Carnival of Word-Induced Silence
Shafey Kidwai
SALT & PEPPER: SELECTED POEMS by By Sukrita Paperwall Publishing, 2023, 196 pp., INR 499.00
February 2024, volume 48, No 2

Word-induced silence makes witnessing both horrifying and lyrical, and it alters the understanding of the universe of emotions more profoundly, bringing in multi-layered, untold, exotic moments of epiphany. The glare begets self-discovery; otherwise, the trans of the monotonous and the forgetful hovers around us. In his novel Immortality (1990), Milan Kundera reveals the essence of the female protagonist Agnes through this lens.

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