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Author Name    Pandey Bechan Sharma 'Ugra'; Translated from Hindi and with an Introduction By Ruth Vanita

Title   Chocolate, and Other Writings on Male-Male Desire

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   New

Jacket Condition   New

Edition   First Edition

Size   14 x 22 Cm

Publisher   New Delhi, India Oxford University Press 2006

ISBN    0195674863 / 9780195674866

Seller ID   015704

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, joined in the debate. This first-ever English translation of Ugra’s work raises issues as salient today as eight decades ago: the interpretation of text, the role of fiction in relation to society, and the morality of same-sex erotic relationships. Ugra’s writings provide a window on nationalist constructions of Indian identity, especially in relation to ideas of India’s past; of gender, masculinity, and sexuality; and of Hindu-Muslim and Indian-foreign relations. Many of the prejudices and ideas bandied about in the 1920s still hold centre stage, and resurface in debates about sexuality, obscenity, censorship, and the civil rights of gay people. In her introduction, Ruth Vanita, who has extensively studied the pre-modern and modern history of same-sex relationships in India, discusses the book’s ambivalent portrayal of homosexuality and the debate it sparked off among Hindi littérateurs and nationalists. Printed Pages: 114.

Chocolate Male-Male Desire Gay Homosexual Homosexuality

Price = 9.95 USD


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