The World That Belongs To Us : An Anthology of Queer Poetry From South Asia
AUTHOR : Edited by Aditi Angiras and Akhil Katyal
QUICK TAKE: This first-of-its-kind anthology brings together the best of contemporary queer poetry from the subcontinent and its many diasporas.
The World That Belongs toUs features well-known voices like Hoshang Merchant, Vikram Seth, Ruth Vanita,Kazim Ali, Leah Piepzna-Samarasinha, Rajiv Mohabir, Fatimah Asghar 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 heart joins.
Featuring poetry in a number of languages including Bengali, English, Hindi,
Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi and Urdu, this is an
urgent, imaginative and beautiful testament to the diversity, politics, aesthetics and
ethics of queer life in South Asia today.
RECOMMENDATION : ‘These poems are rooms that lead us into secret chambers and then thrust us into the world, saying, “Listen to what needed listening to so long ago.” Is it any wonder then, that these poems are tender and fierce and all the colours in between?’ - Tishani Doshi
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