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|by Dr. Vijay Kumar Roy|
Peeran, S. L. Glittering Love. Bangalore: Bizz Buzz, 2009.
Glittering Love is Peeran’s eleventh collection of poems. It has varied elements of human values. In this collection also the poet does not rest on any one religion. He treats all religions alike. He is delighted in presenting the preachings of the religious stalwarts and using the names of Rama, Sita, Krishna, Buddha, Mahavira, Christ, Mohammad, Sai Baba and so on. He is aware of social injustice and like PB Shelley he sees tyranny spread in society. He writes that for this our ancestors are not responsible. We have created hell instead of heaven. He advises the modern man that:
India is known for hospitality. The maxim ‘atithi devo bhava’ in Sanskrit is well known to all Indians. But the poet reveals that because of our hospitality and simplicity foreign invasions took place in India. He writes that we are:
He further adds that our ‘arms and doors’ are open for all. We share our ‘culture, goodness’ and everything we possess with aliens and remain ‘oblivious to their evil intentions’. They took our cordialities as weakness and used ‘to captivate’, ‘Enslave’, and ‘overrule’ us for centuries. His poetry has examples of the effects of war and the birth of new nation causing economic crisis and numerous deaths. (‘Booming Economy’) Such national consciousness we don’t find elsewhere.
He believes in love and thinks that it is only love, through which peace and harmony can be established, but:
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