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Comment 5 of 45, added on November 12th, 2006 at 8:11 AM.
wow, nice, now (and again) I see why Ginsberg is popular. This is
Ginsberg, not the cutesy little witty things he writes. BUT, as much as he
is the master and I am but an ant, it seems too long to me.
shelley fruiterer from United States
Comment 4 of 45, added on May 19th, 2006 at 6:52 AM.
Ginsberg actually visited India during the fag end of the liberation war of
Bangladesh in 1971. Having longstanding literary contacts with a few
notable poets and journalists of Calcutta (now Kolkata), state capital of
West Bengal in India, he visited a number of refugee camps in and around
West Bengal. In the course of his visit he travelled up to the border with
Jessore and to a few other places and observed the horrible conditions of
the millions of refugees from the then East Pakistan (Bangladesh). He took
the name `Jessore Road' that actually was an very old road of greater
Calcutta that connected the highway to Jessore from the period of the
Mesbah Ul Haq from Bangladesh
Comment 3 of 45, added on December 6th, 2005 at 6:08 AM.
This is an awesome poem. I am even writing a term paper on it. If you
haven't read it you really should give it a try.
Maria from United States
Comment 2 of 45, added on October 15th, 2005 at 12:59 AM.
What a beuatiful,stunning,heart wrenching poem.Leaves me absolutly
breathless everytime.Its so different from anything else Allen has ever
written.Such a blatant cry for simple humanity!You can feel his heart
crumble as you read it,you can feel his anger,you can see their faces.I
just came undone.So horrifying and beuatiful.It makes you
think,"Damn,someone should do something about it!".What am I doing?What are
you doing?Everyone should read it.
Jenifer from United States
Comment 1 of 45, added on May 13th, 2005 at 2:20 AM.
Jessore is small town of Bangladesh, located near the India-Bangladesh
border. Poet visited the town in 1971, when Bangladesh (Known as east
Pkistan then) was fighting against West Pakistan for freedom. Poet was was
deeply sorrowed to see the sufferings of men, women and babies. He
expressed his symphaty by this poem. In fact, "Jessore Road" still exists
and connects India and Bangladesh and ends at the centre of Kolkata, West
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