Vikram

writer - therapist - professor


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'Vikram, a wonderfully skilled storyteller, here tells the story of meditation. It offers people the skill and space to transform the mundane into the magical, making the everyday into the path of awakening.'
(Venerable Tashi Choedup, Queer Buddhist monastic and human rights activist)

'A joy to read and use for meditation practice.'
(Espen Braathen, Gestalt therapist and mindfulness teacher)


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Lambda Lit Award Finalist 2020

'From the forest-fringed suburbs of Oslo to the bustling heart of Bombay; from the timeless banks of the Ganges to the never-closing nightclubs of Berlin, this collection of short stories by gay Indian-Norwegian author Vikram Kolmannskog captures a headily contemporary sense of what it is to be queer, cosmopolitan, spiritual and sexual.'
(Team Angelica)

'An unputdownable collection of short stories […]
The book helps one think about the possibility and predicament of being queer and Hindu'
(The Queer Bookshelf, Firstpost)

'Stories to read in one greedy gulp - salty and erotic yet bitter sweet. Unashamedly sexy, yet they also probe the tender spots where our insecurities lie coiled.'
(Sandip Roy, author of Don't Let Him Know)

'A tender, honest and earnest collection
bound to hold your heart still'
(Gaylaxy review)


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'Vikram's collection of poetry is a beautiful intersection of his spiritual, queer, cosmopolitan, and hyphenated identity.'
(Gaysi review)


'Vikram's poetry intersects the fields of sexuality, sensuality, and the spiritual. His work shows that in every moment poetry is possible.'
(Ranvir Shah, curator of Poetry with Prakriti Festival)

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A story in the form of a poem about a gay man's quest for love in the world of dating apps and hookups. He eventually experiences a relationship that is both spiritual and sensual.

'A lyrical study of passion, both religious and carnal' (Kirkus Reviews)

Available as paperback and e-book.

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'inspiring, informative, and a pleasure to read […] His case studies are vivid and varied, like gripping short stories.'
(Malcolm Parlett, British Gestalt Journal review)

'There are powerful therapy stories in this book. Sensitive explorations, therapeutic dialogues that satisfy with their depth, poignance, existential truth. Coupled with Vikram Kolmannskog's clear explication of gestalt therapy ideas and values, the book enriches therapists and patients alike.'
(Lynne Jacobs, gestalt therapist and psychoanalyst)

'Some have compared Kolmannskog to Irvin D. Yalom and this is justified for several reasons. The ability to make therapy alive to the ordinary reader is one of them.'
(Deichman Literature Blog, Oslo Public Library)

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Selected texts



Love in law. The Indian Supreme Court decides in favour of LGBT persons, CMI Brief 2018:06

Love is possible, Gaylaxy, 26 September 2018

'Are we becoming bullies?' A case study of stress, communication, and Gestalt interventions among humanitarian workers, British Gestalt Journal, Vol. 26 No. 1, 2017

Gestalt approaches to gender identity issues, Gestalt Review, 18 (3), 2014

My big, fat, gay, Indian wedding, Warscapes, June 2012

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More texts are available on the Norwegian version of this site

More scientific papers are available at academia.edu and researchgate.net