Book Review: Poetic Connections; Poems From Australia & India. Edited by Tamaso Lonsdale / Publisher: Cyberwit.Net

“Once, poets were magicians. Poets were strong, stronger than warriors or kings- stronger than old hapless gods. And they will be strong once again.”
– Greg Bear
The Poetic Connections, edited by Tamaso Lonsdale has come out as an anthology of poems combining the ideas, emotions and cultures of two different places, Australia and India, in the most strengthening way which proves to be the full stop on long waiting process in the field of poetry.
Jane Kenyon once said,
“The poet’s job is to put into words those feelings we all have that are so deep, so important, and yet so difficult to name, to tell the truth in such a beautiful way, that people cannot live without it”
The poets in the Poetic Connections are those pillars, providing truth with the excellence of artistry and subtlety through their verses.
The anthology consists aesthetic colours and essence of six various poets from Australia and India. Three poets, Laura Jan Shore, Nathalie Buckland and Rob Harle are from Australia; whereas, three poets Aju Mukhopadhyay, Sunil Sharma and Jaydeep Sarangi are from India.
Laura Jan Shore was born in England and raised in the U.S.A, later moving to Australia. Shore has tutored in and taught creative writing from 1979 onward. She has been the President of Dangerously Poetic Press. The anthology contains eight illuminated poems by her entitled: Meeting You I Wonder, The Interrupt, Facing The Crack, Stranger In Paradise, Revealed, At Dawn, Silence, Don’t Say It. Laura excels in crafting each and every word with great ease and intellect which prove to be the most precious pearls in the ocean of aesthetic beauty. To quote some of her words full of beauty and conception:
At Dawn
Lured by the throb and suck
of high tide,
I’m immersed
in purple and gold
clouds that smudge
a brightening dome.
Summoned too, by rainbow lorikeets
who screech in code
as they savage
the banksias and the winged
whistle of crested pigeons,
crunch of dried pods underfoot,
the whorl of grasses
beckoning up and over the dunes.
There a dazzle of jade silk
unfurls to meet the edge of the sky
and my heart is caught
like those sea bream
agape
in the glimmer of the wind.
Nathalie Buckland was born in Wales, United Kingdom during the Second World War. She started writing from the age of eight. Nathalie studied Early Childhood Education and moved to Australia in 1969 with her young family. The poems of Nathalie in this anthology are: Sojourner, Don’t Wait, Pelicans, Solstice, River- A Sestina, Teenager, Storm and Migrant. Nathalie holds the mastery of gathering inspiration from her local community of Nimbin with all its diversity, her family, and the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside with its native birds and animals. To quote few words of Nathalie:
Teenager
Bathed in
the prickled sunshine of her smile
I am unfurled with love;
never prepared,
no barriers erected for the barbs
flying, with words for wings.
I am a warrior
wounded in my quest.
My grail is Woman;
rising into life,
bursting from the ugly chrysalis
of drugs and acne,
stinking sneakers, venomous tongue.
I see her shadow,
she comes,
I will endure.
I am a mother.
Rob Harle is a writer, artist and academic reviewer. His main concern is to explore and document the radical changes technology is bringing about, through his poems. Harle’s verses in this anthology are: Game Over, The Colour Of Greed, Lost Cafe,Homage To The Mud-Dauber Man, Requiem For An Old Dart, Whore And Nun, The Dulling and On The Road To Nimbin. He mainly focuses on the trends of Post-Postmodernism. To quote some of his lines, which makes his new conceptualizations very clear:
Requiem for An Old Dart
In days of old the serfs were sold
and England’s Kings and Queens were bold,
But now the writing’s on the wall
from Sydney Cove to Downing Street and all.
The Republican’s flag is biting deep
behind closed doors the lonely royalists weep,
a hope to fly the Jack from yards of old,
that now are paved with gangrenous green and gold.
For God and Commonwealth we bled
now Commonwealth and God are dead,
and where the hell’s this wealth so comm’n
in vaults beneath a throne bequeathed by flogg’n.
So… Computer chips spew out the news
from satellites in front row pews,
But still the stallions dragged the carriage
for the 20th century’s most celebrated marriage.
But remember when the colony becomes oppressive…
There will always be an England
A land of sickly superiority too vain,
Of pomp and bloody circumstance
And rain and rain and rain.
Aju Mukhopadhyay, a bilingual award winning poet, author and critic, writes fictions and essays as well. An ardent follower of Sri Aurobindo, Aju is inwardly guided by the perennial source of his spiritual and philosophic truth. His poems may be broadly categorized into three groups: On Nature, Poems with Spiritual Overtones and Feelings, and Poems on Social, Political Subjects. He is subjective in his subtle feelings and expressions. His poems in this collection are: Om Sri Aurobindo, The Burning Lamp, The Inner World, At The River Bank, Ant’s Hut, Life And Death Hug Each Other, Fundamentalists and The Death Of A Rose. His spiritual connect can be noticed through these lines:
The Burning Lamp
The lamp was burning golden-brown
In my dark room steadily, alone
No one was there around.
Flowers bloomed of a mystic hue
Radiating my obscure chamber.
When you came to light the lamp
No one knew
No tread, no flash, no sound.
Sunil Sharma is an academic administrator, a bilingual critic, poet, literary interviewer, editor, translator, essayist and fiction writer. He is a freelance journalist  and blogger as well. His style and technique of writing proves to be the most dominating part of his verses. The way in which he creates a panorama through his words, is delightful. His poems in this anthology are:  The December Wind, Ode To A Railway Halt, Winter Dusk At The Railway Halt: Second Part, A Garbage Dump, A Woman, The Girl On The Threshold, White Noise and The Dog Whisperer. To quote his wordy jewels:
A Woman
Carrying a bundle
On a grizzled head
Three roped donkeys
Walking behind
Driven by a kid,
The belongings
Kept on their backs,
The mobile gypsy family,
Meager possessions,
Mocking the covetous city
Of high-rises and fancy cars.
Jaydeep Sarangi is a bilingual writer, poet, academic editor, translator and the author of a number of significant publications. Sarangi has the expertise of delving deep and presenting the rich literary and cultural tradition of India in the most splendid way. He is a keen observer of life and world, which seems significant in his verses. His poems in this collection are: Native Links, City Of Joy, Missing Link, Peace In No Man’s Land, Life Beyond, My Life, History Of Land and My Sap Of Writing. Sarangi gives a fresh signification to everything. For example:
My Life
I experience what I am going through
Is a brief spell in my life’s routine course,
A period of small happenings –
Things are running back
To his proximate mind,
Aware of each little thing.
I have been calling things
My native own –
Steeped with my root nuances
As each small thing has a life.
I’m bound to the sluggish response to my experiences,
Near the banks of Dulong and Subarnorekha.
I am coming round my life’s circle
To taste what is my daily own.
 
