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Author Merchant, Hoshang, 1947- author

Title Secret writings of Hoshang Merchant / Hoshang Merchant and Akshaya K. Rath
Edition First edition
Published New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2016
Online access available from:
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Description 1 online resource
Summary Never a shrinking violet, Hoshang Merchant came out of the closet early in his youth. A bard, a teacher, and a lover who has lived many lives, he is the quintessential gay who once cross-dressed, and yet defies categorization. Here he recounts his extraordinary life and splendid experiences ranging across countries and cultures. His is a story of the prejudice and neglect that are part of everyday gay life, and how he channelled his despair into creating poetry. He quotes Rumi, Ghalib, and Mir, and writes with searing honesty about his long and short love affairs
Notes This edition previously issued in print: 2016
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience Specialized
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on July 18, 2016)
Subject Merchant, Hoshang, 1947-
Homosexuality -- India.
Sexual ethics.
India -- Social conditions -- 1947-
Form Electronic book
Author Rath, Akshaya, editor
ISBN 9780199086962 (ebook)
Other Titles Works. Selections