ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Rights through Resistance

The legalist approach taken so far with respect to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movement has marginalised more radical possibilities of resistance by rendering diverse identities and intersectionality invisible. In this context, the historical examination of the LGBT movement in comparison with the civil rights movement and local case studies gives the trajectories of “lost” possibilities a new context and significance. These possibilities are explored here.

Remembering a Legal Luminary

A former student recalls the generosity, vision and philosophical theses of lawyer and scholar Shamnad Basheer.

The Desert Women

By being both suppressed and defiant, the women of the villages of Rajasthan display an ability to persevere and survive, and offer subversion in a tradition of resistance.
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