Writings BY Sonali Gulati

Place of Safe LandingQueer Potli - Memories, Imaginations and Re-Imaginations of Urban Queer Spaces in India, ed. Pawan Dhall, QI Publishing, 2016

“The Fight to Live”, Outlook, Outlook Publishing Group, 2 July 2015

“Welcome to Your Own Festival: Review on Nigah QueerFest’07.” Biblio: A Review of Books, Vol. XII Nos. 5 & 6, June 2007

“Confessions of a Desidyke: A Filmmaker’s Journey from Ignorance.” Trikone Magazine, Vol. 20, No.4 March 2006

“Sum Total.” Because I Have a Voice, Queer Politics in India, ed. Arvind Narrain and Gautam Bhan, Yoda Press, 2005


Writings about Sonali Gulati

BOOKS (Selected)

Mayer, Sophie. Political Animals: The New Feminist Cinema, I.B. Tauris, 2015

Nelmes, Jill and Selbo, Jule. Women Screenwriters: An International Guide, pg. 70, Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2015

Mankekar, Purnima. Unsettling India: Affect, Temporality, Transnationality. pg. 217, Duke University Press, 2015

Juhasz, Alexandra and Lebow, Alisa. A Companion to Contemporary Documentary Film, pg. 121, John Wiley & Sons, 2015

Goodwin, Marie. Business Process Outsourcing: 121 Secrets pg. 121, Emereo Publishing, 2014

Peterson, Joshua. Call Center 111 Success Secrets, Emereo Publishing. 2014. 62

Muthyala, John. Dwelling in American Dissent, Empire, and Globalization, pg.172, UPNE, 2014

Esomba, Steve. Moving Cameras and Living Movies, pg. 78, Published by Dr. Phil Steve N. Esomba, 2013

Chandra, Shefali. The Sexual Life of English Language of Caste and Desire in Colonial India, pg. 192, Duke University Press, 2012

Lebow, Alisa. The Cinema of Me: The Self and Subjectivity in First Person Documentary, pg. 156, Columbia University Press, 2012

Narayanan, Pavithra. What are you reading? The World Market and Indian Literacy Production, pg. 60, Routledge, 2012

Dave, Naisargi N. Queer Activism in India: A Story in the Anthropology of Ethics, Acknowledgements, pg. 168, Duke University Press, October 2012

Gupta, Akhil and Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan. “Becoming Entrepreneurial Subjects” The State of India after Liberalization: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Routledge, pg. 227, 2011

Hicks, Douglas A. Money Enough: Everyday Practices for Living Faithfully in the Global Economy. pg. 88, 190, Wiley, John & Sons, Inc., 2010

Patel, Reena. Working the Night Shift: Women in India’s Call Center Industry. pg. 101, pg. 179, Stanford University Press, March 2010  

Rassmussen, Dana. Women Behind the Camera Vol.3: African and Asian Women of the Film Industry, BiblioBazaar, 2010

Zaniello, Tom. The Cinema of Globalization: A Guide to Films about the New Economic Order. pg. 121–123, Cornell University Press, 2007 (Review)

Hodson, Randy and Sullivan, Teresa A. The Social Organization of Work. pg. 252, Cengage Learning, 2007

Desai, Jigna. Beyond Bollywood: The Cultural Politics of South Asian Diasporic Film. pg. 267, Routledge, 2003

Mani, Bakirathi. The Imagination of South Asian America: Cultural Politics in the making of Diaspora, Stanford University Press, 2002


Puar, Jasbir K. "Homonationalism as Assemblage: Viral Travels, Affective Sexualities." Revista Lusófona de Estudos Culturais 3.1 (2015): 319-337

Venugopal, Arun. “What will people say? Indian Americans balance family with LGBT identity”. The Guardian. 25th April 2015

Smith, Tammie. “VMFA awards fellowships to 27 artists and students”. Richmond Times Dispatch, 3rd February 2015

Vilarejo, Amy, “Latitudes: New Indian Transnational Cinema”,  Journal of Lesbian Studies. Vol.18, Issue 3, June 2014. 209-222. Print

Mitchell, Allyson and Logue, Diedre and Berry, Scott Miller. “Are you burning?: Lizzie Borden's Born in Flames circa 2012” Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, 2013 Vol. 23, Issue No. 1, pg. 55 (Citation)

Pais, Arthur J. "Lights, Camera, Activism." India Abroad, May 10, 2013

Announcement of the 2013 Guggenheim Fellows, pg. A9 New York Times, 11 April 2013

