An exclusive interview with Professor Arvind Narrain - LIKHO 2021

The Humsafar Trust welcomes the decision and discussion around the history of the LGBT movement in India with Professor Arvind Narrain. He has been involved with research, writing, and practice related to law and social concerns. He is the author and co-editor of Law Like Love: Queer Perspectives on the law as well as the Co-author of Breathing Life into the Constitution. He was also a part of the team of lawyers challenging Section 377 of the IPC right from the High Court in 2009 to the Supreme Court in 2018.

Watch this exclusive interview with Professor Arvind Narrain produced by Vishwajeet Deshmukh as a part of the Likho Journalism Fellowship 2021 - A Humsafar Trust initiative with the support of Jurist Legal News and Commentary.

Vishwajeet Deshmukh studies law at the Government Law College, Mumbai. He serves as the Multimedia Director at the JURIST Legal News and Commentary, based out of Pittsburgh, USA. In May 2021, he was awarded the “Jeannie Shawl Award”. He has been a law clerk at the Bombay High Court for Justice G.S. Kulkarni and Justice A.M. Badar. He has held several journalistic fellowships including the Likho Fellowship at the Humsafar Trust, Young Critics Lab at the MAMI Film Festival, and Indic Writing Scholarship at the Indic Academy. He was awarded the Tata Trusts– 1947 Partition Archive Research Grant 2021 for his research on the 1947 Partition of British India and its impact on minorities. He serves on the editorial board of Bologna Law Review, JURIST, and Indian Constitutional Law Review Quarterly. Vishwajeet has been published in Live History India, Eastern Herald, Times of Israel, Armstrong Journal of History, Historical and Critical Race & Ethnic Studies Journal at UC Merced, International Journal of Anglo-Indian Studies, South Asia Journal, Berekely Journal of International Law, SCC Online, Live Law and Bar & Bench.

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