It’s about love and it’s about romance, and it’s a queer love story! The debut novel by an architect, Mayur Patel, from Gujarat with his family, “Vivek and I” was published by Penguin India and was released in 2010. The story starts with a broken-hearted Kaushik who arrives in Valai, leaving his troubling past behind.
The protagonist Kaushik is someone in his late 20’s from an upper-middle-class Indian man. He is a gay man and is in love with Krishna, his fellow student at college. The relationship doesn’t go well for Kaushik, and despite the difference in social class and intelligence, Kaushik is desperately in love with Krishna. Krishna moves on in life and accepts an arranged marriage. After this heartbreak, Kaushik moves to a small rural town to teach just to clear his head. He falls for his student- ….. continue reading
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