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12 South Asian Books To Read For Pride Month

4 monthes ago   |   By Huffington Post

Queer literature in the Indian subcontinent goes back a long way, as established by scholars Ruth Vanita and Saleem Kidwai, who collected over 2,000 years of Indian writing on same-sex love and desire drawn from Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim and modern fictional traditions, in their seminal book, Same-Sex Love in India. But the past couple of decades, especially, have seen a staggering proliferation of modern queer writing, cutting across genres-memoirs, novels, essays, poetry, ethnographies, short stories and graphic narratives. While this rise has been mostly concentrated in India, other...
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