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

Author: Ruth Vanita
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2001.
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Queering India provides an understanding of same-sex love and eroticism in Indian culture and society. The essays focus on gay and lesbian life in India to provide a comprehensive look at a much  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Vanita
ISBN: 0415929490 9780415929493 0415929504 9780415929509
OCLC Number: 48109202
Awards: Short-listed for Lambda Literary Awards (Studies) 2002
Description: 288 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: I. Colonial Transitions 1.The Politics of Penetration: Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code 2. Sultan Mahmud's Make-Over: Colonial Homophobia and the Persian-Urdu Literary Tradition 3. Doganas and Zanakhis: The Invention and Subsequent Erasure of Urdu Poetry's "Lesbian" Voice 4. Alienation, Intimacy, and Gender: Problems for a History of Love in South Asia 5. Eunuchs, Lesbians, and Other Mystical Beasts: Queering and De-Queering the Kamasutra II. The Visions of Fiction 6. Loving Well: Homosexuality and Utopian Thought in Post/Colonial India 7. "Do I Remove My Skin?": Interrogating Identity in Suniti Namjoshi's Fables 8. "Queerness All Mine": Same-Sex Desire in Kamala Das's Fiction and Poetry 9. Homophobic Fiction/Homoerotic Advertising: The Pleasures and Perils of Twentieth-Century Indianness 10. What Mrs. Besahara Saw: Reflections on the Gay Goonda III. Performance Pleasures in Theatre, TV, and Cinema 11. A Different Desire, A Different Femininity: Theatrical Transvestism in the Parsi, Gujarati, and Marathi Theatres, 1850-1940 12. Queer Bonds: Male Friendships in Contemporary Malayalam Cinema 13. "I Sleep Behind you": Male Homosociality and Homoeroticism in Indian Parallel Cinema 14. Queer Pleasures for Queer People: Film, Television, and Queer Sexuality in India 15. On Fire: Sexuality and its Incitements 16. After the Fire: Smoldering Questions about Representation.
Responsibility: edited by Ruth Vanita.


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