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Author Name    Arvind Narrain and Gautam Bhan (eds)

Title   Because I Have a Voice: Queer Politics in India

Binding   Paperback

Book Condition   New

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   New Delhi, India Yoda Press

ISBN    819022722X / 9788190227223

Seller ID   027112

In times when the issue of queer sexuality, and gay, lesbian and other sexual identities are becoming increasingly a part of our mainstream popular representation, as is clear from films like Kal Ho Na Ho and Girlfriend , not to mention Fire , this outstanding collection of contributions puts forth the first ever testimonial of the gay and lesbian community in India. The story of queer people in India has, so far, been written and lived along the fault lines and margins of Indian history, but now the search for another moment of assertion is gaining momentum, and this anthology represents precisely that moment. The essays in this volume are a celebration, a defiant political resistance, and introspective reflection and a conceptual space. They talk of the past, present and future of queer lives, and share stories of pain, joy, struggle and victory in equal measure. They are the voice of a community that refuses to be silenced. Complemented by an illustrated documentation section, this unique anthology will be of great interest to students and scholars of gender studies, sexuality studies, and sociology, NGOs and voluntary organizations working with issues of sexuality and AIDS, as well as every informed lay reader who believes in difference rather than uniformity. Arvind Narrain graduated from the National Law School of India University, and did his LLM from Warwick University. He is currently working as a part of a collective of lawyers at the Alternative Law Forum based in Bangalore, a young group working on a critical practice of law. He is the author of Queer: Despised Sexuality, Law and Social Change. Gautam Bhan is a queer rights activist and writer based in New Delhi who writes extensively on queer issues and social movements. He is a member of PRISM, Voices against Section 377, and the Nigah Media Collective. Contents Introduction by Arvind Narrain Part I Conceptual Approaches to Sexuality as a Form of Politics 1. How Natural is Normal?: Feminism and Compulsory Heterosexuality by Nivedita Menon 2. Challenging the Limits of Law: Queer Politics and Legal Reform by Gautam Bhan 3. It's not my job to tell you that it's okay to be gay: Medicalisation of Homosexuality A Queer Critique by Arvind Narrain and Vinay Chandran 4. Crisis in Desire: A Queer Reading of Cinema and Desire in Kerala by Muraleedharan T. 5. Beyond 'Sexuality' (?) by Akshay Khanna Part II Stories of Struggle 6. Many People, Many Sexualities: A Personal Journey by Elavarthi Manohar 7. Solitary Cruiser by Pawan Dhall 8. Englishpur ki Kothi: Class Dynamics in the Queer Movement in India by Alok Gupta 9. The Roads that E/Merged: Feminist Activism and Queer Understanding by Chayanika Shah 10. Voicing the Invisible: Violence Faced by Lesbian Women in India by Bina Fernandez and Gomathy N.B. 11. Complicating Gender: Rights of Transsexuals in India by Ashwini Sukthankar 12. Queering Kerala: Reflections on Sahayatrika by Deepa V.N. 13. Fire, Sparks and Smouldering Ashes by Gomathy N.B. and Bina Fernandez 14. Queering the Campus: Lessons from Indian Universities by Mario D'Penha and Tarun 15. Amitie: Organising LGBTs in Small-town India by Anis Roy Chowdhury Part III Personal Narratives 16. A Hijra's Own Story by Revathi 17. Leaving Home to go Home by Sandip Roy 18. She Came from the World of the Spirits by Maya Sharma 19. Death of the Gay Man by Devdutt Patnaik 20. On Being Gay and Catholic by Mario D'Penha 21. Islam and Me by Ali Potia 22. Is Being Gay about Multiple Sex Partners? by Pawan Dhall and Mr A.K. 23. An Indian Christian Kothi Speaks Out! by Prathiba Sixer Rani 24. In a Loongi in Chimbhave by Satyya Rani Nagpaul 25. I am Out and Here's Why by Vaibhav Saria 26. Convivial Misgivings by Sheba Tejani 27. Sum Total: A Matrimonial by Sonali Notes on Editors and Contributors. Printed Pages: 288.

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