Sasha Duttchowdhury, Minal Hajratwala, S.J. Sindu presented by Tasveer South Asian Lit Festival

This panel presents three quite varied writers - one working primarily in fiction, one here most recently in poetry, the third in non-fiction prose - but each exploring aspects and angles of queer South Asian (American) identity. Seattle writer Aparajeeta ‘Sasha’ Duttchowdhury is the co-editor of the anthology, Moving Truth(s): Queer and Transgender Desi Writing on Family (Flying Chickadee), which addresses exactly those questions and concerns. Minal Hajratwala is most recently the author of the excellent poetry collection,  Bountiful Instructions For Enlightenment ((Great) Indian Poetry Collective).  

“Electric combination of lyric poetry and theater … Minal Hajratwala charms, sears, shocks and delights us. A fresh species of enlightenment.”  — (the late, much-mourned) Meena Alexander. S.J. Sindu’s debut novel, Marriage of a Thousand Lies (Soho) has received widespread praise since its initial 2016 publication.  “A​n important intervention in the canons of both LGBTQ and South Asian literature.​ ​​​Marriage of a Thousand Lies is not only important: it’s also a beautiful book, with fresh, tidy prose, and complex, flawed characters, a novel that is at once sad and hopeful.​” - Autostraddle. “What a gorgeous, heartbreaking novel.” - Roxane Gay. Moderated by Chandan Reddy. 

Moving Truth(s): Queer and Transgender Desi Writings on Family Cover Image
ISBN: 9780989626354
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flying Chickadee - April 15th, 2015

Bountiful Instructions for Enlightenment Cover Image
ISBN: 9780986065217
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: (Great) Indian Poetry Collective - December 1st, 2015

Marriage of a Thousand Lies Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616959470
Availability: Backordered
Published: Soho Press - July 10th, 2018

Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 5:00pm
Hugo House
1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122