Podcast: “Across the Rainbow” Episode 1: Guilt and the Gay Identity; Emotions in South Asia through a Queer Lens

Queer lives in semi-urban and rural India are typically required to conform to heteronormativity in a way that stands apart from Western and urban Indian experiences.

In the first episode of our new themed series Across the Rainbow, Dr. Jayaprakash Mishra, a research scholar at the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India, shares with us why he chose to examine the emotions of guilt in South Asian families through a queer perspective, as explored in his article “Queering Emotion in South Asia: Biographical Narratives of Gay Men in Odisha, India”.

Dr. Mishra examines how and why gay men negotiate between heteronormative expectations and homoromantic desire.

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