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R Raj Rao

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R Raj Rao

R Raj Rao is the author of the critically acclaimed novels The Boyfriend and Hostel Room 131. Riyad Wadia's short film BomGay was based on his poems. He is also the co-editor of Whistling in the Dark: Twenty-One Queer Interviews. A pioneer in the field of queer studies, Rao hassignificantly contributed to the subject in various capacities—as awriter, a critic, and an academic, and has travelled widely to promote the discipline. He is professor and head of the department of English at the University of Pune, India.

Articles by R Raj Rao

Lakshmi’s Story
By Vaishali Raode
People are curious to know about hijras. How do we live? Behave? What do we do? Do we kidnap children? What funeral rites are performed for a hijra after his death? Is he cremated or buried? Such questions…
Translated from Marathi by R Raj Rao & P G Joshi
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