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Apr 13, 2021

Rahul Rao, scholar and author of Out of Time: The Queer Politics of Postcoloniality, in conversation with writer Kavya Murthy talks about the inheritance that the former colonies are living with and how they have managed to warp and expand the imperialist biases and criminalisation of the Queer community.

Primarily examining three locations - India, Uganda and Britain - the relationship between the state and interaction with the international position, Culpability of colonial powers, current trans lives conditions in India and the responses of the UN and other international bodies, Out of Time ties together the aspects of Race, caste, class and human rights in the struggle for queer identity rights across centuries in the past and the future.

Rahul Rao has research interests in international relations theory, the international relations of South Asia, comparative political thought, and gender and sexuality. 

Kavya Murthy is a writer, editor and content strategist for digital platforms and curates books and events for Champaca Bookstores.