Asha Viswas is a former professor of English at Benares Hindu University, in Varanasi, India. She has also taught at Aligarh Muslim University and at the University of Calabar, Nigeria. Viswas has published six books of literary criticism and four collections of poetry. Her poetry has been featured in publications in Western Europe, the United States and Africa, and she had a fan club of her poetry in the United States.
The cacophonous sounds abound in keeping with the ambience of catacombs and wraiths: the shrieks of djinns, cries of gazelles, wraiths howling, hissing sands, djinns yelp, winds scream, minotaur’s roars echo, and prairie winds groan.