Frontlist | 8 middle grade and YA fantasy novels by Indian writers
My idea of fantasy is fairly whitewashed. You know, with the Fair Folk and golden-haired maidens in towers. Although Western history is great inspiration—I too swoon over knights in shining armor who insist on being called “sir”—its domination has prevented me from seeing myself in fantasy novels. At best, I could be the “exotic” sorceress (read: villain) with a racially ambiguous name. Or worse, the token friend who dies or is sidelined.
Great fantasy stories don’t begin and end with western history, because you literally have the rest of the world for inspiration.