Queering Bollywood

  title={Queering Bollywood},
  author={Gayatri Gopinath},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  pages={283 - 297}
  • G. Gopinath
  • Published 28 November 2000
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of Homosexuality
ABSTRACT In this essay, I demonstrate through numerous examples taken from four identifiable Hindi film subgenres queer themes which, though nontransgressive in their native Indian context, acquire subversive value and serve as queer points of identification when viewed from a non-nationalist bias. Watching particular films with this “queer dias-poric viewing practive,” sex/gender play which is normative (yet still coded) in the land of the films' production can be reclaimed as queer through… Expand

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