Thursday, June 03, 2010
"Kolkata ek din kollolini tilottoma hawbe."
Calcutta shall one day be a swaying Tilottama.
Tilottama: the sum total of every iota of all the beautiful elements on earth, pieced together to every last bit. The line is from Jibanananda Das' poem "Suchetana", written in the late 1930s. The poet says that all the bloodshed and warfare and material advancement are not the last thing, and expresses hope for a transformation towards eternal truths .