(Dedicated to an United Bengal – Deepak Sarkar, www.kolki.com )
[In 1912, Bihar and Orissa were carved as separate provinces out of the old Bengal Province by the British Raj. Leftover Bengal was further divided in 1947 as East Pakistan (Now Bangladesh) and West Bengal. History of United Bengal can be traced back to 500 B.C. Let us stop the divisive forces divide the ancient people of Bengal anymore which started with British Imperial forces. Any study on Diasporic Hindu-Muslim study must include the ongoing increase in Evangelic Christianism. Kolki]
If I ever come back to this world
Whether by re-incarnation or resurrection
Or riding mystic science of evolution
Irrespective of Earth based religion
wish I born again in
Once a mighty ancient state,
Embraced by tropic of cancer
North of Equator, a tropical paradise at its best
Ironically divided for colonial interests
Further partitioned into east and west!
Where soil is as fertile as in heaven
breeze carries fragrance of
Flowers are charming arousing beautiful
Birds are plenty musical and playful
Songs find melody of the soil as Baul!
Where great rivers embrace the land
their long journey in
Fruits are endless in varieties and taste
Fishes are bountiful in ponds, rivers and lakes
Vegetables look always lively seasonally fresh
Multitudes of species crowd lush green forests!
Where animals are free as exotic as Bengal Tigers
Boatmen and peasants are great philosophers
Mountains end in the backdrop of the Himalayas
Sandy beaches decorated with dunes, palms, casuarinas
Festivities year round celebrate precious life together!
Where cooking is an art of creative herbs and spices
Culture is blended in every soul that flourishes
God is worshiped with devotional loving respect
Meaning for stranger is unique, a special guest -
Cosmically known, part of Almighty beloved!
Author: Deepak Sarkar, 844 Royal Oak Ave, Victoria, BC V8X 3T2, Canada; Tel/Fax: 250-412-2897;
Map of Current West Bengal (Fragmented Bengal):
[There is no Heaven in the sky! Earth was Heaven when colonialists and their evangelists didn’t convert parts of it as Hell while motivating the slaves work harder to reach a fictitious better place “Heaven = Haven”! End of Monarchy and related colonialisms can re-establish lost Heaven on Earth, a place without borders, class, divisions, and supremacist orders! Kolki]
Why We Have International Conflicts Despite Worldwide Peace Efforts?
"I contend that we are the first race in the world, and that the more of the world we inhabit the better it is for the human race...If there be a God, I think that what he would like me to do is paint as much of the map of Africa British Red as possible..." – Cecil Rhodes who advocated in 1877 the British Empire re-annexing the United States of America and reforming itself into an "Imperial Federation" to bring about a hyperpower ….
Conflicts among humans on Earth natural, meant to be resolved humanely; military interventions only make conflicts cancerous! Kolki]
[When religions coexist, leaders communicate, media respect neutrality, laws not blinded by immunity, and citizens need take precedence over profitability - peace becomes reality, world lives in harmony respecting Human Rights. Kolki]