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Chocolate, and other writings on male-male desire

Author: Pāṇḍeya Becana Śarmā; Ruth Vanita
Publisher: New Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The first public debate on homosexuality in modern India occurred in the 1920s, in the thick of the movement for national independence. It was sparked off by a collection of Hindi short stories entitled Chocolate (1927), by Hindi nationalist writer Pandey Bechan Sharma, better known by his pen-name 'Ugra' (extreme). The stories created such an uproar that almost every major public figure, from Premchand to Gandhi,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sharma, Pande Bechan, 1901-
Chocolate, and other writings on male-male desire.
New Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)654278572
Named Person: Pāṇḍeya Becana Śarmā; Pāṇḍeya Becana Śarmā
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pāṇḍeya Becana Śarmā; Ruth Vanita
ISBN: 9780195674866 0195674863
OCLC Number: 70676885
Description: xi, 103 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Chocolate --
Kept boy --
We are in love with Lucknow ... --
Waist curved lika a she-cobra --
Discussing Chocolate --
O beautiful young man! --
Dissolute love --
In prison --
Letters of some beautiful ones: excerpt --
Life is brief, enjoy it: excerpt.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Pandey Bechan Sharma "Ugra" ; translated from Hindi and with an introducation by Ruth Vanita.
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Presents an English translation of a book that began a major public debate on gay rights in modern India.  Read more...

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