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    PDF or EBOOK (The Boyfriend) What am I a white English heterosexual country living happily married woman doing reading about the life and love of a sexually voracious homosexual who lives works in Mumbai and cruises the parks and train station toilets of the ci

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    PDF or EBOOK (The Boyfriend) R. Raj Rao ☆ 6 FREE READ CHARACTERS × PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ R. Raj Rao It's funny how some books stick with you in interesting ways I don't remember much about this book but I have to think about it every time I clip my toenails Every time I think I'm clipping them over something to collect the clippings to throw away but I want to rebel and not do that because of how the two main characters interact about nail clippings in this book And it makes me glad no one tells me how to clip my toenails

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    PDF or EBOOK (The Boyfriend) CHARACTERS × PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ R. Raj Rao R. Raj Rao ☆ 6 FREE READ This book had so much promise I wanted to like it But I couldn't

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    PDF or EBOOK (The Boyfriend) R. Raj Rao ☆ 6 FREE READ REVIEW The Boyfriend might be the grossest thing i've ever attempted to read

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    PDF or EBOOK (The Boyfriend) R. Raj Rao ☆ 6 FREE READ CHARACTERS × PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ R. Raj Rao Well it kept me hooked till end But it wasn't edited properly And I am tired of reading novels with gay characters who are always promiscuous

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    PDF or EBOOK (The Boyfriend) R. Raj Rao ☆ 6 FREE READ My first ever ueer novel It's cool The best aspect of the book was that it did not romanticize ueer hardships in the closeted life but tried keeping it real and believable

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    PDF or EBOOK (The Boyfriend) India's first gay novel does not live up to its hype its historical significance notwithstanding the writing is too plain to pass muster as a final draft of a novel The characters are clumsily drawn with little or no imagi

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    R. Raj Rao ☆ 6 FREE READ CHARACTERS × PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ R. Raj Rao PDF or EBOOK (The Boyfriend) The Boyfriend is a novel about gay relationships in India a country which is filled to the brim with homophobes The novel had so muc

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    PDF or EBOOK (The Boyfriend) This book followed an amusing narrative lending to laughs than were expected when glancing at the cover There exists a nuanced way in which the author presents carefully interwoven symbolism while touching upon issues of concern in the early 1990s from a twenty first century perspective The relationship was extremely plausible and heart warming to the extent that we felt for the characters as they waxed and waned in their desire l

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    PDF or EBOOK (The Boyfriend) This fiction of R Raj Rao is very provoking I appreciate the depiction of gay life in realistic manner the hidden way of life is expressed in f

