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Gayatri Reddy

In: Sexual Sites, Seminal Attitudes: Sexualities, Masculinities and Culture in South Asia

Chapter 6: Crossing ‘Lines’ of Subjectivity: The Negotiation of Sexual identity in Hyderabad, India1

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Crossing ‘Lines’ of Subjectivity: The Negotiation of Sexual identity in Hyderabad, India1
Crossing ‘lines’ of subjectivity: The negotiation of sexual identity in Hyderabad, India
GayatriReddy

It was early evening in Hyderabad, and the Public Gardens—a centrally located, popular meeting-point for many young couples—was gradually coming to life. I was sitting on a low wall adjoining the tea-stall, having a cup of chai with Suresh,2 a young, self-identified ‘gay’ man, when we had the following conversation. ‘Is it true that in America there is a book that tells you specific locations across the country where you can find other gays?’ Suresh asked me eagerly. ‘Where did you hear that?’ I asked in turn. ‘This friend of mine went for a homo-sex party in Bombay, and there was a ...

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