“Desi” is a Punjabi term referring to “of one’s own people.” Desilicious is a wide-ranging compilation of literature about sex and sexuality by writers of South Asian descent—a medley of arousing and thematically innovative fiction, poetry, and essays, spiced for mature appetites only. The flavors 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.”
Subversive, seductive and alluring, Desilicious will take you on a carnal journey of limitless possibilities.
Contributors include: Tanuja Desai Hidier, Sandip Roy, Rajinderpal S. Pal, Roohi Choudhry, Neelanjana Banerjee, and many more.
Deborah Barretto, Gurbir Singh Jolly, and Zenia B. Wadhwani are the founders of The Masala Trois Collective, a group that aims to confront stereotypes about South Asian sexuality, challenge taboos and test boundaries, and turn on readers. They live in Toronto.
An anthology of stereotype-challenging fiction and poetry about sexuality and culture from South Asian writers.
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Title: Desilicious: Sexy. Subversive. South Asian
Author: Masala Trois Collective
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press, Limited
Date Published: April 2004
Table of Contents:
|Green mango sap||16|
|In search of||33|
|The lube job||39|
|Destroyer of worlds||42|
|That beauty and non-penetration||45|
|Truth in real-time||49|
|In this corner||56|
|The reluctant voyeur||60|
|The roof at Chotoma's house||62|
|Sex, lies, and hash pakoras||72|
|Confessions of a Paki with colonized desire||99|
|These boots are made for walkin'||106|
|The darker the berry||110|
|From promiscuity to celibacy||113|
|My spicy "wagina"||116|
|Mount Lemon, chutney style||121|
|No gifts, please||139|
|The new girl||142|
|Colombo to Haputale||147|
|Mrs. Gupta visits the gynecologist||159|
|Debashish does Delhi||166|
|The secret life of good boys||183|
|Glebe love poems||187|
|Polishing my skin||190|
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