Page Count: 358
Publication Date: February 2016
“Atluri provides a stunning contrapuntal analysis of gender and sexuality at the crossroads of feminist, queer, transnational, and postcolonial studies. Focusing on the political resonances across multiple sites of gender and sexual regulation, the author makes a compelling case for ‘precarious feminism’—as a critical response to postcolonial nationalism, global neoliberalism, and Western discursive hegemony. Atluri opens up the concept of ‘Āzādī,’ through a rich and constant scrutiny of what we have come to know as ‘gender’ and ‘sexual’ politics. Āzādī challenges us to recognize ourselves in this global reconfiguration and promises nothing but an ever-contingent political field for thinking beyond the powerful fictions of neoliberal modernity.”
—Amar Wahab, Coordinator, Sexuality Studies Program, School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, York University, Canada
“Āzādī offers impressive insights into the interlinkages between, and nature of, gendered violence, activism, and neoliberalism in contemporary India, including a compelling exploration of the ongoing role of colonialism in shaping the nature (and horrific extent) of embodied violence in contemporary India.”
—Deana Heath, Department Director of Post-graduate Research, Department of History, University of Liverpool
Āzādī: “Out of Relative Opacity”
Can the Subaltern Tweet?
Technology and Sexual-Textual Politics
Sex in the City Jail
Trans/national Movements for Gender Justice
Legalizing Desire or Desiring Outside of the Law?
Cars, Colonies, and Crime Scenes:
Space, Gender, and Violence
In the Streets.
“Love begins here.”
Diamonds and the Minefields of Romance
Ghosts That Cross Borders
A Jewel in the Crown
Capital, Labour, and Protest
Red Lips, Red Lights, and Scarlet Letters
Trans/lations of Desire in Neoliberal India
Between “Holy” Wars, Hyenas, Hyundai civics, and a Hijra
A Conclusion on the Idea of Conclusions