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FREE READ The Boyfriend î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB R. Raj Rao ☆ 6 FREE READ REVIEW The Boyfriend One Sunday morning in late 1992 Yudi a forty something gay journalist picks up a 19 year old Dalit boy in the Churchgate loo After hurried sex he gets rid of the boy afraid that he may be a hustler There is nothing to set this brief enounter ap. What am I a white English heterosexual country living happily married woman doing reading about the life and love of a sexually voracious homosexual who lives works in Mumbai and cruises the parks and train station toilets of the city in search of cheap sexual thrills What am I doing I m throwing myself neck deep into an alien pool marked not my comfort zone and all in the pursuit of my need to know about the country that fascinates me beyond all othersWhen you consider that India is a country of over a billion people it s pretty obvious that there will be plenty of homosexuals especially when female infanticide means there are a lot men than women and dating is almost non existent When you look at Indian literature or watch Indian films you could be forgiven for thinking that nobody in India does that sort of thing just as you can be forgiven for thinking there s no sex outside marriageIt s like a national conspiracy to look the other way Occasionally a brave author will introduce a gay or lesbian character into an Indian novel but generally the rules are that such characters must have a miserable loveless and tragic life The Boyfriend by R Raj Rao breaks all the rulesThe Boyfriend is set 20 years ago in Mumbai and is the story of Yudi a gay journalist in his 40s who lives in a flat in an unfashionably end of the line suburb of the city Most days he gets up drifts into the city to do a bit of writing see newspaper and magazine editors have lunch with friends or colleagues and then pop into the toilets at Churchgate Station in search of no strings attached sexual gratification with like minded strangers He loves the thrill of picking up men at Churchgate On one visit to the toilets he picks up a young man called Milind who is less than half his age After a bit of hanky panky in the lavs Yudi takes him back to his mother s apartment for the night Don t worry his mum s away there are some depravities that even the worst Indian son won t stoop to in his mother s homeNext morning the two part but Yudi can t forget his young lover and when fate brings the two together again he realises he s in love Then Milind disappears again and Yudi needs to find him againIf you lose someone in a city the size of Mumbai they usually stay lostThe Boyfriend is a real eye opener and an exceedingly thought provoking book It s not just about the challenges of being a sexually active gay man in 1990s Mumbai it s full of other deep topics such as mother son love and responsibility cross caste relationships shades of outsidership friendship lust love deception and extortion exploitation of all types and issues of survivorship in a city where money counts for a lot Milind is a Dalit what used to be called an untouchable and he can t understand why a high caste man like Yudi would defile himself with a Dalit but Yudi tells him all gays are outcasts to society and so euals even if the ones with the money get to call the shotsThere are prejudices in the book lots of them and not always the ones you expect Milind is able to consider himself somehow less gay and therefore better than Yudi because he s the active partner When he works as a call boy he s offended by being treated in a female role because it demeans his manliness When he marries he loathes and abuses his wife treating her as a servant beneath contempt returning eventually to Yudi to get money to support his family There s little to like about this unpleasant little man but he makes Yudi happy and despite the exploitation and financial nature of their contact Yudi gains a contentment that eludes his loverIt s not all heavy and serious stuff though There s are some very funny passages as well You will also learn a lot probably than you d ever want to know about how gay men cruise Mumbai for action from the park to the public toilets to the gay carriage on the train At times it reads like San Francisco in the 1970s than Mumbai in the 1990sI can t really say I enjoyed this book but I certainly found it very interesting and I will put R Raj Rao s other book onto my wishlist It filled in some uestions in my mind about the practicalities of how gay relationships work in a big Indian city about the challenges of different lifestyles in a society with than the usual number of reasons for people to think they re better than other people And most surprisingly the ending is in its own way almost uite a happy oneI read anything and everything set in India but The Boyfriend is one of the most unusual novels I ve ever found For an Indian book to be as explicit as this to be as open about what s still very much a taboo lifestyle is extraordinary and R Raj Rao is to be commended for writing what others only hint at I can only imagine that it has been a help to many Indian gay men who otherwise have little access to literature of this kind Fearful Hunter #1 up a 19 year old Dalit boy in the Churchgate loo After hurried sex he gets rid of the boy afraid that he may be a hustler There is nothing to set this brief enounter ap. What am I a white English heterosexual country living happily married woman doing reading about the life and love of a sexually voracious homosexual who lives works in Mumbai and cruises the parks and train station toilets of the city in search of cheap sexual thrills What am I doing I m throwing myself neck deep into an alien pool marked not my comfort zone and all in the pursuit of my need to know about the country that fascinates me beyond all othersWhen you consider that India is a country of over a billion people it s pretty obvious that there will be plenty of homosexuals especially when female infanticide means there are a lot men than women and dating is almost non existent When you look at Indian literature or watch Indian films you could be forgiven for thinking that nobody in India does that sort of thing just as you can be forgiven for thinking there s no sex outside marriageIt s like a national conspiracy to look the other way Occasionally a brave author will introduce a gay or lesbian character into an Indian novel but generally the rules are that such characters must have a miserable loveless and tragic life The Boyfriend by R Raj Rao breaks all the rulesThe Boyfriend is set 20 years ago in Mumbai and is the story of Yudi a gay journalist in his 40s who lives in a flat in an The Wedding Day unfashionably end of the line suburb of the city Most days he gets Promise Me Tomorrow up drifts into the city to do a bit of writing see newspaper and magazine editors have lunch with friends or colleagues and then pop into the toilets at Churchgate Station in search of no strings attached sexual gratification with like minded strangers He loves the thrill of picking Irresistible Intruder up men at Churchgate On one visit to the toilets he picks The Ripening Sun One Woman and the Creation of a Vineyard up a young man called Milind who is less than half his age After a bit of hanky panky in the lavs Yudi takes him back to his mother s apartment for the night Don t worry his mum s away there are some depravities that even the worst Indian son won t stoop to in his mother s homeNext morning the two part but Yudi can t forget his young lover and when fate brings the two together again he realises he s in love Then Milind disappears again and Yudi needs to find him againIf you lose someone in a city the size of Mumbai they The Razor's Edge usually stay lostThe Boyfriend is a real eye opener and an exceedingly thought provoking book It s not just about the challenges of being a sexually active gay man in 1990s Mumbai it s full of other deep topics such as mother son love and responsibility cross caste relationships shades of outsidership friendship lust love deception and extortion exploitation of all types and issues of survivorship in a city where money counts for a lot Milind is a Dalit what The Old Man Who Loved Cheese used to be called an Doll 87th Precinct #20 untouchable and he can t Adam Green's Book Of Hollow Days understand why a high caste man like Yudi would defile himself with a Dalit but Yudi tells him all gays are outcasts to society and so euals even if the ones with the money get to call the shotsThere are prejudices in the book lots of them and not always the ones you expect Milind is able to consider himself somehow less gay and therefore better than Yudi because he s the active partner When he works as a call boy he s offended by being treated in a female role because it demeans his manliness When he marries he loathes and abuses his wife treating her as a servant beneath contempt returning eventually to Yudi to get money to support his family There s little to like about this Stolen Stronger #1 unpleasant little man but he makes Yudi happy and despite the exploitation and financial nature of their contact Yudi gains a contentment that eludes his loverIt s not all heavy and serious stuff though There s are some very funny passages as well You will also learn a lot probably than you d ever want to know about how gay men cruise Mumbai for action from the park to the public toilets to the gay carriage on the train At times it reads like San Francisco in the 1970s than Mumbai in the 1990sI can t really say I enjoyed this book but I certainly found it very interesting and I will put R Raj Rao s other book onto my wishlist It filled in some Black Holes Wormholes Time Machines uestions in my mind about the practicalities of how gay relationships work in a big Indian city about the challenges of different lifestyles in a society with than the Crystal and the Seven Brothers usual number of reasons for people to think they re better than other people And most surprisingly the ending is in its own way almost Then She Found Me uite a happy oneI read anything and everything set in India but The Boyfriend is one of the most The Virginity of Famous Men unusual novels I ve ever found For an Indian book to be as explicit as this to be as open about what s still very much a taboo lifestyle is extraordinary and R Raj Rao is to be commended for writing what others only hint at I can only imagine that it has been a help to many Indian gay men who otherwise have little access to literature of this kind

