Saturday, March 8, 2008

Lament for Iraq

This simple but powerful lament for what has happened to Iraq is in Malayalam, my mother tongue (which I can scarcely claim to know anymore, having been away from Kerala for so long). But it is worth seeing even if you do not understand the words. The images tell it all.

The refrain about Baghdad is the same throughout: "This is Baghdad now, that my mother used to tell about in her tales of Arabia."

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