Writer. Queer. Feminist.
Shridhar Sadasivan is one of the few Tamil-language writers to write and publish queer fiction. His writings have been published in the Tamil magazines Thinnai and Thendral and on the websites Gaysifamily.com and Orinam.net. His short story “Aththai” is part of Queer-Ink’s LGBT anthology Out! Stories from the New Queer India (2012). The Hindu called Aththai “among the most moving in the book” and The Alternative called it “most striking.” Shridhar’s short stories cover LGBTQ, feminism and other social issues. He also frequently blogs about issues close to his heart. During the aftermath of the horrific 2012 Delhi rape, Shridhar wrote a blog post on Women's web about everyday sexism and misogyny. This post titled "A letter from the girls of these days" quickly became one of the most read posts ever on the website.
Shridhar was born and raised in Madurai, India and started writing at the age of twelve, inspired by his mother Gnanalatha Sadasivan, who is an accomplished Tamil writer and scholar. He now lives in New Jersey and finds time to write while commuting two hours a day to New York City for his full-time job as a Systems Analyst.