Lady Chatterley’s Lover, written in the year 1928, was popularized to an extent that it was supposedly banned for its explicit content.
First Hand is a grahic novel that contains an anthology of non-fiction stories that records the narratives of the often dismissed and the marginalised.
Jane Eyre is a strong female protagonist, but does she strip away the voice and identity of Rochester's supposed mad ex-wife Bertha Mason?
In Mothering a Muslim, Nazia Erum brings in glaring example among the many subtle and not-so-subtle ways Islamophobia has developed in schools and colleges.
Baburao Bagul illustrates the dilemmas of a mother stuck at the intersectionality of caste and patriarchy, bound by her motherly duties.
The gender politics within the context of the warring ideologies of conservatism and progression is explored with nuance in Persepolis.
The Mothers Of Manipur by Teresa Rehman captures the nuances of what went into the nude protest organised by Meira Paibis who sought justice.
The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid revolves around the life of yesteryear Hollywood star Evelyn Hugo who narrates the story of her life to her biographer Monique Grant (whom she is connected to in a way you would not be able to guess until the penultimate chapter).
'Fence' by Ila Arab Mehta (translated by Rita Kothari) is a story of Fateema, her dreams and her belief in multiple possibilities.
The issue isn’t the lack of diverse fiction - it’s that various voices are just not given the same treatment.