Inspired by Renee Lupica’s powerful and brilliantly simple Six Fairy Tales for the Modern Woman, we at Orinam have started a thread ‘Fairy Tales for the Queer Desi*’ with the tale below. We invite you to add your stories in the form of a comment below.
Dare to imagine, this Pride season!
QD1. Once upon a time in Chennai, a young woman told her parents over dinner that she liked women, and would like to get married to one, some day. The father shrugged his shoulders and asked “Shall we place an ad in The Hindu’s Sunday matrimonials for you?” The mother said “Adhellaam vendaam!** Indu, we trust you to find someone on your own, at your own time. Just let us know if you want any help planning the ceremony”.
* Desi refers to someone of sub-continental origin (i.e. from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Bangladesh, or Afganistan)
** Adhellaam vendaam! = No need for all that! [Tamil]