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Body is good. Senses are validated. Morality comes in life, through our bodies. The guru adamantly says: “I will not keep matted hair nor wear glass-rings in the ears” (BN, 6:51), “I will not blindfold eyes” (6:62) nor “shut my nostrils “(6:57), “I will not keep false faiths nor display acts of piety . . ” (6:52). These cultural codes for annihilating the body, shutting off the senses, and breaking all natural links with our bodies, with our families, and with our community are loudly rejected in the Bicitra Natak.

Different arms must have cuddled him; different voices must have sung him lullabies. When he was born in Patna, he must have been raised by women from Bihar, and after his move with his family to Anandpur, he would have been brought up by women from the Punjab and the hill areas of Garhwal and Bilaspur. A variety of languages and accents and myths and legends would have echoed in the little person. Being nurtured by a variety of people in his childhood is likely to have contributed to Guru Gobind Singh’s open and embracing personality.

Yet, the ninth Sikh guru staked his life for the right of those who believed in them. The defense of these two religious symbols signified the right of each individual to practice his or her religion freely. The son is struck by the fact that his father overcame narrow religious barriers, and performed his “momentous deed” for the sake of people of another faith (5:14). Guru Gobind Singh’s admiration for his father’s tremendous courage flows out in verses of haunting beauty. We hear in rhythmic assonance: “[H]e gave up his head, but did not utter a sigh” (BN, 5:13).

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