Life.com has called 'the Korean War, 1950' a forgotten war.
Is it so?
Not really for Mardhekar lovers like me.
At least two of my favourite Mardhekar poems refer to the war: "जमीन म्हणते मीच धांवतें" (Jamin Mhanate Mich Dhawate) and "अजून येतो वास फुलांना" (Ajun Yeto Vas Phulanna)
"भूकंपाचा इकडे धक्का
पलीकडे अन् युध्द- नगारे;
चहूंकडे अन् एकच गिल्ला,
जुन्या शवांवर नवे निखारे."
(Here a shake of a tremour*
and all around one hell of a racket,
new embers on old corpses.")
* This tremour is the one that shook Assam in 1950 ( 8.6 on the Richter scale), 10th largest earthquake of the 20th century.