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All things aside. It is such an honor to have my book standing next to Rupi Kaur.
When I look at the work of Rupi, I can taste the depth of emotion that runs through the veins of, I believe (dare to say) every Indian. I think that is our greatest gift, through language and upbringing we look through familiar filters. To me, Rupi has the ability to take an everyday emotion or thought, and translate it into poetry. And that is beautiful🌼
I cannot recreate what she does and nor am I trying to. -
I grew up within an Indian household beside my grandmother. She is to me, the ever leading thread in my life. She, is the red line through my existence and will always be. I write about the way I experience life.
A life, in which my grandmother gifted me a filter to look through. A filter that translates life around me in such a way.....it kneads me into a writer.
My grandmother used to narrate sayings of Kabir Das, known as 'Kabir das ke dohe'.
It fed the born philosopher/seeker within me. Because of her, my writing gets a spiritual angle to it. Another fascination of mine is, the work of Rumi.
As far as the drawings of the book;
I'm a painter, and therefore I decided to add drawings to the poetry. The creation behind 'more rose than human' has so much more depth than the eye can see. I will reveal the thought behind the book very soon. -
And about standing next to @rupikaur_ , I want to be clear on; no competition! This is sisterhood through culture, country and so much more. This is empowering to me as should it be seen, within the eyes of others.