I am a writer, academic, filmmaker. Teach broadcast studies at University of Delhi. When not in a classroom I write stories. My work has been published in various newspapers and journals. The short story and the long essay are two forms I enjoy reading and writing most. My work usually explores areas of masculinity, feminism, cinema and urban life. Once upon a time I was a media professional, worked with the Times of India and NDTV. Now I breathe amidst words, chai and youthful students. I live in Delhi, India, without a dog or cat.
The Anger of Saintly Men explores Indian masculinity through a family, three sons being raised in a suburb, Gurgaon, near the capital of India, Delhi. It delves into the frustrations, embarrassments, joy and bewilderment of adolescence, and to the brushes with sex, death, violence that shape the lives of boys and men in India. More than a rites of passage work, this is about the changing hopes and ambitions of a generation growing in a fast changing, globalising India, stifled by the oppressive family still tied in Indian traditions. It reveals the fault lines of how Indian boys are made MEN. Much like Alice Munro’s women & John Updike’s men, Yadav’s Men find themselves caught on the margins of shifting cultural expectations and pulled into conflicting realities — between rootedness and escape, domesticity and freedom, desire and guilt, between tending to familial responsibilities or following the urgent promptings of their own hearts.
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