In his six-part poem, Kapil Kachru versifies the experience of someone returning to a motherland from a great distance marked by the passage of greater time. Part by part, the poem progresses through the gaze of a tourist whose vantage point shifts to that of someone seeking a home worn out by an untimely departure. As ‘travel literature’, Kachru’s verses oscillate between the blurry lines of indefinite displacement and momentary familiarity, made clearer by a voyage that spirals into the terrain of concealed memory.

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