It’s the darkest kind of humour, a joke that fails to be funny by the time the small group goes to sleep. Travelling with them, he sheds his former self little by little until he becomes Chikkiah, the washerman in Anandagrama who loved the nearby river. I Have Become The Tide conveys the same message, but with a burning rage. While Hariharan’s book is about a call to action, at a certain level, it is also encouraging. While seemingly fragile, the voices of defiance and anger do not exist in isolation — they become part of a rising tide.
Source: Indian Express May 25, 2019 05:03 UTC