Mainstream, VOL LIII No 48 New Delhi, November 21, 2015
To Indira Gandhi
Saturday 21 November 2015, by
On the occasion of Indira Gandhi’s 98th birth anniversary on November 19, 2015 we remember her by reproducing the following poem written a year after her death (she was killed on October 31, 1984) and published in Mainstream (November 16, 1985).
a year has passedwithout you;tears dry upon the surface,but the pain persistsdown belowwhere my heart writheslike a wounded fawnas it dawns on mewith every passing day:how much we lostby losing you.
New Delhi October 31, 1985