O P Bhatnagar – A Writer of Political Arousing

O P Bhatnagar is one of the most driving voices of Indian English verse whose assortments Thought Lyrics (1976), Feeling Fossils (1977), Heavenly attendants of Retreat (undated), The Perceptible Scene, Oneric Dreams, Shadows in Floodlight (1984) and Cooling Flares of Haziness (2001) bespeak of political cognizance of the artist. As it is obvious truth that Indian English verse can never avoid the socio-political climate of India and artists who don’t compose under a solitary recipe yet rather start a discourse among ‘man and man’ so Bhatnagar too manages various issues of our general public and legislative issues. Dr. A.N. Dwivedi remarks:

“Bhatnagar’s verse fathoms an extraordinary assortment of topics which legitimately center around the long ness of his experience and the seriousness of his association in the issues of life.” (CIE217)

Bhatnagar’s handling of political topic is more firm and bigger than some other Indian English artist for he has contacted practically every one of the parts of political situation. Dr.V.K.Singh watches:

“We find in Bhatnagar a candid examination of the realities of contemporary life. Bhatnagar remarks upon bunch parts of political life as existing as of now. No striking element gets away from his definitely recognizing eye. Bhatnagar tears open the chest of a few political puzzles. He reflects before us what’s going on with everything of every single political issue.” (152)

Topics like political race, renumeration, defilement, criminalization of governmental issues, wild pay off among the pioneers corrupting character of national pioneers, division of society by communalism, castism, linguism, and regionalism and so forth and the express loss of qualities in legislative issues are moved by the writer in a strikingly touchy and greatly wry manner which is still not being outperformed by any artist of Indian English Verse. His declaration that ‘Indian Verse in English must be Indian’ can’t be disregarded on the off chance that we seek to advance Indian Writing. Only duplicating and adapting to the English and English Writing is lacking in light of the fact that Indian reasonableness isn’t enduring with the penury of musings, feelings and reasonableness and on the grounds that it has its establishment essentialness and voice of probability. Dr. R.C. Sharma is correct when he says:

“The motivation behind why Bhatnagar advocates making Indian Verse in English is plagued with clashes and concerns; and these contentions and concerns are fundamentally Indian. Bhatnagar is aware of the milieu in which the Indian writer in English lives just as of the obligation which the Indian artist in English needs to perform.”(79)

O.P.Bhatnagar has managed various subjects like social cognizance, political mindfulness, love, nature, reasoning and Indianness. As per Dr. A. N. Dwivedi:

Bhatnagar’s verse grasps an incredible assortment of topics, which straightforwardly center around the hugeness of his experienceand the solemnityof his inclusion in a mind-blowing undertakings. (CIE,217)

Along these lines Bhatnagar comprehends the beat and temperature of his occasions and in like manner coordinates his verse. Bhatnagar’s managing the topic of legislative issues is heap and genuine. The different social issues that disturb the inner voice of man are the subjects of his verse and he attempts to toss a decent arrangement of light on every one of them. S.C.Bose watches:

“The verse of O.P.Bhatnagar which has in fact numerous measurements is additionally noteworthy as verse of political cognizance.” (V. V., 29)

The straight to the point examination of the reality of contemporary life, and the pleasant depiction make his verse dynamic and engaging. As indicated by Bhatnagar:

“The vast majority of the essential zones of the existence today are represented by the nature of political life and climate are making and living. Governmental issues today has supplanted our strict method of life. We are quick getting worried about a sort of patriotism that may characterize our job and obligations really taking shape of the fate of our Country in future.” (RC, ‘Presentation’, 8)

As indicated by Bhatnagar:

Indian verse in English ought to principally worry to social and political existence of the individuals of India and it, ‘must democratize its worries and relations to society and make it a wellspring of shared expectations…it must illuminate the degeneration and debasement consuming characters. It must talk about the all out lose of virtues, the despair and the disappointments plaguing the National scene.” (RC, ‘Introduction’9)

Verse for Bhatnagar is a consistent quest and exertion to symbolize for a superior socio-political life .to him, it is ‘a hesitant art molded and reshaped by steady practice-refined and corrected by method for the vision. Like life itself, it is crafted by a cultivator who subsequent to expelling all weeds develops it to conclusive development and blooming. All things considered there is no impact of a specific way of thinking on his verse. It is completely his own-an individual analysis propelled by environment, ages, times or more all by human dilemma.

