Boyfriend, The

Boyfriend, The

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The Boyfriend by R. Raj Rao
2003, Paperback

One Saturday morning in late 1992, Yudi, a forty something gay journalist, picks up a nineteen-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 encounter apart from numerous others, and Yudi returns to his bachelor's flat and sex with strangers. Yudi finds himself worrying about the boy from Churchgate station. He is in love.

Chance brings them together again...

Full of irreverent, dry humour and devoid of sentimentality, The Boyfriend 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 India.