrant life

which left home in search of work to pay off debt

I, in ragged shirt and shorts,

the salute to the flag hoisted in school.


– My translation of the Telugu poem 'Indian Heritage' by Taidala Anjaiah (from his collection 'PunAsa').


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