An evening celebrating the International Day against Homophobia, 7 July
Release of “Law Like Love: Queer Perspectives on Law ”
Round table on “The Condition of Sexual Minorities in India: 2 years afterThe Delhi High Court Ruling”
Thursday, 7th July, 2011
Further to the International Day against Homophobia, the French Embassy in India and the Alliance Française de Delhi in association with Yoda Press, had the pleasure of inviting you to the release of Law Like Love: Queer Perspectives on Law , Sexuality series, a collection of essays edited by Arvind Narrain and Alok Gupta.
Mr Jérôme Bonnafont, Ambassador of France to India, along with Arpita Das, founder-publisher of Yoda Press, and Gautam Bhan, series editor of Sexualities, launched the book.
The evening continued with a round table on “The Condition of Sexual Minorities in India: two years after the Delhi High Court Ruling”.
The panel comprised:
Sumit Baudh, lawyer by training and independent consultant for law and human rights.
Pramada Menon, queer feminist activist working on issues of sexuality, gender and human rights and co-founder of CREA, an international women’s human rights organization.
Saleem Kidwai, independent scholar, co-editor of Same-Sex Love in India: a Literary History.
About the Law Like Love: Queer Perspectives on Law:
| Law Like Love: Queer Perspectives on Law, published in the Sexualities series of Yoda Press, is the result of a unique one-and-a-half-year collective effort to bring together 28 essays. The 32 contributors, based in all over India, are activists, lawyers and scholars actively involved in LGBT issues.
The Sexualities series of Yoda Press is an inter-disciplinary series that seeks to understand the many ways in which one experiences, lives and understands gender and sexuality in one’s live. The series takes an intersectional approach as the basis of its understanding of sexuality, seeing it as inextricably linked with the politics of class, caste, religion, language, and location in contemporary India. |hr/>