Table of contents for Queering India : same-sex love and eroticism in Indian culture and society / edited by Ruth Vanita.


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Part 1: Colonial Transitions
1. The Politics of Penetration:
Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code
Suparna Bhaskaran
2. Sultan Mahmud's Makover:
Colonial Homophobia and the Persian-Urdu Literary Tradition
Scott Kugle
3. Doganas and Zanakhis:
The Invention and Subsequent Erasure
of Urdu Poetry's "Lesbian" Voice
Carla Petievich
4. Alienation, Intimacy, and Gender:
Problems for a History of Love in South Asia
Indrani Chatterjee
5. Eunuchs, Lesbians, and Other Mythical Beasts:
Queering and Dequeering the Kama Sutra
Michael J. Sweet
Part 2: The Visions of Fiction
6. Loving Well:
Homosexuality and Utopian Thought in Post/Colonial India
Leela Gandhi
7. "Do I Remove My Skin?":
Interrogating Identity in Suniti Namjoshi's Fables
Anannya Dasgupta



8. "Queeresses All Mine":
Same-Sex Desire in Kamala Das's Fiction and Poetry
Rosemary Marangoly George
9. Homophobic Fiction/Homoerotic Advertising:
The Pleasures and Perils of Twentieth-Century Indianness
Ruth Vanita
10. What Mrs. Besahara Saw:
Reflections on the Cay Coonda
Lawrence Cohen
Part 3: Performative Pleasures in Theater, TV, and Cinema
11. A Different Desire, a Different Femininity:
Theatrical Transvestism in the Parsi; Quiarati,
and Marathi Theaters, 1850-1940
Kathryn Hansen
12. Queer Bonds:
Male Friendships in Contemporary Malayalam Cinema
Muraleedharan T.
13. "I Sleep behind You":
Male Homosociality and Homoeroticism
in Indian Parallel Cinema
Thomas Waugh
14. Queer Pleasures for Queer People:
Film, Television, and Queer Sexuality in India
Shohini Ghosh
15. On Fire:
Sexuality and Its Incitements
Geeta Patel
16. After the Fire
Monica Bachmann
Notes on Contributors
Index