Book Launch: House Arrest & Disobedience by Sumeet Grover. LONDON 13TH JUNE 2015

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.

Launch Date Saturday, 13th June 2015
Venue The Poetry Café (The Poetry Place)
22 Betterton Street, Covent Garden
London WC2H 9BX
Timing 15:00 to 16:30
Doors Open 14:30
Entry Cost FREE. Eventbrite - Book Launch: House Arrest & DisobedienceYou will need to reserve your seat for the event, since there are limited places.
Queries For any queries, please contact Smallberry Press: events (replace this by AT)

Book signing will be carried out at the end of the event.

The Book: House Arrest & Disobedience

House Arrest & Disobedience by Sumeet Grover

House Arrest & Disobedience by Sumeet Grover. ISBN 9780993031519. Smallberry Press, London.

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 (, 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.

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