The principal assortment of Bhatnagar Thought Sonnets (1976) has great arrangement of ballads of political cognizance. The sonnets wealthy in thought content need feeling like that of sentimental writers yet the principal lyric of the assortment discovers the procedure of lovely creation. Bhatnagar composes:

“Verse’s importance

Like a divinity in revered

Words upon words, the structure assemble.” (T.P, 5)

Bhatnagar illuminates the inquiry concerning God who can’t be settled out in going round the sanctuary by the admirer. God is an importance and god revered in expressions of sonnet, the craftsman alone can elucidate and search Him out:

“We may go all around the sanctuary

However never associate with God.

We may go round and rand a thought

However never be around an idea.” (on the same page. 5)

In one of his sonnets, he predicts the future as bleak as the present:

“The future looks blurred

Like the blooms of prickly plants after first light

The holy people from bars, massage parlors and night clubs

Tasting of gambling clubs and black market

Turn ethics, qualities and temperances to dessert

Licked by carefree childness in cones.” (T.P, 10)

In the lyric ‘The new Scale’ Bhatnagar attempts to find some kind of harmony between limited’s meat is another man’s toxic substance. The artist finds the announcement exhausted in the cutting edge setting ‘a straightforward and legitimate man estimates life in esteem spoons as he sees deceptive nature as the meanest lifestyle’. The obvious truth of life can be viewed as:

“A basic, legitimate man

In an exhausted mode

May at present himself find

Estimating life in esteem spoons

Pay off, debasement and falsification

For him, a harsh toxin be.” (T.P., 12)

Bhatnagar wishes to opine that the person’s who store up riches are the little worry with the enthusiasm with their kindred creatures, nor do they feel any shamelessness in acting very in opposition to the set of accepted rules. In another ballad ‘A Misfortune of Marvel’, Bhatnagar communicates our slants and defenseless disposition. The artist laments the assorted variety, crumbling that our nation has today. The accentuation of the writer is only Nationality, one conclusion and one disposition. This thought is written by the artist as:

“Our is a multiheaded nation

Looking no specific way

Trimurti is a comprehensive vision

From here to time everlasting risen

Telling the story of our silliness.” (T.P., 14)

Likewise in the ballad ‘The Obligations of Nation Care’ the writer remarks on the dependability and enthusiasm of those Indians who have been accumulating vanity, riches and presumption by their administrations to the nations to which they have moved. These supposed faithful residents and eager nationalists visit India for their own motivation:

“Faithful residents glad for loyalists

Always remember the consideration of their nation

What’s more, fly back home every once in a while

Either to pick a lady of the hour like a sovereign

Or then again purchase of ones nation a gem of a land

Setting their realm in a wellbeing of groups

Fixed with the reliable affirmation with a wink

That despite the fact that they don’t have a place with this nation

It sure has a place with their realm.” (T. P., 15)

The subsequent assortment Feeling Fossils has additionally a few lyrics of political intrigue. Bhatnagar in spite of treating the legislative issues in a circuitous way scarcely neglects to stick point exceptionally remarkable wonders that by one way or another stay avoided the eye of even the individuals who have spent significant time in the round of governmental issues. ‘Intersection The Bar’ is practical lyric that lashes on the advanced legislators. His remark on the advanced government officials merits citing:

“Ethics as thick

As thick timberlands

Give no light access;

The game is strange

Chasing loyalties

For sentiment.” (F.F, 16)

Another eminent sonnet ‘The Dead zone’ communicates the possibility that opportunity has acquired no racial change the life of the individuals who are as yet living the dim prison of neediness, absence of education and equity. The development of freedom was raised by the majority yet just not many advantaged men approached to control. Furthermore, when the endeavors and forfeits of the majority came about progress those favored not many caught tossed of the nation and kept decision over the country under the attire of popular government. So the writer feels right:

“Before the English came

The land was not our own:

After they left,

It was not our own as well

The land has a place

To the individuals who rule;

The others only acquire

The dead zone.” (F.F., 19)

The third assortment Edges of Retreat has a few intriguing lyrics in which the writer investigates the significance of time as is assessed from the occasions rising up out of the cavern of realism married to bad faith. The tone of the writer in this assortment is satiric and unexpected. In the lyric ‘History is A Sorry go round’ the writer wishes to propound that the students of history frequently overlook the significance of the individuals everywhere and they will in general amplify the deeds of a couple of favored men. The political sycophants have no other method for arriving at the pages of History. The history specialists imagine that their work in recording titles and torments serve the reason for National solidarity and security and they are helped by political sycophants:

“Political sycophants are their assistants

On whose bewildering expectations

They fire eat and perform

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Updated: November 17, 2019 — 3:21 pm

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