The Knowledge Born In Kusumpur

Original Poem in Maithili by Gajendra Thakur Translated into English by Jyoti Jha Chaudhary

Gajendra Thakur (b. 1971) is the editor of Maithili ejournal “Videha” that can be viewed at . His poem, story, novel, research articles, epic – all in Maithili language are lying scattered and is in print in single volume by the title “KurukShetram.” He can be reached at his email:

In the age of the spaceship to moon
I recall the allegation of Aryabhatt
We elucidated our knowledge in this Kusumpur
Measured diameters of the earth, the sun and the moon
The earth is not static
This is moving
The stars are illusions that are still
The eclipse is not galloping of Rahu rather merely a shade
Well, congratulations for the spaceship to the moon
To the scientists of ISRO and Madhawan Nair
Thou came fifteen hundreds years after the Aryabhatt
Not too late for those countrymen
Who couldn’t count the start even after reading Leelawati
If not in Kusumpur then in Harikota
The theory couldn’t be credited to Kusumpur
At least send congratulations from Kusumpur
Now we won’t put water in plate to touch the moon
Thou the knowledge were initiated by Aryabhatt in the Kusumpur
At least send wishes from the Kusumpur


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