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Burning My Roti: Breaking Barriers as a Queer Indian Woman

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Part memoir, part guide, Burning My Roti is essential reading for a new generation of South Asian women.

With chapters covering sexual and cultural identity, body hair, colorism and mental health, and a particular focus on the suffocating beauty standards South Asian women are expected to adhere to, Sharan Dhaliwal speaks openly about her journey towards loving herself, offering advice, support and comfort to people that are encountering the same issues.

This provocative book celebrates the strides South Asian women have made, whilst also providing powerful advice through personal stories by Sharan and other South Asian women from all over the world.

About the Author

Sharan Dhaliwal founded, developed, and runs the UK's leading South Asian magazine Burnt Roti, which is a platform for young creatives to showcase their talent, find safe spaces, and destigmatize topics around mental health and sexuality. She is the Director of Middlesex Pride and creator of Oh Queer Cupid, a queer speed dating and comedy night.

"Through vivid storytelling, personal anecdotes, and "big sister" advice, Dhaliwal celebrates her identity as a South Asian woman navigating a mostly white world."-Jessica Liu, Mochi Magazine

"Burning My Roti is a courageous, provocative, and thought-provoking memoir that goads the reader into looking within, to critique our own biases and conditioning, and how we can work together to recalibrate the status quo." -Savita Krishnamoorthy, International Examiner

"It's a memoir, it's a guide, it's a celebration of South Asian women. And it's wonderful!" - Karla J. Strand, Ms. Magazine

Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
Pub date: apr 05, 2022
208 pages
Format: Hardcover