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mara khetar na shedhe thi

English translation: From the hedge of my fields

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05:20 Sep 21, 2000
Gujarati to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Gujarati term or phrase: mara khetar na shedhe thi
This is line from a Gujarati poet, Ravji Patel. I want this translated into English.
Thanks.
riyaz
Local time: 12:15
English translation:From the hedge of my fields
Explanation:
It would be translated as 'From the Hedge of my Fields'. 'Hedge' is more appropriate looking at the cultural context of the poem.

This is a very famous poem, 'Ek Bapore' [One Afternoon] by Ravji Patel, a very promising poet who died young. He had published only one volume of poetry, Angat. And Ravji Patel is one of the few great voices in twentieth century Gujarati poetry.

Ravji writes a kind of rural poetry and 'fence' would not make so much sense there. 'Hedge' is much more appropriate here.

There are few good published translations of this poem and they can be found easily.

This poem essentially talks of the transitoriness of human existence.

Best wishes
Roomy Naqvy
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Summary of answers provided
na +1mara=my,khetar field, na=of, shedhe=fence,thi=fromxxxkausar
na +1From the hedge of my fields
Roomy Naqvy
naFrom the fence of my fieldMujahid Jafri
nafrom the edge of my field
bharg


  

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From the fence of my field


Explanation:
mara=my
khetar=field
shedho=fence, hedge


Mujahid Jafri
Local time: 12:15

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1 day 5 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
From the hedge of my fields


Explanation:
It would be translated as 'From the Hedge of my Fields'. 'Hedge' is more appropriate looking at the cultural context of the poem.

This is a very famous poem, 'Ek Bapore' [One Afternoon] by Ravji Patel, a very promising poet who died young. He had published only one volume of poetry, Angat. And Ravji Patel is one of the few great voices in twentieth century Gujarati poetry.

Ravji writes a kind of rural poetry and 'fence' would not make so much sense there. 'Hedge' is much more appropriate here.

There are few good published translations of this poem and they can be found easily.

This poem essentially talks of the transitoriness of human existence.

Best wishes
Roomy Naqvy

Roomy Naqvy
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Local time: 12:15
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marxgandhi

agree  wordfan: it is heartwarming to find such a wonderful knowledgeble gujrati expert on net.....
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16 days
from the edge of my field


Explanation:
shede (or rather chede) means edge and khetar would be field.
HTH
Bharg

bharg
India
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Native speaker of: English

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140 days peer agreement (net): +1
mara=my,khetar field, na=of, shedhe=fence,thi=from


Explanation:
from the fence of my field

xxxkausar

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