Between Fear and Courage
Mrinal Pande
HANSO HANSO JALDI HANSO by Raghuvir Sahai National Publishing House, 1976, 150 pp., 9.00
October 1976, volume 1, No 4

This is Raghuvir Sahai’s third volume of poems. His two previous ones: Seedhiyon Par Dhoop Mein (1960) and Atmahatya Ke Viruddha (1967) have al­ready established him as a major Hindi poet of the post-sixties. As in his earlier poems, the poet once again deals with the dialectics of a peculiarly (post-Independence) Indian socio-political situation where democracy ‘has pinned us down between the glories of human existence on the one hand and a dog’s death on the other’.

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