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Submitted by Vanju Location: All India (All India, India)

The main reason behind posting this is the hope of finding readers of gay literature among us. Besides, I have some books of the gay genre that I am trying to pass on for free, rather than throw them away. Other than the aforesaid, I have been wondering if we could share gay stories, true or fiction, on this forum.

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Vanju
Posted On Jul 21, 2019 - 04:34 PM

I've had some good response to this post. The books I have are:

1. Tab Hunter Confidential (it's the Hollywood actor's autobiography, very candidly written);
2. My Brother and His Brother by Hakan Lindquist
3. A Perfect Waiter by Alain Claude Sulzer
4. Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
5. New Boy by William Sutcliffe

You will find the review on amazon.com

I'd rather give them away as a bundle rather than piecemeal. It would be convenient for me to give them to someone in Mumbai rather than outstation.

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dsxdq
Posted On Jul 21, 2019 - 04:39 PM

Well We All Know Whats Going To Be Posted Here If We Looking For Some Stories To Be Published
Just Dnt Make It some Cheap Stories

If You Gonna Post Some Stories Please Be Decent
So Padhne Wale Ko B Acha Lage

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Vanju
Posted On Jul 21, 2019 - 04:42 PM

Yahoo used to have some very active groups where members shared gay stories, mostly fiction; although some were based on actual events. These were in Hindi and English, with some in Haryanvi thrown in for good measure. Some of the stories were so well-written that the author(s) ought to have brought them out in book format as a collection of gay short stories; they would have sold well especially after the striking down of Article 377 which facilitated the (legal) creation of the gay genre by book publishers in India. I intend to share some of the stories here, but only ones that have the names/identities of the authors, so that credit for the stories goes to the proper source. I'm sure sharing won't be a problem as I doubt there will be any copyright issues.

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luck42
Posted On Jul 21, 2019 - 06:33 PM

A little life, Hanya Yanagihara
Cobalt Blue, Sachin Kundlekar
Call me by your name, Andre Amican

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Vanju
Posted On Jul 21, 2019 - 07:11 PM

@ShashiNlo, the books I have are all in English.

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fifty
Posted On Jul 22, 2019 - 01:06 AM

The carpet weaver -Nemat Sadat (haven\t read it)

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Mutualenjoyment
Posted On Jul 22, 2019 - 04:38 AM

Defeat of Prince altan on Google search..

Fantasy magical humiliation accept

Nice story

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Saggee
Posted On Jul 22, 2019 - 04:40 AM

Thre is old marathi called Nagin(1995)..it is a set of various stories..1st story is about Army guy who had physical relationship with another army guy at basecamp...such a sensuous story..must read

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kathir7
Posted On Jul 22, 2019 - 05:39 AM

Some gay literature i have read *Tied hearts an Indian gay fiction by Vikram Singh in English language *Japanese Magnolia a Japanese gay fiction by Rei Kimura in English language *Bombay dost an lgbt magazine published by humsafar trust in mumbai in English language *Pasitha Manudam a Tamil fiction written by Karichan kunju that touches homosexuality as a part of the story in Tamil

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kathir7
Posted On Jul 22, 2019 - 05:51 AM

In facebook few pages are meant for gay stories These are in Tamil language that have thodar kathaigal or long stories *ketkaamal kidaitha varam neeyada-type in Tamil and search for the page *Tamil gay story *ezhini-type in Tamil and search for the page *kadhala kamama-type in Tamil and search for the page *Iniya Kathaigal There is a blog in blogspot *envijay.blogspot.com that has a collection of short stories mostly in Tamil language There is another blog CaramelGGuy that has gay fiction story in English language *

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Vanju
Posted On Jul 22, 2019 - 10:15 AM

@saggee thank you for sharing about "Nagin". I'm eager to get my hands on that book.
Kdj, I found the following information on Google about the book which is a collection of short stories by Charuta Sagar. Here's the link: https://koolkedar.wordpress.com/tag/marathi-book-nagin/

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Vanju
Posted On Jul 22, 2019 - 04:08 PM

So many amazing recommendations! There are some I had not heard of. I'm going to find them online.
@Saggee, I immediately searched on the internet for "Nagin". A bookshop at Dadar had one copy left. I immediately got on the train and grabbed it (along with a copy of "Sangtye Aika" by Hansa Wadkar). Thank you so much for your recommendation of the book.
"Call Me By Your Name" by Andre Aciman is one of my favorite books. I've already read it three times.

