This is part two of a miniseries we are doing, Queering Language. In this series, we are looking at the relationship between queerness and language. In this episode, host Suryatapa Mukherjee spoke to Chittajit Mitra, a queer activist who is a writer and translator working with Hindi, English and Urdu texts. They explore the oft-ignored queerness in old literature, new developments in recent years, the interesting work of translating queerness, and most importantly how the fight for queer rights influences queer literature.
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