Kapsidelis, Karin. “VCU Professors win Guggenheim Fellowships” Richmond Times Disptach, 24 April, 2013

Kapur, Ratna. “Multi-tasking Queer: Reflections on the Possibilities of Homosexual Dissidence in Law”. Jindal Global Law Review Journal, August 2012

Tsering, Lisa. "Sonali Gulati Receives $50K Filmmaking Grant."  India - West, May 18, 2012

Roy, Sandip. "Gay Or Not?" Trikone Magazine 26, no. 1 (Summer, 2012): 14-15

Smith, Tammie. “Filmmaker Sonali Gulati explores layers of Identity”, Richmond Times Dispatch, 29 April 2012

Bortoli, Laura De. “A Torini va in scena la tolleranza”, Vanity Fair (Italian Edition) 21 April 2012

Punder, Pallavi. “Journeys for Justice”, The Indian Express 6 March 2012

Webb-Campbell, Shannon. “A Belated Coming Out”. Daily Xtra, 12 February 2012

Critics’ Picks: “Dyke Delicious: Chicago Filmmakers”, Time Out Chicago, 12-18 January 2012

Unnis, Michael G. “Better Sappho than Sorry” Time Out Bengaluru Vol.4 Issue10, 25 November–8 December 2011

Guzman, Rafer. “Out and About in Everyday Life” (Entertainment Section), Newsday, 10 November 2011

Dave, Naisargi N. “Indian and lesbian and what came next: Affect, commensuration, and queer emergences.” American Ethnologist Vol. 38, Issue 4, November 2011, pgs 661 (Photo Credits)

Staff Reporter. “Ground-breaking Documentary on Gay & Lesbian Families in India Screens at Three Venues in the Tri-state Area” The South Asian Insider, Vol. 9, Issue 23, 14-20 October 2011

"Ketan Mehta's 'Rang Rasiya' Opens Chicago's South Asian Film Festival." News India - Times, Oct 14, 2011.

I Am featured under “Express Picks”  (Arts & Entertainment Section) The Washington Post 13 October 2011

I Am featured as “Critics Pick” with a rating of 4 stars Metro Weekly 13 October 2011

Barsotti, Natasha. “I Am: Coming Out Through Other People’s Parents” Daily Xtra 24 August 2011

Pais, Arthur J. "Diaspora Talent to Shine at Chicago South Asian Film Festival." India Abroad, Sep 02, 2011

Smith, Charlie. “India’s Queer Culture on View.” The Georgia Straight (Vancouver’s News and Entertainment Weekly) 11-18 August 2011

Rossi, Cheryl. “Under-heard voices emerge at Vancouver Queer Film Festival.” Vancouver Courier 10 August 2011

Chhabra, Aseem. “I did not want queer people to be invisible” India Abroad 5 August 2011

Jain, Amrita. “Her Story.” The Indian Express 1 August 2011

Khare, Shivani. “Let Me Be” The Indian Express 10 June 2011

"Frameline Fest Attracts Indian and Diaspora Filmmakers." India - West, Jun 10, 2011

Morris, Gary. “Real to Reel: QDoc Projects the Queer Experience for a Fifth Year”, Just Out Vol.28 #12, 20 May 2011

Rohit, Parimal M. "IFFLA Celebrates the Richness of Indian Film." India - West, Apr 22, 2011.

Najafi, Yusef. “Finding Community in the Capital.” Curve Magazine Vol.19#10, Dec. 2009, pg. 11   

Alexander, Deepa. “A Room of One’s Own.” The Hindu, 23 Nov. 2009

Kapsidelis, Karin. “Gulati gets fellowship for documentary.” Richmond Times-Dispatch 19 Oct. 2009

Bhattacharjya, Manjima and Indira Ganesh, Maya, “Negotiating Intimacy and Harm” Erotics (Sex Rights, and the Internet): An Exploratory Research Study, Journal publish by Association for Progressive Communications, 2009

Hudson, Dale. “Undesirable Bodies and Desirable Labor: Documenting the Globalization and Digitization of Transnational American Dreams in Indian Call Centers.” Cinema Journal 49.1 Fall 2009, pg. 82-102

Majumdar, Anushree. “Home with a View.” The Indian Express 8 Feb. 2009

“INDE: Les artistes fascinés par les téléopérateurs.” Courrier International 9 Dec. 2008

“New View: See the world through different eyes.” San Francisco Chronicle 10 July 2008

“Unfurling the Rainbow Flag.” The Indian Express 9 July 2008

Oberoi, Radhika. “Disassociating Queer from Sleazy.” Times of India 8 July 2008

“US based Sonali Gulati is gay activist, filmmaker, and more.” Hindustan Times 5 July 2008

