Wet Silence: Poems about Hindu Widows

Wet Silence: Poems about Hindu Widows

Sweta Srivastava Vikram Shaila Abdullah / Feb 20, 2020

Wet Silence Poems about Hindu Widows Sweta Vikram captures bold raw passion poignant reality and crafts a powerful voice for the voiceless Kate Campbell Stevenson Actor ProducerWet Silence bears moving accounts of Hindu widows in India

  • Title: Wet Silence: Poems about Hindu Widows
  • Author: Sweta Srivastava Vikram Shaila Abdullah
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  • Sweta Vikram captures bold raw passion, poignant reality and crafts a powerful voice for the voiceless Kate Campbell Stevenson, Actor ProducerWet Silence bears moving accounts of Hindu widows in India The book raises concern about the treatment of widowed women by society lends their stories a voice shares their unheard tales about marriage reveals the heavy Sweta Vikram captures bold raw passion, poignant reality and crafts a powerful voice for the voiceless Kate Campbell Stevenson, Actor ProducerWet Silence bears moving accounts of Hindu widows in India The book raises concern about the treatment of widowed women by society lends their stories a voice shares their unheard tales about 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 as misogyny, infidelity, gender inequality, and celibacy amongst other things The poems in the collection are bold, unapologetic, and visceral The collection will haunt you Nothing short of sacred genius, Wet Silence reads with a sensual and dangerous grace It is a body of work that ushers presence into absence and love into a world that has all but done away with the word Slash Coleman, author of The Bohemian Love Diaries and blogger for Psychology Today Sweta s poems did a powerful job at highlighting the mental and sexual abuse, violence, loneliness and the pain experienced by millions of widows in India Why I ask, is being a widow a crime Shruti Kapoor, Founder of Sayfty, an organization that helps women protect themselves against violence In a gorgeous choir of reclaimed voices, Sweta Srivastava Vikram tells the stories of women forgotten and passed over, women silenced and without choices, women who don t exist Hindu widows Through the magical breath of her poetry Vikram not only animates these women s hopes, sorrows, dreams, and defeats, she lovingly restores them to honor Melissa Studdard, award winning author of I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast.Learn at SwetaVikramFrom the World Voices series at Modern History PressPOE005060 Poetry American Asian AmericanSOC028000 Social Science Women s Studies GeneralFAM001000 Family Relationships Abuse General

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      • Sweta Srivastava Vikram Shaila Abdullah

        Sweta Srivastava Vikram swetavikram , featured by Asian Fusion as one of the most influential Asians of our time, is an award winning writer, five time Pushcart Prize nominee, bestselling author of 11 books, writing coach, columnist, marketing consultant, and wellness practitioner who currently lives in New York City She teaches the power of yoga, Ayurveda, mindful living to female trauma survivors, creative types, entrepreneurs, and business professionals She is also the CEO Founder of NimmiLife, which helps you achieve your goals by elevating your creativity productivity while paying attention to your wellness.


    1. A poetry collection that hits hard. Gut wrenching emotions pour forth. How do I review it? Being an Indian, I have heard, seen, felt enough. So close that the mind shuts down. Widowhood is a curse even now in many parts of India. She is made to shun all worldly pleasures. She can't attend any auspicious functions. Can't wear colours, can't have certain foods. I have heard it all and more. In my paternal grandma, who was widowed at 18, with a two year old son and carrying another in her womb. And [...]

    2. Dylan Thomas said, “The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it.” This month, Poet Sweta Srivastava Vikram hasn’t added one good poem, she has added forty-nine. Wet Silence: Poems About Hindu Widows, Modern History Press, 2015, is a collection of forty-nine poems written from the perspectives of widows living in India. The widows are never named, but they each share a common bond: their husbands have passed away and they are expected to live in mourning for the rest o [...]

    3. Originally posted on: peekingbetweenthepagesPowerful. That is the word I would use to describe Wet Silence, the newest poetry collection from Sweta Srivastava Vikram. I devoured this collection in one sitting and went back to reread several pieces and I know I will read them yet again in the future. This collection relates the hardships of Hindu widows in India. We don’t know the women the stories speak of but we know that their stories are shared by many other widows in India. It is a very mo [...]

