Thursday, June 26, 2008

ஜீவன், ஜாதி அற்றவன்.(Jeevan, the casteless )

கேரளாவில் ஏழாம் வகுப்பில் கற்றுத்தரப்படும் 58 வார்த்தைகளே கொண்ட ஒரு பாடத்தை முன்னிட்டு நடக்கும் சர்சையின் மூல காரணமான, Mathamillaatha Jeevan என்ற தலைப்பிட்ட அந்த 58 வார்தைப் பாடத்தின் ஆங்கில மொழி பெயர்ப்பு.


After seating the parents, who had come with their ward, in the chairs before him, the headmaster began filling the application form.


“Son, what’s your name?”

“Jeevan”


“Good, nice name. Father’s name?”

“Anvar Rasheed.”

“Mother’s name?”

“Lakshmi Devi.”

The headmaster raised his head, looked at the parents and asked:

“Which religion should we write?”

“None. Write there is no religion.”

“Caste?”

“The same.”

The headmaster leaned back in his chair and asked a little gravely:

“What if he feels the need for a religion when he grows up?”

“Let him choose his religion when he feels so.”

5 comments:

நம்பி.பா. said...

Dear Gopalan,
very interesting and thought provoking article, just found your post on google when I am trying to research any articles on this subject. I am already compiling a post on my blog, do you mind if I take the picture from this post and put it on my blog?
Thanks.
Nambi.

Gopalan Ramasubbu said...

Nambi,

Feel free to use any pictures from my blog..You don't even have to ask.

Cheers
Gopalan

நம்பி.பா. said...

Gopalan,
thanks for your response!
-Nambi

Marutham said...

Wow... Apdi elaam agra kalam vandhuta...Andha field'ey application'la irukadhey :)

Nice thought ... !!

naathaari said...

அன்புள்ள கோபாலுக்கு

மிக நல்லமுறையில் இதை பதிவு செய்திருகிறீர்கள்
இதை படித்தபிறகுதான் முழுமை தெரிந்தது