O BHARATIYA BRAHMINS
O Brahmins of Bharath and the World
You want to crucify me
Knowing that I can’t resurrect,
As I am not Jesus Christ.
But, I will follow that Star,
As I am an Indian Shepherd.
I will not destroy your temples
But, I will destroy all our shackles
As I follow only the God of Equality.
Good, you tell as lies about me
You abuse me as Iligadu
I do not abuse the abuser,
But, lay down my life for the abused.
I turn my inside out
I am now Ilaiah Shepherd*
* Dedicated to Dalitbahujan&Adivasis of India
(Released on 21st May, 2016 (Saturday) in a meeting of all Dalitbahujans, Students, Writers and Women Organizations at SundaraiahVignanaKendram (SVK), Hyderabad, after the Brahmin Organizations came to my office at Maulana Azad National Urdu University, and burnt my effigies in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana State)
*Prof Ilaiah is the author of ‘Why I am not a Hindu’, a path-breaking commentary on the oppressive caste system in Hindu Society. For the first time he offered a clear perspective, dalit-bahujan perspective, to understand what exactly is the Hindu society and its philosophy.