The Indian queer scenario and its attendant movement for the right to be different and yet equal are made up of hundreds and thousands of behind-the-scene stories - a struggle for spaces that offer a boost for self-esteem, respect, security, and the potential to be radical.
This anthology attempts to visual these spaces through the prisms of time, travel, areas of urban aspirations and anxieties, queer art spaces, and queerscapes of difference and resistance.
In the end, each story of queer struggle is about efforts that have contributed to where we are today or where we will be tomorrow - as individuals, communities, and movements. The writings and creations in this anthology are just a few of these stories - like shells or pebbles on a seashore of a grand narrative. Have your pick!
Table of Contents:
Cityscapes: A Journey from Calcutta to Kolkata by Paramita Banerjee
Those Silver Shorts by Ashish Sawhny
Interview with Madhuja Nandi; Trans Woman and LGBT Activist: Queer Stories in (of) Barasat Local by Pawan Dhall
Layers of the Urban by Bindumadhav Khire
Place of Safe Landing by Sonali Gulati
The Ideal Male Body: Bodybuilding, Fitness, and Urban Space by Michiel Baas
Spaced Out by Rudra Kishore Mandal
Durga by Rajib Chocroborty
Not His Master’s Voice by Sachin Jain
Undoing the Metronormative: Urban-Rural Exchange within LGBT Communities in Eastern India by Aniruddha Dutta
On the Metro: Re-imagining Intimacies and Desires in India by Sayan Bhattacharya
Far from a Miniscule Minority: The Online Worlds of Indian Queer Men by Pawan Singh
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