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What's in a Taimur name?

by Girish Menon


I am an Indian Muslim
I have the right to religious freedom
I have the right of parental choice
It's within my freedom of expression
So why crib about my name choice?

I have named my son Taimur
Others chose similar warmongers
I have the right of parental choice
Ashoka, Alexander or Aurangzeb  
So why crib about my name choice?

Remember, you’re half a Tagore
A man Iqbal despised
Taimur's a hero two nation theorists love
Something your father despised
Hence we crib about your name choice!


Delhi, after Sack of Timur Lang

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