6 Quotes You Must Read on Gender and Sexuality

While many use religion to justify why they are being unfair to a person’s gender and sexuality, Devdutt Pattanaik in his books The Pregnant King and Shikhandi And Other Queer Tales They Don’t Tell You shows how mythologies across the world appreciate what we deem as queer.

Here are 6 quotes on what it means to be a man, a woman, or a queer.

What it feels to be a woman

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Repercussion of Patriarchy

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The meaning of queer in different mythologies

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Should the queer hide or be heard like the thunderous clap of the hijra?

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The functions of the forms

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Traces of feminism in Hindu mythology

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Read Devdutt Pattanaik’s The Pregnant King and Shikhandi And Other Queer Tales They Don’t Tell You and make sense of queerness and the diversity in society.

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