Between Queens and the Cities

Rs 702 Rs 780
Genre: Memoirs
Language: English
Published: December 05, 2020
Edition: 1st


Origin: Nepal
ISBN13: 9789937665995
ISBN10: 993766599X
Pages: 324
Dimensions: 13.33 x 20.32 x 2.05 inches
Weight: 371.37 g


Origin: Nepal
ISBN13: 9789937746007
ISBN10: 9937746000
Pages: 324

From the backcover

“Brave and beautifully written." - Samrat Upadhyay, Author of Arresting God in Kathmandu

Between Queens and the Cities is the riveting tale of a 19-year-old Nepali gay man and his long journey from Kathmandu to New York and back. Set against the backdrop of contemporary Nepal, the author reveals, with elan and ease, queer spaces where friendships are fostered outside the normalcy accorded to family and marriage. In the process, he introduces many fellow travelers of the LGBTIQ community. With rare courage and outrageous emotional honesty, the author lays bare the ceaseless conflict of the mind and heart in exploring sexuality. He also compels the reader to interrogate dominant notions regarding love and longing and in doing so, reveals dynamic relationships that are not confined to the realm of queer intimacy alone. This memoir on the shaping of queer identity in the South Asian context bristles with deeper questions regarding belonging.