Profile of Ruth Vanita
These three poems are from author and poet Ruth Vanita’s book ‘The Broken Rainbow (Poems and Translations)’. These three are from a chapter titled ‘LGBTQIA...Or Perhaps A to Z’.
Author Ruth Vanita's 'Love’s Rite' was first published in 2005, when there was no movement for marriage equality in India. It has since served as a seminal text for remapping the history of non-heteronormative relationships in India.
Denial of the right to love still kills young people in India. For LGBT couples, not even the law is fully on their side, writes academician Ruth Vanita