Caste- Gajendra Thakur

Work was pending in the office
One person was angry at the clerk
“What is your caste? No patience is left now
You have been confusing tens of peoples.”

He had told the name by patting his chest
He stared at the tens of people with confidence
One people of same caste among the crowd said
With the courage, “Don’t say that;
Don’t call by the name of caste, remember that,

My works are also pending but when caste is concerned
I belong to the caste having guts, let the work be delayed.”

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

Jyoti Jha Chaudhary, Date of Birth: December 30 1978,Place of Birth- Belhvar (Madhubani District), Education: Swami Vivekananda Middle School, Tisco Sakchi Girls High School, Mrs KMPM Inter College, IGNOU, ICWAI (COST ACCOUNTANCY); Residence- LONDON, UK; Father- Sh. Shubhankar Jha, Jamshedpur; Mother- Smt. Sudha Jha- Shivipatti. Jyoti received editor's choice award from www.poetry.comand her poems were featured in front page of for some period.She learnt Mithila Painting under Ms. Shveta Jha, Basera Institute, Jamshedpur and Fine Arts from Toolika, Sakchi, Jamshedpur (India). Her Mithila Paintings have been displayed by Ealing Art Group at Ealing Broadway, London.

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 has been published in single volume by the title “KurukShetram Antarmanak.” He can be reached at his email:

1 comment:

  1. Kichu Sh.Harimohan Jha ji ke barein me seho likhal jae . Bahut nik lagat.