Fractured Resistance: Queer Negotiations of the Postcolonial in R. Raj Rao's The Boyfriend

Sandeep Bakshi
2012 South Asian Review  
This essay assesses South Asian queer identity as it relates to the state of postcolonialism. It pays particular attention to the ways in which queerness engages with fractures of the heteropatriarchal nation. Focusing on R. Raj Rao's novel The Boyfriend (2003), I work contrary to the logic of romantic idealization that would position the postcolonial nation against repressive homophobic statutes of colonialism. My reading suggests that the postcolonial nation is complicit with the former
more » ... th the former colonial project in marginalizing and policing queerness.]
doi:10.1080/02759527.2012.11932877 fatcat:7pcrmegxtnc53f7ninpqcjeisa