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Desilicious - Sexy. Subversive. South Asian.


Sexy. Subversive. South Asian.

Edited by Masala Trois Collective
Categories: LGBTQ+, Gay Literature, Erotica, BIPOC, Asian Literature, Anthologies, Lesbian Literature, Fiction
Paperback : 9781551521541, 208 pages, 2003


"Desi" is a Hindi term referring to "of one's own people". Desilicious is a wide-ranging compilation of erotic literature by writers of South Asian descent--a medley of arousing and thematically innovative fiction, poetry, and essays, spiced for mature appetites only. The flavours of these works, by both men and women, run deep, and vary from suggestive to salacious, risque to ribald.

The collection explores the relationship between sensuality and culture, and how they can both complement and conflict with each other. They challenge colonial stereotypes of South Asian sexuality, represented by sexually repressed victims of arranged marriages or hypersexed inheritors of the Kama Sutra; they also explode existing notions of cultural "norms. "

Seductive and alluring, Desilicious will take you on a carnal journey of limitless possibilities.

Contributors include:
Tanuja Desai Hidier
Rajinderpal S. Pal
Rashmi Choksey
Milan Bose
Asoka Weerasinghe
Mehnaz Sahibzada
Shompaballi Datta
Vikas Menon
Meharoona Ghani
Kuljit Mithra
Roohi Choudhry
and many more


It's a daringly delirious plunge into forbidden territory!
-mybindi. com


Stimulating both mind and body is not an easy job, and Desilicious does it effortlessly.
-Nexus Magazine

- Nexus Magazine

Another collection from the edge, this compilation takes us well beyond the romantic stereotypes of Bollywood or the souped-up sex of the Kama Sutra to explore the erotic lives of South Asians. ..
-Globe and Mail

- Globe & Mail

...the poems and stories in Desilicious share the quality of challenging colonial stereotypes of South Asian sexuality. . ..a fine anthology.

- Richard Labonte