Wet Silence: Poems about Hindu widows

December 6, 2020
Wet Silence: Poems about Hindu widows

"Sweta Vikram captures bold raw passion, poignantreality and crafts a powerful voice for thevoiceless."—Kate Campbell Stevenson, Actor & ProducerWet Silence bears moving accounts of Hindu widows inIndia. The book raises concern about the treatment of widowed womenby society; lends their stories a voice; shares their unheard talesabout marriage; reveals the heavy hand of patriarchy; and,addresses the lack of companionship and sensuality in their lives.This collection of poems covers a myriad of social evils such asmisogyny, infidelity, gender inequality, and celibacy amongst otherthings. The poems in the collection are bold, unapologetic, andvisceral. The collection will haunt you."Nothing short of sacred genius, Wet Silence reads witha sensual and dangerous grace. It is a body of work that usherspresence into absence and love into a world that has all but doneaway with the word."—Slash Coleman, author of The Bohemian Love Diaries andblogger for Psychology Today."Sweta's poems did a powerful job at highlighting the mental andsexual abuse, violence, loneliness and the pain experienced bymillions of widows in India. Why I ask, is being a widow acrime?"—Shruti Kapoor, Founder of Sayfty, an organization that helpswomen protect themselves against violence"In a gorgeous choir of reclaimed voices, Sweta SrivastavaVikram tells the stories of women forgotten and passed over, womensilenced and without choices, women who 'don't exist'—Hindu widows.Through the magical breath of her poetry Vikram not only animatesthese women's hopes, sorrows, dreams, and defeats, she lovinglyrestores them to honor."—Melissa Studdard, award-winning author of I Ate the Cosmosfor Breakfast.Learn more at www.SwetaVikram.comFrom the World Voices series at Modern History PressPOE005060 Poetry : American - Asian AmericanSOC028000 Social Science : Women's Studies - GeneralFAM001000 Family & Relationships : Abuse - General