Forbidden Sex, Forbidden Texts New India's Gay Poets

Heftet / 2018 / Engelsk

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9781138382909
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2018
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Routledge India
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05, UP
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Engelsk
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296
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454 gr
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198 mm
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129 mm
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Forbidden Sex, Forbidden Texts New India's Gay Poets

Heftet / 2018 / Engelsk
The book argues that there is no monolithic homosexuality; there are only homosexualities, that is, there are as many reasons for being gay as there are gays. Some people are born gay, some have gayness thrust upon them, and some do, indeed, achieve to great gayness. Representation of homosexuality/homoeroticism, as it is understood today, is thus a western import. The act and public/social discourses on same-sex love are still illegal; it is, according to many, against the Indian 'tradition'; and a sense of 'history' is seriously problematic when we dig out for a past tradition of homoerotic love and desire. Hoshang Merchant, through an examination of texts, films, poetry, attempts to analyse and crack the codes of sexual (mis)conduct in contemporary India, giving short histories of the fate of several gay writers and explaining the difficulties of 'coming out'.
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Preface Acknowledgements Queering India Introduction Book I: Book of the Self - Introduction 1. Subterranean Sex in the Subcontinent: Is Homosexuality 'Indian'? (Personal Essay) Appendices : (a) Homosexual/ Dalit Literature (b) Transforming Pedagogies: (c) Gays with Critical Disability Book II: Book of the World - Introduction 2. Indian Narrativity: Fiction, Film, Theatre 3. Urdu Gay Literature: Poetry 4. Hindi Gay Literature 5. Gay Theatre 6. Gay Films Appendices (a) The Eunuch Festival of Aaravan (b) Transsexual Hosts on TV Talkshows (c) The Pakistan Poet as Eunuch: Ifti Nasim (d) Gender-fuck in Namdeo Dhasal's 'Gandu Baghicha' (e) Jameela Nishat: Muse as Poet (f) Rukmini Bhaya Nair's 'Hermaphrodite' (g) Satish Alekar's Begum Barve Book III Book of the Soul - Introduction 7. Sultan Padamsee: A Pioneer Gay Poet? 8. The Strange Case of Jehangir Bhownagary (1921-2004) 9. Adil Jussawalla and R. Raj Rao: The Politics of the Avant-Garde 10. Agha Shahid Ali's Gay Nation 11. The Anxiety of Coming Out: Vikram Seth 12. Suniti Namjoshi 13. Dinyar Godrej and Ian Iqbal Rashid 14. The Art of Bhupen Khakhar Afterword: My Poetry Postscript: A Note on the Structure of this Book
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Hoshang Merchant is Professor, Department of English, University of Hyderabad, India.
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ISBN13
9781138382909
Publisert
2018
Utgiver
Vendor
Routledge India
Aldersnivå
05, UP
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
296
Vekt
454 gr
Høyde
198 mm
Bredde
129 mm
Se alle
Forfatter