Welcome to South and Southeast Asian Literature
South and Southeast Asian Literature is a searchable collection of fiction and poetry written in English by authors from South and Southeast Asia and their Diasporas. Focusing on works composed during the late-colonial and postcolonial eras, the collection will also feature author interviews and manuscript materials that will shed additional light on the rich literary heritage and emerging traditions of this region. New content is uploaded on a biweekly basis, giving users immediate access to a steadily growing treasury of classic, rare, and contemporary literature. The database currently has over 100,118 pages.
Sing to the Dawn, by Minfong Ho
After winning a prize with a short story entitled Sing to the Dawn, Minfong Ho was encouraged to enlarge the story into a novel. In this book, Dawan is a young girl that struggles to overcome discrimination faced by girls in rural Thailand.
The Loss of India, by Zulfikar Ghose
Zulfikar Ghose, poet and novelist, born in Pakistan, migrated to England after the partition of British India into Pakistan and the present India. The Loss of India, A Memory of Asia, and many other volumes are featured here.