Abha Iyengar

'Opening a Window and Cracking an Egg' Contemporary Women Literature: Questions of self, sexuality and cultural identity

Contemporary women literature is so vast and eclectic that it would be difficult to put it all down in one article. There has been, and the tribe is ever-increasing, a plethora of women from the Indian subcontinent writing today. Strangely, many of them are settled outside India, and yet, they can speak of the Indian experience as if they had never gone.

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What I fear, poem by Abha Iyengar

Wear the colors of war,
My husband,
See how the red and the yellow
Smear your forehead
With valor.
And your eyes
Turn black with desire
To vanquish the foe.

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Colourless & The Concept of Beauty, two poems by Abha Iyengar

From the green forests we came
Black and lush
In our beauty—
Thick lipped, black eyed,
Muscular and strong.

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Abha Iyengar

Abha Iyengar

Abha Iyengar was born in New Delhi and graduated with Honours in Economics from Miranda House, Delhi University and studied Business Management thereafter. She writes in all genres and brings her dabbling in various fields to her writing.

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