This week we bring you Anju Sosan George who writes about the interim silences that life is full of. Her works delve into the complex negotiations that women carry on with the world around them. “Anju George’s poetry deals sensitively with relationships, love, loss, yearning… Her poems are suffused with both emotion and insight, and speak of one who feels intensely, and puts words to her feelings,” wrote Dr. Shashi Tharoor in the blurb of her book Woes of a Working Woman.
Anju’s world of words opens into the ordinary. They are a reminder that life is short lived, and that one needn’t always shout to be heard, a tiny whisper in the right direction could also create an echo of change. She believes that women like her who juggle work, family, relationships, deadlines have more in them than what meets the eye. Their age is still to come, and they are getting ready.
When asked about what writing meant to her, she alluded to G K Chesterton’s words “Fairy tales do not tell children monsters exist. Children already know that. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed.” For Anju, writing is a way of articulating the truth. A way of coming out of denial. “Writing to me is to kill the hypocrite I am asked to shield. It is also for my children to remember, perhaps long after I am gone, that I did try for a better world, for their children. Let dragons be killed.”