Salman Rushdie once said, “A poet’s work… to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start argument, shape the world and stop it from going to sleep.”
 
The poets in this anthology, Poetic Connections, have the strength and zeal to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start argument, shape the world and stop it from going to sleep. A must read compilation for all.  
– By Varsha Singh
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The Ways of Seeing; Challenging the Stereotypes of Masculinity: Study of the Female Novelists in India

The Ways of Seeing; Challenging the Stereotypes of Masculinity: Study of the Female Novelists in India

By Varsha Singh

What is the way in which a female looks a male, and a male looks a female?

Since the beginning of the literary tradition, it is perceived, that it is the ‘Patriarchal eye’ which determines the way of seeing. But here, the question which arises is – why do we possess just the ‘Patriarchal eye’? Can’t we cherish the ‘Matriarchal eye’ as well? Can’t we keep two sublime entities conjointly at the pinnacle? What is the indigence of heaving one perspective towards dejection, for the approbation of other at the peak? Why to create a hierarchy?

In an interview, Shashi Deshpande was asked, “today’s women are independent and they are no more appendage to man. What do you say?”

To this, Deshpande replied-

…I agree with you… we are not independent, nor do we have our own identity. We are still appendage to men because our society is shaped like that.

This reply of Deshpande renders a crystal clear glimpse towards the plight, that, it is the social structure, which creates hierarchy in the society. It is the hierarchy of patriarchal ideology, which forbids the matriarchal values, from having a voice of its own.

The importance of men and their superiority has been a part of Indian society for generations. Women had always been the less important individuals. When a woman lives in a male dominated society, obviously she undergoes many hardships. It is a wretched condition of women in our society when she has no husband in her life, she is not worthy of respect. Society finds faults with anyone who does not adhere to its laws, in other words, they are the transgressors of society. In a male dominated society and under male chauvinism a woman’s role is hence viewed through a magnifying glass, and she is always watched by others.

