John Burbidge’s The Boatman was first published last year in India, by Yoda Press. Its moving afterword describes Burbidge’s return to India last year for the book launch and his attendance at an LGBT pride march there. Burbidge was struck by how strongly the cause of sexual rights had been embraced by other elements of Indian society who also face discrimination from their countrymen.
Crusader Hillis reviews 'The Boatman' by John Burbidge
The Boatman: An Indian Love Story
by John Burbidge
Transit Lounge, $29.99 pb, 270 pp, 9781921924804
Crusader Hillis is a writer, editor, curator, and producer. He co-founded (with Rowland Thomson) the queer bookshop...
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