The Voices Never Stop
Year of Publication: 2012
Price: Rs 200
About the Author:
Shobhana Kumar is a writer and has four books to her credit, including Coimbatore: the Emerging Indian Cosmopolis (2009) and SIMA – A Journey through 75 Years (2010), which is a detailed study of the textile industry with a specific focus on south India. She holds an MBA and freelances as a creative and communications consultant with corporate houses and advertising agencies. She also runs Small Differences, an organization that brings forward storytelling and other creative art forms to children, particularly those who are disadvantaged.
Shobhana is married to C. G. Kumar, a lawyer, and they live in Coimbatore with their two children.
About the Book:
In her first collection of poetry, Shobhana displays a remarkable capacity for introspection and self-reflection. Her poems are deeply layered, nuanced and insightful and exemplify her rich understanding of the elements that make up our life and worlds.
In his introduction to the book, Justice V. R. Krishna Iyer, a former judge of the Supreme Court of India remarks:
“The Voices Never Stop is a quiet poetic journey into the inner recesses of the spirit that drives man and woman alike. The inner voices comprehensible only to the spirit of oneself dance in rejoice of love, accentuate the belongingness, render the loss less unbearable and console the self… and strengthen the iron determination to wither away the wild winds and give shape and size to brilliant hope, carrying the candlelight till the last breath.”
42 poems spread over 6 sections.