|CHAMRASUR (standard:romance, 26078 words)|
|Author: Shamoil Ahmad||Added: Jan 12 2021||Views/Reads: 109/54||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|Chamrasur is chamar by cast. It is the story of a Dalit. He holds upper caste Hindu responsible for that is wrong with them. He fights them with the support of Muslims, for he believes both have suffered at the hands of upper caste Hindus. The story me|
Chamarasur A Novel by Shamoil Ahmad Even grass would not stand the sight of a chamar... Chamarasur would sizzle at the mere sight of lion-- If he could lay his hands on lion toys, he would wrench their neck... and then the images begin to float in the mist ... of the spear piercing through the bosom of Mahishasur and that of lion-riding Durga. Last Dussera he had chopped off the necks of over two dozen lions. During Dussera festival he would keep loafing around from pandal to pandal, scouting for lion toys; and wherever he espied them, he would grab them and wrench their neck. . One of the puja mandaps at Boring Road, last year, had erected Akshardham as its pandal. It was massive, sixty-five feet long and fifty-five feet wide. The main deity that of Mother Goddess was twelve feet long. There were several other idols of lesser deities. The pandal reverberated with the sounds of hymns and slogans hailing the deities with the beating of drums and cymbals. Chamarasur had broken the necks of close to ten lions that very day... There was more rush at Dak Bangla Chowk than at Boring Road. The veil that covered deities was removed at 10 in the morning to enable the devotees to pay their obeisance. The unending stream of worshippers came flowing in till late in the evening without any drop in the number of devotees thronging in. A veritable fair right from Kotwali to the Dak Bangla Chowk had engulfed the whole arena. Snake charmers added special flavour with the game of snakes to entertain the jostling crowd. Mother goddess seemed to bless the crowd with her beatific smile. LED bulbs were extensively used for decorating the pandal. Decorated with glossy bangles, colourful lights and glazing glasses, pandal was attracting and drawing crowds in large numbers. Streets were bathed in colourful lights. Festoons were adorned over gateways erected right from the Dak Bangla Chowk to Kotwali, and an image of Buddha was created on these gateways with the help of glowing bulbs. Rajput ladies were dancing garba in gay abundance flaunting and brandishing ornamentally decorated swords....with gold jhoomers weighing a kilo or more dangling across their necks...and dalits looking at them with their dazed and unbelieving eyes... And Charmasur was writhing in rage... "...do you know they killed your brave kings by deceit, and you are here participating in their celebrations...the murderers of your...." Charmasur now set out for Rajpath. The adjoining lanes and by-lanes were lit up with rolex and colourful bulbs. Boards were covered with glazed small images of various kinds. But the centre of attraction was the pandal made up of bamboo twigs at Chiraiyatand. There was a massive poster of Bharat Mata at the end of Hiranand Lane. It was colourfully and gorgeously decorated and people were heading towards it in hordes, jostling with one another to get a closer look. On this very pandal there was another poster where chief minister was portrayed as Ravan and the leader of the opposition as Lord Ram aiming his arrow at Ravan. There was another poster of the chief minister where he was shown having been garlanded with shoes. Chamarasur did not approve of this poster. But he knew it was an expression of people's anger against the chief minister. As a matter of fact, a private army of upper caste goons had butchered fifty-nine low caste dalits in the village Laxmipur Bathe the other day. This was their retributory action against dalits, and it was inflicted on them because they had dared to raise their voice against the tyranny of their oppressors, the politicians and the members of the higher caste. There was a massive outrage against this oppressive regime. Amirdas Commission of Inquiry was set up to go into the incidents of carnage against dalits. The political class belonging to the upper castes was apprehensive of the adverse report of this Commission. They demanded Click here to read the rest of this story (3062 more lines)
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