Rabindranath Tagore through Gulzar’s eyes
Rabindranath Tagore through Gulzar’s eyes: There is a certain childlike restlessness to Gulzar’s personality that undergirds his writing. The Sahitya Akademi and Dadasaheb Phalke award-winner may be entering his 82nd year, but he is unstoppable...
"In one of his most personal poems, Gulzar called himself an insignificant piece of clay whom no one at home wanted when he was a child (“Bemaani si cheez tha vo, mitti ka banaa, bhatti mein pakaa”), and who ran away in search of meaning. This search for meaning was kept alive in him through his involvement with the Progressive Writers’ Association, with Bengali filmmakers, and through his reading of Bengali poets like Tagore, Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay and Jibanananda Das. It is this desire to find meaning, a certain restlessness to recreate the works of these greats, and a sense of wonder that keep him going."