Author: Raghuvir Sahay

Raghuvir Sahay (9 December 1929 – 30 December 1990) was a Hindi poet, short-story writer, essayist, literary critic, translator, and journalist.
He was awarded the 1984 Sahitya Akademi Award in Hindi for his poetry collection, Log Bhool Gaye Hain (लोग भूल गये हैं) (They Have Forgotten,- 1982)
His other noted works are Atmahatya Ke Viruddh (आत्महत्या के विरुद्ध), Hanso Hanso Jaldi Hanso (हँसो हँसो जल्दी हँसो) and Seedhiyon Par Dhoop Mein (सीढ़ियों पर धूप में)

June 8, 2019 /

The demand for Hindi
is now a demand
for better treatment–
not rights-
put by the agents
to their slave-masters.
They use Hindi in place of English,
while the fact is
that their masters
use English in place of Hindi-
the two of them have struck a deal.

February 12, 2018 /

Laugh – you are being watched,

Laugh, but not at yourself because its bitterness
Would be noticed and you would not survive it
Laugh in a way that your happiness does not show
As it would be suspected that you do not participate in the remorse
And you would not survive it