Friday, March 17, 2006

Holi: The Festival of Color...and the Color of Mystical Truths

This is the season of Holi in South Asia. The festival itself is mostly seen as a Hindu festival, and mainly of Northern India--especially in these increasingly polarized and parochial times. But the theme of the festival itself and of colours, and of being coloured and painted in the hues of life and other truths is one that comes up often in Urdu poetry. Here's a post I just put up on Urdu ke Naam, a blog started out of Hyderabad, India, that I have the honor of being a contributor to:

http://urdu-ke-naam.blogspot.com/2006/03/holi-hay.html

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