It happened to Anarkali, aeons ago. The palace maid was punished for falling in love with a prince. The legend has lived on, with stories about her underground escape, facilitated by none other than Emperor Akbar. Maybe, she returned to be a part of the harem, when her lover became King.
While I was buried there, I meditated on this tale, and all that I have ever learnt about conscience. I do not exist only at a physical level. I am thought, I am energy, I am a force to reckon with.
To rediscover life
I emerge again
The legend of Anarkali, a palace maid and Prince Salim, the son of Emperor Akbar has been captured in two Bollywood movies – “Mughal-E-Azam” and “Anarkali”.
Image: Art bt Matteo Pugliese