Rajat Singh

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Rajat Singh is a writer living in New York. He is working on a collection of essays on queer melancholy.

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Looking Backward: How Urdu Poetry Makes Queerness Historical

For three centuries, the ghazal has been the most prestigious and popular genre of Urdu poetry.

Apr 18, 2018
Cover Photo: Vipralabdha nayika / wikimedia
Strains of Melancholy: Thumri and the Indian Music of Waiting

Thumri explores the dual sides of love: union as well as the pangs of separation.

Jan 29, 2018
Cover Photo: Photo by Yann Gar/flickr
My Eyes Yearn for You: A Short History of Longing in NYC

“Fashion’s bright lights beckoned me toward New York.”

Feb 14, 2017