    4. You can find all of my reviews at: bookie-obsessedI received Wet Silence by Sweta Srivastava Vikram in exchange for an honest review and I was really excited to read it. I haven't read much poetry before and when I got to the final page of this book I was blown away.Wet Silence is a collection of beautifully crafted poetry based on the true stories and interviews of Hindu widows in India and how society treats them as well as how they feel after the deaths of their husbands. Each poem was seamle [...]

    5. Stirring and DeepIt is not every day that one comes across poetry that can touch one’s very soul. This book ‘Wet Silence’ by Sweta Srivastava Vikram is piquantly stirring and rips apart the hypocrisy of our so called morals. It throws much light upon a subject that reeks of pain and gloom, and calls for urgent reforms. Her poems on Hindu widows reflect the depth of suffering, be it psychological where a widow is expected to mourn and be as “brooding like soot on windows”, or sexual and [...]

    6. Wet Silence by Sweta Srivastava Vikram, which is on tour tomorrow with Poetic Book Tours, is a stunning collection of poems that give voice to the often solitary lives of Hindu widows. Whether these women loved their husbands, fell in love with them, or merely stayed out of their way, without them in their lives, these women struggle with the emptiness — a vacancy where desire, love, and affection should be. These women could wail and weep but it does not negate the fact that they become spect [...]

    7. Good poetry takes the particular and makes it universal and 'Wet Silence' does just that; these poems speak of the lives of Hindu widows, each with her particular grief, but even though for some readers (like me) this is a strange new world, we can still relate, because these poems speak of universal emotions like mourning and love. But it also works the other way around. From the universal emotions we all can relate to, 'Wet Silence' takes us to the particular experiences of Hindu women. The li [...]

    8. I enjoyed this short chapbook of poetry with fresh eyes and openess in my heart. I loved a couple of sections of the poems for the vivid imagery it created in my mind and for the rich lustre of the words Sweta used easily to stir the emotions in a women's bosom. I am going to pick up another one from her collection of poetry soon enough.

    9. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. I don't normally read poetry and as a newlywed I think it was rather cruel to myself to read this book however I felt it was important to do so. I started reading this just within a few days of getting married and needless to say I was in tears by the end of the first poem. Additionally it was just completely fascinating reading the poems and imagining all of the things these women had to deal with. Husbands [...]

    10. I love reading poetry. I used to think it was a chore but after a few classes and really learning how to read and appreciate the form, I’ve been on the lookout for interesting collections to read. This one caught my eye and I’m so glad that I joined the blog tour for Wet Silence because it’s unlike anything else I’ve ever read.The sheer difference from one poem to the next, although the theme of widowhood ties together each piece, is startling. So many women can live through the same exp [...]

    11. These poems are so true to life that they draw the reader into sharing love and loss with equal empathy. Sweta Vikram has stretched the boundaries of poetry to the point where they disappear and what we have is direct, visceral experience of the lives of others. In the title poem, Wet Silence, a widow talks to her husband:You took big bites of my bonessucked my marrow--I noticed cobwebs in the ceiling,waiting for you to pull outanother stream of unpunctuated slangs.You left me feeling like afres [...]

    12. Wet Silence: Poems about Hindu Widows by Sweta Srivastava Vikram is a heart touching and inspiring collection of poems written by Hindu widows from India. In the Hindu culture, when a woman loses her husband, she cannot remarry, she has to wear white saris, and she also can't eat certain foods anymore. This is a collection of poems depicting some of the most intimate emotions a woman can muster. Some of the widows miss their husbands dearly, while others are happy to be free of their abuser. The [...]

    13. An insightful look at the culture of widowhood in India covering a wide array of experiences. I wanted different things from the language.

    14. I am not able to give a proper review of this amazing book right now. It is powerful and I am trying to understand the central theme, silence, for now.

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