Homosexuality in India: A Literary History

Dubious (a poem by Vikram Seth):

Some men like Jack
and some like Jill;
I’m glad I like them both; but still…
In the strict ranks
of Gay and Straight
What is my status?
Stray? or Great?

When Vikram Seth wrote “Dubious” many years ago, he may not have realized how long his poem would live. “Dubious” has become an anthem for Indians unwilling to be straitjacketed into heterosexuality, unwilling to accept the argument often put forward that being homosexual, lesbian, transgendered or transsexual is against Indian culture. Read full story here

by Nilanjana S. Roy
Source – The New York Times