Smallberry Press, London, are pleased to announce the launch of their latest title, House Arrest & Disobedience (ISBN 978-0993031519) by Sumeet Grover, on Saturday, 13th June 2015 at the The Poetry Café, London. Grover will read from his new poetry collection, answer questions and discuss his work. The poems in the book centre around violence against women in India, along with poems on poverty, nonviolent resistance and alternate sexuality.
Book signing will be carried out at the end of the event.
The Book: House Arrest & Disobedience
Violence against women in their own homes is endemic in India; it is hidden from neighbours, rarely reported to police stations, ignored by media and excluded from national statistics. To emotionally and physically abuse a woman is a crime; we have all shared our lives with criminals without acknowledging them. This violence is not restricted to women; it includes children, the marginalised and the different. The phrase ‘Domestic Violence’ is readily dismissed in India; this book creates a stunning perspective of the phenomenon by using the term ‘House Arrest’.
Even when our lives, bodies, beliefs or human rights are oppressed, we carry a surging resilience within us; this resilience is called in the Indian nonviolent tradition: Satyagraha (Disobedience). Through the intimate lens of poetry, Grover exposes the daily realities of the survivors of this violence and the suffering of people who continue to live under its decree.
The Author: Sumeet Grover
Sumeet Grover is the founder of Global Poetry (globalpoetry.org), dedicated to creativity, human dignity, dialogue and global citizenship. He is a winner of the Portico Brotherton Open Poetry Prize 2014, and was shortlisted for the Jane Martin Poetry Prize 2014. His works have been published by the TRANSCEND Media Service, Huffington Post UK, The Stand Magazine, Peace & Policy, and other journals. House Arrest & Disobedience is his second poetry collection. He lives and works in London, UK.