Recognising Revolution

A Revolution need not be sudden
A Revolution need not be violent
A Revolution need not be noisy

If a Revolution is not sudden, or violent , or noisy ;
If a Revolution is not tagged , labelled and flagged ;
If a Revolution is not televised or radio broadcast or satellite beamed ;

If a Revolution is not mast- headed by newspaper headlines ,
If a Revolution is not screamed out by TV anchors ,
If a Revolution is not debated by political spokespeople

If a Revolution is not analysed in press editorials,
If a Revolution is not articulated by public intellectuals ,
If a Revolution is not candle- lighted by civil society activists

If a Revolution is not tom- tommed by social media ,
If a Revolution is not filmed by Bollywood or Hollywood ,
If a Revolution has no propaganda machinery

If a Revolution sprouts silently and naturally like a plant from a seed ,
If a Revolution grows like a silent river rising in an unstoppable flood ,
If a Revolution advances inexorably hugging the soil of the earth

Would you recognise it ?

Look around and ask yourself :
“ Am I living through a Revolution, without even knowing it ? “

( ASA )


4 thoughts on “Recognising Revolution

    1. Amita Paul

      Thank you for engaging with my reflections on a socio- politically relevant theme , and for your thoughtful appreciation.

      Reply
    1. Amita Paul

      Thank you , Pramila Khadun , for reading and reflecting on my small effort to put the concept of revolution into contemporary context . I appreciate your kind comment .

      Reply

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