Category Archives: Books

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, … Continue reading

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Authors: Ruth Vanita and Salim Kidwai

Currently, same-sex relationships in South Asia are considered alien. People are unaware the history of homosexuality in the region. This has been just one outcome of British imperialism and Victorian prudery; they obliterated our indigenous cultures and histories. Fortunately, South … Continue reading

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Graphic Novel: Kari by Amruta Patil

HarperCollins, 2008, isbn: 9788172237103 http://amrutapatil.blogspot.com/ A beautifully nuanced exploration of a young woman’s mind and sexuality . They were inseparable – until the day they jumped. Ruth, saved by safety nets, leaves the city. Kari, saved by a sewer, crawls … Continue reading

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Author: Devdutt Pattanaik

http://devdutt.com/ Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik writes on Queer ideas in Hindu metaphysics and mythology. The Pregnant King, Penguin Books, 2008 ISBN 978-1-4306-3472-0 The Man Who Was A Woman and other queer tales of Hindu lore. Routledge, 2002. ISBN 1-56023-181-5.

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Queer Ink

http://queerink.com/index.php We, at Queer-Ink seek to disempower those who look at others with derision or suspicion or ignorance. We do it not by shutting ourselves out but by embracing the world and all its treasures. We do it through the retailing of books, … Continue reading

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Yoda Press’ Sexuality Series

Complete listing at: http://yodapress.com/Sexuality.html General Editor: Gautam Bhan is the General Editor of the new Sexualities Series announced by YODA PRESS. He is an activist for queer and gender rights, and is based in Delhi. He has worked most extensively … Continue reading

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Bibliography until 1995

From: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/southasia/cuvl/glb.html Ackerley, J. R. Hindoo Holiday: An Indian Journal. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1990. British gay author’s account of his life as secretary and confidant to an Indian maharajah. (First published in 1932.) Ali, Agha Shahid. A Nostalgist’s … Continue reading

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