The Phoenix is a legendary bird that is said to burn itself and emerge again anew from its own ashes. Each successive generation is stronger than the previous one.
‘Phoenix’ is a collection of seventeen women-centric poems which trace out her life journey through all trials that she faces. The poems in this volume are not just poems; they are songs of freedom, of victory, of triumph. A woman has to struggle at every phase of her life. These struggles may take the form of patriarchy, misogyny, stereotyping and societal expectations from a woman.
These challenges may break her but they cannot crush her fighting spirit. She will bounce back. Women are warriors; they have the ability to exceed their limits and emerge stronger than ever. These poems reiterate the fighting spirit of a woman and her unconquerable nature. A woman is a soldier, she can fight her own battles; she is a healer, she is a warrior, she is the Phoenix.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Ekta Sawhney works as an Assistant Professor in the area of Communications at Alliance School of Business, Alliance University, Bangalore. This is her second volume of poems, after ‘Blossoms’ which was published in 2018. Her research area focuses on the broad spectrum of Spirituality. Her poems abound in rich imagery and an air of optimism. They always remind people of their innate strength to overcome all odds. Her interests include reading about Mysticism and Paranormal Phenomenon. She also has a deep interest in reading about Sufism.
Earlier books by Dr Ekta Sawhney