Rajiv Kumar Jha, Patna. Deliberately Swami Prasad Maurya is insulting Tulsidas and now he says that he has objection to some lines of Ramcharitmanas. He wants to get him removed and Maurya really seems to have lost his head. There are many things in the poems of any poet, and in poems written in figurative style, the implication of a line is also different from the apparent meaning. The same can be said about Kabir’s poetic lines. Now, if Hindus and Muslims try to create a dispute by extracting meaning from them, then everyone will be in trouble.
No one has any right to mislead the society by talking nonsense. The kind of things that Kabir has said about idol worship or about Kaaba can be disputed, but we have discretion and will never take these lines ‘Din mein roza rakhat hai raat hanat hai cow’. Nobody said anything. In our literary tradition, there has been inclusion of solidarity on the ideological ground in Saguna Nirguna and today efforts are being made to create differences for political interests in it, it is condemnable.
An FIR has been lodged against Swami Prasad Maurya and the police officers should talk to him. He has backed down from the demand for a ban on Tulsidas’s Ramcharitmanas but wants to remove some lines from it. In this situation, apart from Ramcharitmanas, many other texts will also have to be manipulated and no one has the right to interfere in the work of a great writer, Maurya will have to understand this.
Rajeev Kumar Jha, Poet/Critic
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