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Ismat Chughtai’s Lihaf: A Short Note

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"Marz, ya Lat": in her Urdu short story Lihaf (The Quilt) written in the 1940s, Ismat Chugtai conceptualized same-sex desire as both medical condition and as excessive habit, notions that co-existed in the colonial India of her time.

#VIBGYOR: Queering the Rainbow

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Prashanth Ashok's blogposts on the significance of the rainbow motif, long associated with the LGBT movement. This series was part of the Chennai Bloggers' Club hashtag #VIBGYOR, a one-week series of posts Sept 1-7, 2013.