Shiva and Arun by P. Parivaraj
In the south Indian town of Chitana, two boys discover early on the joys of sex; but how can they confront the compulsion of marriage?
Shiva's family are upper-caste Brahmins; his father is the temple pujari, a wealthy hereditary priest. Shiva plans to break away from home and tradition, but he finds his life in turmoil when his marriage is arranged. His school friend Arun faces similar problems, but struggles through to a lifestyle of his choice, while Shiva succumbs to family pressures.
Paperback / 155 pages
Published by Gay Men's Press in 1998