articles by Kaushal Bodwal

India

What it means to be queer under a regime bent on remaking India on its own ideological terms

Recently one of my pictures was trolled by right-wing people on social media. These responses display that their frameworks to look at the world is disrupted by a visibly queer body. An important lens to look at the world for them is through marriage, which becomes the foundational principle of assigning gendered personhood. The comments were brutally transphobic and queerphobic. Throughout, one thread of reference remained the same, 'Who will marry this and how?'