ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Body as Resistance in the Times of Hindutva

Should Muslims Fear the Kiss?

This article questions the ways in which certain Muslim/Islamist groups engaged with the "Kiss of Love" protests in Kerala. These protests openly challenged certain dominant perspectives about the "body", sex and morality, apart from expressly resisting the penetration of Hindutva into Kerala. The author argues that Muslim/Islamist organisations that conducted counter-protests against the "Kiss of Love" failed to comprehend the trajectory of Hindutva's urbanspatial intervention, and have misread Islam's own engagements with the "body".



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