This podcast episode is part of an exclusive new series titled 'Queer Icons', produced and recorded by Likho Fellow, Toshi Pandey. In this series, Toshi dwells deep into our past to excavate forerunners of Indian queer history--whether it be artists, poets, or writers. Talking about their achievements, artistry, and queerness- the series is an attempt to reclaim our queer past from a heteronormative history.
In this special episode, Toshi reveals the inspiration behind starting this queer icon podcast. By talking about the dearth of LGBT discourse in regional languages--Toshi talks about the need for talking about queerness in our indigenous languages.