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The LGBT Gatha of the land of ‘Kamasutra’

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Deepa Mehta’s film, Fire, follows the story of Sita, who is a lesbian. This film was released in India in 2000. Soon after its release, 200 members of the Shiv Sena stormed a Mumbai theatre where Fire was being viewed and vandalized it. Theatres in Delhi, Surat and Pune got a similar reaction from political parties and stopped viewing the film on the same day. It is interesting to note that a film about lesbian relationships was treated with such disgust when ancient India had a culture that thrived on lesbians, gays and transgenders. Continue reading The LGBT Gatha of the land of ‘Kamasutra’