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Queering India : same-sex love and eroticism in Indian culture and society

Author: Ruth Vanita
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Queering India is the first book to provide an understanding of same-sex love and eroticism in Indian culture and society. The essays focus on pre-colonial, colonial, and post-colonial gay and lesbian life in India to provide a comprehensive look at a much neglected topic. The topics are wide-ranging, considering film, literature, popular culture, historical and religious texts, law and other aspects of life in  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Vanita
ISBN: 0415929490 9780415929493 0415929504 9780415929509
OCLC Number: 45879600
Description: 252 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The politics of penetration : section 377 of the Indian penal code / Suparna Bhaskaran --
Sultan Mahmud's makover : colonial homophobia and the Persian-Urdu literary tradition / Scott Kugle --
Doganas and zanakhis : the invention and subsequent erasure of Urdu poetry's "lesbian" voice / Carla Petievich --
Alienation, intimacy, and gender : problems for a history of love in South Asia / Indrani Chatterjee --
Eunuchs, lesbians, and other mythical beasts : queering and dequeering the Kama Sutra / Michael J. Sweet --
Loving well : homosexuality and utopian thought in post/colonial India / Leela Gandhi --
"Do I remove my skin?" : interrogating identity in Suniti Namjoshi's fables / Anannya Dasgupta --
"Queernesses all mine" : interrogating same sex desire in Kamala Das's fiction and poetry / Rosemary Marangoly George --
Homophobic fiction/homoerotic advertising : the pleasures and perils of twentieth-century Indianness / Ruth Vanita --
What Mrs. Besahara saw : reflections on the gay goonda / Lawrence Cohen --
A different desire, a different femininity : theatrical transvestism in the Parsi, Gujarati, and Marathi theaters, 1850-1940 / Kathryn Hansen --
Queer bonds : male friendships in contemporary Malayalam cinema / Muraleedharan T. --
"I sleep behind you" : male homosociality and homoeroticism in Indian parallel cinema / Thomas Waugh --
Queer pleasures for queer people : film, television, and queer sexuality in India / Shohini Ghosh --
On fire : sexuality and its incitements / Geeta Patel --
After the fire / Monica Bachmann.
Responsibility: edited by Ruth Vanita.
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