After the Great War of Kurukshetra
Was won by the Pandavas,
The righteous Yudhisthira
Ascended the throne of Indraprastha.
Pandavas tried to relegate to the past
The harsh memories of friends, allies
Kith and kin killed in the war
Many of them by unfair means.
The war had snatched the lives of
All their sons, almost their entire progeny
But for the yet unborn child of Uttara
And Abhimanyu, the slain son of Arjuna.
After Abhimanyu, who has just turned sixteen,
Wreaked havoc in the Kaurava army
Their Commanders joined hands to attack him
And killed him in gross violation of the war codes.
Pandavas could not forget how the young warrior
Had breached the Kaurava's Padmavyuha to barge in
And how Drona, Kripa, Karna and Jayadratha
Attacked him together, disarmed him and killed him.
Whenever she thought of his valor and fighting skills
Even Uttara, widowed at the age of fourteen,
Felt immensely proud and held her head high
Though blinded by incessant flow of tears.
In the all-pervading gloom, the Pandavas realised
That they too had committed their share
Of unfairness in the war and code violations:
"So, whom do we grudge? Why do we complain? "
This realisation lead them to deep remorse.
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem