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The poet sweet-seller from Allahabad


The Ganga Puja in Varanasi, Modi’s constituency, just three hours east of Allahabad.

The Ganga Puja in Varanasi, Modi’s constituency, just three hours east of Allahabad.

FOR Shrikanth Porwal, “Work is worship”. A busy 58-year-old sweetseller from the historic city of Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh (or UP), India, he brushes off my question about temple-going. Instead, he shows me his notebook and a handwritten verse:

“God lives in character,

   

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