Saturday, February 23, 2008

#2: Female South Asian Writers

Indian girls go through a stage in their life during which they seek a similar experience in the pages of popular fiction. Fortunately, over the past 15 years South Asian diasporic literature has become a genre unto itself exposing more and more Indian girls to the words of older, wiser sisters of the subcontinent.

If you would like to hold a conversation with a seemingly intelligent Indian girl, for example if she has glasses or a copy of Jonathan Lethem short stories in her canvas shoulder bag, be sure to reference any one of the below mentioned authors and their work.

Jhumpa Lahiri, The Interpreter of Maladies

If you bring up "The Namesake," use discretion since she will think you may have only seen the movie. If she does, simply comment on the questionable casting for the role of Moushimi since in the book she didn't seem as fair-skinned.

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Arranged Marriage

Be sure to discuss this book by Divakaruni and not Sister of My Heart since any implication that you have read the latter will be immediately emasculating and will most likely lead to a conversation about "The Gilmore Girls."

Kiran Desai, The Inheritance of Loss

Let me know if this one works because I've never met anyone who's actually read it.

Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

Try not to mention this book first since it will come off as calculated. It is important not to seem insincere when trying to manipulate an Indian girl.

Though discussing the aforementioned novels will make you appear sensitive and sincere, it is the responsibility of the reader to maintain an appearance of heterosexuality if his intentions are not merely platonic since attention from an Indian girl does not necessarily imply romantic interest. (See #11).

16 comments:

whordeboryeeeat said...

That's odd. I don't see the works of Kaavya Viswanathan on here?

Mahotma in Herre said...

I'm saving Kaavya for #6: Lying about being good at things in order to succeed...But still being mad sexy.

minter said...

for immediate hot nerdy indian girl love, mention jhumpa lahiri's upcoming collection of short stories: unaccustomed earth.

Mahotma in Herre said...

If "Unaccustomed Earth" contains the short story that was in the New Yorker earlier his year about the young girl and the older Indian guy that visits and disappears, I will most likely refrain from bringing it up since hot nerdy indian girl love is usually thwarted by my silent crying fits brought upon by unflinching, stoic prose.

Miss Anthrope said...

"The God of Small Things" was horrific. Just sayin'.

Mahotma in Herre said...

Yeah, you'll have to articulate that in a post on your blog before I seriously entertain that point and riposte with a, "tranny, you craaaazy."

Miss Anthrope said...

No blog posting will come due to the fact that I read that book when it first came out and have since blocked it out of my memory... well, other than noting that it was mind numblingly boring and unrelateable. But of course lots of people did like it, so I realize I'm in the minority here. And me being a tranny or not is irrelevant... though admittedly I do have slight penis envy. Does that count?

Mahotma in Herre said...

No. All Asians, South and otherwise, have penis envy.

Miss Anthrope said...

Hmm. Interesting thought. I can only imagine how it must be to be an Asian "male" and have penis envy... Might you elaborate?

DholBoyFresh said...

niice...this flirt-fest is starting to get good.

Subhash said...

Did someone say flirt-fest?

Deepa said...

my friend just passed on this website and i'm getting a total kick out of it. and all this time i was reading stuffwhitepeople like website - what a waste!
well, i'm reading the inheritance of loss right now...we'll have to see if it can be added to the list.

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