We’re celebrating Pride Month by devoting our June reading list to some of the talented and evocative South Asian LGBT storytellers out there. Whether it is the first Indian graphic novel about a lesbian protagonist or a comedic novel let in Mumbai, there is something for fans of every genre in the roundup below. One of the many questions this multigenerational novel by Mala Kumar asks is one LGBT South Asians often wonder about: how will their families react if they come out? When we meet family matriarch Lakshmi, she is an extraordinarily bright student living in poverty in India. She later immigrates to the United States, determined to create a better life for herself.
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