• India 2019: The Voice of Resistance

    Merlin Moli

    October 12, 2018

    Is this the India we want?

    A country in which citizens are murdered or attacked for being rational; for being critical, for raising a voice of dissent; for just being themselves, Muslim or Dalit or women. Intimidation, threats. Hatred. Lynching. Sickening violence. Students and teachers given the choice between being leashed in thought and word, or being hounded as seditious. Institutions built over the years weakened. The economy and development turned into exercises that mock the needs and aspirations of most people. The secularism, the scientific temper and the rights promised in our Constitution subverted every day. Our democracy, our India, frayed.

    But this is our country. It belongs to us, and we belong to it. We have each other for support. We have our poems and songs and films and essays and fiction and art. Our diverse voices.

    What is the India we want?

    Listen to our fellow citizens speak of the country they don’t want and the India they want on the series India 2019 on the Indian Cultural Forum and Guftugu.

    The Voice of Resistance, © Merlin Moli

    Read more:
    India 2019: A Song From the Ruins
    India 2019: In Modern India
    The India We Want: A Country Without Manual Scavenging​


    Merlin Moli, a Delhi-based artist, has three decades of sculpting experience with various materials. She has participated in exhibitions in India and elsewhere.

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