This was the first ethnography of gay life in contemporary India. It talked about the early age of the internet in the country and the creation of online-offline gay communities from the mid-1990s to the mid 2000s. The anniversary edition has chapters from leading global scholars about the continuing importance of the book, as well as an updated preface from the author. It has an interview as an afterword that talks about the path ahead for queer rights in India, in the context of the recent Supreme Court judgement decriminalizing homosexuality.
Preface to the Special Anniversary Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Gay Bombay and Queer Futures Ulka Anajaria, Professor, Brandeis University
Gay Bombay to Boston to Bangalore and Back Kareem Khubchandani Mellon Bridge Assistant Professor, Tufts University
The Heart Has Its Reasons
From This Perspective
Up Close and Personal