A Magic Weave
Kiran Doshi
THE FABULOUS FEMINIST by Suniti Namjoshi Zubaan Books, New Delhi, 2014, 252 pp., 450
April 2014, volume 38, No 4

Maybe being an aggressive lesbian feminist was the easiest way for a young woman from India to find fame in those happening decades of 60’s and 70’s in the West (where Suniti Namjoshi has lived most of her adult life.) It is a pity though that she found fame thus, for her real talent lies elsewhere. It is in the magic that she weaves with words. It lights up everything she writes—poetry, prose, parables, fables, fantasies, autobiographical sketches, articles, children’s stories . . .

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