Queer Ink to host a book-reading session of Out! Stories from the new Queer India
~ Reading sessions and performances accompanied with queer art display~
Queer Ink in collaboration with Visual Disobedience will host a book reading session of their first published book Out! Stories from the New Queer India on the Thursday, 10th January, from 7 pm onwards at the Julius Macwan Institute. Fascinating narratives will be read by Ms Minal Hajratwala, Editor, Out! Stories from the New Queer India. Accompanying Ms Minal, would be Ms. Juthika Nagpal, Ms. Dhamini Ranam and Mr. Ashish Sawhny, among the 30 writers who have contributed to the book and who consider the dominant theme of queer to be close to their hearts.
Grab a drink for yourself and watch the authors become story tellers as they read through their written stories. You can interact with the authors who’ve contributed their story as well as ask questions to the editor Ms. Minal Hajratwala to understand her experience of editing this unique anthology. As the reading sessions move on, there will be performances to add a little more thrill to the evening. Also accompanying the sessions would be funky queer art to watch out for by Visual Disobedience.
Over two years on, Queer Ink has grown to be a unique web retailer providing accessibility to queer books, films and art and now moved to being a publisher and promoter of LGBTI Indian literature with their first book Out! Stories from the New Queer India. Stories from the book cover a range of genres and issues that concern Lesbian, Gay,Bi-sexual, Trans (LGBT) India. Ms. Minal Hajratwala is the author of the award winning book Leaving India: My Family’s Journey From Five Villages to Five Continents. Along with being a journalist, Minal is the editor of Out! Stories from the New Queer India. Contributors in the book include published writers Karuna Ezara Parikh, Sandip Roy, R.Raj Roy, Dibyajyoti Sarma, Sunny Singh, Kama Spice, Anisha Sridhar, Arun Mirchandani and a vibrant group of emerging writers.
The lives of queer Indians today are poignant, gripping and occasionally even hilarious. Through their original and unforgettable stories, penned by the community’s master storytellers as well as emerging writers, Out! Stories from the New Queer India offers a glimpse beyond the closet doors – and into the lives and dreams of India’s most misunderstood minority.