Kaushalya Bannerjee. Courtesy YouTube.

Kaushalya Bannerji is a Canadian poet.


Bannerji was born in Calcutta (Kolkata), India, the daughter of Himani Bannerji. She has been a resident of Toronto, Ontario, Canada since 1993.

Bannerji studied law at the University of Ottawa. She is a widely anthologized poet, who has also published 2 collections of poetry.[1]

In her article, "A Lotus of Another Color," she dealt with the cultural]] complexities sexuality adds to one's sense of self, and identity, especially coming from a social conservative society. The dilemma is enhanced by the willingness of many lesbians to keep their cultural identity and roots, while confronting the jaundiced opinions of sexuality from the individual's societies.[2]



  • A New Remembrance: Poems. Toronto: TSAR, 1993.
  • The Faces of Five O'Clock: Poems. Toronto: Sister Vision, 1996.


  • "No Apologies" in A Lotus of Another Color: An Unfolding of the South Asian Gay and Lesbian Experience (edited by Rakesh Ratti). Boston: Alyson Publications, Inc., 1993. 59-64.


  • Sylvio Rodriguez, Let the Guitar Raise Her Hand: Selected lyrics (translation from Spanish). Kolkata: Tarjama Press, 2007.
  • Josefina de Diego, Grandfather's Kingdom: Prose poems (translation from Spanish). Kolkata: Tarjama Press, 2012.[3]
Radical political poetry Kaushalya Bannerji 2 4

Radical political poetry Kaushalya Bannerji 2 4

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[4]

See alsoEdit



  1. Kaushalya Bannerji, Asian Heritage in Canada, Library & Archives, Ryerson University. Web, Mar. 27, 2017.
  2. Karla Jay; Dyke Life: From Growing Up to Growing Old A Celebration of the Lesbian Experience. Basic Books, 1996, pp 40.
  3. Kaushalya Bannerji, Wikipedia, March 9, 2014, Wikimedia Foundation. Web, Apr. 24, 2014.
  4. Search results = au:Kaushalya Bannerji, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Apr. 24, 2014.

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