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Ruth Vanita

Ruth Vanita taught English at Delhi University for twenty years and is now professor at the University of Montana. She was founding co-editor of Manushi, 1978-90, India’s first nationwide feminist magazine. She is the author of several books, including Memory of Light; Love’s Rite: Same-Sex Marriages in Modern India (2005); Gender, Sex and the City: Urdu Rekhti Poetry in India 1780-1870 (2012); and Dancing with the Nation: Courtesans in Bombay Cinema (2017). She is the co-editor of the pioneering Same-Sex Love in India: A Literary History, and has translated many works of fiction and poetry from Hindi and Urdu to English, most notably Chocolate: Stories on Male-Male Desire by Pandey Bechan Sharma ‘Ugra’ (2008). She divides her time between Missoula and Gurgaon.

Books by the author

Memory of Light

Memory of Light

Ruth Vanita
Same-sex Love in India

Same-sex Love in India

Edited by Ruth Vanita & Saleem, Ruth Vanita, Saleem Kidwai

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