Queer Literature, Queer Rights: Textuality & Sexuality At The End Of 377

Minal Hajratwala, Parmesh Shahani and Shobhna S. Kumar from Mumbai’s LGBT community discuss the state of queer literature and the dynamic, fast-changing stories of people living in India today who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, hijra, kothi, queer, genderqueer, and other gender-non-conforming identities.

Minal Hajratwala, Parmesh Shahani and Shobhna S. Kumar from Mumbai’s LGBT community discuss the state of queer literature and the dynamic, fast-changing stories of people living in India today who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, hijra, kothi, queer, genderqueer, and other gender-non-conforming identities.

What is queer literature, and how is it being defined? Who writes it, who reads it, and who has the right to it? Is there a need for queer literature in India, and why? What is the relationship between queer writers, queer readers, and the mainstream? What role does writing play in a larger movement for social justice and human rights?

As the Supreme Court considers the appeal of the reading down of the anti-homosexuality Section 377, join us for this timely, thought-provoking dialogue at PEN@Prithvi.

Date : 9th April, 2011

Time : 6.30PM onwards

Venue : Prithvi Theatre, Juhu, Mumbai

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The Cathartist

The Cathartist is the Editor at GaysiFamily. She remembers nearly all her dreams to the last detail, would rather skip a movie than watch it after missing the first five minutes, has a rare form of Tourettes leading to inappropriate conversations and is a hopeless jerk magnet. If she ever writes a book, it will be called "La tyrannie d'anciens amoureux".