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.


Cover Photo: "Self portrait with head obscured" by William Gedney c.1969/Photo Tractatus/flickr
The Queer Gaze: How the Photography of William Gedney Taught Me to Look

Gedney immortalizes the carefree embraces between bodies of men who lean into one another in gentle, carefree repose.

Jun 18, 2018
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
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