Delhi: Communities of Belonging

Charan Singh (Author) Sunil Gupta (Author)
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Description

Delhi offers a stunning series of more than 150 full-color documentary photographs and companion first-person texts, which together offer an unprecedented portrait of LGBTQ people's lives in India today. Focusing on Delhi, noted photographers Sunil Gupta and Charan Singh chronicle the halting emergence of networks of men and women living under the shadow of stigma and criminalized behavior--in a country where anti-sodomy laws dating back to the British Empire were recently struck down, only to be reaffirmed in a surging wave of homophobia.

The photographs in this lavishly presented volume reflect the photographers' celebrated capacity for entering into lives rarely seen. In Delhi, we are invited into the daily routines, work, homes, and intimate lives of subjects from different backgrounds--from urban professionals to day laborers. A visually arresting document in its own right, Delhi presents American readers with a starting point for understanding the profound struggles for recognition by India's LGBTQ community.

Delhi was designed by Emerson, Wajdowicz Studios (EWS).

Product Details

Price
$21.95  $20.19
Publisher
New Press
Publish Date
November 01, 2016
Pages
136
Dimensions
8.1 X 0.5 X 9.8 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781620972656
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About the Author

Charan Singh teaches economics to graduate students and executives at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore, India. He has been the Reserve Bank of India Chair Professor at IIM Bangalore, and Senior Economist at the Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC. Along with his official assignments and in-house policy notes, he has published extensively in reputed national journals and dailies.

Reviews

Praise for the work of Sunil Gupta and Charan Singh:
"Gupta gives his images a subtle erotic charge and a genuine tenderness."
"The New Yorker"
"One of the principal threads that weave through Sunil Gupta s nearly four decades of artistic production is the investigation of gay public space, pursued across different communities and continents."
"Fotofest"
"[Gupta's] subjects face the camera directly, as though challenging those who oppose them. Their expressions are powerful and moving."
"Photograph"
"Indian artist Sunil Gupta s work explores notions of gender, sexuality and community[it is] a fascinating examination of culture and the public space."
"Slate"
"Singh s portraits are made in dialogue with the history of Indian photography, back to the stately portraits of the British Raj, and continuing through to today s Bollywood starlets."
Sepia Eye Gallery
"
Praise for the work of Sunil Gupta and Charan Singh:
"Gupta gives his images a subtle erotic charge and a genuine tenderness."
--The New Yorker

"One of the principal threads that weave through Sunil Gupta's nearly four decades of artistic production is the investigation of gay public space, pursued across different communities and continents."
--Fotofest

"[Gupta's] subjects face the camera directly, as though challenging those who oppose them. Their expressions are powerful and moving."
--Photograph

"Indian artist Sunil Gupta's work explores notions of gender, sexuality and community...[it is] a fascinating examination of culture and the public space."
--Slate

"Singh's portraits are made in dialogue with the history of Indian photography, back to the stately portraits of the British Raj, and continuing through to today's Bollywood starlets."
--Sepia Eye Gallery