Book Reading & Discussion : Minal Hajratwala

Come and read between the lines at the Godrej Book Club! It’s time for you to get hooked, cooked and of course, booked, with the brilliant minds, finger-licking food and stimulating discussion.

Come and read between the lines at the Godrej Book Club! It’s time for you to get hooked, cooked and of course, booked, with the brilliant minds, finger-licking food and stimulating discussion.

MONDAY NOVEMBER 5, 2012

SPECIAL BOOK READING AND
DISCUSSION WITH
MINAL HAJRATWALA,
EDITOR OF OUT! STORIES FROM
THE NEW QUEER INDIA

Out ! Stories From The New Queer India.

In Bengalaru, a law student falls in love as the nation’s highest courts decide whether his love is legitimate. In Mumbai, a film star and a parent discuss their own journeys of “coming out” as advocates of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender movement.

In rural Kerala, two girls row a small boat and feel their hearts opening, even as they outgrow the village that is their only home. These are the lives of queer Indians today: poignant, gripping, and occasionally even hilarious. The thirty true and fictional stories in this book give voice to the characters behind the headlines, from a lesbian motorcyclist to an Aishwarya-inspired drag queen, from a closeted CEO to a writer who stages her own murder-mystery.

Out! Stories from the New Queer India offers a glimpse beyond the closet doors — and into the lives and dreams of India’s most
misunderstood minority.

The book has been published by Queer Ink and edited by Minal Hajratwala, the author of the multiple award winning Leaving India: My Family’s Journey From Five Villages to Five Continents (2009), which was called “incomparable” by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author Alice Walker.

This is a special event and not to be missed. Minal will be in conversation with Parmesh Shahani, head of the Godrej India Culture Lab. See www.indiaculturelab.org for map to venue. Please bring friends, family as well as colleagues from other Companies.

TIME & VENUE
5 November 2012, 6 pm.
Auditorium (Above canteen).
Gate 2, Godrej Industries, Vikhroli (E).
(Entry from Eastern Express Highway),

RSVP
indiaculturelab@godrejinds.com

About the author

Broom

Broom lived an ordinary, boring, unhappy and married life till she met the woman that she fell madly in love with at the age of twenty eight. By day, she is a techie. By night - a Walking Dead addict, London exploring, rainbow-loving, champagne socialist.