The Comic Dance is a collection of poetry written by Omer Ghazi. He told Pallavi Jain that in his understanding of history Indian civilization survived despite invasions and plunder because of the freedom to choose one’s own truth.
Omer also emphasised the role music, poetry, rhythm and oral traditions played in ensuring that an unbroken lineage of ancient wisdom and knowledge was not completely lost in India.
He lamented that many youngsters are not aware of the rich knowledge systems from ancient India and that it is important to decolonise the Indian mindset.
Omer mentioned that historically India was considered the land of answers and people from around the world came to India to seek guidance.
He spoke about his own journey and said that he felt related to the thousands of years of Indic knowledge that seeks to understand the Universe and the true nature of reality.
Omer Ghazi, who grew up in the cities of Aligarh and New Delhi describes himself as “an Indic Muslim who is exploring his cultural heritage through music, science and philosophy”.
Catch this fascinating and candid interview with Omer Ghazi.