Part One, India Reunited – Another Excerpt

 

Calcutta India

Another little except from my novel, on which I’m currently working…

“Kal is one word in Hindi that means both yesterday and tomorrow. In so many ways it is an iconic symbol of all that is wrong and all that is right with this country, it is the very definition of India, of both her decay and her inherent potential. It is also an irony that while we scoff at a single word for two such utterly different spaces in time, that we should also have to acknowledge that they are both, yesterday and tomorrow, absolutely the same place in time. All human failure exists almost entirely in a past we cannot amend or in a future we are too terrified to sculpt. Regret and fear, yesterday and tomorrow, kal.”

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2 thoughts on “Part One, India Reunited – Another Excerpt

  1. I love how it starts and end with this one ambiguous word “Kal”. We struggle with its meaning that we can never change and we’re confronted by it at beginning and end. On a lighter note, it reminds me of “Aladeen” replacing both positive and negative sentiments in “The Dictator”. 🙂 Beautiful intro.

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