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Partition Angst in Annada Shankar Roy's Nursery Rhyme

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Partition Angst in Annada Shankar Roy's Nursery Rhyme

A translation of Annada Shankar's Teler Shishi with commentary

Monish R Chatterjee, Springboro, Ohio

The Jar of Oil

Annada Shankar Roy

Translated by Monish R Chatterjee

Little Khuku breaks a jar of oil,

And here you are fighting mad

Yet you, grown-up kids, breaking up, dividing our Bharat

You say ain't half as bad

Well, what then? What then? What then?

There you go, breaking up districts, breaking up counties

Breaking up holdings and farms, homes and shanties

Willy nilly you break up jute mills and silos of grains

Factories that bring products, and tracks that carry trains

Well, what then? What then? What then?

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Monish R. Chatterjee received the B.Tech. (Hons) degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from I.I.T., Kharagpur, India, in 1979, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering, from the University of Iowa, (more...)
 

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