Law Like Love

Queer Perspectives on Law

Alok Gupta, Arvind Narrain

9789380403144

New Delhi, 2011

590 pages

Price INR 650.00
Book Club Price INR 488.00
SKU
LWB518

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With the landmark Delhi High Court victory in July 2009, sexuality and the law entered mainstream, legal and public discourse in India inviting both celebration and resistance. How do we understand this conversation? The July judgement stands on the shoulders of a much longer history, argue the writers in this contemporary and critical volume on queering the law. A longer history that shapes, unsettles and challenges both legal and queer histories and begins new conversations on the intersections between bodies, politics, activism, sexuality, identity and law. Some playful, some critical and others reflective and irreverent, this unique collection of pieces brings the life, structures and institutions of law alive and shine with relevance in the contemporary moment.

Alok Gupta

Alok Gupta is a lawyer and queer rights activist.

Arvind Narrain

Arvind Narrain is an advocate and founder member of the Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore. He is the author of Queer: Despised Sexuality, Law and Social Change and co-editor of Because I Have a Voice: Queer Politics in India, along with Gautam Bhan. He has also co-edited Law Like Love with Alok Gupta. Arvind was one of the teams of lawyers representing those who challenged Section 377 both in the High Court of Delhi and the Supreme Court of India.