Gay "forerunners"

Gay Icons of India by Hoshang Merchant and Akshaya K. Rath. Published in 2019 by Pan Macmillan Publishing India Private Limited, 707, Kailash Building, 26 K. G. Marg, New Delhi 110001. Pp: 215. Price: Rs 450.   In Gay Icons of India, authors Hoshang Merchant, poet and former professor at Hyderabad University and Akshaya K. Rath, assistant professor of English at the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, celebrate the lives of 19 extraordinary men and women who have courageously withstood censure and injustice in the face of prejudice to take up cudgels with society and fight for the LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay,......

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