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Off Centre With Devdutt Pattanaik

IndiaSeptember 16, 2018, 3:13 pm

On Off Centre Anuradha SenGupta gets mythologist, writer and business consultant Devdutt Pattanaik to use his knowledge and own personal experience to contextualise homosexuality in India”s culture and tradition. From the tale of Shikhandi in the Mahabharat to how Indian Islam made space for pleasure to why the British ended up criminalising homosexuality, Devdutt illustrates how homosexuality has always been a part of Indian society. He also shares his own story to help people reconsider their illogical prejudices against the LGBTQ community. Reacting to the landmark Supreme Court verdict on September 6, 2018 that legalised homosexuality, he says, ‘the sun has risen”.

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