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Fiction Erotica


Sexy. Subversive. South Asian.

edited by Masala Trois Collective

Arsenal Pulp Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2003
Erotica, Anthologies (multiple authors), General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2003
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"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

About the author

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 readers on. They live in Toronto.

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Editorial Reviews

It's a daringly delirious plunge into forbidden territory!

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.


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

Nexus Magazine

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