Sharmila Mukherjee

Sharmila Mukherjee lives in Brooklyn, teaches at New York University and spends the rest of her time reading, writing and loving a most amazing partner. She was born and raised in Calcutta, India. The landscape of her fiction is Bengal and she writes about Bengalis struggling to retain their identities in an increasingly globalizing India. Currently she is working on an epistolary novel tentatively entitled The Imperial Mother.

Tale of an Indian Lesbian

While the single unmarried daughters in the city's posh enclaves fall into dreams of securing rings from America-branded MBA sons of high status families, Charu lies tossing and turning under satin sheets fantasizing about hibernating in the folds of the supple sari clad bodies of women.

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