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Francois Gautier on the absurdities of Indian Politics.

Francois Gautier sums it all up about Indian Politics. You cant help but nod your head in approval to his thoughts.

The Kafkaesque streak in Indian politics

Franz Kafka (1852 to 1931) was a Czech writer, most famous for his novels The Trial and The Metamorphosis, where the Absurd, Grotesque and the Illogical were given a new life with impossible twists. The word ‘Kafkaesque’ has today transcended the literary realm and pertains to real-life occurrences and situations that are incomprehensibly complex, bizarre, illogical, often with a sense of impending danger.

The term ‘Kafkaesque’ could be very well applied to today’s politics in India, for things have gone to such a pitch of absurd, unfair, blatant and outrageous illogical state that it baffles the mind. Yet, neither the politicians, nor most of the press, find anything wrong in it.

Just a few examples to illustrate my point:

Bharatiya Janata Party  leader Varun Gandhi  spent nearly three weeks in jail under the National Security Act, just because he said something which might be reprehensible. But many mullahs spew fire and venom in their Friday discourses — but none ever gets arrested because riots would erupt immediately.

Sadhvi Pragnya, a Hindu monk, has been languishing in jail for months even though no conclusive proof has been brought forward of her direct involvement in the Malegaon blasts  case. Recently she was reportedly assaulted by a Muslim inmate at a Mumbai  jail and sustained injuries to her face, nose and neck.

But you have the Islamist leader Abdul Nasser Madani, an accused in the Coimbatore bomb blasts of 1998 which cost the lives of 60 people who was subsequently acquitted, and whose outfit the People’s Democratic Party is campaigning in Kerala along with the CPI-M . Kafkaesque?

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May 8, 2009 Posted by | Current Affairs | , , | 2 Comments