Lord Shiva, the Hindu God of detachment, legend goes, is the first dancer. Robust and intensely energetic, his Tandav or divine dance, is said to be the source of the cycle of creation, preservation and dissolution. Sublime and supreme, Shiva is synonymous with love. His love is limitless, transcendent, unchanging and formless; it is also intensely loyal and passionate. Set in a crescendo of compelling Anguish and quiet rage, Shiva questions the loss of the soul, the loss of the ‘I’ amid the quests of the heart and its physical trappings. Breaking the inevitable bondage of identity, a defiant soul demands a new meaning of its purpose. Sanjukta creates roiling waves of resounding beauty in this stunning example of Hindu devotional poetry.