Shikhandi
Ánd Other ‘Queer’ Tales They Don’t Tell You
(Paperback)

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Patriarchy asserts men are superior to women, Feminism clarifies women and men are equal, Queerness questions what constitutes male and female.

Queerness isn't only modern, Western or sexual, says mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik. Take a close look at the vast written and oral traditions in Hinduism, some over two thousand years old and you will find many overlooked tales, such as those of Shikhandi, who became a man to satisfy her wife; Mahadeva, who became a woman to deliver his devotee’s child; Chudala, who became a man to enlighten her husband; Samavan, who became the wife of his male friend; and many more.

Playful and touching and sometimes disturbing-these stories when compared with their Mesopotamian, Greek, Chinese and Biblical counterparts, reveal the unique Indian way of making sense of queerness.

AuthorDevdutt Pattanaik
BindingPaperback
EAN9789383074846
EditionLatest Edition
ISBN9383074841
Height775 mm
Length500 mm
Width60 mm
Weight31 g
LanguageEnglish
Language TypePublished
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages179
Package Quantity200
Product GroupBook
Publication Date2014-07-20
PublisherPenguin Books Limited
StudioPenguin Books Limited
Sales Rank2766

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