Ruins

by Gaurav Monga
Ruins - Gaurav Monga N/A

"Ruins that were marked as signs of moral degradation and occurred at the end of an epoch, now appear as our consistent present. In this city they are not merely the outcomes of natural disasters or man-made cataclysms, but it is an event which we anticipate and look forward to." - Premjish Achari

Ruins is a collection of prose poems that look at the motif of buildings and city-scapes as veritable sites for memory, loss, disaster and rebirth. Written in fragments that mimic the form of these ruins, Monga juxtaposes our built environment with eschatological myth-making. These, however, are not ruins that were marked as signs of moral degradation and occurred at the end of an epoch but rather appear as our consistent present. In this book, we encounter a city that exists alongside its own ruins that has to come to terms with its own decay.


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Release date January 2019
Details updated November 20, 2022
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