As male chauvinism refuses to apprehend woman as antagonist in domain of society, in this situation, a woman is not born but made by the society- “One is not born, but rather becomes a woman. No biological, psychological or economic fate determines the figure that human female presents in society; it is civilization as a whole that produces this creature, intermediate between male and eunuch, which is described as feminine.”

Thus, patriarchal practices which reduce women’s status to inferior social beings are further continued by myths and traditions, which unfortunately have been embedded in the fabric of society in various images, such as Sati, Savitri, Sita and Ahilya. Patriarchal society promoted two images: women as the sexual property of man, and woman as chaste mothers of their children.

Even though man is a civilized being now, there is still the savageness of primitive man in him. With savage selfishness he treats woman as “an object that provides physical enjoyment, social companionship and domestic comfort.” This inequality between man and woman in our society is rightly observed by Sarah Grimka- “Man has subjugated woman to his will, used her as means to promote his selfish gratification, to minister to his sensual pleasure, to be instrumental in promoting his comfort, but never has he desired to elevate her to that rank she was created to fill. He has done all he could do to debase and enslave her mind.”

Thus denied the freedom to act, and choose on their own, women remained solely inside the field of vision, mere illusion to be dreamt and cherished. A woman is a woman and she is held to represent the ‘otherness’ of man, his negative.

Simon de Beauvoir finds man-woman nexus quite unsymmetrical and uncomplimentary for- “man represents both the positive and the neutral, as is indicated by the common use of man to designate human beings in general; whereas women represents only the negative, defined criteria, without reciprocity.”

It is only the man who is regarded as an autonomous being, free from any subordination in the society; whereas a woman is never regarded as an autonomous being since, she has always been assigned a subordinate and relative position in our society. It is an appalling condition of woman that they cannot live without men in our social set-up. As they are considered physically weak, so, to venture in the society they need protection from males. This is the root cause of females’ apathy in our society.

“Man can think of himself without women. She cannot think of herself without man. And she is simply what man decrees…she appears essentially to the male as a sexual being. For him she is sex…absolute sex, no less she is defined and differentiated with reference to man and not he with reference with reference to her; she is the incidental the inessential as opposed to the essential.”

We find references to this aspect of social life, where males dominate the females, and make them the worst sufferer in the novels of some significant women novelists, such as, Nayantara SehgalKamala MarkandayaGita HariharanShashi Deshpande and Anita Desai. In their novels they bring out male domination as the root cause for all the pains and sufferings of females.

Sehgal in most of her novels creates a society based on the fact, that society and the law are both made and controlled by man.

Kamala Markandaya also presents a similar picture of the real society, where men are treated as custodians for women; first as a father, then as a husband and later as a son. The female characters of her novels keep suffering from the obscurities of  life without a complain.

Shashi Deshpande is another novelist portraying the male characters as the dominating one. She  focusses on the situations occurred due to the patriarchal system in all of her stories.

Similar oppression caused by the patriarchal society is presented in the novels of Gita Hariharan and Anita Desai too.

All these novelists are recognized as intellectuals, portraying feminine sensibility and female agony present in our society; and they have been highly felicitous in their endeavours . But the way in which the characters of their novels are looked upon, is the patriarchal gaze. In their novels, the male characters are portrayed as the most powerful, dominating and completely autonomous one; whereas the female characters are portrayed as, the meek, submissive, dominant and weak, seized under the clutch of male subjugation.

Contradicting this situation, the novelists such as, Shobha De, Varsha Dixit, Sujata Parashar, Advaita Kala, Rashmi Singh, Ruchita Misra are on the pathway of reverting the ways of seeing and challenging the stereotypes of masculinity.

Surendra Verma, an illustrious  name from the field of Hindi fiction, proceeds with an intricate step in order to vicissitude the way of seeing, and proclaims a new insight through his Sahitya Academy Award winning novel, Mujhe Chaand Chaahiye. Being a male, Verma does not portrays the female body from a male perspective, as delineated by the traditional women novelists. In fact, he presents his heroine Varsha Vashishtha in such an intimate mode that it seems as if a woman is describing her own body, from her own perspective, and not from the eye of a man.

The structure of our society is pickled in such mien, that either we consider looking from one eye, or we close both. Consequently, instead of observing from both the eyes we become partial. But now is the time, when instead of just reverting the gaze vis-a-vis creating a binary, we need to adduce a perspective, which must not be sexist, treating every human being as an individual, rather than as a male or a female.