“Museums: Galleria de la Raza.” San Francisco Chronicle 6 July 2008

“Art Picks of the Week" Delhi Times 4 July 2008

GS, Ajitha. “The All-seeing I.” Time Out Delhi Vol.2 Issue7, 27 June–10 July 2008

“Arts & Entertainment.” The Philadelphia Enquirer 27 April 2008

“Nalini by Day, Nancy by Night.” Guide to Women’s Film & Video: Feminist Film and Media Studies Feb. 2008

“NDTV Announces New Series—‘Documentary 24x7’ 
Series to Present Award Winning Documentary Films, Cutting Across Issues and Boundaries.” Business Wire India. Oct. 2007

Fischle, Heidi. “Nalini by Day, Nancy by Night Films about Human Rights and Social Imbalances in India.” Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources July 2007

“The Nigah QueerFest ’07 Films.” Time Out Delhi Vol.1 Issue 4, 18–31 May 2007

Hagen, Sophie. “Nalini by Day, Nancy by Night—Film Review, Guide to Women’s Film and Video: Feminist Film and Media Studies. 26 April 2007

Knauer, Carin. “Nalini by Day, Nancy by Night”—Film Review, Educational Media Reviews Online (EMRO) 11 Sept. 2006

 Chibber, Nandita and Ojha, Abhilasha. “The Call Centre Chronicles”, Business Standard 12 Aug. 2006

 “This one ‘outsourcing’ Americans are falling for.” Press Trust of India Hindustan Times 10 July 2006

 Gupta, Ankit. “Indian outsourcing documentary gaining popularity across U.S.” All Headline News 10 July 2006

 “‘Outsourcing’ that hasn’t Bangalored US.” Press Trust of India The Financial Express 10 July 2006

 “Voice Choices: Film: Alternatives.” Village Voice 2–8 Nov. 2005



“I Am: A Documentary about Coming Out” NDTV New Delhi, India, 25 May 2011

“Pride vs. Fear: The grey space for gay people.” CNN-IBN New Delhi, India, 29 June 2009

“Stories of Courage.” Salaam Zindagi Talk Show NDTV New Delhi, India, 20 September 2007

“Queer Cinema comes out of the Closet.” NDTV 24x7 New Delhi, India, 2 June 2007

“UNIFEM’s Through Women’s Eyes Film Festival.” ABC 7-WWSB-TV Sarasota, FL. 26 Feb. 2006


“I Am…in Love” With Good Reason. National Public Radio program, WCVE Public Radio, Charlottesville, VA. 5th February 2015

“I Am…in Love” With Good Reason. National Public Radio program, WCVE Public Radio, Charlottesville, VA. 8 February 2014

“Tomorrow City” With Good Reason. National Public Radio program, WCVE Public Radio, Charlottesville, VA. 27 July 2013

“I Am.” Interview on Voice of America, 19 August 2012

“I Am.” Interview with Gurpreet Singh, Radio India Vancouver, BC, Canada. 12 August 2011

“I Am.” Lesbian Show: Interview with Kathleen Forrester, Vancouver Co-operative Radio CFRO 102.7FM Vancouver, BC, Canada, 11 August 2011

.“I Am.” Buland Awaaz: Interview with Imtiaz Popat Vancouver Co-operative Radio CFRO 102.7FM Vancouver, BC, Canada. 9 August 2011

“Nalini by Day, Nancy by Night.” With Good Reason. National Public Radio program, WCVE Charlottesville, VA. 23 Feb. 2008

“Call Centers.” Metro Connection. National Public Radio program, WAMU, American University Radio. Washington, DC. 22 Feb. 2008

“Nalini by Day, Nancy by Night.” With Good Reason. National Public Radio program, WCVE Public Radio, Charlottesville, VA. 3 March 2007

“Neutralizing’ the Mother Tongue – Call Centers in India.” Worldview with Jerome McDonnell. Chicago Public Radio program, WBEZ Chicago, IL, 15 Sept. 2006

“Sonali Gulati, director, Nalini by Day, Nancy by Night.” The Women’s Show with Mary Glenney. WMNF 88.5 community radio, Tampa, FL 25 Feb. 2006


Strangefire Collective, 7 February 2019

“Feminists We Love: Sonali Gulati”, Interview by Aishah Shahidah Simmons, The Feminist Wire, 8 March, 2013

Her Campus, 26 January 2013

San Diego Asian Film Festival, 29 September 2011

Gaysi (The Gay Desi), 17 June 2011