Calcutta V/S Kolkata
The journey from Calcutta to Kolkata
Has not been that of a metamorphosis
Nothing has changed with this change
(Next is the turn of Mughal Sarai station)
Calcutta exudes the air of renaissance
In India. From Raja Ram Mohan Roy to
Ishwar Chandra Vidya Sagar, Rabindra
Nath Tagore to Qazi Nazrul Islam and
Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay et el
Why're we on a name changing spree?
When we can't change the way we see.
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Topic(s) of this poem: change,city,journey,metamorphose,name,rabindranath tagore,railway,renaissance,renewed hope,vision
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Years ago the name of Calcutta, which has been the capital of Eastern Indian state of West Bengal during British Raj and afterwards, was changed to Kolkata. Now, they have changed the name of Mughal Sarai Railway station. While former was a relic of British Raj, the latter is linked with Mughal period in Indian history. Will it change the course of recorded history or, for that matter, our future course of history?