A Comparative Analysis of Same-Sex Relationships and Traditional Families in Ruth Vanita’s Love’s Rite: Same-Sex Marriage in India and the West

1Shally Dabra, Dr. Walunir

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Abstract:

The representation of same-sex desire in literature has tried to give an identity to the homosexuals which they always long for. There are many texts which portray the problems faced by homosexuals in the contemporary times as well as in past. the present paper aims to highlight the problems that homosexuals face and tries to analyse how the concept of marriage, traditional families and modern families is evolving with time which helps same-sex relationships flourish within the family without any social stigma. Identity, which has always been a debatable topic w.r.t homosexuals, has been discussed by examining Ruth Vanita’s point of view. Ruth Vanita’s book Love’s Rite: Same Sex Marriage in India and the West has extensively written about how in the traditional as well as modern families the relationship between same-sex people exists.

Keywords:

Same-sex relationships, Traditional Families, Dual Identity, Social and psychological stigma, Acceptance, Marginalised.

Paper Details
Month3
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 4
Pages7767-7772