in early thirties, "DIKSHA" (Initiation) is the story of the Guru and his
widowed daughter, the head disciple and the novice; the lowly-born 'KOGA'
who dreams of learning the intricacy of scriptures.
In a weaker
moment during the long absence of her father, the young widow falls to
the temptation of the flesh. The lover is not ready to accept the responsibility.
The widow is forced to abort.
In the ensuing
commotion the father is called back. He is forced to give his decision.
He pronounces her dead, and performs her 'Ghata-Shraddha'. This is a ritual
where an immoral is ex-communicated, pronounced dead and her last rites
performed when the 'accused' is still alive thus depriving her of all wordly
While the Brahmin
Society praises the Guru, the individuals revolt. The head disciple leaves
the town, the child-novice goes back to his parents and the lowly born
'KOGA' refuses the 'heaven' and the 'Salvation'.
much more. The rituals, the life style of deeply rooted Brahmin society
and the world of make-belief it lives in.
my search for the past, discovering my own roots; the tragedy of being
also a peep into a section of the Brahmin Society in early thirties.
of the Guru; the ultimate revolt of the head disciple; the metamorphosis
of the lowly born Koga are the integral elements of the story. All this
disillusions the child. Never will he seek 'initiation' again ...
of the widow is the plight of the entire Brahmin Society, to which I belong
and I have no strength to disown it.
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Based on a
Dr. U. R.
J. P. Dixit
A. K. Bir
& Ashish Mishra
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