Kaushalya Bannerji

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Kaushalya Bannerji (born Calcutta[1]) is a Canadian poet.

A resident of Toronto since 1993, Kaushalya Bannerji is the daughter of the respected activist and intellectual Himani Bannerji.[2] In her article: A Lotus of Another Color, she delved with the cultural complexities sexuality adds to one's sense of self, and identity especially coming from a social conservative society. The dilemma is enhanced by the willingness of many lesbians to keep their cultural identity and roots, while confronting the jaundiced opinions of sexuality from the individual's societies.[3]

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • 1993 "No Apologies" in A Lotus of Another Color: An Unfolding of the South Asian Gay and Lesbian Experience, ed. Rakesh Ratti (Boston: Alyson Publications, Inc., ) 59-64.
  • 1995 A New Remembrance: Poems, (Toronto: TSAR, ).
  • 1996Pearls of Passion: A Treasury of Lesbian Erotica (Ed. Makeda Silvera et al.) (Toronto: Sistervision Press, )
  • 1998 Kaushalya Bannerji (1998-11-11). The faces of five o'clock. Sister Vision Press. ISBN 978-1-896705-10-1. 
  • 2007 Let the Guitar Raise Her Hand, Selected Lyrics of Silvio Rodriguez (Translation from Spanish) (Kolkata: Tarjama Press, )
  • 2012 Grandfather's Kingdom, the Prose Poems of Josefina de Diego (Translation from Spanish) (Kolkata:Tarjama Press, )


  1. ^ Library of Congress Name Authority File
  2. ^ http://www.encyclo.co.uk/define/Kaushalya%20Bannerji
  3. ^ Karla Jay; Dyke Life: From Growing Up to Growing Old A Celebration of the Lesbian Experience. Basic Books, 1996, pp 40.

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