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Tara Atluri

Tara Atluri

Tara Atluri has a PhD in Sociology from York University in Toronto, Canada. She has written two books. The most recent, Uncommitted Crimes: The Defiance of the Artistic Imagi/nation (Toronto: Inanna Publications, 2018) discusses subaltern artists in and from Turtle Island (Canada) whose inspiring artwork serves as political critique. Dr. Atluri's first book, Āzādī: Sexual Politics and Postcolonial Worlds (Toronto: Demeter Press, 2016) draws on interviews done with activists, protestors, and people throughout India after the 2012 Delhi gang rape case and the 2013 decision to uphold Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, a colonial law that criminalized LGBTQ people. After years of protest, Section 377 was partially struck down in 2018 making it legal to be queer in India. Tara is a Lecturer at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto, Canada. As a transnational feminist, she participates in #WhyLoiter and #IWillGoOut in urban India as well as grassroots artistic initiatives and activist movements in Turtle Island.

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