Dr. Mohanty, Recipient of Sahitya Academy Award

Some poets in this volume use imagery of familiar conversations and maintain the speech rhythm. There’s something Donnesque in Saravana Kumar Murugan;

I am the cigarette, you are fire

No smoke on my cigar, after you left

We do not have to fight; I’ll say you are right.

Come on idiot, you are for me.

Sarav speaks the contemporary lingo and drives home the message.