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Digital Closets: Post-millennial representations of queerness in Kapoor & Sons and Aligarh

Gairola, R.K.ORCID: 0000-0002-1826-6339 (2018) Digital Closets: Post-millennial representations of queerness in Kapoor & Sons and Aligarh. In: Dasgupta, R.K. and Dasgupta, D., (eds.) Queering Digital India: Activisms, Identities, Subjectivities. Edinburgh University Press, pp. 54-71.

Link to Published Version: https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3366/j.ctv7n0bg3
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Abstract

The past two decades have been particularly significant for representations of non-heteronormative subjects in Hindi cinema despite the persistence of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, an 1860 law that criminalises sex ‘against the order of nature’ (Kalra and Barupal 2013: 318). Despite the anti-queer law whose history traces back to the heyday of the erstwhile British Empire in India, contemporary images of erotically intimate wives, queer children, incestuous relatives, brutal rapes and hushed sexual liaisons between men have proliferated in Hindi cinema as the more popular, global Bollywood brand continues to produce more films than other film industry...

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/52046
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