Authored By: Utsav Kaushik
Year of Publication: 2018
|Pages: 150||Binding: Paperback(PB)|
Category: Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories
|Price in Rs. 206.50||Price in (USA) $. 16.52|
The Silent Hour is a collection of thematically dissimilitude poems. It records the entry of a novice into the world of pungent truths and dire calamities. It was written after the narrator came out of the sheltered environment of school life to sail for the first time into the turmoil of waves which the wider world inhibits. Here everything was to be decided and nothing was spoon fed. How the innocence of a child vanished when he came in close contact with the real realities of life. These poems were composed during the three years which the poet spent at Zakir Husain Delhi College Evening: though composed in English, yet the narrator seems to be at odds with the language itself; though composed in silence, yet his words are vociferous and revealing; though the works records personal experiences, yet they deal with public issues as well.
Utsav Kaushik belongs to the soil of his village Kakra in Muradnagar, Uttar Pradesh. He doesn’t consider himself only a poet rather an artist. Because he likes to paint, dance, sing and has won several accolades for excellence in performing dramatic arts at the school level. Still, he weaves occasionally or as the artist inside his self would prompt him. Those voices which are sometimes repressed whether political or not, his words boldly speak on their behalf. Majorly self-contradictory at times his quest is to seek the essentially right. He graduated with a first class in English in 2016 from Zakir Husain Delhi College Evening. He is now pursuing his post-graduation from Hans Raj College. His poems have been published in LondonGrip, The Paragon Journal, Ashvamegh...the Literary Flight,InkSweatTears, Indian Ruminations, Linden Avenue Literary and have been selected by several others which will be published soon.