He Is Honey, Salt and the Most Perfect Grammar
Kala Krishnan Ramesh
Murugan - the younger son of Shiva and Parvathy, the younger brother of Ganesha - is a tricky and temperamental god, but he is beloved of the poets. Fittingly then, Kala Krishnan Ramesh's contemporary bhakti poems in He Is Honey, Salt and the Most Perfect Grammar speak in the voices of many poets. We don't always know who they are, but as the poems unfold, one voice emerges above those of the rest. She is the god's favourite poet, a woman whose whole life revolves around him.