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A Casteist Poem

By Sutputra Radheye

If my face brings hatred

to your heart

and your eyes behave

with intolerance

that I am in the same hostel

as you have been allotted,

I shall hang myself

to the ceiling fan.

But before that

I must

write on the wall:

if my caste is filthy

yours ain’t clean either.

(A poem written as a protest against the discriminatory caste system.)

Sutputra Radheye is a young poet from India. He has published two poetry collections as of now- Worshipping Bodies (Notion Press) and Inqalaab on the Walls (Delhi Poetry Slam). His works are reflective of the society he lives in and tries to capture the marginalized side of the story.

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