My Family’s Journey from
Five Villages to Five Continents
A nonfiction epic, called “incomparable” by Alice Walker and “searingly honest” by the Washington Post. History, memoir, and reportage reveal how a single family came to be spread across five continents and nine countries over a century of migration — a movement that parallels the phenomenal growth of India’s diaspora. Read more…
Stories from the New Queer India
A groundbreaking anthology of thirty original and unforgettable stories that offers a glimpse beyond the closet doors – into the lives and dreams of India’s most misunderstood minority.
NEW: BOUNTIFUL INSTRUCTIONS
A spiritual self-help book masquerading as poetry and performance text, or vice versa. Fresh from The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective, a new publisher of contemporary poetry from India. Advance reviewers warn you that it’s “explosive” and “stunning.”
(Work in progress)
The Indus Valley civilization, four thousand years old, was home to the world’s earliest images of one-horned equines. This literary excavation delves into the connection between ancient and contemporary ideas of unicorns, with guides as diverse as Aristotle, Jean Genet, Audre Lorde, and Lady Gaga.
Read my new poems, articles on craft for The Writer magazine, and other online publications right here…