Criminal Love?: Queer Theory, Culture, and Politics in India

Criminal Love?: Queer Theory, Culture, and Politics in India

by R Raj Rao

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789386446497
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 03/24/2018
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

R. Raj Rao is a writer, poet, and teacher of literature and ‘one of India’s leading gay-rights activists’. His 2003 novel, The Boyfriend, is one of the first gay novels to come from India. Rao was one of the first recipients of the newly established Quebec India awards. R. Raj Rao is the author of almost a dozen books of poetry, fiction, plays, biography, and criticism. His book, Whistling in the Dark: Twenty-one Queer Interviews, co-edited with Dibyajyoti Sarama, was published by SAGE in 2009. He is former Professor and Head of the Department of English at the Savitribai Phule Pune University.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction by Thomas Waugh
I: Sex, Sexuality, Gender, and Culture
II: Identities
III: Normativities
IV: Homosociality
V: Homophobia
VI: Lesbianism
VII: Perversion
VIII: Historiography
IX: The Politics of Section 377, IPC
Bibliography
Index

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