The Woman My Grandm...
By shortgirlbigbook
  • Romance
  • asian
  • asianlit
  • brown
  • cornwall
  • delhi
  • england
  • feminism
  • girlxgirl
  • heartbreak
  • indian
  • indianlit
  • journalism
  • lesbian
  • letters
  • lgbt
  • loss
  • love
  • loveislove
  • poc
  • poetry
  • pride
  • romance
  • section377
  • seventies
  • strong


Veritas is one of the oldest most popular newspapers in India, having been established prior to Independence. Born into a family of hard hitting columnists, Anita is a woman who has been raised on facts and logistics. And she knows the manner in which they must be presented to the world. And thus, as far was the world was concerned, Anita Sinha had had two accidents . One landed her in a wheelchair for a year when she was twenty-two. The other, several decades apart was a plane crash that killed her. But in between those two, another one lay, unheard of. In the year of her first accident, Anita was sent to England for rest and recovery. Amidst the process what ensued was a dangerous and passionate affair with the art teacher at the nearby St. Anne's school. Women who fall in love are frowned upon, Anita knew. But what happened to women who fell in love with women? This is India in the seventies, when Emergency raged on in the country. This is the seventies when bell bottoms and flared jeans were the rage in the world. This is the story of a woman who fell in love with a woman. Section 377 was decriminalised only in 2018; but even prior to that wasn't love just love? The story that didn't make it to the headlines. ( 59,000 WORDS )


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The Woman...
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