Wet 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. It’s a collection of poems that covers a myriad of subjects centered on 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.

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“Vikram is a gorgeous writer and her poems will leave you thinking, reflective. She has found an effective and imaginative way to draw attention to the plight of women overlooked by others and undervalued by their society, and has done so in a way that restores their dignity and personhood, and leaves us, the outsiders, drawing breath in outrage or in recognition. Highly recommended.”    To read the full review, click here

“Reading Wet Silence is an experience you will never forget. I highly recommend this book to you. I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.”    To read the full review, click here

“Wet Silence is an amazing collection. It hits you hard – in the gut with it’s raw reality. When I read poetry I look for how it affects me emotionally and Sweta’s is one of the most powerful I’ve read in terms of evoking so many feelings in me. It is exceptional.” – Peeking Between The Pages.    To read the full review, click here

“If you’re interested to know more about the lives of women in India and like more direct poetry, Wet Silence might be just the book for you.” – A Geography of Reading.    To read the full review, click here

“I highly advise everybody to give it a read if they are looking for something full of amazing strength and courage and something that will make you extremely thankful.” – BookieObsessed.    To read the full review, click here

“I really hope people pick up this collection.” – Caught Between The Pages.    To read the full review, click here

“This collection is remarkable. These poems are honest, profound, beautiful, and brilliant.” – Susan Ortlieb, Suko’s Notebook.    To read the full review, click here

“It is a collection that should be used in schools, read in book clubs, and held up high on the best of poetry lists.”- Serena, Savvy Verse and Wit.    To read the full review, click here

“Vikram has created a magnificent tapestry woven with the words from women who are usually forced to stay silent. Wet Silence is a collection that will resonate with all readers.”- Emma Eden Ramos.    To read the full review, click here

“A poetry collection that hits hard. Gut wrenching emotions pour forth.”- Gautami Tripathy.    To read the full review, click here

“I have read each of the poems at least twice, some even more than that. Each of the poems are emotional and have a power all their own. They spoke to me as a human being as well as as a woman. So much comes through in so few words regarding the cultural complexities each of these women faced. I loved that about this book.”- Literary Feline.    To read the full review, click here

“All in all, a fantastic and thought-provoking read which is hard to put down.”- Smita Singh, VAANI, UK.    To read the full review, click here

“Overall, this poetry book is passionate, mesmerizing, heartbreaking and well written”.    To read the full review, click here

“The emotions are profound, heart wrenching, yet beautiful. These women are not telling their story to ask for help, though, they simply and only break their Silence and allow their most inner voices to be heard. Beautiful, painful, and raw!” – Mihaela Day.    To read the full review, click here

“I highly recommend this poem book and I think it is just amazing!”    To read the full review, click here