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hot_cruze_fun
Posted On Jul 23, 2019 - 08:51 AM

Author Vasudhendra, who came out openly recently, has written many books, of which, Mohanaswamy, both in Kannada and English, are about the gay theme and they say in parts from his own life.

Also, i recollect there is a reference to gay life in Shivaram Karanth's Mookajji's Visions a.k.a Mookajjiya kanasugalu for which he won Jnanapith award too.

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wingedcupid
Posted On Jul 23, 2019 - 02:11 PM

If u like reading classics

The Picture of Dorian Gray..u wud find strong homoerotic tones

If u love poems,try reading Shakespeare's sonnets.. If u r in love with man, those words would mean a lot

Poems by Catallus...roman poet very obscene and explicit in writing. Amazing to see how passionately men loved men 2000 years ago..u even have vocabs for face ***..bottom...etc

Greek myths..so many small stories..right from Achilles and Patrocles, zeus and ganymede etc.

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Mutualenjoyment
Posted On Jul 23, 2019 - 02:30 PM

Nifty.org

Sissy white and the seven soldiers

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bromance16
Posted On Jul 23, 2019 - 06:15 PM

@kathir7 I too wanted to mention Pasitha Maanudam by Karichaan Kunju in Tamil. A novel way ahead of its times.

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Saggee
Posted On Jul 23, 2019 - 06:29 PM

@vanju i read Nagin book almost 15yrs back...I think this is still available in my Collage Library...thre is another book 'Mitra' by Vijay Tendulkar...must read...
They have short film also...Veena Jamkar osume performance..
Sharing link below
https://youtu.be/HpXb_HsFzTI

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Vanju
Posted On Jul 24, 2019 - 05:23 AM

@Saggee, thank you for sharing the link. I've learned from the comments section that the complete movie is available on Netflix. Very beautifully filmed, judging from the clip. In spite of my poor knowledge of Marathi, I love reading Marathi literature, especially if written in colloquial Marathi or in one of the numerous dialects - for instance "Sangtye Aika", Hansa Wadkar's autobiography, which is written in the malvan dialect.

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Eternal_bliss
Posted On Jul 24, 2019 - 06:52 AM

@VANJU First of all, thank you so much for starting such an interesting thread. I had deactivated my profile here, but your thread actually made me log in to the site, and reactivate my profile. I haven't read much, so I hope to get some good tips on literature involving gay *** and gay sexuality in this thread. Thanks once again.

Gaylaxy magazine, (GAYLAXYMAG.COM) has some really interesting stories in their stories section. Infact, I have met a guy who has posted a few Hindi stories, under a pseudonym, and he has a lovely imagination. I always enjoy reading his stuff.

INDIANGAYSITE.COM also has a stories section, but most of them are erotic stories.

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looking_for_top
Posted On Jul 24, 2019 - 07:57 AM

Read the book - Call me by your name (not the movie). Its an amazing book and talks about feelings.
For erotica, better watch ***.

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Rahulll_pune
Posted On Jul 24, 2019 - 10:44 AM

Please read "Japanese Magnolia" by Rei Kimura. It is published by Mehta publishing and is available in both Marathi and English.
It is set in Japan and around 600 to 700 years back. One amazing love story between a Samurai and a farmer kid.
Please do read it. And it is compelling to read even if there is no *** in the whole book.

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Vanju
Posted On Jul 24, 2019 - 11:25 AM

@ETERNAL_BLISS - glad you decided to come back to the fold. ;). And thank you for sharing about gaylaxymag. I'm a big fan of Hindi gay erotica. I'm sure erotica in any of the regional Indian languages sounds more sensual than in English. Since you're beginning your exposure to gay literature I'd suggest that you read "Call Me By Your Name" by Andre Aciman. The author makes every scene come alive with the richness and simplicity of his language. As I've mentioned earlier here, I've read the book three times so far and intend to read it several more times.

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Vanju
Posted On Jul 24, 2019 - 11:51 AM

@HOT_CRUZE_FUN - I looked for the English translation of Mohanaswamy and was pleased to learn that it's available. Those who would like to read reviews of the book will find them here: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/33232118-mohanaswamy


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Saggee
Posted On Jul 24, 2019 - 05:45 PM

Thre is one gay movie with sane name 'Call me by your name'
Are the book and movie same???