Varsha Singh

References  – Beauvoir, Simone de. The Second Sex. Translated by H.M. Parshley. New York. Vintage. 1952 , Beauvoir, Simone de. Selden. 1988, Berger, John. Ways of Seeing. Penguin. 1990,Prasad, Amar Nath. Studies in Indian English Fiction. Sarup and Sons. 2001,Verma, Surendra. Mujhe Chand Chahiye. Radhakrishna Publishers. 2006.

Looking Back with Sympathy: Time to Feature Men Against Patriarchy

Looking Back with sympathy : Time to Feature Men Against Patriarchy

by- Varsha Singh

Feminism is both an intellectual commitment and a political movement that seeks justice for women and the end of sexism in all forms. It was in the late 18th century that for the first time Feminism took its origin in the struggle for women’s rights, more particularly with Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792). Male authors like J.S. Mill in The Subjection of Women (1869) and Friedrich Engels in The Origin of the Family (1884) wrote of the need to rethink the role of women and social oppression against them. In the early twentieth century, Olive Schreiner, Virginia Woolf and later Simone de Beauvoir wrote on gender questions from the perspective of and oriented towards issues like education, marriage, economics, sexuality and morals.

With the 1960’s the Women’s Movement became a major political force. While the movement took various issues for the gender-debate (including science, politics, economics, culture, epistemology) literary critics influenced by the movement undertook a whole new project. This included re-reading the canon of English to expose the patriarchal ideology that informed the construction of the canon in the first place, and which made male centered writing feasible. The influences were abundant: philosophy, psychoanalysis, linguistics, Marxism and others. Feminist thinkers borrowed and adapted numerous such modes of critical thought to frame new theoretical positions, as required by their time.

Patriarchy – The Hierarchy of Oppression

There is no one or singular form of patriarchy. It manifests itself differently in different social and historical contexts.

Patriarchy is a hierarchy. A hierarchy is like a pyramid where a few at the top keep the most control, the people in the middle have medium, and the majority on the bottom have very little.

Anyone, whether he/she/co occupies a socially subordinated category or not, can gain degrees of power and privilegde by advocating patriarchal values.

There are many ways to respond to the problem of patriarchy. While few have attempted to claim equal access to the dominance, exploitation, and power of men, others have emphasised the feminine as “better” than the masculine, essentially just flipping the coin. However, neither approach reflects our core beliefs. We understand gender oppression is deeply interwined with racism, classism, colonialism, ableism, the state, the destruction of the environment, and ultimately civilization itself. As many have discovered, single-issue struggles fail to create radical change.

Men Celeberating Feminism

As we know  that, few subjects are as fascinating as one’s own reflection in the eyes of a desired “Other”. Lacan, perhaps taking the concept to the extreme, observed that the other is the reason for and prime subject of all discourse. Feminism is always defined as a “woman only” arena, or in competitive terms of male versus female privilege, rather than as a cooperative effort to improve the quality of life for everyone. Indeed, a good deal of feminist scholarship has failed to take into account the relational nature of gender, preferring instead to focus on the ways in which men and women are irreconcilably opposed. This is the time to argue that the feminist movement should no longer view with suspicion those men who have proved themselves sympathetic to issues of gender equity.

It is not men, creating the entire predicament that women endure; it is the so-called patriarchal ideology inherited in society which sets the role models  that we tend to learn and emulate. To blame all men for what has transpired in the past is irrational. As the gender roles have developed as a functional fit to historical circumstances, and both sexes have been oppressed by their gender roles; in this situation, the voices of men also needs to become a part of the gender debate. The feminist goals cannot be realised until men and women come together to eliminate the shared harm of patriarchal realities.

Your Burns and My Growth!!.

Filming the Poem…
A Poem Dedicated to My Teacher!!

Your Burns… and .. My Growth!!
Those blazing visions
Kindle my senses,
Those glowing sparks
Ignite my passion!
Wanting to enter deep
Under your cloudy wings of faith,
Which are as opaque
As your crystalline eyes of praise!
Beneath your sky of impression
I crave to drench my emotion,
The utmost divinity of yours
Flows within my sensation!
I was all flesh
You made me glow,
I became your Cherub
You became my soul!
My wanderings of life
Became the wonders of life,
Oh! My utmost angel…
You burnt every time
And made me grow!

