World-renowned Mathematician and an LGBTQ Ally, Shakuntala Devi

Shakuntala Devi, the Indian mathematician, writer, and mental calculator, had another side that was rarely spoken about. The side of her that wrote “The World of Homosexuals” It was in 1977 that she wrote this book about homosexuality, and back then it was the very first study of homosexuality in India.

As an ally, in a 2001 documentary, “For Straights Only,” she talked about her marriage and claimed that it fell apart because Banerji was gay. She set out to learn more about the challenges faced by queer ….. continue reading

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