The thirty true and fictional stories in this book give voice to the characters behind the headlines, from a lesbian motorcyclist to an Aishwarya-inspired drag queen, from a closeted CEO to a writer who stages her own murder-mystery. Out! Stories from the New Queer India offers a glimpse beyond the closet doors — and into the lives and dreams of India’s most misunderstood minority. The book has been published by Queer Ink and edited by Minal Hajratwala, the author of the multiple award winning book Leaving India: My Family’s Journey From Five Villages to Five Continents (2009). In this special event Minal was in conversation with Parmesh Shahani, head of the Godrej India Culture Lab, talking about her book and her experiences while she was editing it.