Author : Lalima Yadav
We have heard many times that “Youth can change the world.” We youth has the power to stand straight , and fight against all the crimes ,our country is facing these days.What we all need to do is ,raise our voice and take a step forward , and not just think, but work for the welfare of our folks.
“We the People: Behind a veil”, a poetry anthology by Lalima Yadav, a 19 year young author, took a step ahead, and displays the pain of our people, and how badly the victims suffer from all the crimes,which is growing more fastly than the way world is shining.
As the back cover says “In the world of today, we have many social evils existing within the society, that we live in. Take a look! around and you’ll find CRIME, bullying, racism, discrimination, illiteracy, child sexual abuse and the list goes on. How to get out of it? What to do?
In my opinion, literature will play a huge part in trying to get the nation to eradicate all such evils and a shape a better society. So, keeping this in my mind, I have penned down the feelings and emotions on the behalf of the victims of such social evils so that people could realize their pain and agony their hearts. This book is an initiative by me to create awareness in the society, esp. the young minds. This book is a motivation in its own way. It is the time to take a stand, raise your voice and, bring a change. Each endeavor that is undertaken by anyone against evils is a worth contribution to the society. Uniqueness of the book is a topic itself, no where, a poetry book on the social issues explaining the feelings of the victims of the 26 social issues had been presented ever before therefore in its own range this book is the first poetry book as such. I have titled all the 26 poems alphabetically in the book. This book is for everyone because you are too a part of this world where the social evils exist and time has come to be a part of a noble deed and transform the society.”
Poetess in the dark cloud of crime ,tries to bring the light of hope by lightening a lamp, and wishes from people to light more lamps,so that the world can see the gleaming Sun, which is hidden behind the dark cloud of crimes.This urge of poetess is lucidly shown in her poems.
Poems are clear and powerfull ,and blunt voice of many faint hearts are able to touch my heart.I could relate with the poems and the message poetess wants to give through her pen mightier as sword, that speaks bluntly and boldy,and is able to accomplish its task.
Every poem is drenched with human’s feelings,their emotions and pains, and all the poems ended on a strong note, to open the eyes of society ,and make them realize pain of others,and not to just sympathize, but empathize!
A nice initiative by the poetess, of letting the painful voice heard by everyone through this petite book.First of all,I would like to say kuddos to the young poetess for this effort, and hearty congratulations for this successful debut! A must read for everyone,of all the ages to get familiar with the evil face of our society ,and to join hands for the betterment.
Rating : 4/5
Reviewer : Shweta Kesari