I was having dinner the other night with a few of my colleagues, couple of Indian origin and a Russian. She asked me where in India are you from? I told her I was born in Bihar and lived all over including the Chennai in the South of India, Delhi in the North of India and so on..(where all I have lived would need to be another post). The Indian origin guys chuckled and said as if we had to guess where are you from and also joked at me explaining Chennai with South of India.
It took me two seconds to realise once more that my surname is Jha, who mostly are from the North of Bihar and sitting in London it made me realise this is what is plaguing Bihar…”casteism” and widely this is what is plaguing India !
The urgent urge for us to know what surname…
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