index
Page numbers in italics indicate figures.
Aanchal, 132, 223n57, 232n46
abva (aids Bhedbhav Virodhi Andolan
or Anti-aids Discrimination Cam-
paign): abva v. Union of India and
Others and, 172–74, 184, 228n10;
diasporic queer activists and, 156,
172, 226n23; Fire and 156; Less Than
Gay and, 156, 172; Naz v. Govt. of
Delhi and, 179, 182–84; overview of,
156, 205
activism: a√ect and, 9–12; as ethics, 3,
6, 7–8, 9; hierarchies of, 98; Indian
queer and, 8–9; fieldwork and, 25–
27; norms and, 8–9; overview and
definition of, 3, 7–8, 9, 13; as sex, 85–
87; as ‘‘Western,’’ 14–17. See also cap-
italism and activism; feminists/femi-
nism; legal rights and law; ngos and
ngo-ization; queer activism; radical
worlds; rights and rights-based activ-
ism; social movements; women’s
movement; specific organizations
advertisements, for lesbian help lines,
35, 72, 73, 78, 159, 215n11. See also
mass mediation
a√ect: activism and, 4, 6, 9–14, 26,
126–27, 134–36, 137–39, 155, 159,
163; archive of feelings and, 35–36;
circumscription of, 34, 36, 47, 60,
87, 92, 94–95; definition of, 9–10;
emergence and, 137–39, 155, 159,
163, 164; ethics and, 3; structures of
feeling and, 35, 36, 126–27,
134–36
Aggarwal, Shobha, 184, 186, 228n10
Agnes, Flavia, 193, 201, 219n7, 231n40,
231n43
aids. See hiv/aids
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