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FREE READ The Boyfriend î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB R. Raj Rao ☆ 6 FREE READ REVIEW The Boyfriend Art from numerous others and Yudi returns to his bachelor's flat and sex with strangers Months pass But when riots break out in Mumbai Yudi finds himself worrying about the boy from Churchgate station He is in love Full of irreverent dry humour. My first ever ueer novel It s cool The best aspect of the book was that it did not romanticize ueer hardships in the closeted life but tried keeping it real and believable Paying the Piper ueer novel It s cool The best aspect of the book was that it did not romanticize Claiming Her ueer hardships in the closeted life but tried keeping it real and believable

R. Raj Rao ☆ 6 FREE READ

FREE READ The Boyfriend î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB R. Raj Rao ☆ 6 FREE READ REVIEW The Boyfriend And devoid of sentimentality this novel brings us a tragi comic love story from the jumbled up heart of Mumbai In the process it also examines with unsparing irony the realities of caste class religion masculinity and the gay subculture in Ind. India s first gay novel does not live up to its hype its historical significance notwithstanding the writing is too plain to pass muster as a final draft of a novel The characters are clumsily drawn with little or no imagination plot points are unconvincingly conveniently injected right before they need to be invoked and the dialogues are insipid at best The story is full of dick jokes that do not make you laugh of cliches that fall flat and a style that is immature at first but gradually becomes and intolerableI d pass this for India s second gay novel or its first evidence of non gay ueer literature Swamp Foetus us a tragi comic love story from the jumbled The House on Tradd Street unsparing irony the realities of caste class religion masculinity and the gay subculture in Ind. India s first gay novel does not live The Horizon The Royal Marines Saga up to its hype its historical significance notwithstanding the writing is too plain to pass muster as a final draft of a novel The characters are clumsily drawn with little or no imagination plot points are 奔馬 unconvincingly conveniently injected right before they need to be invoked and the dialogues are insipid at best The story is full of dick jokes that do not make you laugh of cliches that fall flat and a style that is immature at first but gradually becomes and intolerableI d pass this for India s second gay novel or its first evidence of non gay Last to Die ueer literature

  • Paperback
  • 232
  • The Boyfriend
  • R. Raj Rao
  • English
  • 09 November 2019
  • 9780143028741