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Whistling in the Dark: Twenty-one Queer Interviews focuses on issues like sexuality, sexual identity, marriage, gay marriage, heteronormativity, gay utopia, gay activism, gay bashing, police atrocities and the laws vis-a-vis these. The interviewees represent a cross section of society ranging from university professors, gay rights activists and students, on the one hand, ...more
ebook, 264 pages
Published January 6th 2009 by Sage Publications (CA)
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Meg Jayanth
This requires a proper, thought out review - but what a fantastic book. Shamefully, I know very little about the queer movement in India and its literature - and this is a great way to start finding your way into it for anyone with an interest in contemporary india, minority narratives, and queerness in all its forms. The editors themselves are erudite, thoughtful and (laudably) shameless in their mission to develop a particularly Indian queer theory and poetics. No unthinking mainstreaming or ...more
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R. Raj Rao (born 1955) is a writer 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.

He received his PhD in English iterature from the University of Bombay, and did post-doctoral studies from the University of Warwick. He is the author of Slide Show (poems), One Day I Locked My Flat in Soul Cit
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