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Masculinities and Sexuality

Sibalika Saha

Body Talk

Social norms don’t expect women to look muscular, but if men are muscular, it is considered sexy. Just by choosing to pursue a largely male-dominated sport that glorifies what is accepted as “masculine”, Karuna and Sibalika are pushing the boundaries of these labels.
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The Social Boundaries of Masculinity

Through its vivid and raw depictions of socio-cultural life in rural Karnataka, the author, Vasudhendra, a key voice in contemporary Kannada literature, brings forth his identity in all its intersecting dimensions, through the inclusion of class, caste, religion, gender, rural-urban location, education and language.
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Video Page: Moustaches Unlimited

Is a moustache synonymous with the socially established understanding of what makes a ‘man’, is it what marks the degree of manliness, or rather, the degree of male privilege, and is it something that defines the kind of relationships men share with each other?
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 Hairy Caterpillars and I

There is someone in my life who had a terrible childhood, has had several liaisons and whose father married twice. He says that he hated his father. How would his father react to his son’s liaisons if he were alive? If I love a cyborg or a person of the same gender, how will my father react?
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पुरुषत्व का सामाजिक दायरा 

मोहनस्वामी – लेखक वसुधेंद्र अनुवाद - रश्मि तेरदल (हार्पर पेरेनियल Harper Perennial, 2016)   जब मैं छात्र जीवन में पढे गए तमाम साहित्य के बारे में सोचती हूँ तो मेरे मन-मस्तिष्क में हमारे स्कूल की पाठ्य पुस्तक में शामिल कहानी, ‘Night of the Scorpion’ के निस्सीम एजेकिएल की त्यागमयी माँ और उसे वैज्ञानिक दृष्टिकोण रखने वाले…