This compelling book about a young man in India highlights the conflicts and commonalities between the religious and language groups of that nation
Please Dance with Me, a new novel by Nilu N Gavankar, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.
This tale follows a young boy, Maruti, from his small-village upbringing and displacement in the big city of Mumbai to the underworld of the hijra, the third gender class of India. Maruti's love of dance and cinema puts him at odds with his traditional mother, and he continues to struggle with issues of personal freedom and responsibility throughout his life. When he unexpectedly joins the hijra community as a blessed member, Maruti learns the magnitude of his transformation into "Meera," how greatly affected he is by this new social and cultural distinction, and what that means for his future.
Please Dance with Me highlights the conflicts and commonalities between the religious and language groups of India and draws attention to an often ignored and discriminated class, the hijra.
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