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South Asia Center presents: Pushpesh Kumar - Queering Indian Sociology

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South Asia Center presents: Pushpesh Kumar - Queering Indian Society

Pushpesh Kumar, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Hyderabad

This talk will draw attention to the emerging consolidation of sexually marginalised publics as a vocal constituency in contemporary India and the apathy and indifference of Indian and South Asian sociologists to engage with the issue. The presentation will simultaneously include a critique of the emerging LGBT movement through NGOisation under global governance. The recent alliance of the queer movement with left, dalit and dalit feminist groups in Hyderabad city, however, provides some optimism in rescripting the agenda of the movement from the life experiences of sexual subalterns like hijras, kothis, and transmen where caste, class and issue of political economy remain integral to sexual liberation.

Sponsored by the South Asia Center at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs 

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