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Gopika Jadeja

Gopika Jadeja

About Gopika Jadeja

Gopika Jadeja is a poet and translator from India who writes in both English and Gujarati. She publishes and edits the print journal and a series of pamphlets for a performance-publishing project called Five Issues. Her work has been published in Asymptote, The Wolf, Indian Literature, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Vahi, Sahcharya, etc. Gopika is currently working on English translations of poetry from Gujarat.

I Have Seen Words | لفظ کو دیکھا ہے مَیں نے

Translated from the Urdu to the English by Gopika Jadeja I have seen words in the rain Retreating into the jute shelter In the queue for kerosene Withering in the eyes of Unhappy children. Standing empty stomach Drinking tea out …

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My Poetry | મારી કવિતા

Translated from the Gujarati to the English by Gopika Jadeja My poetry dressed in its dirty clothes poor like me still awaits acceptance from the silky pages of magazines Still seen thorough critical eyes Unseen Unheard it lies half conscious …

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Puppet | કઠપૂતળી

Translated from the Gujarati to the English by Gopika Jadeja Histories roar within me at orders from their fingertips A puppet, I dance on to fill the empty stomachs of my tribe I too have a story to tell Large …

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To Progress | આગલા વાદાઁ

Translated from the Dehwali to the English by Gopika Jadeja When I read my poetry In our language In the raga of my ancestors They look beneath my mouth Clap enthusiastically for a few moments But in order to understand …

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