“This remarkable volume brings together an encyclopedic collection of writings on the subjects of love between women and love between men in India from ancient times to the present.” —Lillian Faderman, author of To Believe in Women: What Lesbians Have Done for America--A History
“This enchanting collection is a tribute to an ancient civilization which has always cherished love that defies conventional ideas of sanity and normality.” —Ashis Nandy, author, The Intimate Enemy, Center for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi.
“...an extremely useful compilation of material on same-sex love in India, accompanied by insightful analyses of contemporary social mores at the time that the poems, stories and novels were written.” —India Today
About the Author
Ruth Vanita is Associate Professor of Women’s Studies at the University of Montana.
Saleem Kidwai is a translator, writer, and consultant living in New Delhi.