Meet the son who is a sore trial to all father figures and patriarchs – the biological father, guru, rulers or politicians. Harishankar Parsai (1924-1995) is once again at his satirical best.
A crowd made up of aimless, frustrated, nihilistic, destructive and jobless youths is dangerous and can be mobilised by groups sworn to dangerous ideologies.
How does someone’s narrow pursuit become a sacred national issue? Noted Hindi satirist Harishankar Parsai tells us in this biting piece that is as relevant today as it was when written in the 1960s.
As the cow-protection issue spirals, noted Hindi satirist Harishankar Parsai’s stinging piece on cow worship in the time of elections comes to mind. Written years ago, ‘An encounter with a cow worshipper’ is as relevant today, if not more so.