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9 Excellent Erotic Novels By Women From The Indian Subcontinent For Your TBR

Are you in the mood to read some good erotic novels? Here are some excellent erotica by women of the Indian subcontinent that you can check!

Good Indian erotic novels are hard to come by, even though the erotic was important in ancient India. Here are some excellent erotic books you can check out.

The Indian subcontinent houses some of the most extraordinary literary talents and the erotic genre is among the best-kept secrets of the East. Here is a list of erotic novels containing stories from the best writers of the subcontinent, breathing the most tantalizing erotic tales to life.

Inner Line: The Zubaan Anthology of Stories By Indian Women

By Urvashi Butalia

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The anthology is woven together with contributions from Mahasweta Devi, Indira Goswami, Shashi Deshpande and other prolific women writers.

Each story testifies to women’s many concerns, whether with a way of life, or with being caught inside the walls of the home, in a relationship with someone other than the husband, or being caught at the intersection of many forces within a situation of political violence and armed conflict.

Get a copy at Amazon India, and Amazon US.

Blue: The Tranquebar Book of Erotic Fiction For Sri Lanka

By Ameena Hussein

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The Blue book by acclaimed Sri Lankan writer Ameena Hussein is one of the few erotic reads of the Indian subcontinent that paved its way into the mainstream.

This erotic novel comprises of sixteen short stories reverberating with the Sri Lankan way of life, evoking sensuality with a hint of fantasy.

Get a copy at Amazon India, and at Amazon US.

Sita’s Curse: The Language of Desire

By Sreemoyee Piu Kundu

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Trapped for fifteen years in the stranglehold of a dead marriage and soulless household domesticity, the beautiful, full-bodied and passionate Meera Patel depends on her memories and her flights of fancy to soothe the aches that wrack her body; to quieten an unquenchable need.

The bold novel tells the compelling story of middle-class Indian housewives to need for love, respect, acceptance and sexual fulfilment.

Get a copy at Flipkart, Amazon India, and Amazon US.

Erotic Stories For Punjabi Widows

By Balli Kaur Jaiswal

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This hilarious yet thought-provoking cross-cultural novel uses the classic east-meets-west theme. Still, this gem among recent erotic books narrates stories and secrets of the women shunned by our community. The narration of Nikki, an upcoming writer with hopes to emancipate women, unveils the colourful inner lives and dark secrets of the women in white.

Get a copy at Flipkart, Amazon India, and Amazon US.

The Pleasure Principle: The Amaryllis Book of Erotic Stories

By G. Sampath

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The book is a compilation of fifteen of the country’s finest erotic stories from authors like Cyrus Mistry, Taslima Nasrim, Tabish Khair and a dozen more. With stories of love in the internet age, transgender sexuality, and the secrets of a middle-aged teacher, the book dives into the unsaid and reaches heights of eroticism and romance.

Get a copy at Flipkart, Amazon India, and Amazon US.

Alchemy: The Tranquebar Book of Erotic Stories 2

By Sheba Karim

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This is an excellent example of why the anthology is a great format for erotic novels. This second book in the Tranquebar anthology has brought together thirteen diverse works about the pains and pleasures of sex.

This Indian erotic book includes an unapologetic account of a postmodern man’s attraction to his maid, a futuristic tale of a four-gendered orgy, a poignant narrative of the sexual awakening of a boy in a cinema bathroom, and a lyrical meditation on a mysterious woman’s carnal lessons to an imprisoned monk, making this an extraordinary addition to this list of erotic books.

Get a copy at Amazon India, and at Amazon US.

The Quilt And Other Stories

By Ismat Chughtai

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Lihaaf is the quintessential read that provides a sneak peek into the veil of female sexuality in a harshly male-dominated culture and time. The narrator, a precocious nine-year-old girl, is sent to visit an aunt who suffers from a relentless bodily itch that no doctor can cure and only her maidservant can relieve.

Chughtai’s exploration of the myriad and subtle tyrannies of middle-class gentility, and, equally, of those unexpected moments of sexual liberation and spirit, is unrivalled in contemporary Urdu literature.

At a time when erotic novels were looked down upon as trash, Chughtai unpeels sensitively the layers of the sexuality of women.

Get a copy at Amazon India, and Amazon US.

Losing My Virginity and Other Dumb Ideas

by Madhuri Banerjee

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Kaveri is a single woman just about to turn 30, and still a virgin. She embarks on serial dating, going through many failed relationships, to discovering her own individuality.

Get a copy of this Indian erotic novel at Flipkart, Amazon India, and Amazon US.

Mistakes Like Love And Sex

By Madhuri Banerjee

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After a failed interracial relationship, Kaveri returns to India hoping to kickstart her career and her love life, but all efforts seem to go in vain when she is unable to establish herself as an artist and gets involved in intimate affairs with two different men. This erotic novel takes you on a journey to make dreams come true and a path of romantic and sexual fulfilment.

Get a copy at Flipkart, Amazon India, and Amazon US.

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