“Complete silence prevailed inside the ward, but it was a silence of a different kind… Aarti remained unmoved. But actually, she desired to be loquacious, speak a lot with her father-in-law.”
The Storm in the Silence is a gripping story of Aarti, a young married woman, ambitious for a career and caught up in a relentless wrestle with egotistical and patriarchal structures of power in the domestic and professional space. Sketched in the backdrop of a nexus between college admission scams, land deals and institutions of law and order, Aarti’s narrative keeps the readers on the edge as she is drawn into conspiracies that send her hurtling down a web of lies and deceits. She inspires as she works around her dilemmas and predicaments, shooting arrows in the dark to break the glass ceiling. Aarti is both characteristically real and deeply symbolic as she dares to uncover storms embodied in forced silences.