That Which Can Be Heard by Shruti Chauhan
'Shruti’s work is exquisite. A still, clear voice.' – Jean Binta Breeze MBE
Its title taken from the meaning of her Sanskrit name, Shruti Chauhan's debut bursts with the rich sounds and stories of her life as a British Indian woman. Lyrical,
enchanting and heartfelt, That Which Can Be Heard moves between two cultures, between innocence and wisdom, between the past and the now.
Shruti Chauhan is a British Indian poet and performer based in Leicester. She has performed both nationally and internationally, and in 2015, she toured Three the Hard Way – Part 2 with Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze MBE and Lydia Towsey. Shruti was voted Best Spoken Word Performer at the 2018 Saboteur Awards and won the National Poetry Library’s Instapoetry competition the same year. Shruti wrote the song lyrics for the BBC Four documentary, My Asian Family – The Musical (2018) as part of the BBC’s Big British Asian Summer season. That Which Can Be Heard is her first collection.