But what if I want to write about mangoes?

Here I am. Writing about mangoes, while eating a mango. I am a stereotype dream come true. “I try to avoid any mention of mangoes, of spices and monsoons,” said writer Jeet Thayil, in an NPR interview a few years ago. Yes, these are the stereotypes that we are often pigeonholed in. I debated and agonised over this too, while writing my book. What if I am reinforcing these stereotypes, just putting myself back into the boxes that I have always tried to escape, and break? Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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