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Growing Up Lesbian and Dyslexic in India

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About The Book

After discovering she’s lesbian and dyslexic at 20, Vaishali begins to untangle her anxieties around reading and writing. She comes out to her mother at 22 and leaves her Bombay home to make her own way. In a dingy, insect-ridden yet rent-free hostel room in Hyderabad with a door that doesn’t quite close, she tries to make the best of the situation by writing a book about her experiences. As she writes, she finds the past has a way of catching up with her, even as she explores her dyslexia, homosexuality, and the clitoris; falling in love and recovering from a harrowing breakup; academic failure, loneliness, and homophobia; living with sickness, anxiety, depression, and her caste, gender, and body. This is the story of Vaishali's relationship with her many truths and the truths of many young people in India.

About The Author

The author of the novella, Means to an End, and several short stories like ‘Hot off You’, and ‘Blow’, K. Vaishali has been published in the Gertrude Press, Leicester Writes Prize Anthology, Sahitya Akademi’s Indian journal, Out of Print, and elsewhere. Her short fiction made the Leicester Writes Short Story Prize 2021 shortlist and the 2021 Disquiet International Literary prize longlist. With a Master’s degree in communication, she writes developer documentation for a tech company. When she is not writing, Vaishali watches classic films and enjoys world cinema. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: S&S India (March 8, 2023)
  • Length: 240 pages
  • ISBN13: 9789392099519
  • Ages: 16 - 65

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