Answer to the question no -3The concerned
poem ‘Frenzy’ is one of the best creations of the famous female poetic
personality of India
Amrita Pritam. It deals with the blind faith of religion and its severeconsequences,
with a particular reference to the partition and it’s aftermath of bloodshed
inIndia. Amrita Pritam, who hails from Gujranwala of Punjab, is regarded one of the bestfemale poets of India. Her identity, view was largely shaped by the ongoing happenings inPunjab at that time like the communal strife and frequent violence among religious groups,the history of Jalianawalabag massacre. Her every writings depicts the blind faith of religionand also it bears an appeal to the mankind not to resort to violence for religion whether be
it her first poem ‘the earthen smell’ or ‘Divided’ or
the autobiographic novel ‘Pinjar’ or theconcerned poem the ‘Frenzy’.
In ‘frenzy’, she has talked about the negative side of religion. It is accepted that religion has
a great positive contribution towards the society through developing social solidarity butsometimes it wreaks havoc and causes a severe damage to the mankind if blindly followedby the fanatics or simply manipulated by some nefarious people for gaining short-sightedaims.Here she has compared the communal sentiments of religious fanatics as the venom of asnake which poisons the human mind once gets into it. It compels them to do anything for
the sake of either expanding or defending their religion and even don’t hesitate to cause
harm to the people irrespective of their identity and closeness of the individual to them.They forget everything except causing damage and taking revenge causing severe bloodshedin the society. The venom of fanaticism destroys the rational mind and in its place barbaricbehaviour sans humanity takes an upper hand in case of the human activity. After allthrough this poem she has tried to send a message that how potentially religion can work asa reverse force and how the blind faith, fanaticism can pollute and poison the rational mindof the individuals compelling them to do inhuman activities resulting in bloodshed andsevere damage to the society.This poem is provides a way in understanding the unfortunate killing of Mahatma Gandhiwho fell to the bullets of a religious fanatic named Nathuram Godse. It is essential inreflecting the hidden truth behind the simmering anger by some of the splinter religiousgroups who could not tolerate the neglection of their own religion at the cost of appeasinganother one. Gandhiji was not an ordinary person. He was a charismatic leader and anapostle of peace, truth and non-violence. Then it sometimes perturbs that why person of such calibre and quality was gunned down in the public..? What was wrong happening and
what the mistakes he committed..? The poem ‘frenzy’ by Amrita P
ritam has the themewhich is helpful to answer to these questions in this context.