I was just introduced to 'Had-Anhad' by a close friend. I just floated with it like a dry leaf on the current…I am wordless. My humble pranaams to the minds behind it.
Believe me, I sat through the whole thing until past midnight…and I told you the truth in my mail about how it was and how I felt. On many occasions while travelling I was struck by the deep understanding of the so-called quasi-educated country folk and their simple eloquence with which they made issues crystal clear. Virtually the same sort of impact came through as I watched the film. I felt so ‘half-baked’ before the native wisdom of these simple, great people; the world surely is richer for them, I believe. And people like you who, either by Providential ‘accident’ or by design, or an enviable combination of both, set out to preserve these cultural riches for the rest of us ‘material beings’ do deserve our pranaams.
For a just-retired college teacher who has been dreaming of spending his leisure re/reading (mostly Maugham!) and listening to good music and what not, the introduction to Kabir (to me not more real than a vague remembrance of his ‘dohe’ from my early school classes—”…maali seenche sau ghata, ritu aaye phal hoy..” etc. Or is that Thulasi, I wonder??) has been a Godsend. It has, to put it mildly, redefined many things in my life. Thank you, my dear—you have done bigger things than you originally set out to do!