TEXT 91
pathe tāre mililā viśvāsa-rāmadāsa
viśvāsa-khānāra kāyastha teṅho rājāra viśvāsa
SYNONYMS
pathe—on the path; tāre—him; mililā—met; viśvāsa-rāmadāsaRāmadāsa Viśvāsa; viśvāsa-khānāra—of the governmental accounting department; kāyastha—belonging to the kāyastha class; teṅho—he; rājāra—to the king; viśvāsa—secretary.
TRANSLATION
In Bengal he met Rāmadāsa Viśvāsa, who belonged to the kāyastha caste. He was one of the king's secretaries.
PURPORT
The word viśvāsa-khānāra kāyastha indicates a secretary or clerk belonging to the kāyastha caste. Kāyasthas were usually secretaries to kings, governors or other important persons. It is said that anyone working in the government secretariat at this time was a kāyastha.

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