Thursday, February 18, 2010
Balwa Mangal (بلوا منگل )
This is the name of one of Agha Hashar Kashmiri's plays, and i had no idea when i was going to read it that i am going to read one of the best literatures of the world. Although it is written in Urdu but it has half of its content of Hindi language according to the name of play, which is the story of a Hindu Brahaman Balwa Mangal.
The best thing which fascinated me is the grasp of language, the clear notion of Hindu religion and the harmony of Agha Hashar for Hinduism.
The Literature that can bring two different religious concepts, two different cultures and thoughts at a point where peace and Love become necessities to accept, is Consensus Literature. This dogma has been changed after 1935 and we brutally placed Agha Hashar with usual less worthy writers.
He no doubt deserves to be called as "Indian Shakespeare".