Not Western, Not Urban: For Queer People in India, Love Is More Than Just Love
Excerpt: “Seeing like a state, it is a piece of paper that carries the evidence of ‘being related’ to a partner and the blindness of law does not see the person behind. Put otherwise, obliviousness is a luxury of those who did not stand in those shoes of grief. Hard-hitting as it is, it is not to sensationalise but to rationalise marriage as a necessary recognition that protects individuals from social scorns and state-centric deprivations.”
Chatterjee, Debangana, "Not Western, Not Urban: For Queer People in India, Love Is More Than Just Love" (2023). Popular Media. 33.