Recent Bibliography

This bibliography picks up after 1995. Please feel free to add other texts in the comments section and we will try to update the bibliography.

Berry, Chris. Mobile Cultures: New Media in Queer Asia. Durham: Duke University Press. 2003.

Bhan, Gautam, Arvind Narrain. Because I have a voice: queer politics in India, Yoda Press, 2007.

Bhaskaran, Suparna. Made in India: Decolonizing Queer Sexualities, Trans/national Projects.  Palgrave Macmillan/St Martins Press 2004.

Chase, Karen. Jamali-Kamali : A tale of passion in Mughal India, Mapin Publishing 2004.

Bhugra, Dinesh. “Experience of Being a Gay Man in Urban India: A Descriptive Study.” Sexual and Marital Therapy 12.4 (1997): 371.

Blackwood, Evelyn and Wieringa, Saskia. Female Desires. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 1999.

Bose, Brinda, and Subhabrata Bhattacharyya. The Phobic and the Erotic: The Politics of Sexualities in Contemporary India. London: Seagull, 2007.

Desai, Poulomi and Sekhon Parminder. Red Threads: The South Asian Queer Connection in Photographs. London: Diva Books, 2004.

Drucker, Peter. Different Rainbows. Chicago, IL: InBook/LPC Group, 2000.

Dynes, Wayne. Asian Homosexuality. New York, NY: Garland Pub. 1992.

Gopinath, Gayatri. Impossible Desires: Queer Diasporas and South Asian Public Cultures. Seagull Books, 2007.

Grahn, Judy. Another Mother Tongue: Gay Words, Gay Worlds. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1990.

Gupta, Sunil. Pictures from Here. London: Chris Boot, 2003.

Gupta, Sunil. Wish You Were Here: Memories of a Gay Life. New Delhi: Yoda Press, 2008.

Itiel, Joseph. Escapades of a Gay Traveler: Sexual, Cultural, and Spiritual Encounters. Binghamton, NY: Hawthorn Press, 2003.

Jaffrey, Zia. The Invisibles: A Tale of the Eunuchs of India. New York: Pantheon Books, 1996.

Jonathan Price, From Kama Sutra to Club Kali. Queers in the South Asian Diaspora, the Localisation of Space and a Politics of Difference.

Kakar, Sudhir. Intimate Relations: Exploring Indian Sexuality. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990.

Kala, Arvind. Invisible Minority: The Unknown World of the Indian Homosexual. New Delhi: Dynamic Books, 1991.

Kavi, Ashok Row. “The Changing Image of the Hero in Hindi Films.” Journal of Homosexuality 39 (2000): 307-312.

Khan, Shivanandi. “Culture, Sexualities, and Identities: Men Who Have Sex with Men in India.” Journal of Homosexuality. 40.4 (2001): 99-115.

Masala Trois Collective . Desilicious: sexy, subversive, South Asian. Arsenal Pulp Press, 2003.

Meer, Ameena. Bombay Talkie. New York: Serpent’s Tail, 1994.

Menon, Nivedita. Gender and Politics in India. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Menon, Nivedita. Sexualities. London: Zed, 2007. Print.

Merchant, Hoshang, ed. Yaarana: Gay Writing from India, New Delhi: Penguin, 1999.

Misra, Geetanjali and Radhika Chandiramani, Sexuality, gender and rights: exploring theory and practice in South and Southeast Asia, Sage Publications, 2005.

Mohanti, Prafulla. Through Brown Eyes. Oxford [Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, 1985.

Mootoo, Shani. Cereus Blooms at Night. Pressgang Publishers, Canada, 1996.

Mootoo, Shani. He Drown She in the Sea, Grove Press, 2005.

Mootoo, Shani. Out on Main Street. Pressgang Publishers, Canada, 1993.

Mootoo, Shani. The Predicament of or. Raincoast Books, 2001.

Mootoo, Shani. Valmiki’s Daughter . House of Anansi Press, Canada 2008.

Mustikahn, Ahmar. “U.S. Sodomy Ruling Ripples to India.” Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide 10.5 (2003): 33.

Namjoshi, Suniti, and Gillian E. Hanscombe. Flesh and Paper. Charlottetown, P.E.I: Ragweed Press, 1986.

Namjoshi, Suniti. Feminist Fables ; Saint Suniti and the Dragon. New Delhi, India: Penguin Books, 1995

Namjoshi, Suniti. St Suniti and the Dragon. North Melbourne: Spinifex, 1993.

