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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, to working class men such as office boys, auto-rickshaw drivers and even undertrials who have served prison sentences, on the other. The thought-provoking narratives in this book are the outcome of probing and incisive questions put to the respondents by the editors R. Raj Rao and Dibyajyoti Sarma. Appealing to a wide readership, the narratives go beyond the conventional and provide a rare insight into the private lives of the respondents. Besides being a must read for gay activists and organisations, the book will also be a useful resource for post-graduate students and academics working in the fields of sexuality studies, feminism and alternative literature.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9788178299211
ISBN-10: 8178299216
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 139mm x 18mm)
Pages: 300
Imprint: SAGE India
Publisher: SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: India

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Author Biography - R.Raj Rao

R Raj Rao is professor in the Department of English at University of Pune, India. He is the author of the cult novel The Boyfriend, translated into French and Italian, the cult film BomGay (based on six of his poems) and a forthcoming novel, Engineering College Hostel. Rao is the public face of Indian gay writing all over the world. Dibyajyoti Sarma wrote his M. Phil thesis on Western Queer Theory and how it differs from Indian queer experience. His book of poems Glimpses of a Personal History was published in 2004. He is currently working on his first novel.