Here we want to re-iterate this core question: “Is there any chance the evil lies within us?” In seeking for answers, one will find the importance of introspection and hence her own agency in the times when the state is highly anxious about the power of introspection and the effect on its subjects.
Bura jo dekhan main chali
Man jo khojaaapna
I went into the world to search for evil
But I couldn’t find it in anyone
When I searched within my-self
There was no bigger evil than me.
-Translated by Aditi
(Misria is a researcher and Aditi is a member of the faculty at Jindal Global School)