Woman Is A Cipher Whose Addition Or Subtraction Makes No Difference

Woman: A piece of paper on which we write only poetry

Woman: A piece of paper on which we write only poetry

A HINDI POEM ON WOMEN TRANSLATED BY ME: 

 

A book in which we wish
To read only geography 
And avoid history.

A piece of paper 
On which we write only poetry 
And never revolution(words that bring phenomenal changes).   

A cipher 
Whose addition or subtraction
Makes no difference
To our wicked and vain calculations. 

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वो  किताब
जिसमे  हम  
केवल भूगोल  
पढना चाहते है 
इतिहास नहीं.   

एक कागज़ 
जिस पर हम 
कवितायेँ  तो 
लिखते है 
पर क्रांति नहीं. 

और शुन्य
जिसके जुड़ने 
या घट जाने से 
हमारे अंधे  
गणित को कोई 
फर्क नहीं पड़ता. 

-दीपक  तिरुवा

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Translation of Deepak Tiruva’s Hindi poem has been done by Arvind K. Pandey 

7 responses

  1. @Laurie Buchanan

    So happy to find appreciation flowing from your side!! I am really happy that it struck a chord with your heart..

  2. Thanks Patrick Scheffer; Michael Schweidleim,Berlin, Germany; Allan Morrell Masculinist, Liverpool( United Kingdom); Nicolia Gruendler, Atlanta, Georgia (United States); Chandrapal S Bhasker, United Kingdom; Himanshu B. Pandey, Siwan (Bihar); Chaitanya Gurjar, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh); Rajiv Gangar, Mumbai; Prashant Sinha,Patna(Bihar); Dhananjay Jha Azad, New Delhi;Khan Muhammed Gafar, Kerala; and Kumar Vidrohi, New Delhi, for making their presence felt on this poem.

  3. Lalita Jha, New Delhi, said:

    But i totally disagree with it ..WOMEN….is that great personality through which life , culture and society sutain she is the main pillar of the smallest unit of country ..Family…

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    Author’s Response:

    I fully endorse your viewpoint Lalitaji..However, having said, I hope you intercepted my pain and anguish as well! The poem has tried to highlight the hardcore fact that though women constitutes the essence of life, they still are mostly defined or showcased via lesser terms. A due recognition of their worth is always wanting. That’s the thought which I had tried to project through this post.

  4. Words for Kumar Vidrohi, New Delhi, who endorsed the viewpoint of Lalita Jhaji:

    The world at large identifies more with Halkat Jawani and Chikni Chameli than Anupamas silently bearing the pain.

  5. ABHA CHAWLA MOHANTY | Reply

    LIKE THE PORTRAYAL……NOT ALL IN SAME GENRE………..

    1. @Abhaji

      First many thanks for posting your comment on WordPress. That’s the same feeling I have tried to project through this poem-that not all women fall in the same category. Not all women should be measured in the stereotyped images carved by the lesser portion of the human brain. Let’s honour and respect women’s true attributes. Let’s promote these attribute alone.

  6. Lalita Jha, New Delhi, said:

    Lalita Jha There is one major difference between most (not all) impoverished countries and developed countries, and that is the education and value of women. Educated women work to improve the lives of their children, which fights poverty and overpopulation. Overtime, this leads to a dramatic improvement in a society’s situation. This is not to say that women are more important or helpful than men. Because of typical gender roles, men (particularly in third world countries) can only use their education to improve their work. Women, on the other hand, can teach and improve the health of their children. ………

    Author’s Response:

    Well, the gender bias has got reduced to great extent in third world and developing nations.

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