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Sankhajit Bhattacharjee Poem 86

Scientific Research Fellow in University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee


A lump of salt once shook forever a Himalayan Empire!

Believe me my friends- history never utters a lie.

At the coast of Dandi on 6th April 1930

the whole world witnessed

the drama of destruction of the ‘Salt Law’

with three weapons- devotion, simplicity and strength.

The march was started with only seventy-eight.

But awareness- it arose due to public interactions and meetings-

led to the joining of thousands after thousands

while covering two forty-one miles in twenty-four days.

The tight grip of the British was loosened

as their monopoly was shattered forever.

Hail the Great Reformer, the Maharaja of the Maharajas, Mahatma!

Hail the iron lady, Sarojini Naidu!

Your passive resistance will be written forever

in golden ink on the silver pages of world history with platinum binding.

Sodium chloride will forever keep osmotic balance in my body!

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