Yudi, a forty something gay journalist, picks up a 19 year-old dalit boy, in the churchgate loo; They connect and go their seperate ways. But this will turn out to be unlike any other anonymous encounter Yudi has had. This time he will fall in love, and the two will meet and part several times before an unusual agreement cements their relationship. Written with wry humour, this book brings a modern story from the jumbled up heart of Mumbai. In the proces, it also examines issues of caste, class, masculanity in India.
R. Raj Rao was born in Mumbai. One of India's leading gay rights activists, Rao is a professor of English at the University of Pune. He is the author of Slide Show, One Day I Locked My Flat in Soul City, The Wisest Fool on Earth and Other Plays and Nissim Ezekiel: The Authorized Biography. His second novel, Hostel Room 131 is also published by Penguin Books.