The Unidentified

Filming the Poem.
A Poem dedicated to the most special Friend.
A Friend who became my Mirror…
To make me meet myself!!
– Varsha Singh

The Unidentified…

Someone was in my dreams tonight
Asking – do you know my plight?
I was speechless with fury
As there was no sign except me

A sudden sound surrounded by
Asking – do you know who am I?
I was again tongue-tied
As there was no one to be identified

A hint came out of the tint
Telling – everyone can find them in me
But I don’t have my own individuality
And stay changing with reflexibility

My dream got wet with sweat
I took long to find the zest
A surprise fled all wide
As it was Mirror asking to be identified !
-Varsha Singh

My Aspiring Shadow

Filming the Poem
My Aspiring Shadow…
by Varsha Singh

My thirsty soul
Seeks to hold…
My heart my mind
My dense sense

All feel for you
Yearn for you
All wait for you
Crave for you ..!!

Oh!! my aspiring shadow
Where are you??
I dwell I fell.. just for you!
I wander in search of you!

You stay with me
Still so away…
You follow me?
Or, followed by me?

I go through sky
To find your sight
Alas! I come back
Without your sign!

I move through clouds
Go through rain
I rove in pain
And roll in vain!

I shout aloud
To seek you out
I tear my flesh
To know your zest

Are you me?
Or, am I you?
Are you within me?
Or, am I within you?

Book Review: Melodies and Maladies: A Bouquet Of Love Poems by Dr. Ratan Bhattacharjee

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Being a poet from the city of joy is in itself a matter of great depth, liveliness and emotions as well. Dr. Ratan Bhattacharjee is a poet of similar joy, holding the truest emotion of love from each spheres of life as the city holds in its heart.
Dr Bhattacharjee has come out with his recent collection of melodious and beautiful poems through his book Melodies and Maladies. 
 
The central thematic concerns of the poetry of Dr.Ratan are largely the same themes that defined Romanticism, especially among the younger love poets of modern era: beauty, the passions, nature, political liberty, creativity, and the sanctity of the imagination. What makes Dr.Ratan’s treatment of these themes unique is his philosophical relationship to his subject matter—which was better developed and articulated than that of any other  poet  of our time—and his temperament, which was extraordinarily sensitive and responsive even for a Romantic poet, and which possessed an extraordinary capacity for joy, love, and hope. Dr.Ratan  fervently believed in the possibility of realizing an ideal of human happiness as based on beauty and love, and his moments of darkness and despair almost always stem from his disappointment at seeing that ideal sacrificed to human weakness.
Dr.Ratan’s intense feelings about beauty and expression are documented in poems such as You the Definition of Beauty and “I Miss You Most ” in which he invokes metaphors from nature to characterize his relationship to his art. The center of his aesthetic philosophy can be found in his  passionate love poems in which he argues that  love  brings about moral good. Poetry, Dr.Ratan  argues, exercises and expands the imagination, and the imagination is the source of sympathy, compassion, and love, which rest on the ability to project oneself into the position of another person.
Dr Ratan is a craftsman, who admires the sense of love as the utmost emotion of spirituality. In his poem “Life is meaningless Without You” he gives his love the most special feeling by calling himself meaningless without his lady love. To quote his words:
 You came into my life
Like a blazing star or a comet
You filled my heart with joy
You took my pain as if it was yours
Like an angel on the earth
I could not believe
You gave me love
that no one ever could
With the soft sweet words
you whispered in my ears
You made me realize
that I was in Love
You made me realize
Life is meaningless without you .
For Dr. Ratan, the beauty of love is important in each and every form. He finds love in all the zest of life. His tender love for his daughter is visible in the poem “Why your Dad waits for you, My Daughter? “
My daughter, how shall I tell you the truth
It is really very tough to be an ideal dad
When you were a wonder kid with all your talents
And I could not make you either happy or glad
Love for his child can be seen in a new avatar in another poem “The Woman With the Laptop Grew in the Parent’s Lap”
 
Love likes privacy, and so abides in our hearts
But when the beloved is a priceless beauty
Love permeates the soul,
Then feelings all, suddenly go beyond control.
What is this special feeling, for a child
Or for a woman whom I saw in her parent’s lap
Understanding the beauty of love, Dr. Ratan never leaves the deeply rooted hypocrisy and cruelty inherited in society. One of such examples is his poem “They Tore the Petals of a Budding Flower”which he decided to write on the Delhi Gang Rape of a young female doctor.
 Light breaks when darkness sets in
Drop by drop. On the Highroad that glitters with neon light,

Love begins when the words of farewell were uttered

And Damini, you are not alive in spite of all the fight.

