(First of an occasional series on the Indian Elections of 2019 and its outcome)
In the mid-1920s, a few years after he had published his early masterpiece, The Wasteland, T. S. Eliot wrote a poem which is apt for our times. He called it “The Hollow Men”. Eliot had witnessed a generation lost to what, until that time, had unquestionably been the most brutal war of modern history. World War I took millions of lives, leaving behind a trail of misery, destruction, and deep depression. The wise men of the times, and those with a sunny disposition, called it the “war to end all wars”; and, yet, it paved the way, though scarcely anyone could have imagined it at that time, for a still more destructive war.
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