Amrita Pritam was an Indian novelist, essayist and poet, who wrote in Punjabi and Hindi. She is considered the first prominent female Punjabi poet, novelist, essayist and the leading 20th-century poet of the Punjabi language, who is equally loved on both sides of the India–Pakistan border.
Poetry, Kashmiri Writing in English, South-Asian Queer Literature, and LGBT Activism in India are just few of the many interests of poet, Akhil Katyal. Best known for his book The Doubleness of Sexuality: Idioms of Same-Sex Desire in Modern India, Mr Katyal is a former English major and current professor at Shiv Nadar University. He can easily be pegged a full time thinker and writer. Through his two recent poems Identity Card and Mihirgulla, he reveals what drives him to be the poet he is today.
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