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Naveenkumar1145
Posted On Jul 24, 2019 - 05:52 PM

I've read Mohana Swamy. its a good collection of short stories which are gay themed. In Mookajjiya kanasugalu, there is a gay reference, however, its not all positive in there. it's almost making fun of this gay man or disrespecting him and his opinions. One of the line in the story is, Mookajji says - "The person who does things with a man that he's supposed to do with a women has no say in this matter"

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Vanju
Posted On Jul 24, 2019 - 06:41 PM

@SAGGEE, yes they're the same, although the book is a lot better than the movie as is usually the case.

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Candy047
Posted On Jul 24, 2019 - 10:50 PM

Try stories by gingerfred man. I'm sure you will love it

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Dirtyboii
Posted On Jul 27, 2019 - 10:23 AM

Also read Pink Sheep by Mahesh Natarajan :)

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Vanju
Posted On Jul 27, 2019 - 03:34 PM

I watched an interview of the author of Mohanaswamy, Vasudhendra, on YouTube. It was in kannada, which I do not understand. But you can sense that he is very articulate and intelligent. He's also very handsome ;-)
https://youtu.be/SVyaMQrYHSM

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all_urs_varun
Posted On Jul 29, 2019 - 11:48 AM

Japanese Magnolia
Cinnamon Gardens
Saraswati Park
Memoirs of a boatman
Maurice

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shreenisah
Posted On Jul 30, 2019 - 06:23 AM

Philippe Besson's novel, Lie With Me,
reminds readers just how complicated falling in love (and bed) for the first time can be.

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zareen
Posted On Jul 30, 2019 - 01:19 PM

@Saggee Do you know if Mitra is available online?

A gay themed novel I've really liked is Funny Boy by Shyam Selvadurai.


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all_urs_varun
Posted On Jul 31, 2019 - 05:23 AM

Shyam Selvadurai is from Sri Lanka of Tamil descent. He lives in Canada with his partner. His other noteworthy works are Cinnamon Gardens and The Hungry Ghosts.

I have read Cinnamon Gardens, but left it half way through. I would want to go back to it. Also, I would want to lay my hands on Funny Boy

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Vanju
Posted On Aug 1, 2019 - 04:41 AM

On The Move - by Oliver Sacks
Gertrude & Alice - by Diana Souhami
Palimpsest - by Gore Vidal
The Real James Dean - by Peter L. Winkler
Live Fast - Die Young - by John Gilmore

The above are all autobiographies/biographies/memoirs

Reviews available on Amazon.com

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Eternal_bliss
Posted On Aug 11, 2019 - 07:16 AM


Have you guys come across audio gay books?

I have checked out a few sites, mostly they ask for a subscription. But a sample is available for listening.

I wonder if there is a Hindi Gay audio book. That would be awesome.

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Vanju
Posted On Aug 15, 2019 - 05:35 PM

@ETERNAL BLISS - I did some search but did not come across any audio books for free, although some are available on amazon.com costing several dollars. However, the book "Call Me By Your Name" has an audio version read by none other than the actor who plays Oliver in the movie, Armie Hammer, and it's available on Youtube for free: Call me by your Name (Audiobook).

You're right, it would be awesome to have gay audio books in Hindi (and other Indian regional languages)!

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Eternal_bliss
Posted On Aug 15, 2019 - 06:45 PM

Oh, thank you so much @VANJU, I'll definitely check out the audio book on Youtube. As it is, I haven't read the book, nor have I seen the film yet.

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damboi
Posted On Aug 15, 2019 - 07:53 PM

Hoshang Merchant's Poetry
Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin

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MlrBlr
Posted On Aug 16, 2019 - 09:12 AM

"Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the world" is a beautiful read. You will love the characters.

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Vanju
Posted On Aug 17, 2019 - 03:53 AM

Thank you all for your excellent recommendations. If you're unable to obtain hard copies of the books, there's an app which has thousands of books that you can download and read for free. Here's the link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.newanybooks

It's an android based app. As far as I know, only English titles are available at present (and maybe some European ones too).

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Mg_123
Posted On Aug 17, 2019 - 08:24 AM

thanks Vanju! any gay title there?

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Vanju
Posted On Aug 18, 2019 - 09:46 AM

Hello MG_123, there are quite a few gay titles. I would suggest that you go through the English titles suggested in this thread and look for whatever you're interested in on the app. You might also look up recommended gay themed titles on amazon.com and search on the app to see if you could find anything.