377 and all that

Arvind Narrain and Marcus Eldridge have put together a primer, The Right that Dares to Speak its Name on the recent Naz Foundation decision that has been so much in the news...

This contains a schematic guide, explaining the case of Naz Foundation versus the Union of India. It then goes on to discuss the The Law, The Parties, The Bench, The Rationale, Conclusion, Basis of Ruling and the Territorial Applicability of the judgment. It then examines the background and finally contains a few commentaries that came out after the judgment,
  • On Freedom's avenue, Gautam Bhan
  • Reforming Macaulay, Kajal Bharadwaj
  • India: From 'perversion' to right to life with dignity, Kalpana Kannabiran
  • Who’s afraid of Homosexuality, Ram Jethmalani
  • Striving for magic in the city of words, Lawrence Liang and Siddarth Narrain
  • Its about all of us, Pratap Bhanu Mehta
  • Good for all minorities, Tarunabh Khaitan
  • Navigating the Noteworthy and the Nebulous in Naz Foundation, Vikram Raghavan
  • Keeping Religion out of the Gay debate, Siddharth Bhatia
The Primer is 140 pages. A softcopy can be downloaded free of charge at the Alternative Law Forum website. Printed copies are priced at Rs 50 each and can be got from the ALF, or of course, from us.