Sakhiyani: Lesbian Desire in Ancient and Modern India (Sexual Politics)

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This work looks at the past and present experiences of India's lesbian community, offering a review of the effect of colonialization upon lesbian identities in India, and detailing the modern lesbian experience, from marriages to suicide pacts. It is based on material ranging from Sanskrit texts and ancient artwork to contemporary newspapers, letters, lesbian newsletters and reports. The text sets out to examine modern lesbian reality in India in relation to aspects of the country's social and religious history, especially Indian cosmology and mythology.

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Giti Thadani is a founder member of the Sakhi collective and journal of contemporary and historical lesbian life in India.

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