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Veils, Halos & Shackles: International Poetry on the Oppression and Empowerment of Women

Veils, Halos & Shackles: International Poetry on the Oppression and Empowerment of Women
Editors: Charles Adès Fishman & Smita Sahay
Publisher: Kasva Press
ISBN: 978-0-9910584-5-7
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Price: INR 1200/ $ 24.95

The December 2012 rape and murder of Jyoti Singh Pandey in Delhi moved thousands of people to pour into the streets in protest. Veils, Halos & Shackles: International Poetry on the Oppression and Empowerment of Women was conceived in response to that vicious gang rape and to the unprecedented public activism for women’s safety that followed it. The anthology features more than 250 poems by writers from over two dozen countries and testimony that is wise, direct, and often very daunting.

‘The book, and the (launch) event, acted as reminders of the continuing struggle against patriarchy and all the forms of oppression, subjugation and naturalised hegemony that shape the social and political structures in which we live and work, and which we must interrogate, individually and in solidarity.’ — Ranjit Hoskote

‘Violence towards women is an issue that most people prefer not to talk about, and this book goes a long way towards breaking the silence. I was very moved by several of the poems in the book’ — Menka Shivdasani

Veils, Halos & Shackles is a brilliant anthology with powerful and moving poetry from a wide range of voices.’ — Laura Madeline Wiseman