Writers of Indian/South Asian origin


Writers of Indian/South Asian origin

Support for writers trying not to use the word "vermillion" in their work and in need of support on how to write about South Asia or South Asian culture in an intelligent, non-exotifying way.

Location: #International, Identity
Members: 24
Latest Activity: Aug 14, 2015

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Your Favorite indian/asian/south asian writer or book?

Started by farzana. Last reply by Niranjana Iyer Aug 19, 2011. 3 Replies

hi everyone,just curious about favorite authors and books by indian/south asian writers people have? I am looking to broaden my scope.  my limiting factor is that i don't like books that are too sad…Continue

Tags: authors, indian, books, asian, south

Introduce yourself!

Started by Minal Bopaiah. Last reply by farzana Aug 11, 2011. 5 Replies

Hi! My name is Minal and I am an aspiring novelist. I am currently working on a novel that takes place in Poona, India in the 1960s. My excerpts have received mainly positive feedback, but non-Indian…Continue

Tags: cultural, references, fiction, novel, India

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Comment by farzana on September 25, 2011 at 5:39am

hi everyone!  my essay on multicultural motherhood is appearing in Literary Mama today.  it is my first foray into publishing some writing.  please let me know what you think!


Comment by farzana on August 11, 2011 at 3:37pm
hi everyone! i am looking for some help with research on gujarati traditions if anyone has any thoughts please let me know! thanks!
Comment by Niranjana Iyer on June 26, 2011 at 7:26am
I reviewed a very funny Indo-Canadian memoir "On the Outside Looking Indian" by Rupinder Gill. Immigrant writing doesn't have to be angsty!  wp.me/p3c83-XI
Comment by Jordan A. on June 20, 2011 at 10:29am

Hi everyone! I have been doing a roundup of South Asian identity posts over at my blog The Cowation this week and I am asking my readers and the general community this question:


What or who in your life has made you think about your identity, for good or for ill? And what did you value most about that experience?

And this applies to any identity, not just nationality or racial identity. I will be putting up all the answers I get next Sunday on my blog, so if you have any thoughts on this question, please let me know either through SheWrites or on the blog itself! Thanks for any and all of your feedback.

Comment by Sabine A.Reed on June 6, 2011 at 2:22am
Hi. Komal. I went to your blog. Don't know why but it's slow to open up. Maybe its my wi-fi connection but could it be something at the blog itself. Please check it.
Comment by Sabine A.Reed on June 6, 2011 at 2:19am
Just realized that I did not give the correct address for my blog. It is a writing and publishing blog at www.sabineareed.com/sabine
Comment by Komal Mansoor on June 3, 2011 at 11:06am

Born in Pak, living in UK, blogger and writer! :) Please follow mine here:


My latest post is a MUSIC REVIEW  of GIVE ME EVERYTHING by PITBULL. Check it out here:



Please comment and follow my blog! (trying to reach 200!)


Komz@ The Review Girl


Comment by Sabine A.Reed on May 31, 2011 at 3:00am

Hi. I live in Bangaldesh and my fantasy ebook The Black Orb is coming out from Uncial Press in fall 2011. You can check my blog at www.sabineareed.co/sabine


Comment by Shaeeza Haniff on May 21, 2011 at 12:31pm
Hi, I am new to She Writes and would like to part a part of this wonderful group. Even though I was not born in India, I'm Indian, because my great grand father was born in India and left a long time ago.I have written a read aloud picture for children and am working on my novel. My name is Shaeeza Haniff and I currently live in beautiful upstate NY.
Comment by Komal Mansoor on May 11, 2011 at 7:33am

Hello friends,

I have started a new feature, BE MY GUEST. One of its segments, BLOGGER INTERVIEW is up now. Yes, that is what I blogged about today. Check out here:



Leave me comments and follow to see AUTHOR INTERVIEW + GUEST POST in future in this feature on my blog, THE REVIEW GIRL.


Please provide me feedback so I know how much you like this new feature and how was the interview questions. If you want to contact me on getting featured, then, click here:



Thanks n looking forward to see u all on my blog!




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