Asit Kumar Sanyal

Gold Star - 17,480 Points (04 Jan 1957 / Lalgola, Murshidabad, West Bengal, India.)

Diversity - Poem by Asit Kumar Sanyal

A Hindu is not the man wearing dhoti and kurta
Or having shaved head with tuft at the back
Or putting longish mark painted with mud
On the bridge of the nose
One may follow it
These are options
And fashions of religious schools
A man in suit, boot and tie is also a Hindu
It's a fashion too
A woman in Saree-blouse
Top and mini skirt
In salwar suit
Or in half-naked dress is also a Hindu
Hindu is not the religion
It's a culture
Purely Indian culture
Developed at the bank of Sindhu river
And seasoned, modified, updated
For thousand and thousand years
It has taken good things from others
From East, West, North, South
From Hun, Mongol, Mughal, Pathan
From British, French, Portuguese
And from foreign traders and travelers
It has no dress code
No permanent fashion
Diversity is the DNA of Hinduism.

(Wild Flowers)

Topic(s) of this poem: religion

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  • Kelly Kurt (3/30/2015 1:33:00 PM)

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 30, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, May 2, 2016

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