How We Measured Time

ISBN: 978-93-82749-92-9
Category:
Tag:
Author

Imprint

Language

Edition

Publication Year

2019

Binding

Pages

82

$12

Product total
Other Charges
Grand total

About the Book

“How we Measured Time by Sivakami Velliangiri, gives us poetry of a childhood remembered, perhaps now and then fictionalised –memory is such a dicey thing.  The poetry is rooted in nostalgia, memories rooted in the house and the mill compound she grew up in, and yet there is no sentimentality attached to it. There are moments when the poetry is uplifting, her mother identifying ‘serpents/ by the design of their costume’, a grandfather lifting her ‘to the coastline of his shoulders’. And a past advances towards the reader, the silence before a solar eclipse, the hubbub of a Kerala elephant-chase.’

– Keki Daruwala