Never will it be uttered Damini
You cried it out in the cursed bus, Save me, anybody there?
But they tore the petals of a budding flower

When the Delhi Gurgaon Highroad was slippery

With your blood, loud with your cries in the moonless night

Reverberating all over there…

But they dared to tear the budding flower.

You gave the fight and they killed you Damini

They killed womanhood, the mother, daughter, the sister in you

All in one night… just one night…

The well-known secret about the talent of Dr. Bhattacharjee’s writing is; he takes inspiration from anyone, without the knowledge of that person and ends up by writing a supreme piece of verse through his conversation. Hope he keeps carving such pieces with similar intensity in future too.

About Dr Ratan Bhattacharjee
Dr.Ratan Bhattacharjee is  at present the Chairperson of the Post Graduate Dept. of English and  is also associated with teaching in the PG Dept of English of Rabindra Bharati Univesity , both  in regular and distance.He is  the Executive member in the International Advisory Board  of International Theeodore Dreiser Society, USA. http://www.dreisersociety.org/His articles and poems are published in numerous journals and magazines in India and abroad. He  was associated with the Indian Association of American Studies (IAAS) as a member of the Executive Body and  now he is  the Founder Director of the newly inaugurated  Dattani Archive and Research Association (DARA) , Kolkata. He edits the Journal VIEW ( Voice of Indian English Writers) . His  papers have been accepted for the International Conference at Romania organized by the University of Craiova. He contributes to The Washington Post and The Guardian UK as a free lance journalist. His   poetry is published in Poemhunter.com and Allpoetry.com. His  regular write-ups are there in Merinews.com.(www.merinews.com/cj/drratanbhattacharjee) , boloji.com, (http://www.boloji.com/index.cfm?md=Content&sd=Writers&WriterID=3749)

Voice of Bengal.com  and Isahitya.com and in Times of India Timeline. He has to his credit nearly 10 books and 500 articles on Indian English, American and British literature)
Email address    : drrb07@gmail.com
– Varsha Singh
Original publication in SAHITYA ANAND
AN INTER-DISCIPLINARY INTERNATIONAL REFEREED RESEARCH JOURNAL
Vol 1 Issue 3 June 2013

Book Review: Unlocked by Kevin Solomon Missal / Vamptasy Publishing

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It is always a matter of great curiosity, when the young and blossoming writers start penning down the serious and gripping stories, with great literary merit. In this time of pop- fiction the fresh generation draws much towards writing down the “time-pass” novels, rather than the serious ones.
Kevin Solomon Missal must be called a specie as rare as a Unicorn under the recent generation. Kevin is a sixteen year old boy studying at The Faith Academy in New Delhi. At the tender age of fourteen, he wrote his debut novel, Damien Black: The Battle of Lost Ages, which was a heroic fantasy, inspired by Greek mythology,
Kevin’s love and admiration for Greek myths took him towards writing another masterpiece. His second novel, “Unlocked” published by Vamptasy Publishing is a heroic fantasy dealing with the Greek Mythology in its backdrop. The story deals with topics such as friendship, love, betrayal, adventure, death and mystery – with all their complications until the end.
Kevin knows the art of gripping with his story line, which enables him to make a successful venture in order to keep the readers stick to the text till the end. The lucid language is another strength of this novel.
The characters are superbly placed under the narrative, as it becomes a challenge for the writer to manage the characters perfectly when it comes to play with the mythical figures and techniques. Kevin has almost been successful in recreating the essence of mythology in a fresh way.
He gives an Ultramodern touch to the novel by adding the Ultramodern effects merging with fantasy and mythology.
He found himself in a warm place as he entered Metatron’s home. A laptop sat on table beside the soft upon which a Word document which was opened. 
 
“What are you typing?”
Siphon prodded
 
“I am Metatron, young lad. I am recording the creation.”
 
His admission was unexpected. Siphon hadn’t considered the fact that the scroll of creation was actually being written on a laptop instead of a long, large scroll. He couldn’t understand that modernization not only reached mankind, but it had also reached angles and demons.He had seen many demons using cellphones, pagers, iPhone’s, iPad’s etc.
 
At the end, it would be better to say, that, under the flood of time pass novels, here is something serious, making itself a must read piece for all, especially the fantasy lover young readers.
– Varsha Singh