Shikha Malaviya’s poetry initiates a dialogue between countries and cultures and raises many flags—of freedom and love, of prayer and protest. Her morphologist, tracing the curve of continents, and the peacock dancing against the setting sun are metaphors for the poets’ own self in its bewildering search for a less complex and more humane world, where identities are spaces of creativity rather than of contest. Shikha’s poems are fresh and intimate, talking to each one of us in our own different tongues.”
— K. SATCHIDANANDAN, poet & writer, Sahitya Akademi award winner