Narrain, Arvind, and Alok Gupta. Law Like Love: Queer Perspectives on Law. New Delhi: Yoda Press, 2011.

Narrain, Arvind. Queer:  “Despised sexuality”, law, and social change, Books for Change, 2004.

Parekh, Suresh. “Homosexuality in India: The Light at the End of the Tunnel.” Journal of Gay & Lesbian Psychotherapy 7.2 (2003): 145-164.

Parmesh Shahani. Gay Bombay: globalization, love and (be)longing in contemporary India, SAGE, 2008

Pasha, Kyla.  High Noon and the Body. New Delhi: Yoda Press, 2010.

Puar, J. K. “Transnational Sexualities: South Asian (Trans)nation(alism)s and Queer Diasporas.” In Q & A: Queer in Asian America, edited by David L. Eng and Alice Y. Hom, 405–422. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1998.

Puri J. Sexualizing the state: sodomy, civil liberties and the Indian Penal Code. In: Contesting Nation: Gendered Violence in South Asia: Notes on the Postcolonial Present. Chatterji AP, Nazir Chaudhry L, editors. New Delhi: Zubaan Books/Kali for Women; 2009.

Puri, Jyoti. Woman, Body, Desire in Post-colonial India: Narratives of Gender and Sexuality (Routledge 1999)

Rao, Raj. “Memories Pierce the Heart: Homoeroticism, Bollywood-Style.” Journal of Homosexuality 39 (2000): 299-306.

Ratti, Rakesh. A Lotus of Another Color: An Unfolding of the South Asian Gay and Lesbian Experience. New York: Alyson Pub., 1993.

Reddy Gayatri.  With Respect to Sex: Negotiating Hijra Identity in South India, University of Chicago Press, 2005.

Roy, Rahul, Anupama Chatterjee, and Sherna Dastur. A Little Book on Men. New Delhi: Yoda Press, 2007.

Seabrook, Jeremy. Love in A Different Climate: Men Who Have Sex With Men in India. New York, NY: Verso, 1999.

Selvadurai, Shyam. Funny Boy. San Diego: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1994.

Seth, Vikram. A Suitable Boy: A Novel. New York, NY: HarperCollins, 1993.

Sharma, Maya. Loving Women: Being Lesbian in Unprivileged India. New Delhi: Yoda Press, 2006.

Sukthankar, Ashwini. Facing The Mirror: Lesbian writing from India. Penguin India 1999.

Sullivan, Gerard and Peter Sullivan, eds. Gay and Lesbian Asia: Culture, Identity, Community. New York: Haworth Press, 2001.

Thadani, Giti. Sakhiyani: Lesbian Desire in Ancient and Modern India (Sexual Politics). New York, NY: Cassell Academic, 1996.

Vanita, Ruth. Gandhi’s Tiger and Sita’s Smile: Essays on Gender, Sexuality, and Culture. New Delhi: Yoda Press, 2005.

Vanita, Ruth. Queering India: Same-Sex Love and Eroticism in Indian Culture and Society. New York, NY: Routledge, 2002.

Vanita, Ruth. Same Sex Love in India: Readings from Literature and History. New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press, 2000.

Varma, Pavan K, and Sandhya Mulchandani. Love and Lust: An Anthology of Erotic Literature from Ancient and Medieval India. New Delhi: HarperCollins Publishers a joint venture with India Today Group, 2004.

Wat, Eric. Making of a Gay Asian Community: An Oral history of Pre-AIDS Los Angeles. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2002.

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One Response to Recent Bibliography

  1. Guppy says:

    Additional books to consider adding to the ‘living’ bibliography..

    Dave, Naisargi, N. Queer Activism in India: A Story in the Anthropology of Ethics. Durham: Duke University Press, 2012.

    Doctor, Farzana. Stealing Nasreen. Inanna Publications, 2007

    Meenu and Shruti, eds. Close, Too Close: The New Delhi Tranquebar Book of Queer Erotica. New Delhi: Westland Press, 2012.

    Narrain, Arvind. Because I Have a Voice: Queer Politics in India. P.A..New Delhi: Yoda Press, 2006.

    Shah, Nayan. Stranger Intimacy. Contesting Race, Sexuality, and the Law in the North American West. Berkeley: UC Press, 2011

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