Oct 29: An Indefinite Sentence: A Personal History of India’s Inspiring Movements for LGBT and Sex Workers’ Rights

portrait of Siddharth Dubea talk with Siddharth Dube

Oct 29, Tuesday, 6 to 8 pm

Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, AFC Center, room 743

Join us for a book talk with Siddharth Dube, the author of An Indefinite Sentence: A Personal History of Outlawed Love and Sexa memoir that takes on issues of love, sexuality, and oppression through Dube’s personal and political journey as a gay man. “[A] heart-stopping memoir of being gay in India and the world. . . . [A]lthough this is a personal memoir, it is also a memoir of work. Work helped Dube find himself. And work allowed him to live a life he could be proud of. . . . Dube gives his readers the substantial gift of hope. The sentiment is, in fact, the spine of his memoir.” – New York Times Book Review

Moderated by Gayatri Gopinath, Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, NYU.


For more information about this event, please contact South Asia at NYU.

Organized by South Aisa @ NYU; co-sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality, and by Global Liberal Studies.


Siddharth Dube is a non-fiction writer and specialist commentator on poverty, public health, and development. His books include No One Else: A personal history of outlawed love and sex; In the Land of Poverty: Memoirs of an Impoverished Indian Family, 1947-1997; Sex, Lies and AIDS; and the central essay to photographer Sebastião Salgado’s The End of Polio. In 2020, Viking Penguin India will publish In the Land of Poverty: A Family, A Village, A Nation, 1947-2019.