Out! Stories from the New Queer India

Editor - Minal Hajratwala
Publisher - Queer Ink
Year Published - 2012
Type - Paper Back
ISBN - 9788192279305

An anthology of 30 short stories, encompassing fiction, non-fiction and narrative non-fiction on contemporary LGBTQIA India.

Preview ‘Table of Contents and Introduction’
Download ‘A Conversation with Nandita Das and Chitra Palekar’


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In Bengaluru, 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.

These are the lives of queer Indians today: poignant, gripping, and occasionally even hilarious. Through their original and unforgettable stories, penned by the community’s master storytellers as well as emerging writers, Out! offers a glimpse beyond the closet doors – and into the lives and dreams of India’s most misunderstood minority.

Editor Minal Hajratwala is the author of Leaving India: My Family’s Journey From Five Villages to Five Continents. The book won a Pen USA Award, an Asian American Writers Workshop Award, a Lambda Literary Award, and a California Book Award, and was shortlisted for the Saroyan International Writing Prize.

She spent the 2010-2011 academic year in Mumbai as a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar researching a novel, while also writing poems about the unicorns of the ancient Indus Valley. She is a writing coach, and her own creative work has received numerous awards.

As a journalist, Minal has worked for eight years at the San Jose Mercury News and was a National Arts Journalism Program fellow at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She is a graduate of Stanford University. Minal spends her time between Bangalore and San Francisco.

Nandita Das and Chitra Palekar on Decoding Stereotypes

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