समाजवाद – गोरख पाण्डेय

समाजवाद बबुआ, धीरे-धीरे आई
समाजवाद उनके धीरे-धीरे आई

हाथी से आई, घोड़ा से आई
अँगरेजी बाजा बजाई, समाजवाद…

नोटवा से आई, बोटवा से आई
बिड़ला के घर में समाई, समाजवाद…

गाँधी से आई, आँधी से आई
टुटही मड़इयो उड़ाई, समाजवाद…

काँगरेस से आई, जनता से आई
झंडा से बदली हो आई, समाजवाद…

डालर से आई, रूबल से आई
देसवा के बान्हे धराई, समाजवाद…

वादा से आई, लबादा से आई
जनता के कुरसी बनाई, समाजवाद…

लाठी से आई, गोली से आई
लेकिन अंहिसा कहाई, समाजवाद…

महंगी ले आई, ग़रीबी ले आई
केतनो मजूरा कमाई, समाजवाद…

छोटका का छोटहन, बड़का का बड़हन
बखरा बराबर लगाई, समाजवाद…

परसों ले आई, बरसों ले आई
हरदम अकासे तकाई, समाजवाद…

धीरे-धीरे आई, चुपे-चुपे आई
अँखियन पर परदा लगाई

समाजवाद बबुआ, धीरे-धीरे आई
समाजवाद उनके धीरे-धीरे आई

–Gorakh Pandey, in 1978

Defined by powerful lines,an uncompromising spirit,revolutionary themes and an eccentric approach,the poems of late Hindi poet Gorakh Pandey have inspired many. Amitabh Bachchan had quoted a translated version of Pandey’s The song of the Sensible in his blog,and the band,Indian Ocean,has composed a song from the lyrics of his poem Hille le jhakjhor duniya. It was this forceful nature of his poetry that made Pandey a popular name in modern Hindi literature since the 1970s. His collections such as Utho Mere Desh,Bhojpuri Ke Nau Geet,Swarg Se Bidaai,Jaagte Raho Sonewalon and Samay Ka Pahiya are considered literary classics.

“He wanted to bring a mass movement through his poems. He aimed to change the crumbling society and people. He pushed very hard but he was fragile. When he couldn’t succeed in his efforts,he committed suicide,” says Manav Kaul,a Mumbai-based playwright about Pandey,who died at the age of 44 in 1989. Source-Indian Express

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