Madhavi Menon’s day job as professor of English at Ashoka University doesn’t prepare you for the utterly sprawling – and outright disruptive – landscape of her writing: the complex and churning world of sexuality and desire across time, geography, the law and other boundaries.
And in Kama Chameleon, we spoke to the wonderfully engaging and articulate Menon on the surprising and subversive history of desire in India, and why she has made the minefield of sexuality her particular passion.
Algebra, the Arts & Ideas Club brings together a fellowship of people who believe great cities are built not just on infrastructure but a life of the mind; who understand robust and liberal societies need the oxygen of great conversation and nuanced thinking.
At a time when we are increasingly surrounded by rage and noise, Algebra is a live and continuous space for people to come together for a genuine exchange of ideas and exposure to issues; where new seeds could be sparked, fresh perspectives formed, and intelligent connections made.
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