The Other Side of Loneliness from Eleven Ways to Love: Essays


The Other Side of Loneliness from Eleven Ways to Love: Essays



People have been telling their love stories for thousands of years. It is the greatest common human experience. And yet, love stories coach us to believe that love is selective, somehow, that it can be boxed in and easily defined. This is a collection of eleven remarkable essays that widen the frame of reference: transgender romance; body image issues; race relations; disability; polyamory; class differences; queer love; long distance; caste; loneliness; the single life; the bad boy syndrome . . . and so much more.

Pieced together with a dash of poetry and a whole lot of love, featuring a multiplicity of voices and a cast of unlikely heroes and heroines, this is a book of essays that show us, with empathy, humour and wisdom, that there is no such thing as the love that dare not speak its name.



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Penguin/Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House


poems, India, love, dating, romance, transgender, body image, race, disability, polyamory, economic classes, queer, long distance relationships, loneliness




Eleven Ways to Love is a collection of essays.


Foreword - Gulzar

A Letter to My Lover(s) - Dhrubo Jyoti

The Shade of You - Anushree Majumdar

Size Matters - Sangeeta

A Cross-Section of My Bad Boyfriends - Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan

When New York Was Cold and I Was Lonely - Maroosha Muzaffar

The Aristoprats - Shrayana Bhattacharya

The One but Not the Only - D

Where Are My Lesbians? - Sreshtha

The Other Side of Loneliness - Preeti Vangani

I Am Blind, so Is Love! - Nidhi Goyal

The Smartphone Freed Me: Dating as a Trans Woman - Nadika Nadja

The Other Side of Loneliness from Eleven Ways to Love: Essays

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