Love in a Different Climate Men Who Have Sex with Men in India In this carefully researched and finely written work Jeremy Seabrook deals with subjects rarely discussed in Western narratives about South Asia Going beyond a straightforward contextualisation of th

  • Title: Love in a Different Climate: Men Who Have Sex with Men in India
  • Author: Jeremy Seabrook
  • ISBN: 9781859848371
  • Page: 382
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this carefully researched and finely written work, Jeremy Seabrook deals with subjects rarely discussed in Western narratives about South Asia Going beyond a straightforward contextualisation of the gatoei lady boys in Thailand and the hijara eunuchs of India, he unravels the less familiar and complex territory of homosexual and homoerotic encounters in generaIn this carefully researched and finely written work, Jeremy Seabrook deals with subjects rarely discussed in Western narratives about South Asia Going beyond a straightforward contextualisation of the gatoei lady boys in Thailand and the hijara eunuchs of India, he unravels the less familiar and complex territory of homosexual and homoerotic encounters in general, and asks how valid Western models of sexual identity are in the South Asian context, and how effective they might be in dealing with global issues of sexual health, HIV awareness and gender politics.Much of the book is based on interviews which reveal the extent of the complexity at play wives who traditionally vacate the marital bed to accommodate their husbands friends kotis passive male sex partners of men many of whom will be married but see their relations with the kotis as fulfilling their destinies as males the fundamentalist politicians who curse the Western influence of gay liberation and continue to justify the punishment of life imprisonment for homosexuality and the activist groups who are working towards a clearer and helpful understanding of contemporary issues.The first work of its kind on India, Love in a Different Climate reveals how a traditional shrouding in mystery of sexual difference is slowly but surely giving way to a open and essentially local celebration of that difference.

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