Subhash Jaireth

Claudia Hyles reviews 'To Silence' by Subhash Jaireth

Claudia Hyles
Tuesday, 25 October 2011

The voices of Subhash Jaireth’s three fictional autobiographies within To Silence are those of historical figures. Kabir (1440–1518) was a mystic poet associated with the reformist Bhakti or Devotional Movement in medieval India. An illiterate weaver, he rejected idolatry and caste, and his principally Hindu philosophy showed significant Islamic influence. Maria Chekhova (1863–19 ...