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South Asian Studies

This South Asian Studies Research Guide is a library tool to assist scholars and students at NYU in finding useful resources (in print and online) on South Asia.

LGBTQ Databases

Oral Histories & Film Festivals

 Founded in 2010, and held every year for the past seven years, KASHISHestival at two venues. It is the first Indian LGBT festival to be held with approval by the Information & Broadcasting Ministry,   Government of India.

KASHISH believes that films and art are a powerful medium to bring about social change and the festival uses the reach and spread that KASHISH has already established, as one of Mumbai’s important film festival, to rally public opinion towards equality and dignity for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons. KASHISH uses local, national and international platforms to advocate and sensitize the larger public about LGBT issues. KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is presented by KASHISH Arts Foundation, and organized by Solaris Pictures.

LGBTQ Websites/Centers

A selection of links to websites and organizations with information on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities and issues in the countries of South Asia and the South Asian diaspora.

* email addresses and other contact information of organizations are given where there is no website for such institutions.

South Asia Librarian

Aruna Pulipaka Magier's picture
Aruna Pulipaka Magier
Aruna Magier

Mezzanine M02

Bobst Library, NYU

70 Washington Square South

New York, NY 10012

phone: 212-992-7548


LGBT- Human rights