Bewildering Stories welcomes...
P. K. Vijayan
P. K. teaches literature at Delhi University’s Hindu College. He is a political activist and humorist. He says his family is waiting patiently for him to realize his ambition to become a poet.
“The Bastards” is, as the author explains, a diatribe against official oppression and disposession in the name of development. The story could be repeated almost anywhere in the world. For example, U.S. astronauts tell of an elderly Navaho gentleman who gave them a message for the inhabitants of the Moon: “Beware of white men. They come to take your land.”
The poem is culturally encrypted to a degree. Without the author’s explanation, readers won’t know what the object of the poem is. Our article “Subtlety and Symbol” seems to apply.
P. K. Vijayan’s bio sketch can be found here.
Welcome to Bewildering Stories, P. K. We hope to hear from you again soon and often!
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