The World That Belongs To Us: An Anthology of Queer Poetry from South Asia

The World That Belongs To Us: An Anthology of Queer Poetry from South Asia

Aditi Angiras, Akhil Katyal

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'A bold and necessary correction to the subcontinent's poetry canon.' - Jeet Thayil This first-of-its-kind anthology brings together the best of contemporary queer poetry from South Asia, both from the subcontinent and its many diasporas.The anthology features well-known voices like Hoshang Merchant, Ruth Vanita, Suniti Namjoshi, Kazim Ali, Rajiv Mohabir as well as a host of new poets. The themes range from desire and loneliness, sexual intimacy and struggles, caste and language, activism both on the streets and in the homes, the role of family both given and chosen, and heartbreaks and heartjoins. Writing from Bangalore, Baroda, Benares, Boston, Chennai, Colombo, Dhaka, Delhi, Dublin, Karachi, Kathmandu, Lahore, London, New York City, and writing in languages including Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Urdu, Manipuri, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, and, of course, English, t he result is an urgent, imaginative and beautiful testament to the diversity, politics, aesthetics and ethics of queer life in South Asia today. <\p>


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Aditi Angiras:

Akhil Katyal <\b> is a poet, translator and teacher based in New Delhi. His second book of poems How Many Countries Does the Indus Cross came out in 2019. Aditi Angiras <\b> is the founder of Bring Back the Poets, a spoken word poetry initiative that deals with politics, sexuality and activism through poetry in public spaces. <\b><\p>|||

Akhil Katyal <\b> is a poet, translator and teacher based in New Delhi. His second book of poems How Many Countries Does the Indus Cross came out in 2019. Aditi Angiras <\b> is the founder of Bring Back the Poets, a spoken word poetry initiative that deals with politics, sexuality and activism through poetry in public spaces. <\b><\p>


Akhil Katyal is a poet, translator and teacher based in New Delhi. His second book of poems How Many Countries Does the Indus Cross came out in 2019. Aditi Angiras is the founder of Bring Back the Poets, a spoken word poetry initiative that deals with politics, sexuality and activism through poetry in public spaces.

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