“Out! Stories from the New Queer India is a real gift to all readers, to all of us, to this society which is going through a lot of contradictions. Finally there is a book that everybody can read — should read — and open their own minds and hearts to becoming more sensitive people.” — Nandita Das, actor & activist
“Refreshing and thought-provoking … Reading these stories should open the eyes of those who revel in their narrow, opinionated and misconceived notions of sexuality.” — The Hindu
“Delightful, eye-opening … The anthology itself is category-fluid.” — Open magazine
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.
These are the lives of LGBT 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! Stories from the New Queer India, launched in 2013 and edited by Minal Hajratwala, offers a glimpse beyond the closet doors – and into the lives and dreams of India’s most misunderstood minority.