Queer South Asian books for Pride Month 2022

By Raiyah Butt


Happy Pride!


Disclaimer: these books can be read all year round, anytime. But we figured this month, people might just take a little bit more notice.


We present our LGBTQIA+ book recommendations, from the fun fiction fantasies of Adiba Jaigirdar to the life lessons of activist Urvashi Vaid.


Because when we read these stories, we better understand the different voices within a community - what it means to discover yourself, to love in a new light, or to be fighting front and centre against oppression.


This #PrideMonth, do a book exchange with a friend, donate your old reads at a charity drive, or pick up a new LGBTQIA+ story at your local bookstore.


Fiction


The Henna Wars - Adiba Jaigirdar


Cobalt Blue - Sachin Kundalkar


Funny Boy - Shyam Selvadurai


Bright Lines - Tanwi Nandini Islam


Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating - Adiba Jaigirdar


The Best at It - Maulik Pancholy


Poetry


The World That Belongs To Us: An Anthology of Queer Poetry from South Asia - Akhil Katyal and Aditi Angiras


Non-fiction


A Dutiful Boy - Mohsin Zaidi


Burning My Roti: Breaking Barriers as a Queer Indian Woman - Sharan Dhaliwal


The Truth About Me: A Hijra Life Story - A. Revathi


Irresistible Revolution: Confronting Race, Class and the Assumptions of LGBT Politics - Urvashi Vaid


Out of Time: The Queer Politics of Postcoloniality - Rahul Rao


Smashing the Patriarchy: A Guide for the 21st-century Indian Woman - Sindhu Rajasekaran





0 comments