by Vivek Tejuja - £9.99 HarperCollins India (2020)
paperback ISBN 13: 9789353572693 | ISBN 10: 935357269x
The year was 1991. Vivek was eight. He realized he was gay. Only he didn’t: he just figured that he wanted to be different. And that he was in love – for want of a better word – with Deepak, his best friend. Then Mast Kalandar released, with Anupam Kher playing Pinku, a stereotypical gay character. And Vivek realized he didn’t want to be Pinku. So he tried to walk differently, gesticulate differently, and speak in as gruff a voice as he could – all to avoid being Pinku.
Funny, poignant, heartwarming and heart-breaking all at once, this is a memoir of growing up gay in India in the 1990s, with Bollywood, books, and the Bombay sea for company.
(Price & availability last checked: August 2020)
Featured book: New Books for Young Adults,
In booklists: India - Books for Young Adults, Biography and Autobiography - Books for Young Adults, Black and Asian Lives: Books for Children and Young Adults, LGBTQ+ Books for Children and Young Adults, In categories: Childrens & Teenage Books, World - Asia, History & Biography, Black, Asian & Other Diasporas, Children & Young People, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuality & Transgender,