When one is not understood, a sense of betrayal starts entering
the body that then works to destroy one's external world.
Is this the end? Is there a plausible source of all suffering,
which I may find in my wandering words? Yes, yes. The answer keeps coming. The
quest has to continue irrespective of the answer.
Shantha is currently working as a faculty at the National
Institute of Immunology, New Delhi. Born and educated in Delhi, she lives in
Gurgaon where the rest of her family lives and works. This first book of poems
by her is written as an ode to a struggle.